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Not long ago, a gallon of gasoline cost over $3.80. It has now fallen to less than $2 in many areas. Few saw such a decline coming, but it creates an intriguing opportunity to take action on climate
change as well as address transportation needs ...
What should U.S. climate
activists be focusing on this coming year? We asked more than a dozen smart folks to give us up to three answers to that question (and some gave us even more).
One big common theme: The need to broaden and ...
How much does each ton of carbon
dioxide released into the atmosphere really cost us?
Whether you're a corporate executive penciling out the costs of new emissions-reduction strategies or a government regulator evaluating the feasibility ...
Believe it or not, more than 80% of Canada's economy will soon have a price on carbon
That's because Ontario announced it will price carbon
, joining Quebec and British Columbia. Ontario, where 40% of
Canada's population lives, ...
The Ontario government is closing in on a plan to put a price on carbon
emissions after nearly seven years of delays.The Liberals have promised to make corporations and consumers pay for burning carbon
– an effective way to battle global ...
The EU will act decisively to protect its remaining energy intensive industries against the risk of "carbon leakage", the EU Commission’s chief climate
official said on Thursday.
Jos Debelke confirmed that European cement, steel-making ...
In his renowned 1998 study of power and rationality, the Danish social scientist Bent Flyvbjerg concluded: “Power determines what counts as knowledge ... while it ignores or suppresses that knowledge which does not serve it.”
Tony Abbott ...
intensity of Australia's main electricity grid has surged since the end of the carbon tax
, undermining the Abbott government's efforts to cut national emissions.
On an annualised basis, emissions from the National Electricity ...
A handful of Republicans make a conservative case for climate
change concern in the new Congress being sworn in today. But nobody expects them to break with the denier-dominated majority on the most important fossil fuel issues in the months ...
ASHLEY HALL: The Federal Government is using recent emissions figures to argue it's on track to meet its carbon
It says the figures show the carbon tax
was an ineffective policy
The Environment Minister Greg ...
After a long PR battle between oil industry lobbyists and California’s regulatory agencies, the state’s cap-and-trade program was extended on Jan. 1, on schedule, to cover companies that sell fuel to drivers. That means fuel retailers will have ...
Americans want the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gases, preferring EPA regulation far more than a carbon tax
or a cap-and-trade program, according to a Harvard political scientist who has conducted a comprehensive survey ...
Emboldened by mounting scientific evidence and shifting poll data, Gov. Andrew Cuomo veered sharply away from America’s conventional wisdom about the wonders of high-volume hydraulic fracturing of shale formations when he banned the practice in ...
Low oil prices could paradoxically help the world reach an international agreement to fight global warming, according to the French ambassador charged with organizing a key climate
conference in Paris.
France is spending the next 11 ...
Despite a divided state Legislature coming out of the 2014 midterm elections, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) says 2015 is the year for his state to get serious about climate
change."Everyone agrees on the basic proposition" that the ...
The differences between how the developed and developing countries view their responsibilities will hinder agreement at the UN Climate
Change Conference in Paris, unless top political leaders provide the momentum needed to drive the talks, says ...
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) really wants his state to do something about climate
change, but his legislature hasn’t been cooperative. So now he`s got an ambitious new climate
proposal, and he hopes lawmakers on both sides of the aisle will ...
Another showdown looms in Salem between Big Oil and environmentalists, but this time environmentalists appear to have the upper hand.
Heavy lobbying last year by the Western States Petroleum Association helped stall the state's Clean ...
Longtime readers will recall how I’ve cited the Talking Heads lyric “same as it ever was” quite often over the years in assessing negotiations aimed at forging a new global agreement on slowing global warming and limiting its impacts. Some ...
The increasingly hostile climate
predicted by scientists -- rising seas, crippling droughts, ever-stronger super storms -- is the looming nightmare that drives a contingent of young environmental activists that has been seeking to make a mark on ...
change hurts innocent people. It puts ordinary people, who for the most part have not contributed in any way to global warming, at extraordinary risk.
The IPPC’s Climate
Change 2014 Synthesis report makes for sobering reading ...
When the United States and China agreed to a joint climate
change initiative four weeks ago, it left the leaders of two of their major trading partners in an awkward position.
For Australia, its strong growth of recent years has depended ...
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is nothing like any pop culture stereotype of a politician. He’s not a boyishly charming airhead like George W. Bush or The Simpsons’ Mayor Quimby, or a blunt, lovable grandpa like Joe Biden or The West Wing’s ...
Few challenges facing state policy
makers are more complex than dramatically reducing California's greenhouse gas emissions. But regulators will soon consider one of the more straightforward solutions: increasing the state's renewable energy ...
What do Oregonians for Sound Fuel Policy
, Californians for Energy Independence and Save Our Jobs all have in common? They’re all astroturf organizations that were “activated” by one fossil fuel lobbying group to derail green initiatives in West ...