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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 ...   
1/11/2014
Even by the outsized standards of Clive Palmer, it was a breathtaking display of chutzpah. After endorsing the government's Direct Action climate change policy, which he had previously debunked as a "waste of money" and "token gesture", ...   
30/10/2014
These are rough times for carbon taxes, aimed at mitigating climate change. Australia recently repealed its carbon tax. South Korea delayed a carbon-based tax on vehicle emissions. South Africa put off a planned carbon tax until 2016.And ...   
26/10/2014
Senior Abbott government members are increasingly confident a deal to pass its direct action climate change policy will be reached before Christmas after Clive Palmer appeared to soften his party's hardline position on the ...   
23/10/2014
The boss of British Gas’s parent company has criticised the Government for allowing “old, dirty coal stations” to qualify for subsidies worth hundreds of millions of pounds in a scheme designed to promote green energy. Sam Laidlaw, the ...   
19/10/2014
The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources such as corncobs are starting operations in the Midwest as the industry worries that they might also be the last -- at least in the United States. After a decade of ...   
16/10/2014
Climate change is a “threat multiplier” and worse than many of the challenges the U.S. military is already grappling with, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The New York Times indicated that the report marks a ...   
13/10/2014
The governor of the Bank of England has reiterated his warning that fossil fuel companies cannot burn all of their reserves if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change, and called for investors to consider the long-term impacts of their ...   
13/10/2014
The Governor of the Bank of England has reiterated his warning that fossil fuel companies cannot burn all of their reserves if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change, and called for investors to consider the long-term impacts of their ...   
12/10/2014
The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources like corn cobs are starting operations in the Midwest amid industry worries that they might also be the last -- at least in the United States. After a decade of ...   
12/10/2014
Leading economists at the “Mecca” of free-market economics, the University of Chicago, evoked their most prominent predecessor, Milton Friedman, last week in advocating a price on carbon to address climate change. At a forum called “What ...   
10/10/2014
Labor will not bring a carbon tax to the next election but a market mechanism is still the best way of dealing with emissions, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says. While urging the government to address China's recently introduced tariff ...   
8/10/2014
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 ...   
7/10/2014
The Anglican Diocese of Perth has decided to move its investments from carbon-intensive fossil fuels firms to renewable energy, while also calling on the federal government to scrutinise fracking and introduce carbon pricing in order to tackle ...   

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