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Pacific Coast Collaborative on Climate and Energy. WA State Carbon Pollution & Clean Energy Plan. Grist | Climate & Energy. Weak ass on coal ash With weak rules for coal ash, Obama has rewarded his enemies, screwed over his friends, and squandered an opportunity to move toward clean energy. Climate & Energy Several big U.S. cities could be seeing 30 days of flooding a year by 2020, a new study says. Extreme heat, record-breaking floods, and a terrifying tornado in oil country -- all in all, a year we can't afford to forget. Forterra | Evergreen Carbon Capture. Conduit - Where the Northwest shapes energy efficiency. Clean Diesel Vehicles Available in the U.S. | Diesel Technology Forum.

A thorough list of clean diesel cars, trucks and SUVs currently available in the U.S. Clean diesel is a proven technology that is quiet and fun to drive. Recent advances in emission control technology, combined with the introduction of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel in 2006 enabled diesel-powered cars and pickup trucks to be certified for sale in all 50 states, generating greater interest in this new generation of clean diesel cars and SUVs. These changes, combined with higher gasoline prices, and market success of a limited range of existing diesel products have prompted vehicle manufacturers - notably Audi, GM, BMW, Daimler, Mazda, and Volkswagen - to consider diesel as a new option for passenger vehicles or to expand the number of diesel offerings available. Clean diesel technology in today’s properly maintained vehicles emits near zero levels of emissions.

That's why we call it #cleandiesel. Exhaust from new clean diesel trucks is so clean it passes the “white handkerchief test.” Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability. The Strategic Relevance of Sustainability Collaborations In the late 1990s, many companies embarked on their first sustainability forays. Often internal, these efforts addressed low-hanging fruit such as energy efficiency or minimizing waste — essentially, cost-cutting under a different name. But as the sustainability issues that can affect business — such as social instability, climate change and resource depletion — become more important, companies realize that collective action is necessary to protect the interests of the company and society.

“Whether you’re a business or an organization, part of civil society or a public sector voice, there is an understanding that complex problems require perspectives from all three of these constituencies,” comments Patrick Hynes, deputy director of member relations at the Clinton Global Initiative. “The number of organizations working together has increased over the past few years along with the sense of urgency to collaborate.”

Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management publications. Strengthening Climate Resilience >> Files >> Admin Resources Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management publications Find publications on this page about: Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management Changing climate, changing disasters: pathways to integration This publication is an essential guide to using and applying the CSDRM approach. It includes a full set of process indicators for each component and suggested integration pathways in an easy to use 'tabbed format'. It also shares learning from two contextualisation processes: in a conflict affected area in Sudan and with children in the Philippines.

It concludes by sharing lessons from partners who have used the approach to help plan future programmes and strategies or to review and assess exsiting policy and programmes. Reshaping policy and institutions for integrating climate and disaster resilience policy brief This 4-page briefing shares critical insights and learning from the second year of the SCR programme South Asia South East Asia. The 2015 Climate Guide To Governors. By Tiffany Germain - Guest Contributor & Kristen Ellingboe - Guest Contributor Posted on Climate denial is common in the now fully Republican-controlled 114th Congress, where 56 percent of congressional Republicans refuse to accept the reality of basic climate science.

The situation is similar in the statehouses and governors’ mansions across the country. According to a fresh analysis CAP Action conducted of public statements from the current slate of governors on climate change, half of America’s Republican governors agree with the anti-science caucus of Congress. Click on any state in the map below to be taken to a description of what we know about the climate and energy records of its governor. The nation’s governors are categorized into four groups below. Green governors not only accept climate change science but are proactively implementing policies to fight climate change and prepare their states for the impacts of extreme weather.

Governor Jerry Brown (D) Governor Dan Malloy (D) Energy Use Disclosure (House Bill 1278) | WA State. Renewable Energy Production and Consumption in the USA. Introduction "Renewable energy" is energy produced from a source that is not permanently depleted. Sunlight, wind, flowing water, geothermal heat and plants are examples of renewable energy resources. They can be produced today without damaging their ability to be produced in the future. Over the past decade the use of renewable energy is becoming more important to people, industry and governments. Why? Renewable energy resources are not depleted, they are becoming less expensive, and they have a softer environmental impact.

