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APRIL 2014

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China's carbon markets

Water-energy challenges

Make an Impact

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C2ES in the News

A new C2ES brief on nuclear power was covered in the New York Times, International Business Times, Platts and Greenwire.

Kyle Aarons talks with E&E TV about state options for complying with new carbon limits at existing power plants.

In a Carnegie Council podcast, Janet Peace talks about how businesses can increase resilience to climate impacts.

C2ES research is cited in the latest CaliforniaCarbon.info report on the state of California’s carbon market.

Mark Your Calendar

Nick Nigro speaks about EV infrastructure at the National Association for Business Economics conference May 29.

Janet Peace talks about national energy policy June 2 at the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment.

Kyle Aarons speaks June 26 at the California Carbon Markets Conference.

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

How nuclear helps meet US climate goals Nuclear power provides most of the United States’ zero-carbon electricity. A new C2ES brief explains how the early retirement of nuclear plants could make it harder to meet U.S. climate goals. C2ES also examines ways to avoid carbon emissions by maintaining the existing nuclear fleet.

C2ES events on carbon pricing, storage
C2ES is hosting two energy policy discussions on Capitol Hill: a May 20 briefing on the use of captured carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery and a May 22 event looking at state-level carbon pricing options under the Clean Air Act. Check the C2ES website next week for more details.

More on Federal Policy

Years of Living Dangerously
The documentary series "Years of Living Dangerously," airing weekly through June 9 on Showtime, examines how climate change is affecting people all over the world. A new C2ES resource page highlights the impacts of climate change, how each of us can cut our carbon emissions, and which policies can make a big difference.

Climate change will worsen heat waves, drought
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the impacts of global warming are already being felt on every continent, and the risks are greater than scientists once thought. C2ES explains how climate change will put more areas at risk for extreme heat waves and drought.

More on Science and Impacts

Carbon trading in China
China now has six pilot carbon emissions trading programs up and running, and two more on the way. Lucas Bifera lays out key elements of the trading programs, which will provide invaluable experience as China works toward a national carbon market that could be the world’s largest.

More on International Policy

What water-energy challenges are ahead?
C2ES hosts a May 8 webinar on the intersection of our water and energy challenges. Hear about recent research from Dr. Craig Zamuda of the Department of Energy and Dr. Kristen Avery, Director of the Western Water Assessment at the University of Colorado. Register here.

Capturing emissions from natural gas plants
Burning natural gas emits only about half as much carbon as burning coal. But half isn’t zero, and with natural gas availability increasing, Michael Tubman points out the importance of a British project to build the first full-scale commercial natural gas power plant using carbon capture and storage.

More on Energy and Technology

C2ES, Time Warner Cable announce partnership
C2ES is helping Time Warner Cable employees form “Green Teams” to raise awareness of sustainability efforts, increase efficiency, and support green initiatives in communities where employees live and work. The C2ES Make an Impact program helps companies educate employees on ways to live more sustainably.

Spring back in to good habits
This spring, keep in mind the 3-R’s: Reduce the stuff you buy that you don’t need, Reuse items you don’t need by finding them a new home, and Recycle items you are tossing out. Get more tips.

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