Columnists: Ben Ratner

Ben Ratner is a senior manager at the Environmental Defense Fund. He manages corporate engagement initiatives to minimize methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry. His focus is developing innovative collaborations across diverse stakeholder groups to build the leadership, technology and information necessary to reduce emissions aggressively and cost effectively.

5 Energy Trends Driving Climate Progress in 2015

What a difference a year can make. Even before the last weeks tick away, 2015 stands out as a remarkable and dynamic year for climate and energy in the United States. Read on for five bold trends that are beginning to reshape our economy – and our national discourse on climate change. 1. Investments in   …Continue Reading

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly When Oil Giants Shift to Natural Gas

Six large European oil and gas companies recently announced a commitment to engage on climate policy, calling for a price on carbon. The now-emerging picture of their coordinated corporate talking points, however, leaves no doubt that promotion of natural gas is a core part of the group’s position. Is this development a beneficial push to help   …Continue Reading