Archive for the ‘Policy’ category

Thumbs up to Governor’s Thumbs Down

July 6, 2011

    Roger Stephenson, APR Vice President for Programs         Clean Air-Cool Planet agrees with Governor Lynch’s veto of SB154, the Shoreland Protection Act, which had been amended by the House as part of the House leadership’s repeated attempts to repeal the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in New Hampshire. The Governor’s [...]

The NH RGGI Race: Reform or Repeal?

April 28, 2011

     Roger Stephenson, APR  Vice President for Programs           I decided to live tweet the  proceedings of last week’s NH Senate Hearing on HB 519 – the repeal of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in the Granite State.  My reactions: outside the hearing, as evidenced from the Twitterverse, there is a [...]

RGGI, Andrew Jackson, and Danny Webster

April 8, 2011

  Roger Stephenson, APR Vice President for Programs     So the Washington-based Americans for Prosperity is now running radio ads to repeal RGGI in New Hampshire.    Lets review the facts: RGGI proceeds now benefit NH towns, businesses and schools. If repealed, NH people and businesses still pay in, but all the money goes to Connecticut, [...]

100 Pro-RGGI Businesses

March 28, 2011

      Roger Stephenson, APR Vice President for Programs         The list of NH businesses supporting RGGI in New Hampshire is growing and this morning stands at 92.  Not bad for hardly trying.    Its common sense  - ask a business owner if s/he’d like to pay for RGGI, only to see the [...]

The Aspen Institute weighs in on Arctic Nations’ “Shared Future”

March 23, 2011

By Brooks Yeager, Executive Vice President for Policy, CA-CP The Aspen Institute’s Commission on Arctic Climate Change publicly launched its final report, “The Shared Future,” at a March 16 Washington, D.C. event headlined by the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Dr. Jane Lubchenco.   The eight Arctic nations – Canada, Denmark [...]

The Arctic is Melting, the Desert is Burning

February 24, 2011

Barbara Elkus Senior Advisor, Clean Air-Cool Planet I recently had the pleasure of working with the Norwegian Ambassador, Wegger Christian Strommen, on several climate events in New Mexico.  “Why do I do these events?” asked the Ambassador at a luncheon for 130 business leaders.  “Because Norway is close to where the action is, the ice is [...]

Helping “The Heartbeat” with an Environmental GPS

November 18, 2010

By Bob Sheppard, CFO and Vice President, Corporate Program One of the things that first attracted me to Clean Air-Cool Planet a decade ago when there were but two employees on the payroll, was the opportunity to work collaboratively with corporate leaders, helping CEOs manage risk. This was an organization whose sole focus is climate [...]

Learning, face-to-face, that we all want the same thing

November 17, 2010

Jennifer Andrews, Director of Program Planning and Coordination Clean Air-Cool Planet ®   A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting a visit to Clean Air-Cool Planet from seven fascinating gentleman from the Middle East.   These visitors—professors, journalists, environmental ministers and local officials from Morocco, Jordan, Palestine and Iraq—were on a whirlwind [...]

Have You Started YOUR Energy Plan?

November 15, 2010

Regardless of one’s ideological framing, the way we mindlessly expend energy is senseless. Pick your button issue – energy independence, climate change, foreign (or domestic) fossil fuel markets, environmental impacts of fossil fuel extraction or burning (think Gulf spill), green jobs, peak oil, resource conservation, rising energy costs (we can be sure they will) – they all point to the absurdity of our profligate addition to all things energy.

A Case for Engagement: Adirondack Ecofest

November 3, 2010

By Nancy Welch, Hamilton County Cornell Cooperative Extension Even though Hamilton County is the third largest in New York State, it is the least populated.  Having only 5,021 year-round residents, the county is rural with no fast food restaurants, chain hotels, stoplights, or shopping malls.  People depend on locally owned and operated stores for food, [...]


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