Janet Redman

Janet Redman is co-director of the Sustainable Energy & Economy Network (SEEN) project at the Institute for Policy Studies. IPS is a community of scholars and organizers linking peace, justice, and the environment in the U.S. and globally. www.ips-dc.org

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:00am
While We March for the Climate, Governments Meet with Polluters
I’m going to guess you’ve heard of the People’s Climate March by now. It’s been all over Facebook, the blogosphere, buses, and subway cars—it’s even shown up on network news, which has been something of a black hole for climate activism. But in case you’re just getting back from vacation (or a cave...
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Centralia coal-fired power plant, Washington State (Photo via Flickr / Kid Clutch / Creative Commons license) Views
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 11:45am
EPA's Carbon Rule Falls Short of Real Emissions Reduction
On the heels of two telling reports from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) and the National Climate Assessment detailing the substantial negative impacts from climate change around the world, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) decision to incorporate emissions...
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A wind farm outside Cape Town, South Africa. A new African energy initiative in the U.S. Congress promotes an “appropriate mix of power solutions” in Africa, but it leaves the door wide open to fossil fuels. (Photo: Warrenski / Flickr) Views
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:00am
The Moment for Climate Justice
This week, the House will vote on the Electrify Africa Act. This bill directs the president to draw up a multi-year strategy to strengthen the ability of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to “develop an appropriate mix of power solutions” to provide electricity, fight poverty, and “drive economic...
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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 3:58pm
Green Climate Fund: A Devil’s Bargain on the Climate
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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 7:54am
Failing the Future: On Obama's Climate Legacy
If President Barack Obama wants to make action on climate change a legacy of his administration, he better do a lot more in the next three years than his lackluster performance in this year’s State of the Union address.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 12:52pm
A Typhoon Tax: Climate Action Would Save the Planet and the Economy
Americans are generous by nature. About half of U.S. families contributed to earthquake relief in Haiti in 2010, and millions of us have already supported typhoon aid for the Philippines.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 1:48pm
Wall Street's Climate Finance Bonanza
Government officials from an elite group of developed countries meeting in Washington, D.C. at the invitation of U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern appear to be on the brink of instigating yet another corporate handout and big bank giveaway—this time in the name of fighting climate change.
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Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 2:24pm
For United States and China, Mutually Assured Inaction at UN Climate Summit
The 2012 UN climate negotiations are not expected to be a breakthrough moment in solving the unfolding ecological crisis, but these talks will set the course for a future deal that countries have agreed will enter into force by 2020. What’s at stake is more than a little overwhelming.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 6:32am
Is Obama Taking Climate Voters for Granted?
My relationship with President Obama has been getting a bit strained lately. I really like Obama, and I know he likes me, too. But I feel like he’s taking me for granted… as a climate voter.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 6:59am
The Elephant in Rio: The Corporate-Driven "Green Economy"
A close friend of mine in Fairfax, Virginia, is expecting her first child.
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