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JULY 2014

In this Issue:

Creative financing

Making Progress on CCS

Green fairs

and more...


C2ES makes it easy to calculate your carbon footprint. See how much carbon pollution comes from your energy use at home and on the go, and learn what energy- and money-saving steps will make an impact.

C2ES in the News

Among the media covering C2ES’ announcement of its new president were The Washington Post, National Journal, The Hill, Greenwire, and SNL Energy.

Elliot Diringer tells the Christian Science Monitor that U.S.-China information-sharing about climate change is encouraging.

Morning Consult Energy and Breaking Energy both discuss the C2ES initiative to spur carbon capture technology by encouraging the use of captured CO2 for enhanced oil recovery.

Agence France-Press cites a recent C2ES report on the role of the existing U.S. nuclear fleet as a zero-carbon energy source.

Mark Your Calendar

Nick Nigro discusses transportation funding Aug. 8 at the National Taxpayers Conference annual meeting in Washington.

C2ES newsletter recipients can get 10 percent off registration at the VERGE Salon: Data Solutions in Cities & Real Estate on Sept. 16 at Baruch College in New York City. Register here and use discount code VSNY14C2ES

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Bob Perciasepe named C2ES president
Longtime environmental leader Bob Perciasepe will become the new president of C2ES next month, succeeding the center’s founder, Eileen Claussen. Perciasepe, who served most recently as deputy administrator of EPA, is “honored and excited to be taking the helm of an organization that’s done so much to build common ground for practical climate and energy solutions.” (Above: Eileen Claussen, Bob Perciasepe, and C2ES Board Chair Theodore Roosevelt IV).


Mapping states’ renewable power potential
A new C2ES map shows EPA’s estimates of renewable electricity potential in each state by 2030, an underpinning of EPA’s proposal to cut carbon emissions from power plants. A few states already exceed the estimates, and others will if they meet their own Renewable Portfolio Standards. See more analysis of EPA’s proposed power plant carbon limits.

More on Regions and States


Countries outline views on new climate pact
Countries working toward a new international climate agreement next year in Paris are outlining their positions in formal submissions to the U.N. A new C2ES guide provides excerpts from parties’ submissions, and links to the full documents, making it easier to explore and compare countries’ views on key issues.

More on International Policy


Innovative finance for natural gas vehicles
A new report by Matt Frades explains how a method used to finance energy-efficiency upgrades in buildings can help accelerate deployment of natural gas vehicles in public and private fleets. The report – examining the energy service company (ESCO) model – is part of C2ES’s alternative fuel vehicle finance initiative.

More on Initiatives


Progress on carbon capture and storage
Carbon capture and storage technology is critical to reducing climate-changing emissions. Patrick Falwell highlights three recent announcements that signal important progress around the world – including projects in Texas and the United Kingdom, and a joint US-China initiative.

Saving water and energy
C2ES hosted a series of webinars exploring ways water and energy utilities can work together to conserve resources. Water is used in all phases of energy production, and about 13 percent of U.S. electricity is used to move water to and from our homes and businesses.

More on Energy and Technology


Wildfires scorch the West
A devastating wildfire in Washington, the biggest in state history, is one of many fires scorching the West this summer. The number of large wildfires has nearly doubled since the 1980s, and climate change is extending the average length of wildfire season, which has grown by more than two months.

More on Science and Impacts


2015 Climate Leadership Awards
August 8 is the early-bird deadline for the 2015 EPA Climate Leadership Awards. The awards, co-sponsored by C2ES, recognize exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership to reduce greenhouse gases. The application period is open through September 12.

More on Business


Join the Green Fair fun
Alcoa employees and their communities will learn about helping the environment and saving energy at a series of Green Fairs this summer at Alcoa facilities. The C2ES Make an Impact team heads to Torrance and Fullerton, California, in August and Hampton, Virginia, in September for fairs featuring local groups and businesses.

Green tips for summer vacation
Heading to the mountains, lake or beach this summer? Renting instead of buying outdoor gear is a more eco-friendly choice. If you are staying in a hotel instead of roughing it, remember to reuse towels and turn off the lights. Check out other tips for a more sustainable summer vacation.

More from Make an Impact


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