Tag: USCAP

Seeing the Oil: A First-Hand Report

Written by | May 7th, 2010

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Mark Tercek, the Conservancy’s president and CEO, flew over the Gulf oil spill Thursday — and reports that its size and potential damage to nature overwhelmed him.

USCAP: More Relevant Than Ever

Written by | March 2nd, 2010

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The United States needs solutions to climate change and energy issues — and the U.S. Climate Action Partnership is more relevant than ever to that task, says the Conservancy’s Eric Haxthausen.

Connecting the Dots of Climate Change

Written by | July 21st, 2009

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Here in Washington, where I work on environmental policy for The Nature Conservancy, politics often passes for actual information about the outside world. Blogs, e-newsletters, and print dailies present a continuing stream of commentary on political alignment and conflict over issues. The energy and climate change legislation now being taken up by the U.S. Senate […]

Forest Carbon: No News is Good News

Written by | April 27th, 2009

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Continuing our coverage of the Waxman-Markey bill hearings on Capitol Hill, Jeff Fiedler, the Conservancy’s senior policy advisor for climate and forests, has the following to say about the debate – or lack thereof – over the proposed legislation’s forest carbon provisions: Like many climate junkies, I’ve been following this week’s hearings on the American […]

Climate Change Policy Gets Moving

Written by | January 16th, 2009

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I’d like to take a quick moment to interrupt my regularly scheduled tech blogging to post this quick dispatch from my Nature Conservancy colleague, Jenny Denney, who does climate and energy communications for the Conservancy. She reports here on the early machinations of climate change policy in the House Energy and Commerce Committee: If the […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, Jan. 16

Written by | January 16th, 2009

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Brrrr, it’s cold here in Virginia! But here’s what’s hot and green online this morning: The Adaams Family Look: Why are CFL light bulbs still unpopular? Green Inc.’s readers say they don’t last as long as advertised and make “your entire family look like cadavers.” From the You Must Be Doing Something Right Department: The […]

Climate Legislation: A Blueprint for Success

Written by | January 15th, 2009

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Earlier today the US Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a highly unusual coalition of the CEOs of more than 30 major U.S. companies and national environmental organizations companies, released its Blueprint for Legislative Action calling for comprehensive carbon cap and trade legislation. USCAP’s plan would dramatically reduce the U.S. share of the carbon emissions that are […]

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