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DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 20, 2003 | 
Spurring the Carbon Market
By Sen. Tom Carper
The CCX program looks to be a winner for Chicago, businesses, farmers, and the environment. Other locales and financial centers would be wise to follow its example.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | November 3, 2020
Cleaner Air: Affordable Cost, Priceless Benefits
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency released its long-anticipated official cost and benefit estimates of the rival air pollution bills. DLC Vice Chair Sen. Tom Carper's (D-DE) bipartisan "Clean Air Planning Act" was shown to be vastly superior to the president's Clear Skies proposal.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | September 23, 2020
Idea of the Week: Regional Action On Greenhouse Gases
Despite growing evidence that global warming may well be heightening the intensity of hurricanes, the Bush administration continues to express little interest in forceful action on climate change. As Washington fiddles, however, state governments are beginning to act.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | February 16, 2021
Going It Alone On Climate Change
The president's decision to go it alone on climate change is leading other Americans to go it alone with constructive steps to deal with the problem before it becomes an environmental and economic disaster.

DLC | New Dem Daily | December 3, 2020
Idea of the Week: Clean Technology
Two new Progressive Policy Institute reports offer ways for the United States to catch up in the booming global market for environmentally clean technologies.

Edward Elgar | Book | June 29, 2020
A Transaction Costs Perspective on Voluntary Agreements: The Case of the XL Program
By Magali Delmas and Janice Mazurek
A powerpoint slideshow summarizes a new book chapter by the authors, which can be found in Voluntary Agreements in Climate Policies. An Assessment, Andrea Baranzini and Philippe Thalmann (eds).

DLC | New Dem Daily | December 17, 2020
Scientists Say Human Impact on Climate Change Certain
Yesterday, the American Geophysical Union issued a strongly worded statement concluding that "human activities are increasingly altering the Earth's climate."

DLC | New Dem Daily | June 19, 2020
The Political Science of Climate Change
A new episode of White House tampering with an environmental report represents another step down the road to denial on climate change for an administration that seems eager to embrace the know-nothing and do-nothing factions of the Republican Right.

DLC | New Dem Daily | April 22, 2020
A Third Way on Air Emissions
Action now on the sensible approach offered by the bi-partisan Clean Air Planning Act is the best course forward.

DLC | New Dem Daily | February 13, 2021
Greenwashing the Potemkin Village
The Bush administration proposal for voluntary reductions in greenhouse gas emissions released yesterday presents a false choice between economic growth and real emissions reductions.

PPI | Front & Center | January 7, 2021
Cap Carbon Dioxide Now: PPI's Hybrid Approach
By Jan Mazurek
A hybrid system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions economy wide represents a potentially viable compromise to systematically tackle what amounts to the most pressing environmental priority of the 21st century.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | December 2, 2020
Clear Skies, Cloudy Climate
By Roger Ballentine and Jan Mazurek
Bush's plan to reduce greenhouse gases leaves out the worst pollutant, carbon dioxide. Senator Carper has a better alternative.

UCLA Environmental Law Center | Event | September 25, 2020
California's CO2 Emission Legislation
On September 25, 2002, the UCLA Environmental Law Centers Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program hosted a roundtable discussion on AB 1493, California's groundbreaking legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks. The event was co-sponsored by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and the State Bar of California Environmental Law Section.

PPI | Policy Report | June 6, 2020
Cap Carbon Dioxide Now
By Jan Mazurek
America can no longer afford to dither and delay on slowing climate change. We must impose mandatory caps on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases now, both to avert the potentially catastrophic impacts to humans associated with global warming and to restore our global standing as a leader in the cause of a clean and healthy environment.

DLC | New Dem Daily | March 22, 2020
Idea of the Week: Capping Carbon
Claiming to reduce air pollution from utilities without capping carbon dioxide -- as the Administration is trying to do -- is like selling sauced-up tofu as fat-free barbecue: it's not the real deal.

PPI | Book Review | October 23, 2020
Making Climate Control Pay: The Sky Trust Proposal
By Jan Mazurek
Peter Barnes' new book, "Who Owns the Sky? Our Common Assets and the Future of Capitalism," deals mostly with how to harness climate change as a way to create an inheritance. But its greatest contribution may be in the way it spells out, in simple terms, the science of climate change and the economics of addressing it.

PPI | Policy Report | October 18, 2020
Getting More for Four: Principles for Comprehensive Emissions Trading
By Byron Swift and Jan Mazurek
A four-E approach -- concurrently capping emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide and mercury -- in which competitive markets are used to promote clean technologies, provides a promising foundation for a clean, productive energy future.

DLC | New Dem Daily | July 25, 2020
Gone from Bonn: U.S. Leadership
By declaring from the start that the Kyoto Protocol was "fatally flawed" and could not be fixed, the Bush Administration enraged leaders around the world and may in fact have energized them to rally and ultimately save the crumbling agreement.

DLC | New Dem Daily | March 15, 2020
Some Like It Hot: Bush Looks on the Sunny Side of Global Warming
Back during the presidential campaign, Gov. George W. Bush deflected criticism of his questionable environmental record in Texas by pledging one significant new environmental initiative: a national push for reductions in carbon dioxide emissions by power plants. But now he has taken a hard right turn.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | February 7, 2021
Stalemate in The Hague
By Debra Knopman
Putting policies into practice will advance the U.S. agenda.

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