Climate Change and Energy Dependence
Climate change is an urgent threat that demands decisive government action. PEER works to hold government accountable to ambitious climate goals based on sound science and policy and supports holistic approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building resiliency in our communities.
Our work supports meaningful climate actions at the federal, state and local level, including efforts to rapidly increase clean energy production, improve energy conservation, preserve nature and biodiversity, decrease our use of toxic chemicals and pesticides, and improve our agricultural practices.
We are also a watchdog for hidden dangers and scams that result from any new climate program. Our efforts to address climate change must occur in the context of transparency, scientific integrity, and the support of meaningful dissent, and there must be systems in place to evaluate the effectiveness of climate and energy programs.
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NEWS FROM PEER – Climate and Energy
Public Utilities Commission Agrees with Petitioners that New Oil-Fired Unit Must Be Studied Under MEPA
There is no easy formula for stopping, or even slowing, the effects of climate change but we know that inaction is making it worse.
Iowa Center for Human Rights webinar on climate change, key challenges, and the impact on human rights from local and global perspectives.
Groups Encourage MN Residents and Landowners to Sign MEPA Petition
Meeting the climate change and biodiversity goals of 30×30 must include conservation of as much of our lands as possible.
30×30 is an opportunity to make real headway towards conserving lands, oceans and waterways but so far, the Biden administration is falling short
In Maryland, “clean renewable energy” may include burning fossil fuels, trash, wood or other waste to produce electricity.
MD Ratepayers Subsidize Polluting Energy at Premium Prices
First Major Test for State’s New Environmental Justice Action Task Force
PEER is calling on Maryland leadership to get dirty energy sources out of the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)
Colorado has been badly out of compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for a decade now. It’s getting worse, not better.
PEER is launching a Climate Integrity Project to address bogus offsets, keeping clean energy clean and strengthening transparency in climate programs.
EPA’s 100-Year Standard for Methane Minimizes Climate Change Impact
Without changing its own culture, Bureau of Land Management will be unable to achieve the Biden Administration’s conservation and climate goals.
Congressional action is needed reduce the use of Sulfur Hexafluoride, the most potent “super greenhouse gas” known to exist
Reducing our energy use must be a goal. Time is too short, and the climate math is too rigorous, for us to build our way out of this crisis.
While we have many reasons to be optimistic, the Biden Administration’s environmental actions so far are falling short.
EPA now needs to update its rules for methane – and ground those rules in the 20-year outlook that the latest science demands.
Webinar features experts in key states that deregulated their residential energy supply markets in the 1990s and their lessons learned.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest assessment is a “code red for humanity.” Congress and federal agencies must act now!