Swap trades fuel California carbon market activity

U.S. and China Experience Different Sources of Air Pollution

Energy Innovation’s Chris Busch spoke with Voice of America about how pollution sources differ between modern day Beijing and 1960’s Los Angeles. He points out that Beijing’s pollution mostly comes from coal production around Beijing, whereas Los Angeles’ pollution came from vehicle emissions due to the lack of exhaust emissions standards at the time.

Emissions by Makers of Energy Level Off

Carbon dioxide emissions from the world’s energy producers stalled in 2014, the first time in 40 years of measurement that the level did not increase during a period of economic expansion, according to preliminary estimates from the International Energy Agency. The research suggests that efforts to counteract climate change by reducing carbon emissions and promoting energy efficiency could be working.

“Planning Cities for People” in China

Eye on China: walkable cities (interview; pt 2)

Energy Innovation’s Policy Analyst CC Huang speaks with Natalie Tso from TRI’s Eye on China series about how walkability and other features improve quality-of-life in cities.

Eye on China: creative sustainable cities (interview; pt 1)

Energy Innovation’s Policy Analyst CC Huang speaks with Natalie Tso from RTI’s Eye on China series about what makes the most creative and sustainable cities.

Climate Change’s Bottom Line

Shifts in weather over the next few decades will most likely cost American companies hundreds of billions of dollars, and they have no choice but to adapt. The Risky Business Project is an unusual collection of business and policy leaders determined to prepare American companies for climate change.

Natural Gas: Abundance in Supply and Debate

Natural gas is the Rorschach test of energy policy. Depending on one’s point of view, it can be either an essential tool for meeting the challenge of climate change or another dirty fossil fuel that will speed the planet down the path to calamitous warming.

Hal Harvey: China must fix its transportation problems 何豪: 中国城镇化首先要解决交通问题

In Phoenix New Media’s weekly article series profiling experts on China’s cities, Hal discusses the importance of developing cities according to The 8 Principles, emphasizing people-centered urban form and low-carbon forms of transportation.

In Some States, Emissions Cuts Defy Skeptics