Anne Siders

35 posts

A Coastal Conundrum: Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act and Coastal Insurance Policy

by CCCL Intern Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act just two months before Sandy scoured the northeast, and “requires rates to rise 25 percent annually on some repeatedly flooded houses, second homes and businesses,” and on properties where the costs imposed by past floods exceed the property’s selling […]

International Energy Agency Releases New Climate Report with Four Policy Recommendations

by Fiona Kinniburgh On June 10th, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a World Energy Outlook Special Report, “Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map” in which they seek to bring climate change back to the forefront of policy agendas worldwide.  The report proposes specific changes within the energy sector necessary to achieve […]

GHG Protocol Releases New Corporate GHG Reporting Standard

by Fiona Kinniburgh In April 2013, the GHG Protocol, a partnership between the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, released new guidelines to account for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in both upstream and downstream corporate activities. Previously, GHG Protocol developed and published guidelines for Scope […]

New CCCL Report: The Opportunities for and Hurdles to Combined Heat and Power in New York City

by Alexis Saba A new report by the Columbia Center for Climate Change Law and Columbia University’s Modi Research Group explores the technical and legal landscape for combined heat and power in New York City.  Also known as CHP or cogeneration, combined heat and power is the simultaneous production of […]