Historical Use of Renewable Energy in the USA Two important sources of renewable energy in the United States have always been wood and water power. Once the production of fossil fuels became commercialized wood and water were gradually replaced as primary fuels. A Slight Awakening for Renewable Energy Since about 1970 renewable energy sources have provided only about 5% to 7% of the power consumption in the United States. Higher Fossil Fuel Energy Prices Climate Change. Users’ Guide: Climate messaging. This post is part of the research project: Flashcards There are lots of resources available on communicating about climate change—sometimes it seems like too many.

Of course, that’s a good thing. There’s ample research and expertise to guide us and I see that it’s making for smarter, more compelling, and more effective messages about climate and energy. Still, sometimes, with all the tips and recommendations swirling around, a well-meaning climate communicator can feel a tad overwhelmed. Happily, ecoAmerica and partners have boiled down the latest and greatest research to a manageable set of guidelines. The top takeaways are nothing new, but good to keep in mind: Keep it personal and say why it matters and balance messages about the problem with hope and optimism about solutions that are ready to go, accessible, and meaningful.

As always, message discipline is critical. I couldn’t agree more. Here are my top 4 (I’ve taken the liberty to combine, paraphrase, and prioritize. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Recommendations. Climate Explorer Toolkit. 22 Cities Innovative Approaches to Curbing Climate Emissions. With global problems as huge as climate disruption, most of us know that we need to do more than stay on top of recycling and waiting for laws to be passed.

At ISC, we think cities will play a critical role in protecting our climate for future generations. So for Earth Day 2010, we counted down to April 22nd on Facebook and Twitter by sharing examples of how cities are improving the quality of life of their residents while saving money and protecting the environment at the same time. Here's the full list: April 22—Happy Earth Day!

Cleveland is creating employee-owned, sustainable cooperatives that provide green jobs and a living wage to workers in impoverished communities. April 21 April 20 In spite of its cold and snowy winters, Minneapolis was named best bike city in the U.S. in Bicycling magazine's May 2010 edition. April 19 April 18 April 17 Countdown to Earth Day, day 17: Operating a typical gas-powered mower for 1 hour produces as much smog-forming hydrocarbon as driving a car 200 miles.

Climate Impacts Group. This page provides a comprehensive but brief overview of the impacts of climate variability and change on the Pacific Northwest (PNW): A summary of projected changes in major drivers (e.g., temeprature, precipitation, sea level rise) of Pacific Northwest climate change impacts is available here in PDF format (version date: March 2012). This summary table was prepared by the CIG for the Washington Department of Ecology's ongoing adaptation planning efforts. Impacts of Natural Climate Variability on PNW Climate El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) are important factors for PNW climate due to their influence on atmospheric circulation over the North Pacific and North America. Analysis of past ENSO and PDO events shows that: El Niño winters tend to be warmer and drier than average. These connections between ENSO and PDO and PNW climate are useful, since they allow us to predict regional climate a few seasons to a year in advance.

Click images to enlarge. Microsoft Environment. Microsoft is Going Carbon Neutral Microsoft instituted a companywide commitment to achieve carbon neutrality beginning in fiscal year 2013. The foundation of our commitment is an internal carbon fee, which places a price on carbon based on current market pricing for a portfolio of renewable energy and carbon offset projects.

Learn more » How is Microsoft making cities energy-smart? More than half the world's people call cities home. Find out how we're leveraging the cloud to make cities more energy efficient. Learn more » How do our products and services help save energy? We see information technology (IT) as a key tool that can help address the daunting energy and environmental challenges facing the world today. Learn more » Who does Microsoft work with to enable environmental sustainability? We work with technology partners, government agencies, nonprofits, policymakers and researchers to understand, measure, develop and deliver IT solutions that address environmental challenges. Learn more » Ghg-inventory-summary. 2011_King_County_Cities_Climate_Collaboration_Pledge.