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24/1/2015
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 ...   
18/1/2015
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 ...   
15/1/2015
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 ...   
14/1/2015
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, ...   
13/1/2015
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 ...   
9/1/2015
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 ...   
8/1/2015
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 ...   
7/1/2015
The carbon 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 ...   
6/1/2015
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 ...   
5/1/2015
ASHLEY HALL: The Federal Government is using recent emissions figures to argue it's on track to meet its carbon reduction targets. It says the figures show the carbon tax was an ineffective policy. The Environment Minister Greg ...   
4/1/2015
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 ...   
1/1/2015
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 ...   
1/1/2015
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 ...   
1/1/2015
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 ...   
19/12/2014
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 ...   
19/12/2014
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 ...   
18/12/2014
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 ...   
18/12/2014
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 ...   
14/12/2014
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 ...   
13/12/2014
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 ...   
11/12/2014
Climate 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 ...   
9/12/2014
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 ...   
8/12/2014
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 ...   
6/12/2014
Few challenges facing state policymakers 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 ...   
5/12/2014
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 ...   

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