by Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO at PSEG
The Senate’s confirmation of Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary was an historic event the moment it occurred, with Yellen becoming the first woman ever named to that post. Her unrivaled background and expertise, together with the enormous challenges we face as a nation, provide an opportunity for Yellen to be one of the most consequential leaders to hold the job.
by Travis Kavulla, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at NRG Energy
Lots of the best minds in energy are in hyperdrive these days thinking about what a low-carbon grid looks like and how to get there. In a timely contribution to the field, E3 is out today with a major study of that question, as seen through the lens of PJM, one of the largest electricity markets in North America.
As leaders of 195 countries have begun to sign the Paris agreement on climate change, the focus on a solution to a warming planet is moving from cutting emissions to calls for a global carbon tax. A carbon tax would impose a financial surcharge on fossil fuels for the cost of their polluting impact on the environment and make cleaner energy sources a more viable economic choice.
LONDON/SYDNEY/BOSTON, April 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ –The Paris Agreement enters into force once 55 countries representing 55% of global emissions have deposited their instruments of accession with the UN. Investors support an early entry into force of the agreement, possibly as early as next year.
While it's not uncommon for companies look to their own operations to improve energy efficiency, some may be surprised that more than 70 percent of the largest businesses target internal processes as the most common way to help mitigate #ClimateChange. See the variety of actions business leaders are taking and considering for the future. http://bit.ly/263pLl6
Bard CEP's National Climate Webinar Features Rachel Cleetus, Lead Economist, Union of Concerned Scientists About Renewables, Efficiency and Carbon Pricing
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., March 1st, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On March 2nd, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy will be speaking with Rachel Cleetus, Lead Economist at the Union of Concerned Scientists about Renewables, Efficiency and Carbon Pricing. Rachel designs and advocates for effective global warming policies at the federal, regional, state, and international levels.