Gulf Economist position at the Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Economics

In brief: Environmental Defense Fund is seeking an Economist to serve as a senior member of the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast Oceans Program to advance economic and business strategies to restore the region’s fishery and coastal resources and make sustainable fishing practices and conservation the most economically sound way of doing business.

Word of the day: 'Catastro-f '

Environmental Economics

" Just beyond that, at 6 degrees, we're looking a "catastro-f " that would be almost "infinitely costly," said [Gernot Wagner], the Environmental Defense Fund economist [ and sporadic contributor to Env-Econ ]. "It's The IPCC expects a 5-degree world to be characterized by "major extinctions around the globe" and a "reconfiguration of coastlines worldwide."

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Offsets 101: What You Need to Know to Buy Carbon Offsets

AGreenLiving

Speakers: Elizabeth Sturcken | Managing Director, EDF+Business | Environmental Defense Fund Kelley Kizzier | Vice President for Global Climate | Environmental Defense Fund This session was held at GreenBiz Group’s VERGE Net Zero, July 27-28, 2021. Business Green all-types engineer environmental event global-climate group kelley-kizzier president systems-analyst

Preemptive strike

Environmental Economics

Gernot Wagner: From today’s NPR’s Leonard Lopate Show: Gernot Wagner, economist at the Environmental Defense Fund explains why the things individuals do—buying local produce, eating less meat, bringing reusable bags to the grocery store—won’t end up making much of a difference in halting global warming.

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"Marine Recreational Fishing and the Social Cost of Carbon"

Environmental Economics

I've been wanting to write this paper since the EPA/DOE workshop on the SCC : The Impact of Climate Change on Marine Recreational Fishing with Implications for the Social Cost of Carbon  John Whitehead, Appalachian State University Daniel Willard, Environmental Defense Fund.

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"Assessing Progress under California’s AB 32 Cap-and-Trade Program"

Environmental Economics

At this RFF seminar, experts from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will examine the market, emissions, and economic data behind California’s successful climate agenda as detailed in their recent report: Carbon Market California: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Golden State's Cap-and-Trade Program, Year Two. Something to do at lunch time: RFF Seminar. Date February 25, 2015 12:45–2:00 p.m. EST. A light lunch will be provided starting at 12:30 p.m.

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Ohio State is in the Sweet 16 (and no this isn't a sports related post)

Environmental Economics

This morning Enviance, in partnership with GreenBiz Group and Qualtrics , introduced the “Sustainable 16 ,” the country’s top undergraduate environmental studies programs as determined by an expert panel of judges in the Second Annual Environmental March Madness (#EnviroU) tournament.

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EDF: Mississippi River Delta and Natural Infrastructure Economist (2-year Post-doctoral Position)

Environmental Economics

With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. natural defenses and ecological engineering) that lessen the potential impacts of sea level rise and storm damage on coastal communities.

GM pledges carbon neutrality by 2040, expands electric fleet

AGreenLiving

Related: Biden to replace entire federal fleet with electric vehicles GM is working with the Environmental Defense Fund on envisioning an all-electric future. Currently an electric vehicle costs approximately $19,000 more than a gas-powered model, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Business Eco Green adobe casamance chairman community defense-fund general-motors into-the-ground Recycle school-building schools space water

NAREA & CAES Call for papers (deadline 2/1)

Environmental Economics

  Dan Dudek , Environmental Defense Fund: Dr. Dan Dudek is one of the world's leading experts in developing cap-and-trade programs to reduce pollution at the lowest possible cost.   Dan now leads EDF’s China office, where he designs carbon demonstration projects and develops market mechanisms to address large-scale environmental problems.

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Time to Act on Trucks: We can reduce new truck fuel consumption 40% by 2025

Sierra Club Compass

According to  a new factsheet released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund, and the American Council for and Energy-Efficient Economy, we have the technology to cost-effectively reduce new truck fuel consumption 40 percent by 2025.

