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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 ...   
11/12/2014
Climate change hurts innocent people. It puts ordinary people, who for the most part have not contributed in any way to global warming, at extraordinary risk. The IPPC’s Climate Change 2014 Synthesis report makes for sobering reading ...   
9/12/2014
When the United States and China agreed to a joint climate change initiative four weeks ago, it left the leaders of two of their major trading partners in an awkward position. For Australia, its strong growth of recent years has depended ...   
8/12/2014
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 ...   
5/12/2014
What do Oregonians for Sound Fuel Policy, Californians for Energy Independence and Save Our Jobs all have in common? They’re all astroturf organizations that were “activated” by one fossil fuel lobbying group to derail green initiatives in West ...   
2/12/2014
Canada's green energy sector has grown so quickly and has become such an important part of the economy that it now employs more people than the oil sands. About $25-billion has been invested in Canada's clean-energy sector in the past ...   
30/11/2014
Mine 7 is a broad black smear across the pure white Arctic wilderness that surrounds the world’s most northern town. For more than a century, tonnes of coal carved out of the mountain face have fuelled the furnaces that generate ...   
29/11/2014
For six years, while drought ravaged Chihuahua State, Mario Ruiz clung to his small herd of cattle.The pasture where his cattle graze, about 45 miles north of the city of Chihuahua, turned bare. Many of his cows starved. Others he sold to ...   
27/11/2014
Countries around the world are developing an array of different carbon taxes and trading systems to control greenhouse gas emissions. The more these can be joined up, experts say, the cheaper it will be to tackle climate ...   
25/11/2014
Can China Cut Coal? | Photo, Scientific American
On a visit to China a few years back, I asked a local official about pollution controls after enjoying my first sour, gritty taste of the country`s air. China’s new coal-fired power plants and other industrial boilers often came equipped with ...   
25/11/2014
China will start a nationwide carbon market within the next two years as part of a pledge to cap emissions by 2030. The mechanism is due to start in 2016 and rules for trading permits through the cap-and-trade scheme may be announced by ...   
22/11/2014
The Vermont Natural Resources Council recently joined low-income advocacy partners, business and academic leaders, and other environmental organizations to call for putting a price on carbon pollution and sending the money back to ...   
19/11/2014
It often surprises people to hear that big companies like Exxon use a "shadow carbon price" when assessing future investment opportunities (in other words, they assume a price on carbon even where/when there isn`t one). After all, if you only pay ...   
17/11/2014
It’s much easier to list Republicans in Congress who think climate change is real than it is to list Republicans who don’t, because there are so few members of the former group. Earlier this year, Politifact went looking for congressional ...   
17/11/2014
A leading energy expert has warned that although the British government is right to proceed with new nuclear plants they risk becoming a "financial drain" unless they can be built on time and on budget. Steven Chu, the former US energy ...   
9/11/2014
While Arizona’s most recent fire season was relatively tame, one study argues that the worst may be yet to come due to climate change. In a study titled “Flammable Planet: Wildfires and the Social Cost of Carbon,” the Cost of Carbon ...   
5/11/2014
Tuesday’s elections were a major defeat for those who want to take serious action against global warming. Environmentalists spent millions in an effort to defeat pro-fossil-fuel Republicans, but their efforts largely failed. Key Senate committees ...   
5/11/2014
There were a few wins for the climate movement on Tuesday night. And, alas, a greater number of losses. Here are results from a handful of the most interesting races with the most hawkiest candidates. Winners: Gary Peters, won ...   
3/11/2014
After this weekend's climate conference in Copenhagen, Fairfax Media sat down with three of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change'sleading experts -- two of them Australian - to ask them about the latest science, and the options and ...   
2/11/2014
Australia has been fighting about climate policy for almost 10 years. Most people wish the argument would go away. Investors just wish they knew the outcome. After repealing the carbon “tax” and winning parliamentary backing for its ...   

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