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Climate scientist James Hansen -- now retired and free from the constraints of his role at NASA -- last night promoted a carbon tax
as the most effective way to curb greenhouse gas emissions in a keynote address before Colorado ...
President Barack Obama began his second term with a ringing pledge to tackle climate change — saying that “the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.”
Four months later, everyone’s still ...
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 ...
After working 37 years in the coal mines of West Virginia, Ronny Justice punctuates his sentences with coughs. He lost his job a year ago, leaving him without health insurance just as he’s battling the early stages of black-lung ...
[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 ...
As the great research ship Chikyu left Shimizu in January to mine the explosive ice beneath the Philippine Sea, chances are good that not one of the scientists aboard realized they might be closing the door on Winston Churchill’s world. Their ...
An NDP plan to expand the carbon tax
to cover vented oil
and gas emissions will damage the natural gas industry while raising little new revenue, industry analysts said Friday.Low natural gas prices mean the industry is struggling to ...
A proposal to increase Alberta’s carbon
levy to $40 per tonne and target a 40 per cent cut in carbon
emissions from big emitters could affect the viability of thermal oil
sands projects, a Calgary investment bank warns.
But FirstEnergy ...
Alberta's energy industry is pushing for carbon tax
es half as high as what government has proposed, with oil
sands companies lobbying for less stringent goals that would leave the province short of meeting its emissions goals.
Thursday's report that the Alberta government will ramp up the stringency of its provincial climate change policy was almost certainly motivated at least in part by concerns over pipeline approval.If so, it wouldn't be the first time that ...
The Senate went on record against imposing tax
es on industrial carbon
emissions in a pair of symbolic votes Friday, providing clear evidence that major climate change legislation lacks political traction.
Lawmakers voted 41-58 to reject ...
The latest target of the unconventional oil
craze is California, specifically the Monterey Shale in southern California (see map). Will California become the next North Dakota? Let us ponder.
Oil in California is nothing new - it`s the ...
With few options available for financing his clean-energy ambitions, President Obama on Friday will propose diverting $2 billion in revenue from federal oil
and gas leases over the next decade to pay for research on advanced vehicles, White House ...
industry, conservative groups and House GOP lawmakers will ramp up opposition to proposals that would strip industry tax
breaks and impose tax
es on industrial carbon
The conservative House Republican Study Committee ...
The surprising message of the State Department's latest Keystone review—that the decision whether to approve the disputed pipeline won't have much effect on the environment—can be traced to the way the agency framed the report.The study ...
Sally Jewell, President Obama’s nominee for interior secretary, deflected many of the questions she faced at her confirmation hearing Thursday but made clear she supports expanded oil
and gas development on public lands and waters, including ...
China will wait until after this year to introduce a tax
, deferring to concern that economic growth might suffer, a government researcher said.
The nation eventually expects to introduce a levy of 5 yuan to 10 yuan (80 cents to ...
Alberta’s provincial government is trying to burnish its image on climate change as top Canadian officials make the case for U.S. approval of the Keystone XL oil
“Even though we have had a presence here for some time, I ...
After much back and forth, James E. Hansen and I had agreed on a date to meet. Hansen, the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is the scientist most closely associated with climate change activists like Bill McKibben, who has ...
Senate Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she plans to move a comprehensive climate bill through her committee and to the floor by this summer.
Boxer called the bill, sponsored by Sen. ...
Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced a sweeping climate change bill Feb. 14 that would require several thousand coal, oil
, and gas producers
to pay a $20-per-ton carbon
fee, which the two senators touted as a ...
Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) unveiled ambitious climate and energy legislation on Thursday. In our current sclerotic political environment, it has pretty much zero chance of passing in the Senate and negative chance ...
Sen. Barbara Boxer on Thursday put her political muscle behind a bill that would tax carbon
and methane emissions linked to global warming and use the money for consumer rebates and to finance a raft of new clean-energy projects.
U.S. President Barack Obama urged Congress to pass sweeping "market-based" climate legislation - code for a cap-and-trade system or a carbon tax
- and threatened to regulate aggressively if it did not.
In his annual State of the Union ...
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has vilified political opponents who support a tax
-dioxide emissions. The oil
-sands industry, Canada’s fastest growing CO2 polluter, says he’s out of step.
The contradiction of an industry ...