LEAD FEATURE ❧ Achieving an energy economy based entirely on renewables quickly enough to meet the Paris goal of 2ºC is a high-risk strategy. Removing carbon dioxide from waste streams and burying it is necessary — as may be extraction of the gas from the atmosphere.
With SIDEBARs by a law firm attorney | a carbon-based NGO official.
CENTERPIECE ❧ Pricing carbon and using some or all of the proceeds to provide strategic, cost-effective subsidies could achieve deeper, faster emissions cuts than a conventional price alone — without increasing costs to industry or consumers.
COVER STORY ❧ The administration is booting experts from advisory panels. Inconvenient studies are shut down early. Officials are forbidden from using certain words. But as professional integrity is compromised, scientists are getting creative in blunting the damage.
With SIDEBARs by EPA’s science office | a think tank scholar | a progressive activist.
TESTIMONY ❧ No baseball team picks players in 2018 the way it did in 1978. Nor does any business do marketing today the same way it did in decades past. Environmental protection, however, remains stuck in a top-down 20th century regulatory model. But new tools and strategies, including carbon pricing, could unleash a sustainability revolution that drives innovation — and delivers a transformed energy future.
THE DEBATE ❧ EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program has produced impressive results. The bay states’ ambitious Clean Water Blueprint survived a legal challenge, and federal, state, and local governments have achieved impressive pollution reductions. But as the states ramp up their efforts, there is a standoff in Washington about funding.
As regulators retreat, is corporate sustainability up to the challenge?
Science: it’s not about rules and process but, rather, about anarchy.
States step up regional climate change gas mitigation markets.
Recent cold weather shows grid’s reliance on oil, upping emissions.
Will 2018 be the Year of the Bird? If so, not necessarily a good one.
Environmental lawyers pay close attention to Trump v. California.
World’s largest carbon market is scheduled for 2020 launch in China.
Arctic dreams among the Inukshuks on melting Greenland’s endangered icecap.
Is Napa Valley a sustainable Garden of Eden?
Colleagues’ new jobs, promotions, and achievements.
On why we want policy not waste.