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Ned Helme

Ned Helme

Ned Helme, founder of the Center for Clean Air Policy, advises U.S. and foreign governments, on climate and air policy issues.

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Offsets must ensure environmental integrity, reduce emissions

Offsets should continue to be part of the global and U.S. solutions to addressing climate change as long as they ensure environmental integrity and reflect real reductions in emissions.

By Ned Helme | March 19, 2010; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

Cap and trade is the best pathway for clean energy future

Green technology and renewable energy must be part of a national energy and climate policy. However, the most cost-effective way to transition to a low-carbon economy is through market-based instruments such as cap and trade.

By Ned Helme | February 5, 2010; 03:48 PM ET | Comments (15)

Seeing clearly through Brown

As the dust settles in Washington after Sen.-elect Scott Brown's victory in the Massachusetts special election, many are wondering what effect this event will have on climate change legislation in 2010. They jury is still out, but there is broad...

By Ned Helme | January 28, 2010; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Time to put all bets on table

In poker, there is a saying: Trust everyone, but cut the cards. The same saying could apply to financing and monitoring and verification battles that are part of the international climate change negotiations taking place in Copenhagen this week.

By Ned Helme | December 16, 2009; 04:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

EPA regulation is doable, legislation is preferable

With the Environment Protection Agency's endangerment finding that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions endanger the public health and welfare, the Obama administration is now poised to regulate them from automobiles and large sources such as power plants and factories under the Clean Air Act.

By Ned Helme | December 9, 2009; 01:59 PM ET | Comments (3)

The right move

Not only are these announcements critical for settling one of the major issues of the Copenhagen talks -- emissions reduction targets -- but they also complete the circle of all major countries stepping forward to announce their climate actions for the post-2012 commitment period.

By Ned Helme | December 2, 2009; 04:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

The beginning of a new treaty

I believe most observers will agree that the Danes made a good decision to use the UN climate change conference to focus on the two principal issues at play: how big will the emissions reductions be, and what will be...

By Ned Helme | November 20, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

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