Topic: Climate Resilience

Climate Resilience Articles

Commentary

Covid-19: The Low-Carbon Crisis

One of the space's sharpest clean energy analysts sees some glimmers of hope amid a steady storm of challenges as the world survives and eventually moves forward from the current catastrophe.
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Climate Risks Push Banks Into a Race Against Their Regulators

A network of 54 central banks and industry supervisors formed in 2017 is looking for ways to develop a new framework for climate risk management in the financial sector. Many of the group’s members are also on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, which sets global capital requirements.
Commentary

PG&E’s Failures Are Spurring a Movement Toward Electric Cooperatives

If there’s a silver lining to the Pacific Gas & Electric Company disaster, it’s that — in the midst of filing for bankruptcy — it has opened up the space for conversations about alternatives. And perhaps one of the most interesting of these conversations is based on the idea of transforming the utility into a network of cooperatives: utilities owned and managed by the ratepayers themselves.
Susan Glickman

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Florida Battles to Create a Clean Energy Policy Framework

In this interview, Susan Glickman, Florida director for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, discusses the status of clean energy development in the state. Glickman lays out policy battles over renewable portfolio and energy efficiency standards, the state’s history of natural gas consumption, growth in utility solar programs, and an effort to deregulate the state’s utility industry.
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India Reportedly Considering Waiving Carbon Tax on Coal

As Germany shuttered another of its nuclear power plants on New Year’s Day, the office of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi was said to be considering a proposal which would make coal more competitive with renewables in one of the world’s worst polluting nations.
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Renewable Energy Groups Push New York To Put a Price on Carbon

The Alliance for Clean Energy New York says in a report that putting a price on carbon will help New York meet its aggressive goal of 70% of its electricity coming from wind, solar and other renewable sources by 2030.