Daphne Wysham is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) where she is the founder and co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (SEEN). She has worked on research and advocacy at the intersection of climate change, human rights, fossil fuels, international finance, carbon markets and sustainable economies since 1996. SEEN’s pathbreaking research has resulted in shifts in public policy and investment at the national and international level. She is currently working with sustainable businesses, government officials and civil society groups in the Pacific Northwest in transforming the region from a major fossil fuel export economy into a leading clean energy economy.
Wysham has played a leadership role on Capitol Hill, advising the Congressional Progressive Caucus on a progressive agenda for climate change. Her writings, commentary and analysis has appeared in national news publications and on radio and TV, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Grist, The Guardian, The Financial Times, and on Al Jazeera, Democracy Now!, The Real News, MSNBC, BBC, NPR, and Marketplace, among others. From 2003 to May of 2011, she hosted Earthbeat Radio and TV.
Portland, Oregon has adopted a first-of-its-kind offensive strategy to prevent new oil, gas, and coal export facilities from being built.
Portland, Oregon could teach the world a thing or two about climate laws that count.
A growing movement across the Pacific Northwest is gumming up the fossil-fuel works.
In record heat, members and organizers with the Climate Action Coalition in Portland, OR, together with Greenpeace activists made history on Thursday when they forced the MSV Fennica, the Arctic icebreaker, to stand down, delaying its departure by approximately 40 hours.
Senators who voted in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline accepted seven times more campaign funding from fossil fuel energy groups.
The Canadian Pembina Pipeline Corporation hopes to build a propane export facility in Portland that would export 37,000 barrels a day to Asia.
By reducing inequality, boosting consumer spending and reducing underemployment, Maryland’s new Minimum Wage Act could generate over $2 billion a year in economic benefits for the state.
Institutions are starting to recognize that fossil fuels are part of a bygone era - and that the time to invest in clean energy alternatives is now.
IPS Fellow Daphne Wysham debates whether the Senate Democrats' all-nighter means that they are serious about tackling global warming.
"We hope the IPCC’s report will help skeptics understand that the jury is in and has issued a clear ruling: climate change is underway and we must do all we can to slow it down," said Janet Redman, climate expert at the Institute for Policy Studies.
Coal is a bad investment - for the poorest, for those consuming the power, for the World Bank, and more broadly, for all of us.
"We are living through a rate of warming that we haven't seen in 65 million years."
Hopefully, this is the dawn of a new day, when public financing of coal mines and power plants around the world is no longer acceptable. After 16 years of persistent pressure from IPS and other groups, our government seems to finally be listening.
The World Bank is phasing out of coal and ramping up support for "fracked" natural gas, even though research suggests that climate impacts of fracking may be even worse than coal.
Obama is finally showing us he is willing to fight - on coal, on tar sands, and on climate. His apparent willingness to challenge the climate impacts of coal and tar sands - after years of silence on both topics - is cause for some celebration.
President Obama moves in the right direction on carbon emissions and Keystone XL pipeline, but disappoints on the promotion of fracking, says Daphne Wysham.
Standard economic growth indicators aren't yielding enough information, especially when it comes to inequality.
A new IPS report lays out a strategy for fostering Genuine Progress in Maryland.
The World Bank should do the math and step up to the challenge of climate change.
This commonsense guide to avoiding the fiscal swindle would nearly eliminate the budget deficit while making the United States more equitable, green, and secure.