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Climate Change | Externalized Costs of Business as Usual


Energy-related CO2 emissions from natural gas surpass coal as fuel use patterns change; Eliza Goren & Perry Lindstrom, US Energy Information Agency, Aug 17, 2016

China's coal peak hailed as turning point in climate change battle; Damian Carrington, The Guardian, Jul 25, 2016

How scared or hopeful should we be in a warming world?; Clive Hamilton, The Guardian, May 12, 2016

Almost Everything You Know About Climate Change Solutions Is Outdated, Part 1; Joe Romm, Think Progress, May 10, 2016

Massive Victory for 7 Kids in Climate Change Lawsuit in Washington State; Our Children's Trust, EcoWatch, Apr 29, 2016

Curbing Methane Pollution Could be Our Best Bet for Slowing Climate Change; Emma Foehringer Merchant, Newsweek, Apr 29, 2016

Victory in Landmark Climate Case! Federal Court Affirms Constitutional Rights of Kids and Denies Motions of Government and Fossil Fuel Industry in Youth's Landmark Climate Change Case; Our Children's Trust, Apr 8, 2016

The Climate Web; Brad Ward, Climate Connections, Apr 6, 2016

Scotland urged to adopt more ambitious carbon emissions target; Severin Carrell, The Guardian, Mar 15, 2016

Dangerous global warming will happen sooner than thought – study; Joshua Robertson, The Guardian, Mar 9, 2016

The staggering economic cost of air pollution; Chelsea Harvey, The Washington Post, Jan 29, 2016

Climate Risks Are #1 Threat to Global Economy; Rachel Cleetus, Union of Concerned Scientists, Jan 20, 2016

Proof That a Price on Carbon Works; The Editorial Board, New York Times, Jan 19, 2016



It's Canada (again)! This time, it's helping to lead the way to fix the environment; Adam Wernick, pri.org, Dec 27, 2015

A Fitting End for the Hottest Year on Record; Jonah Bromwich, New York Times, Dec 23, 2015

Paris Climate Accord Is a Big, Big Deal; Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times, Dec 16, 2015

West Coast Clean Economy: November 2015, 2010-2014 Jobs Update; The Delphi Group, Pacific Coast Collaborative

US NGO Letter to President Obama on Paris Climate Negotiations; Center for Biological Diversity & 150 Non-governmental Organizations including OREP, Dec 1, 2015

Countdown to 2050: Sharpening Oregon’s Climate Action Tools; M. Powers, A. Schlusser, A. Lang, C. Bonugli & S. Djemba, Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School, Nov 2015

It Really Is Time to Choose; Charles Ferguson, Huffington Post, Nov 30, 2015

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change; Justin Gillis, New York Times, Nov 28, 2015

Elections 2016: How Can the Climate Movement Have the Greatest Impact During This Presidential Election Period?; Bill McKibben & Climate Reality Check, Nov 12, 2015 (Audio recording)

Retrofits for Resiliency: How to Make an Existing Solar PV System into an Islandable Resilient Power System [Webinar archive]; Clean Energy States Alliance, Nov 12, 2015

How Green Are Those Solar Panels, Really?; Christina Nunez, National Geographic, Nov 11, 2014

What is the energy and carbon payback time for PV panels in the UK?; Center for Alternative Technology

Cutting-Edge Climate Law: Eugene Is Ground Zero; Eugene City Club (Audio recording), KLCC, Oct 19, 2015

How states can best promote clean power; Anthony F. Earley, Jr. and Bob Perciasepe, The Hill, Sep 10, 2015

Washington state rules target greenhouse gases; Becky Kramer, The Spokesman-Review, Sep 22, 2015

New Study Uncovers Bias in PacifiCorp Resource Planning at Customer Expense; Shane Levy, Sierra Club, Sep 22, 2015

Devil's in the details: What's in the EPA's final Clean Power Plan; Gavin Blade, Utility Dive, Aug 5, 2015

How Obama's Clean Power Plan actually works — a step-by-step guide; Brad Plumer, Vox, Aug 5, 2015

The President's Hard Carbon Emissions Push; John Donvan (Host), OnPoint, Aug 4, 2015

