The factions of the Democratic coalition have come into alignment on climate change.
Third Way EnergyThe past several years have seen many tensions within the climate movement.
But as @drvox points out climate advocates, labor, policymakers, & groups like ours across the center-left & left are far more in agreement on climate than often gets reported.
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Even as the country fights bushfires, it can’t stop dumping planet-warming pollution into the atmosphere.
Third Way EnergyA head of government who thinks climate change is a hoax and a threat to his country’s prosperity... sound familiar? Let Australia be a warning to the US & other developed nations who refuse to heed experts’ warnings. @yayitsrob
The late President George H.W. Bush is the reason why President Trump has been asked about climate change in the last week more than at any other time in his presidency.
Third Way EnergyAs we mourn Pres. G.H.W. Bush, we remember his words to the IPCC: We know that the future of the Earth must not be compromised...We bear a sacred trust in our tenancy here & a covenant with those most precious to us - our children & theirs. #Remembering41
Plans to bottle up greenhouse emissions and put them to use making futuristic products were for years dismissed as a sideshow and an unrealistically costly solution to climate change. Now they are coming to be accepted as essential to curbing...
Third Way Energy“The problem is not whether the technology exists to tackle carbon dioxide, but we have to show we can do it in a way that is economically attractive.” -Gaurav Sant
Spot on piece in @latimes from @evanhalper that includes our #carbontech map
The idea was supposed to be that, well, people may die, but it’ll revive the industry. But it won’t. Our source on that? Trump’s own EPA.
Third Way EnergyTrump's ACE rule will literally kill & sicken more people each year than it creates jobs for, but hey don't take our word for it - EPA's own analysis says exactly that! @LindseyNWalter@jsfreed
His proposed rollbacks of emissions regulations for transportation and now power plants are an abdication of leadership in a warming world.
Third Way EnergyImportant market and benefits assessment from @JasonBordoff in @nytimes yesterday.
"The Clean Power Plan delivered far more net benefits for the American people than the proposed replacement."
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Third Way EnergyIf you managed to unplug a bit, you didn’t miss much—just the world bursting into flames! Here are some of the most concerning climate headlines from the past couple weeks, along with a few steps you can take. #ClimateChanged @JaredDeWese@LindseyNWalter
The Trump administration unveiled its rewrite of pollution rules for coal-fired power plants, and its analysis shows an increase of up to 1,400 premature deaths annually.
Third Way Energy7/12 By the EPA’s own admission, the ACE rule will lead to up to 1,400 premature deaths, at least 21k new missed days of school, & 48k new cases of exacerbated asthma annually.
Third Way Energy2/12 Rather than move America forward, it attempts to preserve aging, dirty coal by eliminating incentives, emissions standards for states. “The administration cares more about extending the lives of coal plants than the American People” - Conrad Schneider
The EPA proposal would let states set their own regulation standards, likely cutting a fraction of carbon dioxide emissions compared with the Obama-era plan.
Third Way Energy3/12 At a time when we need to act MORE aggressively, ACE is a step backward -- reverting to 2005 carbon levels and reducing emissions far less than even CPP (0.7 and 1.5% for ACE vs 19% for CPP)
The future of several nuclear reactors in the U.S. is in jeopardy. Many environmentalists are ok with nuclear energy disappearing. But if you want to solve climate change, that’s the wrong message to send. We ran the numbers on the impact of closing...
Third Way Energy@bradplumer This is very important to highlight but shldnt come as a surprise. Essentially Germany chose high CO2 coal over zero CO2 nuclear. We warned about it in 2014.
When even a leader on environmental issues comes up short, that doesn’t bode well for everyone else.
Third Way EnergyIt's very clear from the German model that policies that favor renewables only are not sufficient!
A mix that includes all zero carbon sources (renewables+nuclear+carbon capture) is the fastest & surest way we meet emissions targets.
A small fraction of news stories about California's historic wildfires mention their connection to climate change, according to a recent tally.
Third Way EnergyLess than 13% of national news stories...
About 11% of television segments...
Less than 10% of California newspaper stories...
Connected climate change to CA wildfires.
Not to sound like an alarmist, but it's apparent the alarm must be rung! 🚨🚨🚨