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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.

Environmental Movement Has Held Back the Keystone XL Pipeline -- For Good Reason

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Ditching the Keystone XL pipeline should be a no-brainer. The 1,179-mile pipeline extension would carry some of the world's dirtiest oil from Canada to Texas. It shouldn't be necessary to repeat this, but since we have a Congress controlled by a party that denies the reality of climate change, it is.

A Tale of Two Washingtons

Bob Keefe | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Bob Keefe

While Washington state lawmakers' bold pragmatism promises to help their environment and their economy, the new Congress in Washington, D.C., seems hell-bent on pushing legislation that will strip away our environmental protections, continue to ignore the threats of climate change and keep us addicted to dirty fossil fuels.

So What Did We Learn in 2014?

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

On the last day of 2014, let's hear it for the national and corporate leaders, the mayors and non-governmental organizations who built new coalitions for action -- not because they had to, but because they know that it's right to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Is Anyone Listening to Irwin Stelzer's Sound Advice?

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.01.2015 | Green
D. R. Tucker

A revenue-neutral carbon tax is a wise and bold idea, but there is a need for wise and bold individuals to embrace it and fight for it.

Be Unreasonable About the New Climate Economy

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

The MENA region has timidly begun on a path to making its societies climate-ready and its energy policies climate-friendly. Given its resources, it can play a central role in moving to the new climate economy. And yet despite progress, there is still a long way to go.

'Green News Report' - December 23, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 2014 on track for hottest year on record; Washington state governor pro...

'Green News Report' - December 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Nothin' but good news for a change! New York issues first permanent ba...

"It's Not Our Children's Lungs That Should Be Burned. It Should Be Polluters."

AP | MARTHA BELLISLE | Posted 02.16.2015 | Green

MEDINA, Wash. (AP) — Overlooking the state Route 520 floating bridge project, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday unveiled a proposal he said woul...

'Green News Report:' December 16, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.15.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Congress wraps up for the year with Republican anti-environment initiatives to be signed by the President; UN climate summit wraps up in Peru

'Green News Report:' December 11, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Australia goaded into joining UN Green Climate Fund; PLUS: 'Freedom Industries' boss facing accountability in West Virginia chemical spill... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

Cheap Oil's Make-Or-Break Moment for Clean Energy

Maria van der Hoeven | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Maria van der Hoeven

The plunge in oil prices may be good for consumers and the global economy, but it could also hurt efforts to make our planet's energy system more sustainable. Policy makers from around the world can prevent this by taking advantage of cheaper oil to make meaningful changes in the way we price energy.

Better Than Disinvestment: A More Effective Move Against Climate Change

Barbara R. Bergmann | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Barbara R. Bergmann

Students and alumni who want action against climate change are pressing universities to rid their endowment funds of the stocks of companies that produce fossil fuels. But it is worth asking whether some other tactic might be more effective.

The Uncertain Future of Oil Demand

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Choosing that path would require countries shifting a good chunk of their tax base from personal and corporate income to carbon taxes collected from households and businesses. Of course, if our economies are to remain competitive while doing that it will also require the levying of carbon tariffs on goods from countries that don't tax emissions like we do.

Leo DiCaprio: Green Tech Can Soon Meet 100% Of Global Energy Needs

Tree Media | Leila Conners | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

By Leila Conners -- Tree Media The short film above, "Green World Rising," is the third episode in the Green World Rising series narrated by ac...

Ghost Of Milton Friedman Materializes In Chicago, Endorses A Price On Carbon

Forest Trends | Posted 12.29.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Climate scientists agree that we're changing the climate in dangerous ways, and economists say we can slow the mess with a price on carbon. Earlier th...

The Bottom Line on Climate Change Costs

Peter Getty | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

Climate deniers argue that an overhaul of the fossil fuel industry will cream our economy. Not so.

Fossil Fuel Divestment Makes UN Climate Summit a Success

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

With 2013 breaking historical records regarding greenhouse gas emissions, we have little time to act. Investors get it. It's risky business to continue to invest in fossil fuels. Now it's time for policymakers, prime ministers and presidents to get it as well.

'Green News Report' - September 11, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Going the wrong way! Greenhouse gas emissions jump at fastest rate on r...

This Film Narrated By Leo DiCaprio Presents A Clear Climate Change Solution: Price Carbon

Tree Media | Leila Conners | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

By Leila Conners -- Tree Media Ahead of the 2014 UN Climate Summit on Sept. 23, "Carbon" attempts to move the debate forward, exploring how go...

IMF May Be Right in Suggesting Countries Raise Fuel Taxes

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

It's tough to find any drivers who relish digging into their wallets to fill up at the pump. According to the International Monetary Fund, though, not only should fuel taxes jump by more than 50 percent, the increase should have Canadians whistling a happy tune. Now, here's the real kicker: The IMF is right.

A Carbon Tax That Can Rise from Australia's Ashes

Mark Reynolds | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Mark Reynolds

As the post-mortems arrive to determine the cause of death for Australia's carbon tax, a couple of questions emerge: Why did this happen? What lessons can we learn?

'Green News Report' - July 17, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Australia's Rightwing government repeals successful landmark carbon tax...

Australia Repeals Controversial Carbon Tax

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of...

'Green News Report' - July 15, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.14.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Huge Christian organization divests from fossil fuels; Germany pledges ...