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Kevin Knobloch

About the author: Kevin Knobloch has more than 30 years of experience in public policy and advocacy. He is knowledgeable about a number of environmental and national security issues, including climate change, nuclear weapons, natural resource economics, clean energy, and efficient vehicle policy and legislative strategy. He holds a master’s degree in public administration, with a focus on economics. Subscribe to Kevin's posts

A Welcome Voice of Corporate Leadership

A theme that I have been writing and speaking about a lot recently is the obligation of industry CEOs to lead their companies in reducing heat-trapping emissions and accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy – not only because of the essential societal benefits but because it’s good for business. Read More

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Dear Mr. President: UCS Letter Outlines Concrete Steps Obama Can Take to Address Climate Change

Union of Concerned Scientists Board Chair Jim McCarthy and I sent a letter to President Obama to applaud his commitment to address the threat of climate change in his second term and to propose a number of concrete ways he can do so. Read More

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The State of the Union is This: America is Ready to Take Bold Climate Action

The President’s recent remarks about the imperative to take action in his second term on the threat of climate change can be understood as a sequence of purposeful statements meant to signal intent and resolve.

From his speech on the night of his successful re-election to his remarkable inaugural speech and multiple times in between, the President’s clear and inspiring comments offer a clear rationale and compelling call to action. His next big speech, the State of the Union, is traditionally where presidents provide more details on their plans for the coming year, and we can expect President Obama to do that next Tuesday. Read More

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Congress Should Renew Wind Production Tax Credit

While President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner tangle over the fiscal cliff and the nation is (appropriately) focused on gun control, Congress is playing with the future of the wind industry by dithering over whether to renew the wind production tax credit. The tax credit has helped make the wind power industry one of the few bright spots in a sluggish economy, and it is one of the most promising carbon-free energy sources. To ensure the health of the wind industry, Congress should renew the wind production tax credit before the current session closes at the end of this month. Read More

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Michigan Has a Powerful Megaphone for Our Energy Future

In a political season when some have irresponsibly tried to taint clean energy with a partisan or ideological brush, voters in Michigan have a profound chance to tell power generators in their state and power brokers across the country that renewable energy is a common-sense centerpiece of our energy future. Read More

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A Senate Leader Lights the Way

As someone who had the privilege of serving as a legislative staffer in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, I have long appreciated the differences that the framers of the Constitution designed into the two chambers’ respective DNA. Read More

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Tell Pfizer’s Board to Break with Heartland

Misinformation about climate science is a dangerous thing. Scientists have been telling policymakers for years that climate change poses serious threats to our health and economic well-being. But too many polluting corporations have pursued a strategy of delay and denial to protect their near-term bottom lines rather than the public interest. Read More

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Momentum Builds for a Cleaner, Healthier Energy Future

It can sometimes feel like we are stalled or at best moving too slowly towards truly tackling the climate challenge. But, then, just as I start to feel that way I hear from people around the country who are standing up to call for action and I know we’ll meet the challenge. Read More

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As Obamacare Ruling Nears, Remembering An Earlier 5-4 Supreme Court Decision: MA v. EPA

Amid all the speculation that the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to rule on the Obama administration’s national health care law via a split 5-4 decision, today marks the five-year anniversary of another landmark split decision by the nation’s highest court: Massachusetts et. al. vs. EPA et. al. Read More

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Gleick’s Actions Don’t Excuse Heartland’s Anti-Science Campaign

Peter Gleick, a climate scientist and the head of the Pacific Institute, made a public statement yesterday in which he explained his role in obtaining internal documents from the Heartland Institute. Read More

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