Pew Environment Group
July 22, 2009
The Pew Environment Group is the conservation arm of The Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-governmental organization that applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improving public policy, informing the public and stimulating civic life.
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- A report tracking the major trends in global clean energy investments and development among the G20 nations. It finds that economic, environmental, and security imperatives are driving clean energy deployment forward.
- "The public did not expressing a particular sense of urgency over the March 1 sequester deadline. With little more than a week to go, barely a quarter had heard a lot about the scheduled cuts, while about as many had heard nothing at all."
- The global clean energy marketplace is expanding rapidly, but the competitive position of American industry is at risk because of increased competition abroad and uncertain policies at home. The report outlines policy recommendations, including investments in energy research and development, extension of key manufacturing incentives, and establishment of a national Clean Energy Standard that sets milestones for deployment of renewable and other clean sources in the electric power sector.
- The percentage of Americans saying there is solid evidence of global warming has steadily increased over the past few years. Currently, 67% say there is solid evidence that the earth’s average temperature has been getting warmer over the past few decades, up four points since last year and 10 points since 2009.
- Pew Letter to the President on CAFE Standards
- The Pew Environment group strongly supports the new CAFE Standards and asks President Obama to protect these important vehicle emissions and fuel standards.
- Report: From Barracks to the Battlefield: Clean Energy Innovation and America’s Armed Forces
- The Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate report on the Department of Defense’s (DOD) work on clean-energy innovation finds that the DoD’s clean energy investments increased 200 percent between 2006 and 2009, from $400 million to $1.2 billion.
- Pew 2009 International Climate Calendar
- A concise graphical view of the major international climate meetings in 2009
- PEW: Environment Group Praises EPA for Acting on Global Warming
- Press release from the Pew Environment Group in response to the EPA's announcement on Friday, April 17 that it considers carbon pollution to be a threat to America's public health and welfare.
- Pew Env Group Reacts to Passage of ACES Through House
- On June 26, Pew Environment Group reacts to the passage of the American Clean Energy & Security Act through the House.
- Research by the PEW Charitable Trusts offers detailed analysis on developments in global clean energy investments and compares individual nations' efforts in the arena.
- Pew Environment Group on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009
- The Pew Environment Group reacts of the passage of the American Clean Energy & Security Act through the House Energy & Commerce Committee on May 21, 2009.
- Industry Opposition to Government Regulation
- For decades, corporations and their trade associations have opposed regulations aimed at protecting human health and the environment. Industry has repeatedly argued that the cost of complying is too high, the benefits to society don’t justify the investment, or the regulations will cost jobs. When regulations have been implemented, however, the compliance costs have proved to be less and the benefits greater than industry officials predicted. In fact, regulatory requirements to protect the environment, workers and consumers have often led to innovation, increased productivity, and new businesses and jobs. Most often, there is no conflict between economic competitiveness and regulation. As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepares to reduce air pollution further by regulating greenhouse gas emissions, it is helpful to look back at industry statements and cost projections as well as the documented impacts and benefits of regulatory measures that have been implemented.
- Industry Fact Sheet RE EPA
- For decades, corporations and their trade associations have opposed regulations aimed at protecting human health and the environment. Industry has repeatedly argued that the cost of complying is too high, the benefits to society don’t justify the investment, or the regulations will cost jobs. When regulations have been implemented, however, the compliance costs have proved to be less and the benefits greater than industry officials predicted.
- Pew Center: Side by side: Copenhagen Accord and draft LCA core decision
- Pew Environment Group's response to President Obama's announcement on May 19, 2009 that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation will establish a uniform federal standard to reduce global warming pollution from cars and light trucks and improve vehicle efficiency.
- Pew statement: EPA releases final "Tailoring" rule for GHG emissions
- PEW Poll: Support for Alternative Energy and Offshore Drilling
- The public continues to favor a wide range of government policies to address the nation’s energy supply. More than three-quarters of the public (78%) favors increasing federal funding for research on wind, solar and hydrogen technology. At the same time, the public continues to broadly support expanded offshore oil drilling: 63% say they favor allowing more offshore oil and gas drilling in U.S. waters while 31% are opposed.
- Pew Post-Poznan Summary and Outcomes
- A summary of events and progress in key areas.
- Pew Environment Group Letter to Senate: Oppose Murkowski's Disapproval Resolution
- Letter sent to the Senate on January 29, 2010 from the Pew Environment Group. Urges senators to oppose Senator Murkowski's disapproval resolution aimed at limiting the EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.
- The Clean Energy Economy: Indiana
- Pew fact sheet profiles the growth of the clean energy industry in Indiana in the past decade.
- Voters Continue to Support Congress' Energy and Global Warming Plan and Prefer Stronger Standards Over Weaker Ones
- Poll conducted for Pew Environment Group in June 2009 of like 2010 general election voters. Finds majority of respondents favor reducing emissions and support the energy plans being considered in Congress.