Environmental & Energy Study Institute (EESI)
February 10, 2009
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- This fact sheet provides information on climate change polling in the United States for the year 2014. The study ultimately found: the belief that climate change is happening and caused by human action is rising, but at slower rates as compared to 2007; their is a large disparity among party lines when it comes to climate change; and the EPA proposed carbon dioxide regulations for power plants have widespread support, even across party lines.
- EESI compiled over a dozen summaries of documents published by national and international governmental organizations that support the existence, causes, and need for action concerning climate change The following organizations' publications are summarized: the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CNA Corporation's Military Advisory Board, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Global Change Research Program, U.S. Government Accountability Office, International Energy Agency, IPCC Working Group I, IPCC Working Group II, IPCC Working Group III, and U.S. White House. All reports focus on government research and action in relation to climate change. Topics include health, weather, national security, energy projections, climate change indicators, and international climate change plans. Report publication dates range from 2013 to 2014.
- This fact sheet outlines the benefits, growth potential and policy implications of combined heat and power technologies as a clean, renewable energy source when combined with biomass fuels
- This fact sheet covers some of the basic aspects of landfill methane extraction policies including current regulations, EPA programs, case examples, and costs/financing topics
- An issue briefing that summarizes the impacts of President Obama's budget proposal fro FY 2014 on a variety of agencies and programs that work on environmental protection, clean energy, climate change mitigation/adaptation, and transportation.
- Polling the American Public on Climate Change
- This fact sheet provides information on climate change polling in the United States over the last year from a variety of sources. 20 different polls are cited.
- Because of the critical need to slow the rate of climate change, momentum is building for fast-action climate mitigation strategies that provide more sizeable short-term benefits than CO2 reductions. These strategies include efforts to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), the set of gases and particulates that are primarily responsible for the half of global warming not caused by CO2 and that have atmospheric lifetimes of less than 20 years.
- EESI Joins Call for Bipartisan Action After Obama's State of the Union Speech
- In the State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama emphasized the need to keep the economy on the right track as it regains its strength and creates new jobs. He also reiterated the critical need to address climate change, after a year which saw record heat, drought, and weather extremes in the United States: "For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change." We at EESI share these goals.
- China's Actions on Clean Power
- China is experiencing incredible economic growth, resulting in immense demand for electricity. In 2006, China surpassed the United States as the largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, and yet in 2011, China led the world in renewable energy technology investments, spending $52 billion. The purpose of this issue brief is to analyze recent trends and policy directives in China's clean power sector. It also considers future projections about China's energy usage, as forecasted by outside sources, as well as China's stated environmental goals.
- This fact sheet from the Environmental and Energy Study Institute explains how electric vehicles work, popular models, the outlook for this technology, and incentives.
- Officials gathered to work on commitments made at the Durban conference last year, especially to finalize timing and details of an extension to the Kyoto Protocol and development of a new, binding global treaty.
- At a time when transportation agencies are faced with failing infrastructure and major budgetary constraints, the transportation sector is bearing significant losses from recent extreme weather events. With the National Climate Assessment assessing impacts and adaptation progress in key sectors of the U.S. economy – including transportation – it is timely to consider the needs of state and local transportation agencies as they start to adapt their practices to climate change and shifting trends in extreme weather.
- FY2012 Budget Request for Energy-Related Programs
- The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) has published a fact sheet outlining the Obama administration's FY 2012 budget request for several key energy programs, with comparisons to the administration's estimated funding levels for FY 2011 as well as actual appropriations for FY 2010.
- Obama Administration FY 2012 Budget Proposal
- This fact sheet by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute outlines the Obama administration’s FY 2012 budget request for several key energy programs and compares them to the administration’s estimated funding levels for FY 2011 as well as actual appropriations for FY 2010.