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September 23, 2015

Global
Sustainable Development Goals

The UN’s sweeping new development agenda aims to “provide the overarching narrative” of sustainable growth for the next fifteen years, yet critics say the Sustainable Development goals are broad, unf…

Afghan Girls School

February 10, 2014

Fossil Fuels
Is U.S. Fossil Fuel Policy Keeping Millions Poor?

Is the U.S. government keeping tens of millions of people poor by focusing its development assistance on renewables rather than gas and coal? It’s a critical question – particularly as the United Sta…

Kenya_Wind_Farm_Final

June 9, 2011

Climate Change
Is Climate Policy Endangering Efforts to Address Energy Poverty?

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of spending a day with people from around the world who are deeply involved in trying to deliver electricity to the nearly two billion people who lack it. I learn…

April 21, 2011

China
Truth and Nonsense on Chinese Clean Energy

There is a serious fact-based case to be made for why China is not crushing the United States in a clean energy race. Unfortunately, Bjorn Lomborg’s op-ed in today’s Washington Post makes the argumen…

May 17, 2010

China
Will China Follow Lomborg’s Advice on Carbon Taxes?

Barbara Finamore at NRDC has a nice rundown of internal Chinese discussions about imposing a carbon tax beginning in 2012. A Chinese carbon tax would be a positive development. But it’s important for…

February 23, 2010

Climate Change
Alternative Views on Climate Change

Debating global warming policy has moved to the top of agendas worldwide, but some skeptics still question whether action is necessary or possible.