CCAP's Laurence Blandford comments in this Washington Post article, “This is a big opportunity for the Chinese to take leadership and ownership of climate direction, and they may just do that.” If the United States does pull out of the treaty, he said, “progress would continue but perhaps not as fast as before.” Also helping is that renewable energies such as solar and wind power are becoming dramatically less expensive, to the point where they are competitive with fossil fuels. That means market forces could propel them forward in the United States with or without federal backing. continue reading »
Now that the Paris climate agreement is binding, CEO BIll Tyndall previews the COP22 meeting in Marrakesh on E&ETV's OnPoint with Monica Trauzzi, and discusses the key drivers behind optimizing private-sector funding for clean energy projects in developing nations. continue reading »
CCAP's Steve Winkelman discusses how energy efficiency and microgrids can play an important role in helping the U.S. cope with climate change. continue reading »
Ned Helme, president of the Center for Clean Air Policy, discusses the United States' shifting influence in the international negotiations and previews next week's Green Climate Fund meeting. continue reading »
CCAP's quarterly update on the organization's efforts both internationally and domestically, including our Policy Dialogue dinner alongside the GCF board of directors meeting in February, our efforts to advance the EPA's guidance for states under the Clean Air Act, and our exploration of the possibility for climate resilience through adaptation and mitigation synergies. continue reading »
Ned Helme was featured on E&E TV to discuss the U.N.’s progress on an international climate agreement, saying that important action on the sidelines of the negotiations is building action on the ground and promoting a “bottom-up” approach to climate progress. continue reading »
Ned Helme, president of CCAP, pushes for the EPA to issue standards in early 2014 in order to give the states enough time and to see results quickly in an op ed featured in The Hill. An accelerated timeline, combined with flexibility involving CHP and natural gas, the U.S. has a shot at assuming a leadership role in combating global climate change. continue reading »
CCAP President Ned Helme makes the case for the EPA to stick to a quick timetable for finalizing emissions regulations for existing power plants. He stressed the importance of finalizing state implementation plans before the turnover in presidential administrations. continue reading »
In an interview with E&E TV, CCAP President Ned Helme discusses what he anticipates for meeting outcomes and highlights who he believes are the key players for financing climate change mitigation actions. He also discusses the future of the Clean Development Mechanism.
CCAP President Ned Helme presented at the international NAMA finance workshop organized by the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Announces the Climate And Clean Air Initiative to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants
As climate talks begin at COP17 in Durban, South Africa, Ned Helme discusses the importance for “bottom-up” strategies as a means for emissions reductions in developing countries.
Ned Helme explains why he believes negotiators should shift their focus to more achievable goals. He also highlights progress made among developing nations to meet climate change goals.
Transportation Policy Analyst Chuck Kooshian discusses the new report Growing Wealthier that outlines ways to efficiently develop urban areas and grow the economy. Kooshian also explains the economic benefits of making cities walkable.
CCAP President Ned Helme shares his outlook on COP16 in Mexico, in comparison with the 2009 talks in Copenhagen.
After addressing the United Nations on climate change, President Obama aimed to add momentum to the international climate negotiations ahead of the Copenhagen meeting. In an E&E TV interview, CCAP President Ned Helme gives his take on the U.N. special session on climate change. He also discusses Obama's speech and talks about China's changing role in the negotiations. continue reading »
Focusing on the deployment of clean technology could be a more realistic approach to cutting greenhouse gas emissions than setting emissions targets for China and other developing countries, researchers at the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) say in a new report.