February 26, 2016 Categories: California Fossil Fuels Low-Carbon Fuel

An Increasingly-Less-Necessary-Evil: Halving Oil Consumption Is Within Our Reach

by Colin Murphy

When California Governor Jerry Brown called for a 50% reduction in petroleum consumption by 2030 during his 2015 inaugural address, it sounded like an audacious target. Petroleum exerts a near-complete…

January 08, 2016 Categories: California Climate Change EPA Rule

An Invisible Climate Disaster

by Aaron Burgess

“One of the biggest environmental disasters in US history…;” “Terrifyingly bad…over 2,100 families have been placed in temporary housing…” Wait, what happened? Since October 23rd, a ruptured natural…

October 07, 2015 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change Low-Carbon Fuel

Clean Transportation’s Hidden Win in SB 350

by Colin Murphy

  Sustainable transportation advocates have been locked in a pitched battle over the future of California’s mobility for the last several months. The Governor just signed SB 350 (De…

June 24, 2015 Categories: California Climate Change

Markets are Amoral. Whether their Rules are Moral or Immoral is Up to Us.

by Dan Lashof

Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ profound and inspirational call to action on ecology and climate change, has elevated the moral dimension of a debate that is too often limited to basic…

June 10, 2015 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change

Students Step Up for Climate

by Colin Murphy

Earlier this week, 10 intrepid high school students took to the halls of the State Capitol in Sacramento to stand up for action on climate change and urge leadership on…

May 22, 2015 Categories: California Climate Change

Taking the Reins: States move ahead on international climate agreements

by Aaron Burgess

Most of us thought we would have to wait until the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris later this year to see governments commit to long-term climate goals. Not…

April 29, 2015 Categories: California Climate Change

California Ups the Climate Leadership Ante, Again

by Dan Lashof

Today, California Governor Jerry Brown set a new ambitious, yet achievable, target for reducing climate-altering pollution to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. This step places California well on the…

April 28, 2015 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change

How the West Coast Can Avoid a Tar Sands Train Wreck

by Colin Murphy

It is often said that you can’t keep a good idea down. Unfortunately the same thing applies to bad ones, too. As the prospects for building the Keystone XL pipeline…

April 14, 2015 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change Low-Carbon Fuel

Electric Vehicles: Where Will the Push Come From?

by Colin Murphy

In January, California Governor Jerry Brown called for a 50% reduction in oil consumption by 2030. This throws the gauntlet directly at the feet of the oil industry and challenges…