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Carbon Tax

A Better Path To Clean Energy?

| Susanne Rust | Posted 09.10.2011 | San Francisco

This story comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust As governments try to figure out the best way to get carbon polluters to in...

Australia Prime Minister: Carbon Tax Won't Kill Coal Industry

AP | By KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green

SYDNEY -- Australia's prime minister on Tuesday touted a $5 billion bid for one of the nation's coal miners as proof an unpopular new tax on the count...

Australia Introduces Major Carbon Tax Plan: 'Now Is The Time To Get This Done'

Posted 05.14.2013 | Green

This Sunday, Australia announced its carbon tax plan in an effort to help fight climate change. AFP reports that the plan is to tax carbon pollution a...

Climate Scientists Face Death Threats

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green

When a tree-planting advocate receives threats of sexual assault and violence against her children, it is perhaps a red flag that the practice of heal...

Carbon Trading Markets Booming

Posted 08.07.2011 | Green

As countries around the world struggle to reach an agreement on an extension of the Kyoto Protocol, the voluntary international carbon trading market ...

It'll Take a Mom to Save Mother Earth

Steve Valk | Posted 07.05.2011 | Green
Steve Valk

Elli Sparks does not look like the kind of person who strikes fear in the hearts of fossil fuel lobbyists. But woe be to they who underestimate this diminutive mother of two from Richmond, Virginia.

Should We Have a Security Fee on Oil? A Left-Right Solution to Security, Economy, and Environment

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Shireman

Getting environmentalists and conservative economists to cross the finish line together takes real work, and political courage -- a source of power far rarer than oil.

Green News Report: February 17, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Heavier s...

Green News Report: February 15, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S SPECIAL RADIO REPORT: A...

Green News Report: February 10, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Bush EPA ...

Green News Report: February 8, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Was the W...

A Green Energy Plan for the Red Heart of the American West

Christopher Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Thomas

The West, rich in renewable energy, can pioneer the way to a 75- to 100-percent renewable future.

After the Ruin of the Midterms, Is There Hope From Down Under?

Peter Boyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Boyer

The US mid-term elections brought the global climate campaign to its knees, but as November drew to a close we in Australia got the most promising signal for a long time that our own national leadership is beginning to take climate policy seriously.

Time for climate hawks to take to the hills?

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. ...

Taxing Carbon As Part of Responsible, Progressive Fiscal Policy

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Despite conservative hysteria about the effects of a carbon price on the economy, the fact is that the amounts of money in question aren't that big in the context of the federal budget, much less the U.S. economy.

Why Solar Can't Go Mainstream Without Sarah Palin

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

Whether you're terrified of the awful power the U.S. EPA could wield or ecstatic it might pick up where Congress failed with the climate bill, the first hints of what it plans to do are likely to please no one.

Reconnecting Job Growth to Deficit Reduction - Part 2

Stephen Kent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Kent

In Part 1 of this blog, I overviewed an important new Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) report on deficit reduction, and pointed out the significance of ...

How I Fixed the Deficit

Paul Tullis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Tullis

If we get over the idea that we have to have the world's most expensive military by a factor of seven, and that how we treat the richest should revert to the 1890s, solving the budget is not so terrible.

Peak Oil Finally Piquing Analysts?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.TheGreenGrok.com.According to a new report: We need to put a carbon price on oil to keep the price of oil down.You know how the c...

UN Panel Hails Cap-And-Trade As Best Source Of Climate Change Funds

AP | CHARLES J. HANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UNITED NATIONS — A high-level U.N. panel on Friday outlined potential sources, including levies on international flights, to raise up to $100 bi...

Green News Report: October 26, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Cholera ou...

An Interview With Joe Miller: Alaska US Senate Republican Candidate

Ademola Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ademola Bello

"Less government, less government regulation. Making sure Alaska can have control over its resource base. And making sure we have ability to create jobs from it."

A Message to President Hu Jintao: Three Steps for China to Attain Superpower Status

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Takahashi

Whether in the U.S. or in the Orient, the media treats China as an aggressive bully.

Coming Face to Face with Obama and the Vanishing American Dream

Daphne Wysham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Wysham

An invitation to participate in Barack Obama's Town Hall forum arrived in my inbox; I was to show up at 9 AM sharp. But afterward, I couldn't help but feel sad and a bit used. And I imagined Obama felt the same way.

The Clean Economist: Cleaning House

Alison Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alison Wise

In an extractive economy, economic development translates to more and more depleted energy as reserves shrink. Quality of life for economic participants is a zero sum game.