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Apparel Corporations Unite to Reduce Environmental Impact

Green Home Blog

Apparel Corporations Unite to Reduce Environmental Impact. SAC describes themselves as, “An industry-wide group of over 60 leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, suppliers, nonprofits, and NGOs working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world.” In addition, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are also involved.

American Energy Experts Go Green in Israel

Green Prophet

Mark Brownstein, photo: Environmental Defense Fund. Brownstein, Chief Counsel, Energy Program, Environmental Defense Fund , who commented that “Israel is on the front lines in the fight for energy security and against the worst consequences of global warming.” Project Interchange attendees Brian Wynn and Stephen Walz tour Ashkelon Desalination plant with Israel Desalination Chairman Abraham Tenne.

A note on the accuracy of Krugman's "cap and trade began as a Republican idea"

Environmental Economics

Environmental policy may, however, be an even better case. I agree with the sentiment of the post, that Republicans won the political tussle over the appropriate form of environmental policy and then rejected it, but actually, cap and trade began as an economist's idea and was championed by an environmental group, the Environmental Defense Fund, that worked with the Bush 1 administration on the acid rain program.

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Smart Grid: Changing Our Energy Infrastructure

Green Home Blog

Currently there are approximately 9,000 generating plants and about 300,000 miles of transmission lines according to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). There may come a day when a light switch, house key or wallet all become things of the past. Instead we will become a one device carrying society able to control virtually every aspect of our lives via remote location or from our living room couch.

What's At Stake: Clean Air and Public Health in our Highest Courts on December 10

Sierra Club Compass

First and foremost, the Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. The EPA and a coalition of environmental and public health organizations - including the Sierra Club - sought review by the Supreme Court, and on June 24, 2013, the Court agreed to hear the case. 

Bad idea: disallowing mergers for environmental or macro reasons

Environmental Economics

Duke and Progress say their combination will create a financially stouter company better able to build new power plants, update infrastructure and abide by tougher environmental rules. The Environmental Defense Fund and three other advocacy groups argue the commission could soften the impact of those lost jobs. We should conduct our environmental policy the old-fashioned way.

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U.S. Power Plants Responsible For 72 Percent Of Greenhouse Emissions In Country

Eco Friendly Daily

government began requiring industries in the country to report their specific greenhouse gas emissions, emissions that were previously estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA made the listings for the facilities available, which pleased environmental groups working against power plant pollution. The United States is one of the top greenhouse gas polluters globally, only having moved out of first place in recent years due to China’s growing economy.

Earth Day San Francisco Festival 2011 Co-Creating Solutions Now!

Green (Living) Review

This new educational festival and multi-cultural entertainment event will keynote pressing environmental issues & promote solution oriented community action. Come join us for the largest Earth Day event in the Bay Area at Civic Center Plaza on April 23, from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

The Hope of an Alternative Way to Use Coal

Eco Friendly Daily

Department of Energy and the Environmental Defense Fund call it is a safe and cost effective solution. Ironically, the federal government wasted taxpayer dollars on at least two failed green energy companies–Solyndra and A123 Battery System–and missed this opportunity to fund research. Fulfilling the American energy demands remains an essential task. Many may view energy as simply a means to drive to work or to keep their homes comfortable.

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Basking in reflected glory

Environmental Economics

The excellent David Warsh reviews Gernot Wagner's book (note, Gernot blogged here for awhile): I don’t know a more interesting young writer on environmental economics than Gernot Wagner. He works for the Environmental Defense Fund :  that makes him a good source, but he is lost to journalism. 

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Why e-commerce retailers should increase transparency about their products

AGreenLiving

The Environmental Defense Fund is calling for change. We want to call attention to how the biggest environmental impacts and the biggest health impact of products is really due to the products themselves and the creation and the use of a product,” Brown-West said. Why e-commerce retailers should increase transparency about their products Deonna Anderson Fri, 08/21/2020 – 01:15 When shopping online, consumers are able to see a lot of information about a product.

