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31/1/2015
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 ...   
30/1/2015
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. Even ...   
27/1/2015
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 ...   
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 ...   
20/1/2015
With oil prices plunging from more than $100 a barrel last summer to below $50 now, the consequences of a petro-fuelled economy are hitting home—especially in Alberta, where experts forecast a recession. The province’s projected budget surplus ...   
18/1/2015
Low oil prices are to be cheered: may they stay low for a long time and decrease even further. Here are five reasons why they are great for our health and that of the planet. 1. The end of fossil fuel subsidies Our binge on ...   
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 ...   
17/1/2015
Costs of renewable energy have fallen by as much as 75 per cent in the last five years, especially for solar and wind energy. Over 1,000 delegates, including ministers and government officials, have gathered at the fifth International ...   
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 ...   
10/1/2015
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 ...   
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 ...   
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 ...   
4/1/2015
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 ...   
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 ...   
21/12/2014
At the heart of Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate-action and state budget plans is a cap-and-trade system that would charge potentially 130 major polluters for their emission of greenhouse gases. The goal is to make heavy emitters, including ...   
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 ...   
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 ...   
17/12/2014
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release. The proposal was part of a broader package that the ...   
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 ...   

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