This is not just about California -- it is also paving the way for ambitious climate policies on the state, federal, and even international scale.
With gasoline prices relatively low — and natural gas supplies holding down electricity prices, at least in the United States — there has never been a better time to introduce progressive climate policies in the form of carbon pricing. Unfortunately, none of us should hold our breath waiting for that to happen.
It is ironic, offensive, and sad that anyone would suggest that my support of Harvard's divestment position is somehow tied to my outside engagements. That suggestion -- and the recent threats I have received -- defies logic and is contradicted by the record.
On Monday, December 1, the Twentieth Conference of the Parties (COP-20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commence...
The leaders of the divest/invest movement believe the right thing as well as the smart thing is to pull our money out of industries that are as indifferent as sociopaths to the irreparable harm their products are inflicting on everyone else on the planet, present and future.
A constructive solution for TPP may well appeal to all voters no matter what their political stripe. As it stands NAFTA, and prospectively an ill constructed TPP, has or will screw American workers, all of them, no matter what their political inclination.
The following post was originally published on Sept. 27, 2014, on Robert Stavins' personal blog. World leaders converged at the United Nations in New...
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Ontario's move to join Quebec and California in a cap-and-trade pact for carbon emissions may seem like an environmental win, but whether it's actually a meaningful step towards battling climate change or just a cash grab by the province, well, you can be the judge.
You never hear the reformocons talk about arithmetic in their speeches. They talk about inequality and upward mobility and the American middle class. They talk about all sorts of expensive new plans, and they never mention that there's a catch.
The Seattle Times ran an article whose headline was so unsurprising I almost didn't read on: "Oil industry not buying Gov. Jay Inslee's cap-and-trade plan." No surprise right?
Carbon markets are being established around the world, but how exactly do cap-and-trade systems work? By answering a few questions on cap-and-trade systems, this piece illustrates why and how such systems are being adopted in practice.
Utility vs. Solar battle gets uglier; Galapagos declares emergency over grounded ship... PLUS: Wind pattern behind California's drought also struck at ocean food chain... and much, MUCH more!
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delaying the release of carbon emissions rules for all power plants and will publish them for new as well as existing plants at the same time mid-summer.
Consumers will likely not notice the change, given the decrease in the price of oil over the past year and the overall volatility in gas prices. But the funds raised will be substantial.
The community has developed the first forest offset project under the Reserve's Mexico Forest Protocol. The project will help provide clean water, an improved standard of living and improved habitat conditions.