Natural Gas vs Solid Evidence: The Liquid Lies About DTE’s Proposed Plant and Why it Matters

[This blog post is brought to you by Climate Blue investigative reporter, Emily Chang.] [UPDATE: The Michigan Public Service Commission just released an initial brief  that indicates that they intend to approve the plans for the plant early next week. ] The news seems to be flying low on everybody’s radar: DTE Energy is planning to spend …

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Progress and upcoming challenges: Defining the Technology framework of the Paris Agreement at the COP 23

The 2017 UN Framework Conference on Climate Change—Conference of Parties (COP 23)—was commonly considered a more “technical” COP with respect to the landmark COP 21, which resulted in the Paris Agreement (PA).  The importance of the COP 23 lay in the Parties formulating the “rulebook” for the successful implementation of the several mechanisms established in …

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COP23 Delegates Talk Climate Action on It’s Hot In Here

One of the things I took home from COP was the interconnected responsibility of action on climate change. Each of us--from elected officials to corporate decisionmakers to schoolteachers and graduate students--has a part to play on pushing climate action. Last Friday, Chris Karounos and I joined Ben Sonnega on It's Hot in Here, a radio …

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