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Why Should We Support the Idea of Universal Basic Income?

Scott Santens | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Scott Santens

So what exactly would you do, if you were guaranteed $1,000 per month for the rest of your life? And yes, that's around what the amount would most likely be here in the United States, at least at first.

The Climate Post: Pope Calls for Sweeping Changes to Address Climate Change

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

Democrats greeted it as a vindication of the science of climate change and of their party's policy proposals to address it (subscription). Some prominent Republicans -- such as GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush -- argued that a religious leader has no place in crafting policy.

Kate Sheppard

2 Democratic Senators Pitch Conservatives On Supporting A Carbon Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Democratic senators on Wednesday delivered the opening pitch for their new plan for addressing climate-warming emissions in what may...

A Carbon Tax Is Not Feasible or Practical

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

In a prominent editorial this past Sunday, the New York Times once again advocated the adoption of a carbon tax. While the theory of a carbon tax makes perfect sense, its lack of practicality makes it the unicorn of energy politics.

'Green News Report' - June 4, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican Rick Perry and Democrat Lincoln Chafee enter the 2016 race; Maryland bans fracking; Texas and Oklahoma ban fracking bans.

Crude Oil Prices, Climate Change, and Global Welfare

Robert Stavins | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Robert Stavins

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.

Europe's Oil Giants Call For Carbon Pricing

The Huffington Post | Matt Ramos | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

The leaders of six of Europe’s largest oil producers are calling for a plan to price planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, citing climate change ...

Facing Climate the Chilean Way

Marcelo Mena | Posted 05.08.2015 | World
Marcelo Mena

This past March Chile reeled from simultaneous natural disasters. Forest fires raged in the South, impacting air quality and visibility, shutting down highway traffic.

The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax: Q&A With Jerry Taylor

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

In my view, Jerry Taylor is one of the smartest thinkers on U.S. climate and energy policy. I encourage you to read his recent report, published by the Niskanen Center, making the conservative case for a carbon tax.

Sustainability: A Matter of Soul

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

As a faculty member of the W. Huizenga Business School, I was recently invited to contribute to a paper edited by Prof. Frank Cavico about orientation for new graduate students.

Let the Dialogue Resume!

Carl Pope | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The energy and climate waters, it appears, are finally getting safer for thoughtful conservatives to test and navigate.

Stepping Up the Ante Pre-Paris 2015

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Modeled on the same campaign used to blacklist supporters of apartheid South Africa, the fossil fuel divestment movement has gained serious global traction over the past 12 months.

Top Ten Reasons We Don't Talk About Climate Change

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Marilyn Sewell

Why all the silence about climate change? Why isn't this topic filling our conversations, the way a tsunami would, or a major earthquake? I ask again, why are not more people crying out? Let me suggest some of the reasons.

Climate Action Is Our Business Too

Feike Sijbesma | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Feike Sijbesma

In order for scientists to continue to develop these non-fossil based alternatives and for business to scale these solutions, we need the right economic incentives. Now, with relatively low oil prices, is an excellent time to introduce a carbon price system.

'Green News Report' -- April 16, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ontario, Canada joins cap and trade system to fight global warming; Stu...

Leo DiCaprio: 'Unlocking Nature's Secrets Will Help Us Solve The Climate Crisis'

Tree Media | Leila Conners | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

The short film above, "Restoration," is the fourth episode in the Green World Rising series narrated by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and created by T...

Why Cap-and-Trade Schemes Are Little More Than a Cash Grab

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

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.

I Confess: I Am a Climate Change Hypocrite

Peterson Toscano | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Peterson Toscano

As the price rises on greenhouse gases, governments, corporations, and agribusinesses will turn away from dirty energy sources and opt for cheaper cleaner ones, not because the citizens and consumers demand it from them, but because it is too expensive to do otherwise.

The Grand Republican Strategy: We Win, You Pay!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

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.

A People's Budget for the People's Future

Michelle Chan | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Michelle Chan

This week as the House and Senate vote on their respective federal budget proposals, it's important to remind ourselves that how our collective wealth is spent is the purest reflection of what we value as a country.

Ridley's Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Fixates on the Past and Ignores the Present to Try and Predict the Future

Climate Nexus | Posted 05.15.2015 | Green
Climate Nexus

Ridley's assertion that because fossil fuels provided the energy for development in the past means they should keep investing in fossil fuel infrastructure is like saying that developing countries should build punch-card computers for their technological needs.

'Green News Report' - March 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': Your shower wastes water. Here's what you can do about it; Anti-pollution documentary taking China by storm; NYC could see 6 feet of sea level rise.

'Green News Report' -- March 3, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A snowball's chance in the US Senate; Warm winter records shattered in...

Carpe Diem: Low Oil and Gas Prices Could Be a Clean-Energy Opportunity

Clint Wilder | Posted 04.19.2015 | Green
Clint Wilder

But could it be that the current environment - with gasoline at less than $2 a gallon in much of the U.S. - is actually a good time to double down on policies to move away from fossil fuels to more renewables and efficiency?

It's Time Canada Did Some Long-term Thinking About Oil

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

The Bank of Canada would be wise to consider the future we're heading towards. For a petro-economy such as Canada's, where the energy industry and the country's economic well-being are closely linked, the financial risks associated with the pending battle against climate change are much greater than any cyclical downturn in oil prices.