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PPI | Policy Report | February 1, 2007
The Global Climate Change Marketplace
By David J. Hayes
Creating a domestic cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions will greatly boost the American economy and help to fight global warming.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | January 17, 2007
A Change In the Weather
This year's Senate debate on McCain-Lieberman will provide a critical test of the progress the Senate, the country, and particularly the GOP has made in coming to grips with the climate change crisis.

PPI | Front & Center | May 10, 2006
Yes, Virginia, It's Definitely Getting Hot
By Jan Mazurek
A new federal report refutes a favorite argument of global warming skeptics. Still, the Bush administration favors more paralysis by analysis. But momentum may be building in the Senate for serious action to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | February 9, 2006
A New Clean Air Strategy
By Jan Mazurek
Starting with a carbon cap in the power sector is the best path to a bipartisan deal on greenhouse gas emissions.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | December 6, 2005
Let's Get Moving On Clean Air and Climate Change
You don't have to like the Kyoto Protocol to understand America has to get involved in the broader effort towards addressing the challenge of global climate change.

PPI | Policy Report | December 5, 2005
A New Clean Air Strategy
By Jan Mazurek
With officials from around the world descending on Montreal for a new round of international climate change negotiations, the United States has once again taken a position on the sidelines. Nonetheless, on the home front, political momentum seems to be building for action to bring U.S. greenhouse gas emissions under control.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | November 3, 2005
Cleaner Air: Affordable Cost, Priceless Benefits
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency released its long-anticipated official cost and benefit estimates of the rival air pollution bills. DLC Vice Chair Sen. Tom Carper's (D-DE) bipartisan "Clean Air Planning Act" was shown to be vastly superior to the president's Clear Skies proposal.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | September 23, 2005
Idea of the Week: Regional Action On Greenhouse Gases
Despite growing evidence that global warming may well be heightening the intensity of hurricanes, the Bush administration continues to express little interest in forceful action on climate change. As Washington fiddles, however, state governments are beginning to act.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | February 16, 2005
Going It Alone On Climate Change
The president's decision to go it alone on climate change is leading other Americans to go it alone with constructive steps to deal with the problem before it becomes an environmental and economic disaster.

DLC | New Dem Daily | December 3, 2004
Idea of the Week: Clean Technology
Two new Progressive Policy Institute reports offer ways for the United States to catch up in the booming global market for environmentally clean technologies.

Edward Elgar | Book | June 29, 2004
A Transaction Costs Perspective on Voluntary Agreements: The Case of the XL Program
By Magali Delmas and Janice Mazurek
A powerpoint slideshow summarizes a new book chapter by the authors, which can be found in Voluntary Agreements in Climate Policies. An Assessment, Andrea Baranzini and Philippe Thalmann (eds).

DLC | New Dem Daily | December 17, 2003
Scientists Say Human Impact on Climate Change Certain
Yesterday, the American Geophysical Union issued a strongly worded statement concluding that "human activities are increasingly altering the Earth's climate."

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 20, 2003
Spurring the Carbon Market
By Sen. Tom Carper
The CCX program looks to be a winner for Chicago, businesses, farmers, and the environment. Other locales and financial centers would be wise to follow its example.

DLC | New Dem Daily | June 19, 2003
The Political Science of Climate Change
A new episode of White House tampering with an environmental report represents another step down the road to denial on climate change for an administration that seems eager to embrace the know-nothing and do-nothing factions of the Republican Right.

DLC | New Dem Daily | April 22, 2003
A Third Way on Air Emissions
Action now on the sensible approach offered by the bi-partisan Clean Air Planning Act is the best course forward.

DLC | New Dem Daily | February 13, 2003
Greenwashing the Potemkin Village
The Bush administration proposal for voluntary reductions in greenhouse gas emissions released yesterday presents a false choice between economic growth and real emissions reductions.

PPI | Front & Center | January 7, 2003
Cap Carbon Dioxide Now: PPI's Hybrid Approach
By Jan Mazurek
A hybrid system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions economy wide represents a potentially viable compromise to systematically tackle what amounts to the most pressing environmental priority of the 21st century.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | December 2, 2002
Clear Skies, Cloudy Climate
By Roger Ballentine and Jan Mazurek
Bush's plan to reduce greenhouse gases leaves out the worst pollutant, carbon dioxide. Senator Carper has a better alternative.

UCLA Environmental Law Center | Event | September 25, 2002
California's CO2 Emission Legislation
On September 25, 2002, the UCLA Environmental Law Centers Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program hosted a roundtable discussion on AB 1493, California's groundbreaking legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks. The event was co-sponsored by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and the State Bar of California Environmental Law Section.

PPI | Policy Report | June 6, 2002
Cap Carbon Dioxide Now
By Jan Mazurek
America can no longer afford to dither and delay on slowing climate change. We must impose mandatory caps on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases now, both to avert the potentially catastrophic impacts to humans associated with global warming and to restore our global standing as a leader in the cause of a clean and healthy environment.

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