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Think tank @BrownUniversity providing accessible research for just climate policy & climate denial accountability. Led by @TimmonsRoberts, powered by undergrads
Nov 15, 2021 13 tweets 3 min read
November has laid bare the possibilities and limitations climate governance faces at the international & federal level. A brand new CDL report, "Can State PUCs Lead in the Energy Transition? Lessons From Six States" refocuses on the state level. [Thread]… [2] PUCs, or utility commissions, are state agencies charged with regulating utilities. For decades, they've had a relatively straightforward mandate: provide just and reasonable rates for customers. In the climate change era, their role has become a whole lot more complicated.
Dec 11, 2019 9 tweets 8 min read
The @BrownUniversity @climatedevlab is investigating 10 #utilities historically dedicated to #climatedenial and opposing #climateaction. (1/8) These companies are part of a tight-knit historical cohort of #coal #rail and #utility companies, three carbon-intensive industries that have driven the extraction, transportation, generation of American #dirtyenergy. (2/8)