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How CA Came Close to Losing Solar Panel Benefits
California Solar Energy Industries Association's Bernadette Del Chiaro says monopoly utility companies have spent $17 million on campaign contributions to get rid of net metering and consumer benefits

  February 1, 2016

LIBOR Traders Get Off Scot Free in Rate-Rigging Scandal
James Henry, former chief economist at McKinsey & Co., says the ruling demonstrates that there is no systemic or institutional accountability to prevent interest rate manipulation

  January 28, 2016

Why Fossil Fuel Giants Did Not Top the 'Greenhouse 100 Index'
PERI's Economics Chair Michael Ash explains the relation between a lower ranking and the use of renewable energy

  January 19, 2016

Did Gov. Brown Delay Action on Gas Leak Because of His Sister's Connections to Fossil Fuel?
Last week, activists in Washington, DC brought several questions to lawmakers in the nation's capital. Among them: Did Governor Brown's sister, who sits on the board of a San Diego-based natural gas utilities company, influence a 74-day delay in California's response to the Los Angeles gas leak?

  January 19, 2016

'Greenhouse 100 Index' Names Top Polluters
PERI's Economics Chair Michael Ash breaks down which companies ranked as top emitters of greenhouse gases and what this means for the future of climate change policy

  January 18, 2016

The Limits and Missed Opportunities of Obama's Energy Legacy
Professor Chris Williams and DeSmogBlog's Steve Horne challenge the grandiose claims made by Obama in the State of the Union address

  January 13, 2016

Emails Reveal More Corporate Climate Hook-Ups and Less Fair Trade
DeSmogBlog Research Fellow Steve Horn details the relationship between The International Trade Administration and the fracking industry

  January 7, 2016

Pipeline Construction Expedited, Environment Oversight Reduced in Highway Bill
DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn says the recently passed legislation will curtail democracy in decision-making around critical fossil fuel infrastructure in the United States

  January 6, 2016

2015 Hottest Year on Record
Environmentalist Chris Williams says 13 of the 15 years in the 21st century have broken global temperature records, pointing to the effect of carbon emissions not simply El Nino

  December 30, 2015

Will the Decline of Coal Solve the Climate Crisis?
Sharon Kelly says as coal companies face financial pressure, investors should be wary about shifting toward other fossil fuels if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change.

  December 24, 2015

West Coast Mayors Pledge To End New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
At a press conference held by civil society groups, 10 mayors and over 30 elected officials pledge to follow Portland Mayor Charlie Hales' lead on banning new fossil fuel infrastructure

  December 20, 2015

A Crude Deal: Lifting Export Ban Creates 'Casino Opportunity' for Oil Traders
The proposal in the current spending bill could lead to a lot more carbon emissions and government hand outs for the oil industry, says DeSmogBlog.org's Steve Horn.

  December 17, 2015

Poisoning the Children of Flint, Michigan
Award-winning journalist Curt Guyette says the state of Michigan is responsible for the lead and toxins in the water supply that have done irreversible damage to children's health

  December 17, 2015

7 Arrested Demanding State Revoke Permit for New Baltimore Incinerator
TRNN speaks to concerned community residents and and public health experts on why they believe the Department of Environment should halt the construction of the largest incinerator in the country

  December 15, 2015

'Fossil Fuels' Nowhere to be Found in the Paris Agreement
Professor Chris Williams says 21 years of treaties and negotiations have all been stepping around the main problem: the production of fossil fuels

  December 15, 2015

Thousands March in Paris Demanding Strong Climate Accord
As world leaders put the final touches on a weak climate accord, 15000 people poured into the streets of Paris to call for stronger action to avert climate catastrophe

  December 12, 2015

What's Behind Global Emissions Decline, GDP Increase
PERI's James Boyce breakdowns the policies that contributed to this first in the 21st century and how America can decouple itself from carbon

  December 14, 2015

Leaders Sidestep Pentagon's Carbon Emissions at COP21
Transnational Institute's Nick Buxton explains how the world's greatest CO2 emitter has gotten a free pass at climate negotiations since the 90's

  December 14, 2015

Oil-Gushing Saudi Arabia Major Obstacle at COP21
TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris discusses the major obstacles in the draft agreement coming out of Paris.

