The Climate Treaty Emission Targets: Commitments and Results

Today’s ECO touches on the posturing and positioning continuing today at the UN Climate Conference in Poland around pledges for targets for emission reductions.  Although reports like those provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations Environment Programme, and several nongovernmental organizations show how reaching appropriate targets Continue reading

Madness and the UN Climate Conference

The lead negotiator for the Philippines at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN Climate Conference), which started Monday in Poland, called the global inaction on the climate crisis “madness.”  That is an understandable expression given the devastation and hardships his country is facing days after a super Continue reading

Climate Action: WRA Comments on Carbon Emission Limits for Existing Power Plants

coal plant in central UT

Earlier this week, Western Resource Advocates Senior Energy/Water Analyst Stacy Tellinghuisen participated in one of 11 Environmental Protection Agency listening sessions on potential greenhouse gas emissions limits for existing power plants. Power plants in the U.S. are one of the leading sources of greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide, Continue reading