5 Easy Ways to Keep it Green in 2013

Green Living Ideas

According to the Environmental Defense Fund, 65% of pollution attributed to global warming (or climate change) comes from generation of energy and its use. According to Environmental Working Group’s scientific study on bottled water vs. tap water , bottled water contains distinfection byproducts, fertilizer residue and pain medication. I had a an exceptionally fun morning Christmas Day on the set of Good Day NY on FOX 5.

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Transform to Net Zero: Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks team up on corporate climate alliance

AGreenLiving

The group, which expects to complete its work by 2025, aims to encourage businesses around the world to adopt science-based climate targets that address the environmental impact of their full value chains, sometimes known as Scope 3 emissions. ” The nonprofit business network BSR is serving as the initiative’s secretariat and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is also assisting with the initiate as the single non-corporate member.

Avoid Chilean Seabass

The Go Green Blog

The Environmental Defense Fund has issued a health advisory for it due to the high levels of mercury. Next time you’re thinking seafood for dinner, don’t order the Chilean sea bass. Plus, scientists have warned it is critically over-fished and possibly on the road to extinction. Chilean sea bass is a slow-growing fish that takes years to reach reproductive age, making it particularly vulnerable to overfishing.

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The Best Investment Opportunity Ever: Investing In Nature 101

Cool Green Science

After a 24-year career at Goldman Sachs where I was a partner and led a number of key business units, I left the firm to become president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the world’s largest environmental organization. When I arrived, TNC—along with organizations like World Wildlife Fund, Environmental Defense Fund, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and many others—was doing great work. Environmental harm continued.

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Walmart drives toward zero-emission goal for its entire fleet by 2040

AGreenLiving

Jason Mather, director of vehicles and freight strategy for the Environmental Defense Fund, described Walmart’s new goals in a release as “a critical signal to the industry that the future is zero-emissions.”

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If You Don’t Invest in Your Water Supply, Someone Else Will and It Won’t Be Pretty

Nature Conservancy - Science

For example: * The Cities of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Denver, Colorado fund forest management activities that improve forest health and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires that can result in massive slugs of ash and mud clogging up their water supply reservoirs. * Using Water Funds to Finance Watershed Conservation in the Andes and Costa Rica. Water Funds on the Rise. Environmental Defense Fund. Water Funds are Surging.

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MIT CAPS OFF EARTH WEEK WITH SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT

Green (Living) Review

Students and practitioners of the field of sustainability are increasingly aware of the opportunities to collaborate to enhance their work on environmental, social, and economic endeavors. The daylong event will feature keynote addresses by sustainability leaders, including Arthur Holcombe, President of the Tibet Poverty Alleviation Fund and former Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program in China, and Michael Shellenberger, President of The Breakthrough Institute.

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Walmart drives toward zero-emission goal for its entire fleet by 2040

AGreenLiving

Jason Mather, director of vehicles and freight strategy for the Environmental Defense Fund, described Walmart’s new goals in a release as “a critical signal to the industry that the future is zero-emissions.”

Ulta Beauty is bringing refillable containers back to the cosmetics industry

AGreenLiving

17 with the Environmental Defense Fund to continue the reduction of toxic chemicals in its products. Ulta Beauty is bringing refillable containers back to the cosmetics industry Jesse Klein Tue, 08/18/2020 – 02:00 The beauty industry has a plastic waste problem.

2020 36

Lyft’s 100% EV strategy requires a policy blitz

AGreenLiving

On a media call last week, Elizabeth Sturcken, managing director at the Environmental Defense Fund, put it this way: “Lyft is committed to using the most powerful tool we have to fight climate change: policy influence.”

The Oil Industry’s California Playbook

Sightline Daily

“If California can do this, it could really be the beginning of the snowball,” said Tim O’Connor, director of California policy for the Environmental Defense Fund. Jerry Brown by Steve Rhodes used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Editor’s note: A version of this article originally appeared on Oil Check Northwest.