  December 10, 2015

The Canadian Environment Minister’s Cop-out at COP21
Dimitri Lascaris of TRNN, Carol Linnit of DeSmogCanada, and Ashley Renders of Vice News Canada challenge the new minister

  December 10, 2015

The Canadian Environment Minister's Cop-out at COP21
Dimitri Lascaris of TRNN, Carol Linnit of DeSmogCanada, and Ashley Renders of Vice News Canada challenge the new minister

  December 10, 2015

Former Bolivian UN Ambassador: COP21 Draft Text Shows Plans to Further Commodify Nature
TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks to former UN Ambassador of Bolivia Pablo Solon, who says the final Paris agreement is headed towards the creation of carbon markets with terms to be settled in future COP meetings

  December 9, 2015

Day 9: No Meaningful Outcome From Paris
Dimitri Lascaris says the draft agreement is profoundly unsatisfactory and lacks enforcement procedures

  December 9, 2015

Are Fossil Fuel Companies Recognizing Climate-Related Risks of Business?
Carbon Tracker Institute CEO Anthony Hobley speaks to TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris about how global capital markets are realizing that fossil fuels companies will not be able to burn all of their reserves without wrecking the planet.

  December 8, 2015

At the People's Climate Summit in Paris, Exxon-Mobil Put on Trial
Following revelations that Exxon buried extensive scientific evidence of the dangers posed by greenhouse gas emissions, author-activists Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben led a mock prosecution of the world's largest publicly-traded oil and gas company in a working-class city near the venue of COP21

  December 8, 2015

At the People’s Climate Summit in Paris, Exxon-Mobil Put on Trial
Following revelations that Exxon buried extensive scientific evidence of the dangers posed by greenhouse gas emissions, author-activists Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben led a mock prosecution of the world’s largest publicly-traded oil and gas company in a working-class city near the venue of COP21

  December 8, 2015

Enforcement Mechanisms for Final COP21 Climate Agreement Remain Unresolved
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris says the Paris conferences is headed towards semi-legally binding climate agreement that allows warming beyond 2 degrees

  December 7, 2015

Is the Canadian Government Misleading the Public About Ability to Regulate Tar Sands?
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris speaks to legal expert Paul Cavalluzzo, who says regulatory authority stems from the fact that tar sands production would have catastrophic effects on First Nations, national, and international communities

  December 8, 2015

World's Richest Nations Continue to Shower Public Money on Fossil Fuels Companies
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris speaks with Alex Doukas, Senior Campaigner of Oil Change International, who says the governments of wealthy nations are giving far more public money to fossil fuel companies than to the renewable energy industry or to developing states that are struggling to adapt to climate change.

  December 7, 2015

Green Party of Canada Leader Speaks from COP21 in Paris
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks with Elizabeth May about the key issues that remain to be resolved at COP21, and whether the best resolution is possible within a capitalist economy.

  December 7, 2015

Fate of Canada's Tar Sands, Pipelines Depend on Trudeau's Commitments at COP21
The Real News Network's Dimitri Lascaris speaks to DeSmog Canada's managing editor Carol Linnet at COP21 in Paris

  December 4, 2015

Who's Listening to Civil Society at COP21?
Activists Anjali Appadurai and Kali Akuno describe the isolation and militarization at COP21 meetings and how world leaders refuse to acknowledge the need to end fossil fuel dependent economies

  December 7, 2015

Canadian Youth Delegation Says Their Government Ignores Them, But Not Big Petroleum, at COP21
Real News correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks to Atiya Jaffar of the Canadian Youth Delegation at the COP21 conference in Paris

  December 4, 2015

Will COP21 Lead to Carbon Markets and an Unenforceable Agreement?
Chris Williams and Amy Miller discuss the shortcomings that could find their way into the final text at Paris

  December 4, 2015

COP21 Final Agreement Will Include the Flaws of the Kyoto Protocol
Mary Lou Malig of the Global Forest Coalition says the negotiations in Paris are pursuing market-based solutions that will not save the planet

  December 3, 2015

Least Developed Countries Get $248 Million to Adapt to Climate Change
Frederic Mousseau, Policy Director of the Oakland Institute, says the fund needs to be ten times larger to ensure that these countries can deal with the catastrophies they will face

  December 3, 2015

Phasing Out Fossil Fuels Could Save Tens of Thousands From Dying Each Year in the U.S.
PERI's James Boyce discusses his recent analysis of the The Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2014

  November 17, 2015

Fossil Fuel Companies Under Investigation for Role in Climate Change Denial
Dan Zegart, senior fellow at the Climate Investigation Center, says New York State Attorney's settlement with Peabody Energy is not satisfactory given the damage caused by denying climate change

  November 12, 2014

Fossil Fuel Companies Under Investigation for Role in Climate Change Denial
Dan Zegart, senior fellow at the Climate Investigation Center, says New York State Attorney's settlement with Peabody Energy is not satisfactory given the damage caused by denying climate change

  November 12, 2015

Will Trudeau's Pipeline Policy Change After Keystone?
As protestors staged sit-ins at Canada's Prime Minister's residence, Keystone XL Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network's Dallas Goldtooth and environmental activist Dimitri Lascaris discuss the grassroots strategies needed to keep the pressure on politicians

  November 9, 2015

Regardless of Keystone XL, Tar Sands Oil Will Still Flow to the Gulf
DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn says the pipeline company Enbridge is still planning a $5 billion terminal expansion. Note: After the publication of this story, the State Department announced it rejected TransCanada's request to suspend its review of the Keystone XL pipeline.

