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Carbon Tax

A Taxing Solution to the Greatest Challenge of Our Time

Don Kraus | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Don Kraus

Future generations will thank us for taking this step before it's too late.

Climate Risk Bonds: How to Finance Climate Disaster Response and Adaptation

Daphne Wysham | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green
Daphne Wysham

A far better approach would be an idea that has been around for decades: Make the polluter pay. Making polluters pay makes sense because it makes markets more efficient by placing the incentive to reduce pollution where it belongs -- on those responsible for it.

We Can Quit Our Coal and Oil Habit The Way We're Quitting Tobacco

Mark Reynolds | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Mark Reynolds

how is America breaking its addiction to tobacco, and what lessons can we apply to a similarly dangerous addiction -- the burning of fossil fuels?

Sochi's Last Winter Olympics

Don Kraus | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Don Kraus

Obama and other well-meaning U.S. policy makers continue to talk about energy independence and U.S. greenhouse gas reduction as if that is all we need to do to solve this looming problem. But it's not! No nation can solve this problem alone.

Jeremy Grantham: Tar Sands to Become a Stranded Asset

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that our planet is "perilously close" to a dangerous tipping point which will usher in "mercile...

SOTU: Hey, Congress, Climate Action Train Is Leaving the Station

Mark Reynolds | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Mark Reynolds

An important step is to start a meaningful dialogue in Congress about a revenue-neutral carbon tax by holding hearings in the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. Congress can help our nation and the world step back from the precipice of climate disaster by enacting a tax on carbon that gives money back to the people.

Econocide by Carbon

William S. Becker | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
William S. Becker

The international community is on a runaway coal train, the train is speeding toward a terrible wreck, and there appears to be no way to stop it. That...

'Green News Report' - December 12, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Work Together When Washington Can't: New Partnerships Will Lead Fight Against Climate Change

Tom Steyer | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Tom Steyer

That's 53 million people and GDP of $2.8 trillion. So it's not a stretch to say the new Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy will make a huge difference for the entire country. And guess what? Congress had nothing to do with it.

East Asia Needs United Approach to Climate Change

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Stephen P. Groff

With these numbers in mind, the question is how can the East Asian economies work together to gain maximum benefit from reducing carbon emissions?

Did Fossil Fuels Save the Whales?

Keith Gaby | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

"Save the Whales" was a rallying cry of 1970's environmentalism. The great sea mammals had been hunted to the brink of extinction and grassroots activists rallied to save them. But there might not have been any whales left to protect if the world hadn't embraced petroleum in place of whale oil a century earlier.

Bleak Future for World and GOP Can Be Avoided With Market-Based Climate Solution

Mark Reynolds | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mark Reynolds

An upcoming report shows that global warming's impact will reduce food production during a time when the world will gain an additional 2 billion mouths. Like Scrooge confronted by the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, we can't help but ask, "Are these the shadows of the things that will be, or are they shadows of things that may be, only?"

The Climate Post: Supreme Court Will Hear Challenges to EPA Rule

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Supreme Court opted Tuesday to hear challenges raised by states and industry groups to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions rules issued by the U.S...

EU Seeks Carbon Tax For All Flights Over Europe

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green

BRUSSELS -- BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission wants to impose carbon emission charges for all flights using Europe's airspace. Wednesday's pr...

The Wind Behind Wind Power: Goodbye, PTC; Hello, Carbon Tax

Mark Reynolds | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mark Reynolds

In the continuing struggle to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are slowly roasting our planet, one of the few bright spots over the years has been the explosive growth of the wind power industry.

Why Conservatives Deny Climate Change

Bill Shireman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Shireman

The politics of climate are dominated by two groups who seem incapable of understanding how their mutual objectives could both be advanced.

Taxing Carbon Is Like Taxing Diamonds

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

Imagine that we impose a sales tax on diamonds. Would we worry about the burden on middle-class purchasers of one-fourth-caret engagement rings? What about the part of the tax "passed back" onto the DeBeers Group?

'Green News Report' -- September 12, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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'Green News Report' - September 10, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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The Stunner Down Under

John K. Herr | Posted 11.10.2013 | World
John K. Herr

In this case, it's the Australian elections. Conservative Tony Abbott led his Liberal-National coalition to a smashing victory over Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Saturday, leaving the Labor Party at a 100-year electoral low point.

Australia's New Government Vows To Scrap Carbon Tax

AP | By ROD McGUIRK | Posted 11.08.2013 | Green

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's new government prepared to take control of the nation Sunday, with Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott vowing to...

Transition to Clean Energy Includes Future for Coal Miners of Today

Mark Reynolds | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
Mark Reynolds

How will the transition to clean energy really play out in the lives of today's miners? It's a question that's weighed on my mind for some time.

'Green News Report' -- August 22, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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On Carbon Taxes and Competition

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The United States and China are talking different languages when it comes to reducing carbon emissions.

'Green News Report' - August 8, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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