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Achieving a Near-Zero Carbon Power Grid: Presentation to the New Mexico Legislature, Senate Conservation Committee
To address climate change, we need a near-zero carbon power system by mid-century. Our chances of reaching this goal are much better if, in addition to using renewables, we have the option to use a diversity of low carbon power sources, including firm sources. Public policies today should not foreclose…
Explore Our Redesigned Website and Fresh Look!
Every day at the Clean Air Task Force we ask ourselves, “What’s the most important work we can be doing to avoid climate change?”
Testimony Regarding S.877/A. 2850 Before the State of New Jersey Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
What Americans Need to Hear from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
On Tuesday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will testify before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, providing a prime opportunity for the public to hear him address questions about his ongoing efforts to roll back regulations designed to reduce pollution.
Testimony Regarding New Jersey’s Nuclear Power Plants Before the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee
Electricity Decarbonization – How’s That Working Out?
Most analyses of the requirements to stabilize the planet at warming of no more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels envision a zero-carbon-emitting electric grid at or before 2050.
Climate Change and Energy: We Need a Big Boat
You may remember a scene in the movie Jaws where the local police chief, having glimpsed the gigantic shark up close from back of the deck, reels back into the cockpit to observe: “You’re going to need a bigger boat.” Wringing all the carbon out of the system would be…
Climate Change Needs America’s Technology Leadership
In December 2015, the leaders of 195 nations gathered in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. They unanimously agreed to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. They had a further ambition to limit the global temperature rise to just 1.5 degrees, if possible. The…