Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

Where Do We Go From Here?

First, take a deep breath and repeat when needed, "To be truly radical is to make hope possible, not despair convincing". Now, let's take a virtual tour of the landscape for climate hope.

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Charles KomanoffSnapshot

Almost Unnoticed, Flat Electricity Demand Is Crushing U.S. Carbon Emissions

In a stark change from the last century, U.S. electricity usage has barely budged since 2005. The flattening of power production is a big but unheralded reason that carbon emissions from the U.S. electricity sector have nosedived.

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In the Media

Cities: The Change Agents We Need Now

The Center For an Urban Future asks "With a change of leadership in Washington, will cities be able to maintain — or even accelerate — the pace of innovation and progress when tackling inequality, sustainability and infrastructure investment?" Here are some answers

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Subway Reading

Get Wads Of Cash For The Trash

This firm makes so much money from recycling bottles + cans that it cuts into NYC's own revenue projections


The recent conservative's carbon tax proposal, gets readers comments in the New York Times

Make America's Environment Great Again

Expect climate + water protection rollbacks from Trump executive orders


Africa: Solar Revolution Coming

“Never more possible and less expensive" says head of the International Renewable Energy Agency

Singapore: Carbon Tax On Tap

Going beyond its Paris accord climate goals, Singapore plans to tax carbon emissions, starting in 2019

Mexico City: Capital At Climate Risk

Sinking water tables not rising sea levels, pose grave climate disruptions to Mexico City

In The Carbon Age

Legal Eagles: Environmental Protections At Risk

With both climate + wetlands already at risk from executive order rollbacks, it's important to know the details of each for formulating defenses

Solar Power - Fine Print Matters

Loss of special tax credits may not the biggest threat to the growth of solar power

Adapting In Massachusetts

How are Massachusetts coastal communities, dealing with the challenges of climate adaptation?

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