New Reports on Climate Equity and Just Transitions

Three great studies reported today related to climate equity and just transitions. You can find links to all of them on CLEANetwork Magazine at

Climate equity and just transitions are a key component of change in The Climate Economy. These three reports are a great way to get some knowledge about what’s happening and why it’s important. We are adding news daily on the the Magazine, so you may have to scroll through the posts to find the reports, but look for today’s date.

Getting Oil Out of Our System

We are addicted to oil. It is tangled up in our lives, in everything we do, everything we use, even what we eat. But we have to stop using oil. It’s totally do-able if we look hard at how it’s tangled up in our lives, and take steps to deliberately untangle it. Here are some recent headlines.

To dive deeply into the technical and economic policies needed, read the “Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States.” They break it down into three key areas:

Deep decarbonization requires three fundamental changes in the U.S. energy system:
(1) highly efficient end use of energy in buildings, transportation, and industry; 
(2) decarbonization of electricity and other fuels; and 
(3) fuel switching of end uses to electricity and other low-carbon supplies.

Yes, it’s complicated and will not happen overnight, but there’s no excuse not to do it. It’s good for us, we know how to do it, so it’s just a matter of choosing to do it. We can figure this out.