Democrats such as Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Markey are proposing an ambitious decarbonization plan that critics are calling unaffordable. A green economist explains how the US could pay for it.
Climate justice policies could potentially double as tools of colonialism that harm people outside the US.
Energy storage could prove an inexpensive way for power companies to handle heat waves and other times when consumers use more electricity than usual.
There are precedents regarding power generation and ethanol but no nation has ever achieved as comprehensive and dramatic this fast.
An Obama administration veteran offers some insights from his experience about driving massive increases in clean energy.
Agriculture needs to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, yet we must also find a way to produce more food if we are to feed 10 billion people by 2050. A “just transition” could help make that happen.
It’s often more effective, cheaper and less controversial than other efforts to confront climate change.
The coal, oil and natural gas industries are also connected with human rights violations, public health disasters and environmental devastation.
These technologies could turn into a powerful tool for fighting global warming, and they have the potential to address historical climate injustices.
A Green New Deal would confront both climate change and social inequality. Its prospects in the United States are uncertain, but Canada should endeavour to develop one of its own anyway.
From Winston Churchill to the Industrial Strategy Commission: laying down the markers for success.