Environmental Advocates of New York “RGGI at a Crossroads” Report

Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York

Environmental Advocates of New York recently released a report, “RGGI at a Crossroads”, that details the allocation of funds raised by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in New York State. I have previously posted on New York State’s RGGI Operating Plan which is supposed to determine the best use of RGGI auction proceeds and thought it would be instructive to compare the two analyses.

This is another in a series of posts on RGGI (see my RGGI posts page).  I have been involved in the RGGI program process since its inception. Before retirement I was actively analyzing air quality regulations that could affect electric generating company operations and was responsible for the emissions data used for compliance. As a result, I have a niche understanding of the information necessary to critique RGGI. The opinions expressed in this post do not reflect the position of any of my…

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Climate Litigation: The Latest Green Effort to Overturn Democracy

Watts Up With That?

Original image author Chris Potter, http://www.stockmonkeys.com, image modified

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Greens openly admit they have given up on winning voter support for their climate agenda.

Climate Change Warriors’ Latest Weapon of Choice Is Litigation

By Jeremy Hodges, Lauren Leatherby and Kartikay Mehrotra
May 24, 2018

In the global fight against climate change, one tool is proving increasingly popular: litigation.

From California to the Philippines, activists, governments and concerned citizens are suing the biggest polluters and national governments over the effects of climate change at a break-neck pace.

The courts are our last, best hope at this moment of irreversible harm to our planet and life on it,” said Julia Olson, an attorney for Our Children’s Trust, a legal challenge center in the U.S. that is involved in climate change litigation across 13 countries, including the U.S., Pakistan and Uganda.

The wave of activity is about…

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The Climate of Gavin

Watts Up With That?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach

Gavin Schmidt, who I am given to understand is a good computer programmer, is one of the principals at the incongruously named website “RealClimate”. The name is incongruous because they censor anyone who dares to disagree with their revealed wisdom.

I bring this up because I’m on Twitter, @WEschenbach. You’re welcome to join me there, or at my own blog, Skating Under The Ice … but I digress. I always tweet about my new posts, including my most recent post, Changes in the Rate of Sea Level Rise, q.v.

To my surprise, Gavin responded to my tweet, saying:

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I responded, saying:

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Now, to paraphrase Pierre de Fermat, “I have an explanation of this claim which the margin of this tweet is too small to contain.” So I thought I’d write it up. Let me start with the money graph from my last post:

thirty one year trends in sea level

Figure…

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