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The Democrats' Bold New Energy Platform: Zero Fossil Fuels [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 30]

“America must be running entirely on clean energy by mid-century” – 2016 Democratic Party platform

Delegates to the Democratic Party’s national convention released their new platform on July 21st. 1,292 more words

Energy Policy

The Republican Party’s Energy Platform [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 26]

I was a delegate to last week’s State Republican Convention in Dallas, which adopted a new platform for the party.  Each of the platform’s 266 positions was individually voted on by the entire convention.  886 more words

Energy Policy

Three rules for donors: making sure public-private development finance actually works

Last year’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Agreement on climate change represent a significant political shift away from a dependency on fossil fuels towards an era of development more in harmony with the environment. 674 more words

Aid Power Governance

E. O. Wilson on preserving biodiversity

This week he publishes his 32nd book, Half Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, in which he argues that we must set aside half the earth a preserve for non-human life. 297 more words

Great Revaluing

Peak Paper

Over at Crooked Timber John Quiggin has a post on peak paper:

In 2013, the world reached Peak Paper. World production and consumption of paper reached its maximum, flattened out, and is now falling.

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Climate & Environment

On Diverse Uses of Public Lands: An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders and Ron Paul

The armed standoff in Oregon concerning the Malheur Wildlife refuge is only the latest is a long series of conflicts over “public” lands, as R. McGreggor Cawley has pointed out in a recent… 691 more words

Climate & Environment

CAFOD’s hopes for COP21

After much anticipation the Paris climate negotiations, or COP21, are finally upon us. It is no exaggeration to say that governments, businesses, charities and faith communities have been working towards this point for years. 863 more words

Climate Environment