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Pew Center Recognized for Excellence
 
The Pew Center on Global Climate Change was recently named the world's top environmental think tank in the 2009 Global Go To Think Tank Rankings, published by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more here.
 
Jobs and Economy
 
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A new brief explains how investment in clean energy technologies will generate economic growth and create new jobs.
 
Economic Impact of Legislation
The Pew Center analyzed several economic models of the House-passed clean energy and climate bill. Learn more here.
Science 
 
IPCC Controversy 
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Jay Gulledge takes on recent criticisms of the IPCC in an E&E TV interview. He also spoke out about climate science realities in a Washington Post Letter to the Editor.  
 
In the National Journal's expert blog, Eileen Claussen explains the importance of distinguishing between the IPCC and the scientific consensus on climate change. 
 
Weird Weather
Read more about why recent snowstorms on the East Coast are to be expected in a warming world.
 
A recent blog entry explains why just a few degrees increase in global temperature can mean drastically different local climates.
 
International
 
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Click here to learn more about individual countries' targets and actions under the Copenhagen Accord.
 
In a blog post, Elliot Diringer explains the countries' climate pledges to the UNFCCC.  
 
Coal Initiative Series 
A new paper explores low-carbon technology options for coal in China.  
State News
 
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Fuel Standards 
Governors from eleven Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a regional low carbon fuel standard. 
 
Energy Efficiency
Massachusetts announced new energy efficiency standards for utilities. The new standards will put Massachusetts on the path to becoming the most energy-efficiency state in the United States.  
 
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Connect with Pew Center professionals through LinkedIn. Learn more about our upcoming energy efficiency conference on our event profile.  
Markets & Business

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Register today for the upcoming conference where we will launch the "From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency" report.  
 
Featured speakers include:
  • John Rowe, Chairman and CEO of Exelon Corporation
  • Former Senator John Warner
  • Suzanne Malec-McKenna, Commissioner, City of Chicago, Department of Environment
  • Eileen Claussen, President, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
See the full conference agenda here.
 
Carbon Market Design & Oversight
Learn more about how certain design and oversight mechanisms can ensure a viable, transparent, and robust carbon market.  
     
Federal Climate Action
 
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A new brief describes potential timelines for EPA regulation under the endangerment finding, the Rockefeller amendement, and the Murkowski resolution.
 
Stay up-to-date on the latest Senate action, including the upcoming Kerry-Graham-Lieberman proposal, by following our blog
 
Call for Leadership 
The Pew Center joins a diverse coalition of nearly 90 organizations calling for bi-partisan climate and clean energy legislation that increases our security, limits emissions, and creates jobs.
Solutions 
 
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In January, the Pew Center updated a policy brief describing near-term and long-term actions needed to enable a low-carbon future.
 
Climate TechBook 
Check out the latest additions to Climate TechBook: factsheets on natural gas, smart grid, lighting efficiency, and residential end-use efficiency.
 
Browse through our other Climate TechBook resources here.
National Security

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Jay Gulledge spoke to the American Meteorological Society about assessing security risks from climate change. Watch the video here.
Upcoming
 
Adaptation: A Call for Federal Leadership
Next month, the Pew Center will release a report on adaptation, culminating an extensive effort to determine the federal government's role in adapting to the future impacts of climate change.
Our  Blog: Climate Compass 
 
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Judi Greenwald explains how to make climate-energy legislation as simple as it can be.
 
Michael Tubman shares lessons learned at the Alaska Forum on the Environment, including the possibility of a bipartisan approach to climate change and the importance of regulatory certainty for new energy technologies.  
 
Elliot Diringer explains how the resignation of Yvo de Boer will affect the UNFCCC process.
  
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