From the fourth annual YCEI Atmospheric Science - Climate Policy Frontier, February 7, 2013. Panelists include Trude Storelvmo (Yale), Dan Lashoff (NRDC) and Cliff Davidson (Syracuse University).
Policy & Law
John Walke, Sr. Defense Counsel for the NRDC discusses three categories of advocacy that have been adopted by activists in the currently polarized environment where the mention of “climate change” makes people choose sides.
Nearly three and a half years after the Fukushima Daiichi’s nuclear accident, Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has certified its first nuclear station at Sendai to go back on line…
Jared Milfred ‘16 was licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to operate Reed College’s nuclear research reactor while still a high school student in Portland, OR. He describes YCEI’s upcoming forum on nuclear power scheduled for April 24, 2015.
With evidence mounting that climate change is severe, pervasive and perhaps irreversible, why is society not responding as if it were preparing for war? Professor Mary Wood says it’s because we assume that environmental law will protect us. But unlike many other facets of society that are innovating in anticipation of a changed climate they accept is on the way, the law is not.
YCEI Director Mark Pagani introduces Panel Moderator and new YCEI Advisory Board Chair Dave Lawrence who mediates the morning panel and its first speaker Dan Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Law and former Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and the Environment. (DEEP).
Transportation sector greenhouse gas reductions do more than save energy: greener public transportation alternatives can reduce traffic congestion, lessen US dependence on foreign oil and make the US more economically competitive. In addition to these benefits, policies that reduce GHG emissions by encouraging more active modes of transportation can have additional…
In his keynote address at the fifth annual conference, Vice President of Communications for Shell Americas, Niel Golightly shared two scenarios for how his company sees our energy…
Niel Golightly, Shell Oil’s VP for External Affairs, discusses his company’s practice of internally assuming a $40/ton price on carbon for their long-term planning needs. IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri responds with his thoughts on how a peer-reviewed study of the practice could significantly advance opportunities for implementing a price on carbon, the single measure which many feel could do more than anything else to get CO2 emissions under control.