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Ice rink alternatives and their environmental impact

AGreenLiving

Unfortunately, contemporary ice-making and maintenance technologies consume large amounts of energy and produce refrigerant gases that cause pollution , making them environmentally harmful. This highly saline secondary fluid, if leaked, can pose serious environmental damage.

What big bets by Bezos Earth Fund say about climate action in 2021

AGreenLiving

What big bets by Bezos Earth Fund say about climate action in 2021 Heather Clancy Thu, 11/19/2020 – 01:00 A group of 16 nonprofits dedicated to inspiring climate action has much to give thanks for this week. For those of you keeping score, Bezos created the fund in February, although not much is known about who is behind the scenes running things — there’s isn’t even a public-facing web site. It will benefit from the first set of grants by the Bezos Earth Fund.

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How the climate crisis will crash the economy

AGreenLiving

Another report last month, by the Environmental Defense Fund, detailed how the financial impacts of fires, tropical storms, floods, droughts and crop freezes have quadrupled since 1980.

2020 36

Aviation is plotting a sustainable course

AGreenLiving

“As airlines scramble to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, they can’t afford to ignore the looming global crisis of climate change,” said Annie Petsonk, an aviation expert at the Environmental Defense Fund. Aviation is plotting a sustainable course Joel Makower Mon, 03/22/2021 – 00:05 This article originally appeared in the State of Green Business 2021. You can download the entire report here. Modern aviation had never seen a year like 2020.

How Stripe’s ‘negative emissions’ team picked its first four carbon removal projects

AGreenLiving

“Our initial priority was working out how we could use our funds to have the biggest impact … Next, we want to make it ‘much’ easier for businesses to make these kinds of purchases, which, we hope, will begin to grow the market for carbon removal far beyond Stripe’s contribution,” Orbuch wrote in response to questions I submitted for this article. One thing that intrigues me about Stripe’s interest in funding carbon removal is its potential to help other companies act.

Whats causing the decline in monarch butterfly populations?

AGreenLiving

Habitat loss For monarchs, habitat entails food, water and shelter, says the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). As the study elucidated, “agricultural intensification and a corresponding rise in pesticide use has been an environmental concern” that adversely affects beneficial pollinators , like the monarch butterfly. They depend on environmental cues (temperature in particular) to trigger reproduction, migration, and hibernation.”

2020 28

EPA loosens restrictions on methane emissions

AGreenLiving

As President Trump’s term comes to an end, his administration has busily rolled back Obama-era environmental protections. Now, the Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) has loosened standards governing how much methane oil and gas facilities can release into the atmosphere. Methane is a serious threat to the environment because the gas is so good at absorbing heat, making it 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide, according to the Environmental Defense Fund.

Diverse Health and Environmental Coalition Calls for Sweeping Changes in U.S. Chemical Safety Law

Green (Living) Review

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition Releases Comprehensive Reform Platform by Michael Smith (Veshengro) WASHINGTON, DC, August 2009 -- A broad coalition of health and environmental organizations unveiled today a set of key requirements for reforming the nation's antiquated chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). "The 33-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act is badly broken," said Dr. Richard Denison, senior scientist with Environmental Defense Fund.

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How the climate crisis will crash the economy

AGreenLiving

Another report last month, by the Environmental Defense Fund, detailed how the financial impacts of fires, tropical storms, floods, droughts and crop freezes have quadrupled since 1980. How the climate crisis will crash the economy Joel Makower Mon, 09/14/2020 – 02:11 The chickens are coming home to roost. Even before the western United States became a regional inferno, even before the Midwest U.S.

2020 28

Tackling the Climate Challenge

Cool Green Science

It’s such a boost of energy to see leaders from so many walks of life coming together to advance progress on what is most likely the biggest collective environmental challenge of our time — climate change. Progress here will also need new and larger sources of funding. While philanthropic gifts and government funds are vital—and we at TNC are enormously grateful for our generous supporters—those funds are limited.

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