News of Note

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet (The Guardian, February 4, 2018)

CCL's Mark Reynolds:  State of our union is closely linked to the state of our climate (January 31, 2018)

Why fossil fuels survive (Washington Post, February 28, 2018)

COP23: Key outcomes agreed at the UN climate talks in Bonn (CarbonBrief, November 19, 2017)

Bipartisan Caucus Grows to 68 Members:  Climate Solutions Caucus welcomes Upton, Schakowsky (CCL, January 26, 2018)

US Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report (November 3, 2017)

CCL's Mark Reynolds:  Clean Power Plan is gutted, Congress must step in to price carbon (October 11, 2017)

How do you shift Republicans on climate? Be nice (E&E News, September 4, 2017)

Businesses and Investors Need to Act on Climate Now:  A look at trends related to the economy and climate change, and three steps businesses and investors can take to move forward  (Stanford Social Innovation Review, July 12, 2017)

Climate Leadership Council Announces Founding Members (June 20, 2017)


We Are Still In--COP23 in Bonn (November 2017)

We Mean Business--COP23 in Bonn (November 2017)

‘Climate Change is Real’: Business Leaders React to President Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Agreement (Fortune, June 2, 2017)

What to Expect as the US Leaves Paris Climate Accord (NYT, June 1, 2017)

US Business Leaders Want to Stay in the Paris Climate Accord (Harvard Business Review, May 31, 2017)

Bipartisan support:  Most Americans Support Staying in the Paris Agreement  (The Atlantic, May 31, 2017)

Legal Issues Related to the Paris Agreement (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, May 2017)

    George P. Shultz and Ted Halstead. The Business Case for the Paris Climate Accord (NYT, May 9, 2017)

    American Business Overwhelmingly Supports the Paris Agreement (NRDC, May 5, 2017)

    Businesses urge president to remain in Paris Agreement (C2ES, May 2017)

    US Business Leaders Send Open Letter To Trump: 'Don't Abandon Climate Deal' (Forbes, November 2016)


    From E2, May 2017:

    • The goals of the Paris Agreement represent an estimated $19T to the world economy over the next 30 years, $26B to the US economy by 2020 alone (Sources:  IEA and IRENA).

    • More than 3 million Americans work in clean energy.  

    • The global clean energy market is $1.4T, while the US share in that market is $320B.  Other countries are poised to jump into that market, overtaking the US share of investment and jobs.

    • US employment base stands to add 300,00 jobs by 2020, mostly in manufacturing and construction, during the shift to a low-carbon economy.

    • Over 1,000 businesses, collectively worth $1T, including Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg Co., and Dow Chemical, publicly support the Paris Agreement.  (Read more about corporate support at Low-Carbon USA.)


    California bill to make cap and trade similar to Carbon Fee and Dividend (5/5/17)

    With two new bills, Massachusetts moves on Carbon Pricing (2/8/17)

    US Carbon Pricing Initiatives by State