Author: Steve Hanley

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13 states declare climate independence from Trump, form United States Climate Alliance

Several states have decided to chart their own course in responding to the existential threat of climate change by forming the United States Climate Alliance. California, not surprisingly, is the leader of the pack. by Steve Hanley  The Golden State’s governor, Jerry Brown, has been steadfast in his abuse of Donald Trump, suggesting he is a […]

June 8th

California and China sign their own climate agreement. Sorry, Trump

California governor Jerry Brown is in China this week. He signed a climate agreement with Wan Gang, China’s minister of science and technology, committing both parties to work together to lower carbon emissions. He will be the keynote speaker at the Under2 Clean Energy Forum in Beijing on June 7, addressing  leaders from 170 countries, states, and cities […]

June 7th

Renewable energy is an unstoppable wave, says Financial Times

With more then 2.2 million readers a day, the Financial Times is the newspaper of record for economists, business leaders, and government policy makers worldwide. On May 18, its lead story was entitled: The Big Green Bang: How Renewable Energy Became Unstoppable. by Steve Hanley   The Financial Times tells the story of Torotrak, a British […]

May 26th

With Obama’s Clean Power Plan on hold, VA Gov steps in to limit power plant emissions

Virginia’s governor, Terry McAuliffe, has signed an executive order that directs the state’s environmental regulators to create a cap and trade plan for carbon power plant emissions. “The threat of climate change is real, and we have a shared responsibility to confront it,” McAuliffe said. “Once approved, this regulation will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from […]

May 22nd

DiCaprio Calls For An End To “The Politics Of Greed”

This article was first published on Gas2. Reprinted with permission.  Leonardo DiCaprio won the Oscar Sunday night for his his role in The Revenant. His acceptance speech thanked all the usually people, as expected. But then he took the opportunity to speak about a subject he feels passionately about — climate change. Making The Revenant […]

February 29th