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Political leaders risk derailing efforts to tackle climate
change unless they set out clear plans to phase out dirty coal powered stations by the early 2020s, campaigners have warned.
A coalition of groups including Greenpeace UK, WWF ...
In early 1998, some of the biggest fossil fuel companies in the world were hatching a plan to hijack the science of human-caused global warming.
Representatives from major fossil fuel corporations and industry groups had joined forces ...
Following more than two centuries of fossil-fueled industrialization, during which the atmosphere has been used as a free dump for climate
-changing pollution, an incipient era of carbon
-pollution pricing is paying dividends to the ...
On December 14, 2006, Barbara Correro was at home drinking tea, reading the paper. She had spent the past five years and most of her savings on a long-cherished retirement dream: a small mobile home on 24 acres of pine and hardwood forest, a ...
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's tenuous grip on power has again put climate
at the centre of the nation's political leadership struggle, raising concerns among miners and hopes for renewable energy ...
In June 1975, a Yale economist named William Nordhaus published a paper for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, an Austrian think tank. In the paper, he put forward a theory about a potentially globe-altering climate
I wrote a post last week that seems to have caused a bit of fuss. I got a bunch of angry emails and Joe Romm is yelling at me on his site, so let me say a few words by way of clarification. Much of the feedback I`ve gotten ascribes beliefs to me ...
It was 8 degrees in Minneapolis on a recent January day, and out on Interstate 394, snow whipped against the windshields of drivers on their morning commutes. But inside the offices of Cargill, the food conglomerate, Greg Page, the company’s ...
As we watch the new GOP-controlled Congress clash over the Keystone XL pipeline, it’s rather depressing to realize that this is just the beginning of the pitched, drag-out battles to come over climate
change in the next two years.
"Some people think that the recent decrease in oil prices will have a negative impact on electric cars. Personally, I am convinced that this will not be the case," said Miguel Arias CaÃ±ete, EU commissioner for climate
action and energy, in a ...
Economics has long been nicknamed the dismal science, and climate
economics can really pile on the gloom and doom. Basically, when individuals act rationally and self-interestedly, in an unrestrained market economy, we pollute the planet to the ...
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 ...