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To ensure sustainable growth, green tax
in India is a mixture of incentives and, of late, a rise in penalties.
The economist Kenneth Boulding once warned that anyone who believes exponential growth can continue forever in a finite world ...
A senior official from the Civil Aviation Administration of China said on Friday that the country disapproved and "will not accept any unilateral and compulsory market measures", after the European Union threatened Chinese carriers with fines for ...
Since the disappointment of Copenhagen in 2009, Australia has witnessed a concerted scare campaign against action on global warming. The scare campaign has been led by senior commentators in (Murdoch owned) News Limited papers, by conservative ...
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend an event in Ottawa put on by Canada 2020, a newish think tank of sorts that is trying to further debate on the policy
changes we need over the next decade. “How to sell carbon
pricing to Canadians” ...
change features prominently in the federal election campaign, it will almost certainly be driven by the Coalition. Under Tony Abbott, the Coalition has long smelled blood in the water on climate
change and in particular the carbon
The National Journal has a long piece out, "The Coming GOP Civil War Over Climate
Change: Science, storms, and demographics are starting to change minds among the rank and file."
Back in October 2010, NJ ran an article explaining, “The ...
Michael Levi is my favorite energy wonk -- and not just because we both had to endure waiting for hours in the cold outside the 2009 United Nations climate
-change conference in Copenhagen. (Though he got in first.)
Levi, the senior ...
President Obama’s first major environmental decision of his second term could be to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, profoundly disappointing environmental advocates who have made the project a symbolic test of the president’s seriousness on ...
Another week of international climate
negotiations ended in Bonn, Germany last Friday, but there was little mid-level bureaucrats could do when world leaders remain in thrall to the fossil fuel industry, say environmentalists.
"The main ...
It's hard to make predictions, especially about the future. But policy
makers have to do just that as they craft rules that improve the economy, protect energy supplies and mitigate climate
To solve these problems, think tanks and ...
President Barack Obama is being pressed by opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline to tie any approval to measures that would curb climate
change, reflecting mounting pressure on the administration to mitigate the project’s impact if it goes ...
President Obama's new political group, Organizing for Action, last week released a new video that mocks Republican lawmakers for appearing to play down or dismiss concerns about climate
change. Some of the clips are fairly interesting -- or ...
[Editor's note: With voting day just over two weeks away, we look back on big issues that have driven debate in our province during the last 12 years of BC Liberal governance. What did B.C.'s leaders and opposition parties say and do on these ...
I know you`ve all been following the developments around the European Union`s carbon
-trading system and are concerned that ... hm? What`s that? You say you have a life?
OK, fine, some background then.
In 2005, the EU launched ...
That Google has reclaimed its position at the top of Greenpeace's sixth annual Cool IT Leaderboard ranking should come as no surprise, but this year it isn't alone - Cisco has bounced back into a leadership position in a tie for first ...
The controversial process of blasting water into rock to extract shale gas, or fracking, has caused earth tremors in the UK in the past and leaks can contaminate water.
But the Energy and Climate
Change Committee said companies should ...
Companies fracking for shale gas in the UK should be made to offer substantial financial incentives to people living near their sites, an influential committee of MPs has said.
The energy and climate
change committee said on Friday that ...
Shale gas in the UK could help secure domestic energy supplies but may not bring down prices, MPs report.
The US boom in shale gas has brought energy prices tumbling and revitalised heavy industry, but the Energy and Climate
Shale gas fracking companies should be made to offer incentives, such as cash payments or rebates on energy bills, to people living near their sites, according to an influential committee of MPs.
But the demand for sweeteners to help ...
MPs will today highlight the role domestic shale gas could play in boosting tax
revenue and enhancing energy security, but will also warn that its effect on energy prices remains far less certain.
A report to be published today by the ...
SHORTLY after winning re-election in November, President Obama promised assertive leadership on climate
change and energy. In his State of the Union address in February, he vowed that if the assembled lawmakers failed to pass broad climate
markets across the world it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Plummeting European Union carbon
prices following a key EU vote seem to demonstrate in the clearest terms that cap and trade is doomed to fail. ...
Earth Day 2013 arrives tomorrow, in a world that continues to face massive, long-term environmental challenges, all across the globe. Many of those challenges are directly attributable to climate
change — the melting of the polar ice caps, rising ...
UNTIL we fully understand what turned two brothers who allegedly perpetrated the Boston Marathon bombings into murderers, it is hard to make any policy
recommendation other than this: We need to redouble our efforts to make America stronger and ...
The European Parliament this week voted 334-315 (with 60 abstentions) against a controversial "back-loading" plan that aimed to boost the flagging price of carbon
, which since 2008 has fallen from about 31 euros per tonne to about 4 euros (about ...