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capture and storage (CCS) is backed by governments and the International Energy Agency (IEA) as one of the best methods of reducing carbon
dioxide levels in the atmosphere and saving the planet from overheating.
The problem is ...
n 1990, by an overwhelming majority, Congress amended the Clean Air Act to establish a market for electric utilities to trade the right to emit sulfur dioxide, one of the main contributors to acid rain.The law was based on a simple ...
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, ...
Alberta will increase its carbon price
for industrial emitters, the first step in revamping climate
regulations to curb greenhouse-gas output from coal plants and oil-sands production.
will rise to C$20 ($16) a metric ton next ...
A federal tax
dioxide emissions is likely to gain traction if Hillary Clinton becomes president and Democrats take control of the Senate in 2016, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said.
Schumer, who is the third ranking Democrat in ...
The Republican reaction to Pope Francis’s climate
encyclical, juxtaposed to the Democratic congressional rebellion against President Obama on trade, suggest that climate
and energy are powerfully disrupting the grid-locked orthodoxy which has ...
Pope Francis has made it clear that all of us have a responsibility to be good stewards of this planet, and as such must address the challenge of climate
change. Many frame this issue as capitalism vs. Christianity, as economic ...
AMONG environmental activists, the international market for carbon
credits is often compared to the medieval sale of indulgences. Pope Francis presides over the Roman Catholic church, the institution that created the market for indulgences, so ...
Three months ago, a surgeon at Liverpool Heart and Chest hospital took a saw, ripped through my sternum, levered open my ribcage, cut into the aorta of my still-beating heart and stitched in a vein from my leg. The long, brutal operation was a ...
The encyclical on the environment that Pope Francis released on Thursday is as much an indictment of the global economic order as it is an argument for the world to confront climate
change.It offers blistering criticism of 21st-century ...
During her official launch speech last weekend, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tossed out a big clue about the direction she would take the country’s climate
change policy. If elected, she vowed, she would seek to make the ...
The folks at the IMF – yes, that great Satan of the ’90s – just released a working paper on how much we all pay to subsidize fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal.Seriously. All the humans currently on this planet. They tallied up what we ...
The challenge to prevent climate
change is daunting for its scale. How can society change human behavior widely enough to stop the accumulation of atmosphere-warming gases -- without swelling the government or ruining the economy?
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) ...
Ontario recently announced plans to address climate
change. Canada's most populous province thus joins a trend: Where national governments fail to act, states and cities are stepping up. Is that a good thing? It depends.
Climate change ...
In a welcome development, businesses are asking world leaders to do more to address climate
change. This week, the top executives of six large European oil and gas companies called for a tax
These companies — the BG ...
The failed attempt by the world's oil majors to speak on climate
change action with one voice has laid bare disagreement between U.S. and European companies on putting a price
The world's top oil companies have struggled for ...
Chancellor Angela Merkel is hoping to send a robust message on climate
change from a G7 summit this weekend but may be undermined by Germany's own heavy dependence on coal.
Europe's top economy sees itself as a pioneer among ...
Early one morning in the ballroom of the venerable Palliser Hotel in downtown Calgary all sorts of people gathered recently to talk about putting a price
.Oil industry leaders, conservative politicians, the Chamber of Commerce ...
France will produce its own text for a global climate
change agreement if countries taking part in UN negotiations fail to cut the current 90-page document down to size.
The host of this year’s UN summit, where an emissions cutting pact ...
leading emerging nations are mulling making the polluter pay than ever before.
China plans to launch the world’s largest emissions trading scheme (ETS) – eclipsing the EU`s seminal practice – next year. South Africa will make lawmakers ...
versus trade is an issue that has stalked the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) over its 10 years of existence, but is fading in importance as the world moves towards increased use of both methods of cutting greenhouse gas ...
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, ...
This week, the International Monetary Fund put out a big report claiming the world spends $5.3 trillion a year subsidizing energy, mainly fossil fuels.That's an eye-popping number. And it led to plenty of outraged headlines: Look at all ...
In Stephen Harper’s government, the Prime Minister makes almost all the important announcements, the ones the Conservatives want the electorate to remember.There are a few exceptions to this practice, as when the Finance Minister delivers ...