March 16, 2017 Categories: California Climate Change Low-Carbon Fuel Uncategorized

When they go low, we start below sea level and go high!

Every once in awhile at NextGen America, we leave our wonk desks and hit the road for climate action. At the start of March, a few of us…

by Frances Sawyer

January 18, 2017 Categories: Climate Change

Thanks Obama!

by Dan Lashof

President Obama leaves office this week having compiled an outstanding, and largely under-appreciated environmental record. In the last month, he has run the table with actions, determinations, and…

January 11, 2017 Categories: Climate Change Fossil Fuels

Enough Already: A Roadmap For Reforming the Federal Coal Program

by David Weiskopf

In one of the final moves by the Obama Administration, the Department of Interior has released its scoping plan for a programmatic…

December 22, 2016 Categories: Climate Change Fossil Fuels

This is Not Normal: Global Sea Ice Levels Reach Record-Shattering Lows

by Aaron Burgess

This holiday season the Arctic is making news, and not just because Santa is sitting up there making his list and checking it twice.   Permanent Protection In…

December 12, 2016 Categories: California Climate Change Low-Carbon Fuel

Canada Leads on Clean Fuels Policy

by Colin Murphy

Donald Trump’s election has called into question U.S. leadership on climate change.  President Obama capped his second term in office with several ambitious and effective policies to reduce…

December 07, 2016 Categories: Clean Energy Climate Change

Investing in a Clean Energy Economy is a Winning Proposition for U.S. Businesses

by Dan Lashof

The United States can build a clean energy economy using existing technologies according to the Risky Business Project’s new report – From Risk to…

November 02, 2016 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change Fossil Fuels Low-Carbon Fuel

How Electric School Buses Can Drive to a Cleaner, Safer Future

by Aaron Burgess

The yellow school bus is an ubiquitous sight across America. Nearly 500,000 of these predominantly diesel-powered vehicles shuttle kids to and from school 180 days of the year.

October 20, 2016 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change Fossil Fuels Low-Carbon Fuel

10 Years of California’s AB 32 Climate Law: Lower Carbon, Higher Growth

by Colin Murphy

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s term as Governor of California was certainly memorable, not just for the blunt bravado of his speeches, but also for a keen understanding that climate change…

September 01, 2016 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change

Lessons in Climate Politics From California’s Big Win on SB 32 and AB 197

by Colin Murphy

It’s not every day when politics pleasantly surprises you. California’s Legislature has been locked in a struggle over the future of the state’s climate policy for the last…

July 19, 2016 Categories: Climate Change Fossil Fuels

Enough Already: No New Leases for Unburnable Carbon on Public Lands [UPDATED]

by Dan Lashof

The Department of the Interior is required to manage public lands, including the coal, oil, and gas they contain, “to benefit Americans now and…