E&E's Power Plan Hub; E&E Publishing, 2015

Naomi Oreskes, a Lightning Rod in a Changing Climate; Justin Gillis, New York Times, Jun 15, 2015

How Europe's climate policies have led to more trees being cut down in the U.S.; Joby Warrick, The Washington Post, Jun 2, 2015

How climate change threatens the Western grid, and what to do about it; Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive, May 29, 2015

Oregon Legislative District Climate Impact Summaries; Southern Oregon Climate Action Now, Jan 2015



Climate Reality Check Network Comments on US EPA Clean Power Plan; 125 Organization Signatories including OREP, Dec 1, 2014

Yes, the U.S. can reduce emissions 80% by 2050 — in 6 graphs; David Roberts, grist, Nov 25, 2014

What's The Truth About Germany's GHG Emissions?; Roy Hales, CleanTechnica, Nov 16, 2014

These teens are taking their climate lawsuit all the way to the Supreme Court; Sam Bliss, Grist, Oct 22, 2014

Oceans Getting Hotter Than Anybody Realized; John Upton, Climate Central, Oct 5, 2014

Beyond Treaties: A New Way of Framing Global Climate Action; Fred Pearce, Yale360, Sept 29, 2014

Fixing Climate Change May Add No Costs, Report Says; Justin Gillis, New York Times, Sept 16, 2014

Climate impacts of Natural Gas Production and LNG export; Sierra Club, et al, Aug 2014

Accounting for the Expanding Carbon Shadow From Coal-Burning Plants; Andrew Revkin, New York Times, Aug 28, 2014

Unions Confronting the Climate Crisis; Labor Network for Sustainability, Aug, 2014

Europe is burning our forests for "renewable" energy. Wait, what?; Ben Adler, Grist, Aug 25, 2014

GAO finds no fault with 'social cost of carbon'; Benjamin Goad, The Hill, Aug, 25, 2014

Natural Law: Does the public trust doctrine that protects air, water, and endangered species apply to climate?; Mary DeMocker, Oregon Quarterly, Autumn 2014

Nuclear and Carbon Capture Aren't Scalable Compared to Wind Energy; Mike Barnard, Barnard on Wind, Jul 26, 2014

Carbon emissions from German power sector "balanced" in 2013; Craig Morris, Renewables International, March 19, 2014

US Army colonel: world is sleepwalking to a global energy crisis; Nafeez Ahmed, The Guardian, January 17, 2014

U.N. Says Lag in Confronting Climate Woes Will Be Costly; Justin Gillis, The New York Times, January 16, 2014



The Entire IPCC Report in 19 Illustrated Haiku; Anna Fahey, Sightline Institute, December 16, 2013

EPA's new carbon rule sparks battle over CCS, with legal challenges likely; Jean Chemnick, Greenwire, September 20, 2013

2012 was one of the 10 warmest years on record globally; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, August 6, 2013

Global carbon dioxide levels set to pass 400ppm milestone; John Vidal, the Guardian, April 29, 2013

Climate Change Is in the Air; Rosana Francescato, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, April 25, 2013

Copenhagen's Ambitious Push To Be Carbon Neutral by 2025; Justin Gerdes, Yale Environment 360, April 11, 2013



Climate change is here — and worse than we thought; Dr. James Hansen, Washington Post, August 3, 2012

The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic; Richard A. Muller, The New York Times, July 28, 2012

Global Warming's Terrifying New Math: Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe - and that make clear who the real enemy is; Bill McKibben, Rolling Stone, July 19, 2012

Death to PV Subsidies; Tim Keating, Renewable Energy World Contributor, February 3, 2012

Full cost accounting for the life cycle of coal; Epstein, P. R., et. al., Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 1219, February 2011

Mining Coal, Mounting Costs - The Life Cycle Consequences of Coal, Harvard Medical School, Center for Health and the Global Environment, February 2011



An Overview of Potential Economic Costs to Oregon of a Business-As-Usual Approach to Climate Change; Ernie Niemi, et al, Climate Leadership Initiative, February 17, 2009

An Overview of Potential Economic Costs to Washington of a Business-As-Usual Approach to Climate Change; Ernie Niemi, et al, Climate Leadership Initiative, February 17, 2009


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