  November 5, 2015

Hundreds Protest American Petroleum Institute On Climate Day of Action
More than 200 cities nationwide participated in events to send a clear message to the oil and gas industry of a major fight ahead for climate justice as the Paris summit nears

  October 15, 2015

Don't Drink the Water in Flint, Michigan
Rev. David Alexander Bullock and investigative reporter Curt Guyette explain why it took so long for officials to act to address growing corrosive elements and lead toxins in the city's water

  October 12, 2015

Countdown to Paris: Are the Pledges to Cut Emissions Enough to Save the Planet?
Andrew Jones and Chris Williams discuss the UN submissions from 130 countries and the road blocks to averting climate disaster.

  October 9, 2015

Is Shell's Move to Abandon Arctic Drilling a Victory for Environmentalists?
Indigenous activist Carl Wassillie and Institute for Policy Studies's Daphne Wysham say that public pressure spurred Shell's decision

  September 28, 2015

Pope Calls UN to Focus on Climate Solution Not Just Commitments
Pace University's Chris Williams and IPS' Janet Redman say UN commitments have not made substantial difference because the elite refuse to address fossil fuels

  September 27, 2015

The Pope Mutes Message in Congress Speech
Pope Francis restrained his critique of finance and demand for urgent action on climate change, as he called for an end to capital punishment, more open immigration and concern for the environment

  September 24, 2015

Top Pope Advisor Says Vatican Will Not Divest From Fossil Fuels
Pace University's Chris Williams and IPS' Janet Redman discuss the Vatican's contradictory policy in light of the Pope's call to fight climate change

  September 24, 2015

Deep Contradictions in Obama's Arctic Policies
Roxanne Dunbar Oritz, author of Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, says that Native Americans need more than name restoration from the Obama Administration.

  September 4, 2015

Is Obama Greenwashing His Climate Record in Alaska?
Investigative journalist Steve Horn says the National Petroleum Council has institutionalized pro-gas and pro-oil policy regardless of which political party is in power

  September 1, 2015

Who "Recovered" in Post-Katrina New Orleans?
Author Gary Rivlin discusses how white homeowners disproportionately benefited from the multibillion federally funded Road Home program while working and middle class black families still await relief.

  August 28, 2015

Climate Change: Have We Reached the Point of No Return?
Dahr Jamail and Guy McPherson: Many new studies and modeling say reversing climate change is a pipe dream - brace yourself for human extinction

  August 16, 2015

Dirty Truth About Obama's Clean Power Plan
Daphne Wysham and Chris Williams unravel the contradictions in President Obama's Clean Energy Plan and his "all of the above strategy" the last seven years that has been less than desirable in curbing catastrophic climate change.

  August 5, 2015

Erratic Weather or Climate Change?
Meteorologist Bob Henson discusses the latest science regarding climate change and extreme weather, including what may be causes.

  July 28, 2015

The "Real" Climate Hoax Is Not the One Claimed by Big Business
Nancy Cole, campaign director for the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses the latest and revealing research into the false claims of major corporate polluters.

  July 16, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown Demands Canadian PM Harper Reexamine His Climate Policy
Tings Chak and Merran Smith examine the Economic and Climate Summit proposals being discussed inside and outside the Summit

  July 10, 2015

Why BP's $18.7 Billion Gulf Spill Settlement Falls Short
Settlement fails to address health and lost livelihood damages while infrastructure for oil transport continues to be built, says Bridge the Gulf Project fellow Cherri Foytlin

  July 2, 2015

How Greening Europe's Economy Could Get It Out of Debt
PERI Co-Director Bob Pollin discusses the potential impact of green policies for Spain and why no-growth policies of austerity do more harm than good

  July 5, 2015

Hawaii To Leave Fossil Fuels for 100% Renewable Energy by 2045 (2/2)
Making Hawaii the first state to adopt 100% renewable energy grid in the United States, says State Rep. Chris Lee and Professor Mark Jacobson

  June 23, 2015

Hawaii Enacts 100% Renewable Energy by 2045 (1/2)
State Rep. Chris Lee and Professor Mark Jacobson discuss Hawaii, the first state to legislate 100% renewable energy grid

  June 23, 2015

Pope Francis Goes Green, Balancing Science and Religion (2/2)
In part two, Janet Redman and Blase Bonpane analyze the Pope's encyclical, the military-industrial complex, war budgets and effects of GHG emissions on the poor.

