CLEAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS RESOURCES

Given the magnitude of climate impacts, it can be easy to focus on the problem without offering realistic alternatives. The resources in this collection offer guidance on how to engage audiences in concrete solutions and illustrate the ways in which clean energy sources are already available and relevant to our lives.

 

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The European Perceptions of Climate Change study is comprised of four key energy producing nations in Europe; France, Germany, Norway, and the UK. The report summarizes the public’s perception of climate change and the plan to successfully transition to a low-carbon economy.

 

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2016 was one of the hottest years on record, yet received little media attention during the recent presidential election. This article examines the attitudes of American voters toward climate change and renewable energy.

 

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This report looks at eight major fossil fuel companies’ products and business practices; by ranking their contribution to global carbon emissions.  

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This infographic illustrates tips and tools on ways to be more energy efficient in your own home. 

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This survey conducted on behalf of The Environmental Defense Fund in May 2016 sampled a group of 1,086 U.S. citizens to address their knowledge and commitment to clean energy.

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America is facing a push to develop the clean energy sector with the goal of decreasing greenhouse gasses by 80% by 2050. In this study, ECONorthwest aims to analyze the impact and cost of fossil fuel infrastructure to current workers.

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The global economy has depended on carbon based energy sectors. In recent years the push to decrease carbon emissions has increased the demand for electric power resulting in significantly decreasing carbon emissions. This guide outlines California’s leading innovations and policies to reduce greenhouse gases.

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Conversations on climate change policy, infrastructure and initiatives increased following the COP21 Paris agreement and the Obama administration’s Clean Energy Plan. This article discusses the Citizen Cabinet survey, which addresses these complex issues.

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The impacts of climate change was once thought of as a future threat, we are now seeing the effects everyday from forest fires, flooding, extreme weather, and severe droughts. The updated guide provides insights on clean energy and carbon solution messages to build stronger communities.

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The Union of Concerned Scientists and Consumers Union commissioned a survey to evaluate consumers’ common barriers such as affordability and infrastructure by identifying policies to promote the uses of plug-in electric vehicle ownership for personal transportation. 

 

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All the most recent stats and trends that show the world speeding up our renewable energy transition. 

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How do you package the moral imperative to act on climate in with the political opportunity for leadership on climate when people are looking for solutions? You follow this guide from Betsy Taylor and Kathy Washienko.

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The clean energy transition is well underway and continuing to gather more momentum each year as more wind, solar, wave, geothermal and tidal energy is installed.

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Five key tips to keep in mind when communicationg with audiences about clean energy solutions.

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A series of infographics from The Solutions Project outlining the different mix of renewable power sources that will power each state in the United States with 100% renewable energy. 

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Watch Climate Access director Cara Pike at the Fall 2013 Social Venture Network conference in conversation with Mike Tidwell (Chesapeake Climate Action Network), Jacqui Patterson (NAACP) and Jessy Tolkan (Campaign for Global Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Initiative) about climate solutions and how the transition to clean energy and resilient communities is already underway.

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This guide provides a look at the current energy situation, compares alternative sources of energy, and considers pros and cons of three different approaches to improving energy. 

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WEBINAR: Oct 23, 2014

Americans largely accept that climate disruption is happening, yet for many, the actual threat still feels distant and removed from their daily lives. With extreme weather events increasing in frequency and severity, there is a growing need to convey the risks and prepare our communities to withstand climate impacts. However, media coverage often fails to connect the dots between extreme weather and climate disruption, which limits the public’s understanding of potential solutions. 

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ROUNDTABLE: Jan 31, 2014

Even many of those most concerned about climate disruption can find it hard to imagine a low-carbon world, as political leaders largely seem unwilling or unable to pass effective legislation and industry continues to push the sense that fossil fuels are an inevitable part of our energy future. So, what can climate leaders do to combat such fatalism? How ready is the public for viable solutions? What are some messages and ideas that appear to provide the best sense of hope?

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ROUNDTABLE: May 23, 2013

The “Developing a Tar Sands Solutions Narrative" roundtable explored the collaborative campaigning approach being taken by the Tar Sands Solutions Network, which recently launched a news aggregation site and an international Oil Sands Reality Check PR campaign. 

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A four-step process from Futerra Sustainability Communications on how to "sell" the vision of a low-carbon economy. 

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A report of interviews activists and funders on how to integrate climate issues into the environmental justice movement, with the aim of creating a broad-based movement for equitable solutions to climate change.

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