In the past year, the EPA pursued several approaches to tackling greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. The Pew Center tracks EPA's actions, and our Executive Branch Action
page has the latest updates.
The Pew Center summarizes
EPA's recently released guidance to be used in implementing best available control technology requirements for regulating greenhouse gases.
More 2010 Federal News and Analysis
The Need to Act Now
The Case for Action: Creating a Clean Energy Future
calls for strong action now to reduce the risks of climate change, strengthen our energy independence, protect our national security, and create new jobs and economic opportunities. The report was released in May.
The Pew Center released three new briefs
in Cancun to help further the discussion on international finance and measurement, reporting and verification (MRV).
More 2010 Publications
Loading the Dice
Pew Center’s senior scientist, Jay Gulledge, discusses the connection between national security and climate change on E&ETV's OnPoint
, using this summer's extreme weather as an example.
In Environmental Finance
’s November issue, Eileen Claussen writes
that international negotiators need to take steps toward meaningful action in Cancun. She says real reductions in emissions at all levels and an effective, ratifiable global climate agreement are necessary for progress.
Make an Impact
Bank of America joined Make an Impact in April, adding 300,000 associates to the reach of the program. Launch workshops spanned from Austin, TX, to London, UK, linking associates and communities to energy efficiency tips and tools through the Make an Impact website.
Across its three partners: Alcoa, Entergy, and Bank of America, users of the carbon calculator have indentified over 4.5 million lbs of potential carbon savings and an average of $1,300 per family in savings.
In September, the Center’s blog, Climate Compass
, turned one. During the past year, Pew Center staff wrote about extreme weather events, transportation, and the midterm elections.
Read the year’s most popular blog posts:
This year, the Pew Center launched a social media effort. Now you can keep up to date with Pew Center news on Facebook
In March, the Pew Center was named top environmental think tank in a global survey of hundreds of scholars and experts conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more
about this honor.