  June 22, 2015

Pope Calls Out Climate Deniers, But Will the Vatican Divest From Fossil Fuels?
Interfaith Power & Light Founder Rev. Sally Bingham and GreenFaith Coordinator Jeff Korgen discuss specific policies that the Vatican can adopt to support renewable energy

  June 18, 2015

Children of Smog in Delhi
Professor James K. Boyce of PERI says there are solutions to the urgent problem of air pollution in Delhi that has put over 2.2 million school children at risk of irreversible lung damage

  June 16, 2015

Climate Change Causing Massive Shifts in Marine Ecosystems
Richard Kirby of the Marine Biological Association says the worst case scenario is a greater disruption to marine life than has occurred in the last 3 million years

  June 14, 2015

How the Media & EPA Mislead the Public on Fracking
Environmental activist Josh Fox, who was recently kicked off Fox News, says a recent EPA study contradicts itself on fracking safety

  June 10, 2015

Renewable Energy Can Be Competitive with Fossil Fuels by 2025, Says New Report
Cambridge University Professor Lord Martin Rees co-authored a report with leading scientists and economists showing how wealthy nations only need to spend 0.02% of GDP on research into renewables

  June 8, 2015

Carbon Emissions Making Extreme Weather More Frequent and Severe
Katharine Hayhoe, Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, says we need to put a price on carbon

  June 5, 2015

Court Rejects Final Legal Challenge to Keystone XL South
DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn explains the ramifications of a court ruling dismissing challenges to the permitting process for Keystone XL's southern leg

  June 3, 2015

The Black Church & Climate Change
TeleSUR's The Global African looks at the role of the black church and how climate change affects people of color in the United States

  May 30, 2015

The Cost of War and Lost Job Opportunities
Heidi Garrett-Peltier, assistant research professor at PERI, explains how we can create jobs and get closer to the targets we need to hit in order to prevent catastrophic climate change

  May 26, 2015

Kayaktivists Protest Shell's Arctic Rig in Seattle
Antonia Juhasz: The Obama administration has issued the most important licenses to Shell to operate in the sensitive Chukchi Sea in spite of its disastrous record

  May 24, 2015

NY Gov. Cuomo Joins Calls to Retire Troubled Indian Point Nuclear Plant
Journalist Paul DeRienzo also discusses the history of New York's decades old Indian Point Nuclear Plant which experienced a fire and oil leak over the weekend

  May 12, 2015

NOAA Warns Record High Levels of CO2 in the Atmosphere
Jamie Henn, co-founder of 350.org, says record-setting CO2 levels of 400 parts-per-million are ominous, as we have not seen these levels for millions of years.

  May 11, 2015

President Obama Makes Earth Day Proclamation in the Everglades
Janet Redman of the Institute for Policy Studies and Steve Horn of DeSmogblog.org unpack the contradictions in climate change policies laid out by the Obama administration

  April 23, 2015

Chevron Back in Court for Worst Case of Oil Pollution on the Planet
Paul Paz y Mino of Amazon Watch says judge overturned $9.5 billion judgement against them for dumping 16 billion gallons of toxic wastewater in the Amazon but the battle is not over.

  April 22, 2015

The Fragmentation of Canadian Climate Policies
Keith Stewart of Greenpeace on Canada's carbon tax, cap and trade, and the premiers climate conference in Quebec City

  April 16, 2015

Will Canadian Provinces Block Pipeline Expansion?
Keith Stewart of Greenpeace Canada and Carol Linnitt of DeSmog Canada discuss the upcoming premiers meeting on energy

  April 12, 2015

UN Target of 2 Degree Limit for Temperature Rise 'Utterly Inadequate'
Petra Tschakert, Coordinating Lead Author of IPCC Climate Change Report, says the 2 degree limit will not prevent climate catastrophe

  April 22, 2015

Mandatory Water Restrictions in California Fail to Address Abuse of Resources
Maude Barlow of Food & Water Watch discusses the unprecedented measures issued by California Governor Jerry Brown to cut statewide water use by 25%

  April 2, 2015

Why Obama's Climate Change Proposal Falls Short
Janet Redman, Director of the Climate Policy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies, says emission targets proposed by the Obama administration are insufficient to avoid the worst consequences of climate change

