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The top environmental official in Alberta -- home to the Canadian oil
patch that would be the point of origin for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline -- announced yesterday that the province will raise its carbon
price next year. Shannon Phillips, ...
-rich Alberta will raise the cost of greenhouse-gas emissions for large industrial plants and boost targets for emission cuts as its new government took action on Thursday to strengthen the Canadian province's environmental ...
Two Senate Democrats sponsored a bill Wednesday to institute an economy-wide tax
dioxide emissions, revenue that would be returned through rebates and tax
Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) ...
French President Francois Hollande gives a speech during the Petersberg Climate Dialogue conference in Berlin, Germany. The informal meeting of ministers and representatives from around 35 countries was held in May to prepare for the UN Climate ...
One scene stands out more than any other from the Opec International Energy Seminar last week, which attracted the cream of the global oil
industry’s executive leadership.
When the audience of well over 300 delegates, gathered in ...
When asked what is at stake in next December’s COP 21 conference on global warming, Nicolas Hulot quotes a participant at a recent climate change gathering in Morocco.
“In Paris, you will decide who will live or die,” the woman told ...
There are no oil
rigs visible from Aberdeen itself, but evidence of the foundations of Europe’s oil
capital is easy to see: plaques for the head offices of major fossil fuel companies, helicopters ferrying workers to and from offshore platforms, ...
The European Commission removed calls to end subsides for fossil fuels in its yearly audit of 26 economies on Wednesday, raising questions over its commitment to addressing climate change.Last year, the EU’s executive arm told Italy to ...
Earlier this month, Ontario announced it will join the carbon
cap-and trade-program that Quebec and California currently participate in. That makes Ontario the fourth Canadian province to put a price on carbon
. Alberta tax
es its largest carbon
The world’s first “clean coal” plant — that is, the first full-size coal-fired power plant ever to capture and store the majority of its CO2 emissions — is located in, of all places, Saskatchewan. (They should change the name to “Of All Places, ...
The polar ice caps are melting at an alarming rate, the average global temperature is increasing, and natural disasters are wreaking havoc. We have reached a global consensus that climate change is real, it is happening now, and we must ...
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 ...
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-change ...
There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood leads on to fortune.?Omitted, all the voyage of their life?Is bound in shallows and in miseries.?On such a full sea are we now afloat,?And we must take the current ...
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 ...
Nissan Leaf owner Will Price of Eugene doesn't need the network of government-provided electric vehicle charging stations that were installed for motorists like him.
Price drives 14 miles to and from work, which is easily within his ...
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 ...
By the end of this month, Alberta will say whether it plans to make its climate laws stronger. The timing is terrible, according to Alberta Premier Jim Prentice. The recent oil
price drop means "it's time for caution."
Even a small ...
Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president ...
Our oceans are acidifying--even if the nightly news hasn’t told you yet.
As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as we know it. The vast oceans absorb much of the ...
A recent documentary, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, asks why most leading environmental organizations are ignoring a leading cause of environmental damage.
In 90 minutes, co-producers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn argue that our ...
The most attention-grabbing event during the week of the U.N. Climate Summit was the People`s Climate March, of course. But the second most attention-grabbing event was perhaps the Divest-Invest coalition’s announcement that at least 656 ...
Whatever you may imagine, “peak oil
” has not been discredited as a concept, a statement no less true for “peak fossil fuels.” Think of them instead as postponed. We are, after all, on a finite planet that, by definition, holds a finite amount ...
This Sunday marks a year since Tony Abbott was elected. The prime minister is riding low in the opinion polls as the least popular prime minister in twenty five years, with a net dissatisfaction rating of minus 19.
There's little doubt ...
capture and storage is often talked about as a way to keep major polluters' carbon
dioxide emissions out of the atmosphere by tucking them away safely underground forever.
capture and storage, or CCS, could be used more ...