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There are no oil rigs visible from Aberdeen itself, but evidence of the foundations of Europe’s oil capital is easy to see: plaques for the head offices of major fossil fuel companies, helicopters ferrying workers to and from offshore platforms, ...
British Columbia's carbon tax
has been described by admirers as among the best in the world for fighting climate
Today I'm going to use it, including the most optimistic projections by its supporters, to show you why it is ...
Around 1.6 million premature deaths would be prevented annually if the world's governments stopped subsidising fossil fuels, a study by four researchers from the International Monetary Fund found.The most relative gains could be made in ...
Subsidies for fossil fuels that cause climate
change have soared since 2013, a new study from the International Monetary Fund has revealed.
Oil, gas and coal costs will be subsidised to the tune of US$5.3 trillion a year in 2015. The ...
Should Britain vote to leave the European Union it would be relegated to the sidelines over important carbon
market reforms vital to safeguarding EU environmental targets over the next decade and beyond.
The Conservative Party's victory ...
We’re in one of those moments again.
One of those moments where people (yes, mostly liberals) get together and hope really hard that the climate
issue is becoming less divisive, that there’s going to be a breakthrough on the Republican ...
The European Commission removed calls to end subsides for fossil fuels in its yearly audit of 26 economies on Wednesday, raising questions over its commitment to addressing climate
change.Last year, the EU’s executive arm told Italy to ...
On Monday, 188 researchers and scientists from across Iowa posed a pointed question to potential presidential candidates: what will you do about climate
In the fifth annual Iowa Climate
Statement, the diverse group of scientists ...
Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo says it's "vital" that lawmakers begin working on legislation to address climate
change, which he says could damage both the economy and environment of his district in South Florida.
His views diverge ...
Safely reaching the UN's climate
target requires governments to have a long-term vision that includes carbon
pricing, the World Bank said Monday.
A price on carbon
dioxide (CO2), the principal greenhouse gas, "is an efficient way to ...
British Columbia is on track to increase greenhouse gas emissions – not reduce them – according to a letter from Canada’s environment minister.
Leona Aglukkaq wrote to her provincial counterpart, Mary Polak, on April 10 with Environment ...
Can Germany signal the beginning of the end for coal investment in Europe?
This question gained prominent media attention last week amid competing protests staged on opposite sides of the country.
One, a human chain of 6,000 ...
What’s your greatest fear for the future of our planet?
That the world is reaching the tipping point beyond which climate
change may become irreversible. If this happens, we risk denying present and future generations the right to a ...
Earlier this month, Ontario announced it will join the carbon
cap-and trade-program that Quebec and California currently participate in. That makes Ontario the fourth Canadian province to put a price on carbon
. Alberta tax
es its largest carbon
An editorial that the Oklahoma Republican penned last week for CNN titled "Obama should embrace nuclear energy" has sparked rumors that he's going soft on his infamous disbelief in human-caused global warming.
The White House is ...
The first time Catrina Rorke worked on a carbon tax
, it got her boss fired.
Now, she has another shot. The millennial 30-year-old, with bold-rimmed glasses and a composite political identity, is the first director of energy policy
Start spreading the news: The world is now deploying more renewable energy in the production of electricity—more wind and solar power, in particular—than it is fossil fuels. And it has been since 2013, according to the analysts at Bloomberg New ...
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who announced his presidential candidacy last week, told Bob Schieffer of CBS News on Sunday that he does not believe in manmade global warming. Instead, Rubio said he recognizes the climate
is changing, but ...
A large majority of Americans support tax
emissions, according to polling results released yesterday, and favorability rises to two-thirds if the tax
is used to send money back to households.
The survey by Stanford University ...
It started as just another farm chore for Elvira Flores, a teenage shepherd in the northern Andean highlands.
On Sept. 8, 2013, Flores drove her flock across a dirt road that crosses her family`s rocky green fields and down to a ...
The Abbott government found $4m for the climate
contrarian Bjørn Lomborg to establish his “consensus centre” at an Australian university, even as it struggled to impose deep spending cuts on the higher education sector.
A spokesman for ...
Thousands of hectares of agricultural land in British Columbia are being planted with trees so that companies can gain credits for carbon
sequestration, says NDP agricultural critic Lana Popham.
During a tour of the province, the MLA has ...
This week could mark a turning point in Canada's struggle to shed its international image as a climate
-change laggard, but could also lay bare the fault lines running through the country's attempts to deal with what many would argue is the ...
Thousands of Canadians took to the streets of Quebec City, Quebec on Saturday to call on their country to curb tar sands growth take action to address the threat of climate
The march, which was organized by the environmental and ...
On Sunday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce her decision to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. While the crowded Republican field has led to questions of how to fit all serious candidates on a debate stage, ...