  April 1, 2015

Are the CO2 Emissions Reduction Targets Enough to Stop Climate Catastrophe?
Michael E. Mann and Subhankar Banerjee discuss the emissions reduction commitments made by countries leading up to the UN Paris meeting on climate change

  March 31, 2015

Mounting Evidence Has Republican Climate Change Deniers on Thin Ice for 2016
Subhankar Banerjee and Michael E. Mann reveal a mounting body of evidence that disruptions in the Arctic sea ice are impacting not only the Northern Hemisphere but are also connected to what is happening to the water supply in California

  April 5, 2015

What is Causing the Rapid Decline of the US Coal Industry?
Luke Sussams, Senior Researcher, Carbon Tracker Initiative discusses the forces that are driving the shift from coal to shale gas

  March 25, 2015

Report: Environmental Inequality Disproportionality Affects Black and Latino Communities
UMass-Amherst Researcher Klara Zwickl discusses measuring environmental inequality through industrial air pollution in the U.S. and recommends solutions to bridge economic disparities

  March 19, 2015

Energy Superpower Ambitions of US and Canada
Carol Linnitt of DeSmog Canada and Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog discusses oil spills, pipelines and train bombs associated with transporting oil between Canada and the Untied States

  March 4, 2015

Environmental Action at Toronto Stock Exchange
As part of fossil fuel Global Divestment Day, activists demanded institutions to stop investing in dirty Tar Sands oil

  February 15, 2015

Breaking up with Fossil Fuels on Valentines
Jenny Marienau of 350.org says the launch of a Global Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign is to end the strangle hold that the fossil fuel industry has over global politics and economy

  February 14, 2015

President's Plan to Protect Arctic Ocean Won't Halt Oil Drilling (2/2)
Leah Donahey and Subhankar Banerjee on the US Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and how they might advise President Obama

  February 9, 2015

President's Plan to Protect Arctic Ocean Won't Halt Oil Drilling
Leah Donahey and Subhankar Banerjee say Obama has taken an important step by announcing new protections for the Arctic Ocean, but it does not block Shell from drilling there

  February 5, 2015

The Story Behind Keystone XL Pipeline Amendments
Food & Water Watch's Sam Schabacker and journalist Steve Horn discuss the interests behind the amendments and how another Enbridge pipeline is being planned under the radar

  January 30, 2015

A Dirty Link Between the Senate and the Keystone Vote
Daphne Wysham says that the Senators who voted in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline accepted seven times more campaign funding from fossil fuel energy groups

  January 30, 2015

Will Fracking in Maryland Bring Harm or Prosperity?
TRNN's Jaisal Noor hosts a debate between industry spokesperson Katie Brown and Food and Water Watch's Emily Wurth

  February 1, 2015

As Obama Expands Offshore Drilling, a Look at the Health of the Oceans Today
Marine ecologist Douglas McCauley argues that President Obama's move to expand offshore drilling is a part of a worrisome trend threatening the health of the oceans and raising the specter of mass extinction

  January 29, 2015

How Obama Can Reduce Carbon Emissions Without Congress
Prof. Robert Pollin of Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and Prof. Chris Williams of Pace University say that Obama can avoid a fight with the Republicans and still save taxpayers money and legally advance energy efficiency

  January 23, 2015

Climate Change Crisis Buried in the State of the Union
Prof. Robert Pollin of Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and Prof. Chris Williams of Pace University says there is a lot that President Obama could do to reduce carbon emissions in spite of the Republican-controlled congress

  January 22, 2015

Propane Gas Pipeline Threatening Portland's 'Climate Champion' Status
Daphne Wysham, Climate Policy Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Economy, says that a new propane facility in Portland, Oregon is threatening to undermine a plan by the city to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% of 1990 levels

  January 15, 2015

Elk River Chemical Spill One Year Later
Cathy Kunkel, fellow with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, says regulations have been tightened, but will they be followed?

  January 9, 2015

Larry Summers is Proposing a Carbon Emission Tax
Robin Hahnel author of Green Economics: Confronting the Ecological Crisis, says it deserves support

  January 12, 2015

Climate Change Denier to Take Over Senate Committee
TRNN reporter Thomas Hedges continues the series of how a GOP-led Senate will change policy, this time in the arena of the Environment and Public Works Committee which Republican Senator James Inhofe will take over as chair.

  January 6, 2015

Media Coverage on Climate Change Still Lagging (2/2)
The Pentagons' spending bill approved at the end of last year in the calls for expediting permits for fracking in public lands explains Steve Horn from DeSmogBlog

  December 23, 2014



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