C2ES Logo
Donate Now button
JUNE.2012

In this Issue:

Hot Weather Springing Up in 2012

Doubling Our Impact

New Natural Gas Initiative

and more...

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions Visit our facebook pageFollow us on TwitterConnect with us on LinkedIn Court Upholds EPA Emissions Rules
Read Eileen Claussen's statement applauding yesterday's appeals court ruling as an important affirmation of sensible science-based regulation.

Record Spring Heat
This spring—and the 12 months ending in May—were the warmest on record in the U.S. Dan Huber notes that any fleeting benefits of a warm spring must be weighed against the rising risks of drought, wildfire, and more extreme weather.

C2ES in the News
In an interview with BBC’s One Planet program, Eileen Claussen highlights state and business action on climate change in the absence of strong federal policy.

The Guardian features a new C2ES report on climate change’s impacts on international Arctic security.

Kyle Aarons discusses state progress on renewable portfolio standards in Kiplinger.


Rising Risks on the Gulf Coast
Rising sea levels and more intense hurricanes make the Gulf Coast one of the regions of the U.S. most vulnerable to climate change. A new C2ES report examines the growing risks facing the region’s vital energy and fishing industries and steps that can be taken to reduce them. Read a Times Picayune editorial featuring our report and urging stronger action to prepare for climate change.

More Science & Impacts News



US Capitol Fixing a Program Flooded with Debt
With Congress debating reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program, a new C2ES brief explains why the program is chronically in debt to the U.S. Treasury, and how to make it solvent. Among other things, writes Dan Huber, Congress must allow federal underwriters to begin taking into account rising flood risk due to climate change.

Weighing in on EPA Standards
Read C2ES's formal comments to EPA on its proposed greenhouse gas emissions standard for new power plants and a blog post by Nikki Roy explaining why, in the absence of comprehensive climate legislation, we favor EPA moving forward.

More U.S. Policy News


Transparency Between U.S. and China
C2ES and Tsinghua University gathered experts from the U.S. and China at a recent workshop in Washington,, on measurement, reporting, and verification of climate efforts. Read a blog post by Sara Moarif with highlights from the workshop and lessons learned from MRV experiences in both countries.

C2ES at Rio+20
Energy and the green economy were major themes at Rio+20, where officials, business leaders, and activists from around the world offered hundreds of concrete commitments to promote sustainable development. As one of the many participants, C2ES:

  • Announced our new partnership with the Digital Energy and Sustainability Solutions Campaign, the UN Foundation, and The Climate Group to improve the use of information and communication technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions—part of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative.
  • Co-hosted a side event with the Global Environment Facility to share lessons from our work on low-carbon innovation.

More International News


Pledging to Double Our Impact
As a participant in the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Chicago, C2ES committed to double the carbon reductions achieved through our Make an Impact program. Watch a video of Nikki Roy pledging that MAI will reach 16,000 individuals over the coming year and help them reduce their collective carbon emissions by 6 million pounds—twice what we’ve achieved over the past year.

Citi Signs Up
C2ES is pleased to welcome Citi as the fourth corporate partner in our Make an Impact program, an employee- and community-focused campaign to educate individuals on ways to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

More from Make an Impact


Leveraging Natural Gas to Lower GHGs
With technological advances dramatically increasing natural gas supplies, C2ES has a new initiative underway exploring challenges and opportunities in tapping this lower-carbon fuel source to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about the natural gas market, opportunities in the transportation, electricity, and industrial sectors, and natural gas's role in America's energy transition.

Revving Up Electric Vehicles
C2ES convened a workshop in Raleigh, NC, bringing together officials from eight states to develop state-level strategies to increase electric vehicle use by paving the way for charging infrastructure. Listen to Judi Greenwald’s interview with North Carolina Public Radio about the workshop.

More Energy & Technology News


Subscribe to Center for Climate and Energy Solutions’ newsletter

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
2101 Wilson Blvd, Suite 550, Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-516-4146 | Fax: 703-841-1422

Add us to your address book

© 2012 Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. All rights reserved.