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August 2016
Heavy Duty Truck Standards

Toward cleaner big rigs

New fuel efficiency standards will help America’s trucks keep pace with cars in the race to cut fuel use and carbon emissions. Transportation is now the top source of U.S. emissions, with a fifth of that coming from trucks.

Get recognized for climate leadership

Are you or your organization leading the way in managing emissions, setting goals and responding to climate change? Apply for an EPA Climate Leadership Award by Sept. 26.
Nuclear Power

Two paths on nuclear

California and New York are both low-carbon energy leaders, but are taking different approaches to nuclear power. While California will allow existing plants to retire, New York took steps to preserve them.
Extreme Weather

Weather extremes

Devastating summer floods in Louisiana and wildfires in California remind us that cities, states and businesses need to work together to prepare for more extreme weather and build resilient infrastructure.

Mapping US climate action

Twenty states have set greenhouse gas reduction targets, while 29 require electric utilities to deliver a certain amount of electricity from renewables or alternatives. Our updated state policy maps have details.

Cleaner air travel

International aviation accounts for 2 percent of global emissions, but this share could triple by 2050 without stronger measures. Our new web page examines efficiency standards for new aircraft agreed earlier this year, as well as a potential market-based offsetting system.

Milestones in carbon capture technology

Seven commercial-scale carbon capture, use and storage projects are under construction, including the world’s first steel plant with carbon capture. Fatima Ahmad outlines progress, and how policy and financing support can accelerate deployment.

The greenest generation

Millennials, now the nation’s largest generation, can help shape our climate future, especially through their housing and transportation choices.  


C2ES in the news 

Ashley Lawson talks to The Associated Press about how climate change can affect typical autumn weather.

Doug Vine talks to Bloomberg BNA about nuclear's role as a low-carbon energy source.

Elliot Diringer tells the Houston Chronicle that fuel-efficient transportation is a key piece in the drive toward lower overall emissions.

Fatima Ahmad writes in the American Bar Association International Environmental and Resources Law Committee Newsletter about Japan’s joint crediting mechanism.

Marketwatch cites C2ES Make an Impact tips on low-cost cooling.



Mark your calendar

Sept. 23-24: Bob Perciasepe addresses the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference in Sacramento, Calif.

Sept. 29 Elliot Diringer speaks at the 21st Century Clean Energy Symposium in Fort Collins, Colo.
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