News

We review local, regional and national news that touches on our work here at BARC. Whether it be renewable energy, rising sea levels, racial segregation or the changing landscape of new laws and new technologies that will shape our communities.

October 10, 2019 — The New York Times today published an article with detailed maps of automobile emissions in the U.S. Despite significant national progress in reducing emissions from power generation in recent years, transportation emissions have remained stubbornly high. After decreasing during the Great Recession...
October 9, 2019 — An article in the San Francisco Chronicle today reported on the Bay Conservation and Development Commission's (BCDC) unanimous vote last Thursday to amend the Bay Plan to make it easier to fill in shallow portions of the Bay. This vote is part of a larger effort occurring around the Bay Area to...
October 2, 2019 — A recent article in Fortune describes the measures that Swiss Re, the world's largest re-insurance company, are taking to adapt its business model to the realities of climate change and to divert its investments and insurance away from dirty, risky industries such as coal. For the insurance industry...
September 25, 2019 — Last week, in conjunction with Climate Week and student strikes on climate change across the globe, Governor Newsom issued a wide-ranging Executive Order, N-19-19, directing several state agencies to take actions to facilitate and accelerate greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The Executive Order...
September 23, 2019 — In a new article, Yale Climate Connections outlines worrying trends in transportation greenhouse gas emissions, both in the U.S. and globally, and points to behavioral and technological changes can be employed to to drive down emissions. At 1.9 billion metric tons annually. U.S. transportation...

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