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Three new directors join ClimateWorks' Board of Directors
Susan F. Tierney – a noted expert on energy policy, economics, climate and strategic philanthropy – has joined the ClimateWorks Foundation Board of Directors and been named its new Chair. A former Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy, Dr. Tierney currently serves as Managing Principal at the Analysis Group, an economic, financial and business strategy consulting firm in Boston.
She is joined on the ClimateWorks Board by two other recent and prominent appointments, Carol Larson and Larry Kramer. Ms. Larson is President and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and Mr. Kramer is president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The Packard Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation helped launch ClimateWorks in 2008 and are the two largest philanthropic funders of climate mitigation efforts worldwide.
A Critical Decade for Climate Policy: Tools and Initiatives to Track Our Progress
The last five years have seen significant advancements in policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, monitoring and evaluating policy progress over the next decade is vital to ensure that the expected greenhouse gas emissions reductions are fully realized. Analyzing the effectiveness of policies being implemented and developed, as well as related risks and uncertainties, can also help build political momentum and spread learning.
ClimateWorks Foundation 2011 annual report
The ClimateWorks Network, working with partners around the world, has a strong track record of helping governments design and implement policies that cut greenhouse gas emissions, enhance energy security, save consumers money, and encourage innovation and job growth.
How Vehicle Standards and Fuel Fees Can Cut CO2 and Boost the Economy
By adopting well-designed vehicle performance standards and fuel fees, the U.S., China, and the E.U. could reduce their combined annual CO2 emissions by more than 1 Gt in 2030. Their cumulative reductions from 2010 through 2030 would total almost 10 Gt--and at a cumulative net savings of $800 billion to $1.5 trillion over the same period.
“How Vehicle Standards and Fuel Fees Can Cut CO2 Emissions and Boost the Economy” explains which vehicle and fuel policies are most effective. Coauthored by experts at the International Council on Clean Transportation, it is the second installment of the “Policies That Work” series.
New Study by LBL shows much higher potential for wind energy in India than previously estimated
A new assessment of wind energy in India by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that the potential for on-shore wind energy deployment is far higher than the official estimates. The new research shows that the potential is about 20 times--and, in places, up to 30 times--greater than the current government estimate of 102 gigawatts. This landmark finding may have significant impact on India’s renewable energy strategy as it attempts to cope with a massive and chronic shortage of electricity.
The Life and Death of Urban Highways: New report from ITDP and EMBARQ questions role of highways in cities
As cities in developed countries continue tearing out urban highways, a new report from ITDP and EMBARQ seeks to re-appraise the specific conditions under which it makes sense to build a new urban highway and when it makes sense to tear one down.
New paper from ICCT examines certification procedures for commercial hybrids and other vehicles
Commercial vehicles are a growing contributor to air pollution, fuel consumption, and global-warming emissions in the on-road transportation sector worldwide. A new paper from ICCT outlines holistic approaches to testing and certifying power-train systems and complete heavy duty vehicles. As with passenger vehicles, a variety of fuel, engine, and powertrain technology options exist for trucks and buses that can reduce pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.
Policies That Work: How to Build a Low-Emissions Economy
Of the thousands of energy and transportation policies enacted worldwide, which ones succeed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions while boosting innovation and economic growth? Based on extensive research and analysis, “Policies That Work: How to Build a Low-Emissions Economy” identifies the most effective policies and describes the tools government leaders need to address their nations’ energy, climate, and transportation challenges.
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