March 27, 2017 Categories: Clean Energy Fossil Fuels Low-Carbon Fuel

Making America Fuelish Again

When a climate denier becomes President and decides to fill his administration with fossil fuel industry BFFs — such as the CEO of the world’s largest private oil company 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…

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…

July 25, 2016 Categories: California Fossil Fuels Low-Carbon Fuel

Consumers Win From California’s Clean Transportation

by Colin Murphy

If you read this blog regularly[1], you have probably noticed that the phrase “California has been a global leader in climate policy” appears rather frequently. The repetition of…

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…

July 14, 2016 Categories: EPA Rule Fossil Fuels

Our Air: The Health and Equity Impacts of Burning Coal and Natural Gas in Pennsylvania and Ohio

by David Weiskopf

NextGen Climate America, in partnership with PSE Healthy Energy, is proud to announce the release of “Our Air.” These reports examine the health and equity impacts of fossil…

March 16, 2016 Categories: Fossil Fuels

Too Big to Fail: Coal Edition

by David Weiskopf

Introduction: Big Coal Is Going Bankrupt—And Wants Taxpayers To Clean Up The Mess The coal industry is in structural decline. As the…

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…