Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet

Resisting Trump’s Relentless Attack on the Environment

By keeping informed and creatively exploring alternatives to federal anti-environmental policies, we can continue on the path of environmental progress.

by |August 19, 2019

The Automobile and New York City

The private automobile should be seen as a valuable piece of a complex, varied system of transit. It should not simply be shunned but electrified, accommodated and regulated.

by |August 12, 2019

Toward a Pragmatic Climate Policy

I often say that the human species is ingenious and not suicidal. This would be a good time for America to demonstrate that instinct for survival and pragmatic invention.

by |August 5, 2019

California and Automakers Confront Trump’s EPA

California had leverage and used it to cut a favorable compromise with four auto manufacturers over auto mileage standards.

by |July 29, 2019
wind farm on cloudy day

Modernizing New York’s Energy System

Wind projects such as the ones that will soon be built in New York have an important role to play in changing our energy system.

by |July 22, 2019

FEMA’S Failure and the Catastrophe of Our Federal Government

We have reason to question the competence and readiness of the federal government after over two years of amateurish, chaotic and dominantly political presidential leadership.

by |July 15, 2019

Regulation and Reality in Reducing Global Warming

In order to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, we need to work together with businesses and communities to help develop the capacity to reduce emissions.

by |July 8, 2019

A Hopeful 4th of July

The point of July 4th is that we can disagree and live to argue about it long into the night. Let’s keep it that way.

by |July 1, 2019

The Competitive Benefits of a Modern Energy System

The states that modernize first will end up with a more reliable and lower cost energy system.

by |June 24, 2019

We, Them, and the American Dream

We need a balance between community and individual, local and global, public and private.

by |June 17, 2019