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OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment? With huge subsidies for ethanol in gasoline, with all States now selling gasoline having some ethanol blend, and a general misconception that ...
Former Vice President Al Gore delivered a powerful address to a packed house at the Stan Sheriff Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa this week. Environmentally, Gore is most famous, perhaps, for his 2006 speaking tour and subsequent ...
Paul Krugman turns his attention to the impact of declining solar power price
s on the prospects for climate
change today and while his central fact is entirely correct there’s two errors in his argument. His central fact is that the price
THE WORLD now has a rough deadline for action on climate
Nations need to take aggressive action in the next 15 years to cut carbon
emissions, in order to forestall the worst effects of global warming, says the Intergovernmental ...
The Vietnam War might seem irrelevant to the environmental movement’s five-year effort to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline that, if approved by President Obama, would bring tar sands oil from Alberta to the Texas coast for refining ...
So far, climate
change is following the plot of an epic disaster movie.
In the last few years, giant megafires have burned out of control, we’ve been hit with superstorms, our fields have wilted, and there’s barely any ice left at the ...
The IMF and World Bank on Friday urged finance ministers to impose a price
, warning that time was running out for the planet to avoid worst-case climate
change.The heads of the two global economic institutions convened ministers ...
Reducing pollution from cars has been cheaper and easier than UN experts thought, a draft report says.
The UN's climate
panel has admitted it underestimated the huge gains in weight and fuel efficiency achieved by car ...
Tony Abbott declared the Western Australia half-senate election to be a "referendum" on the carbon price
in his first major door-stop as prime minister in Perth last year
If there is a new election it will be another opportunity for the ...
Senator Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) is the new head of the Senate finance committee and previously had chaired that body's energy committee. Fortune talked to him in early April at the Bloomberg New Energy Future of Energy Summit in New York City to ...
Pushing the needle back on billowing carbon
dioxide emissions may be necessary to avoid catastrophic warming. But for those who are squeamish about drastically engineering the climate
by seeding algae blooms or spraying aerosols to form clouds, ...
change, most polluters still pay little or nothing when they release carbon
dioxide into the atmosphere.'A cost USD 0.15 per kilo CO2 would be enough to solve the whole climate
change problem,' says Thomas Sterner, ...
Across the United States, economics are increasingly favoring investment in renewable energy at the expense of dirty coal energy. As the price
of solar dips below coal and even natural gas in some instances, the domestic demand for coal wanes and ...
In the US context, the idea of putting a tax
is going nowhere fast. While the policy has been championed by liberal legislators and by a few conservative apostates, like former South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis, mainstream Republican ...
Thanks to the natural gas boom, carbon
dioxide emissions dropped in the United States. But those emissions savings were probably completely undone thanks to U.S. coal exports.
That`s the finding from new research by CO2 Scorecard, which ...
Suppose that you live in Vancouver and you drive a car to work. Naturally, you have to get gas regularly. When you stop at the pump, you may see a notice like the one above, explaining that part of the price
you're paying is, in effect, due to ...
The Obama administration will closely monitor how nations such as Australia tackle climate
change, as the US President makes greenhouse gas emission cuts one of his signature policies, according to the White House's former top climate
The chancellor George Osborne is a dangerous man. A disciple of financial service deregulating and climate
change denying ex-chancellor Lord Lawson, he delivered a budget statement on Wednesday as depressing as the Conservative Environment ...
The trade body for the sustainable investment industry has called on George Osborne to deliver a budget statement on Wednesday that supports long-term investment and keeps in place economic measures to boost the low-carbon economy.
Coal provides 40 percent of the world's electricity. It produces 39 percent of global CO2 emissions. It kills thousands a year in mines, many more with polluted air.
Environmentalists say that clean coal is a myth. Of course it is: Just ...
The Chancellor will reignite the row over green tax
es on energy bills this week when he is expected to curb to his controversial carbon tax
-- easing consumer bills but infuriating green groups.
Critics of the "carbon price
floor', which ...
Three of Australia's senior economists have backed carbon
pricing as the most effective way to reduce carbon
One, former Reserve Bank governor Bernie Fraser, also said the Abbott government was working in the short-term ...
Back when Fred Flintstone was puffing away on Winston cigarettes in the 1960s, it was hard to imagine the day would ever come when we would see the end of smoking in the U.S. But, much to the relief of our overburdened healthcare system, some ...
Ross Garnaut says Australia’s climate
change debate is like a “Martian beauty contest” where some flaws in the existing carbon tax
are on full display but the still-hidden Coalition “direct action” policy “contestant” would certainly be far ...
It seems obvious, but apparently it isn’t. If you remove the reality of climate
change from government decision-making you risk making the wrong decisions.
Obviously the drought is causing extreme hardship for farmers in parts of New ...