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'Green News Report' - September 11, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.11.2014 | 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 08.22.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of...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 ...

Red States Are Way Ahead of Congress on Global Warming

Elliott Negin | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Americans across the country have been grappling with a range of severe, climate change-related weather events, including prolonged droughts, extreme precipitation, heat waves and, like Florida, coastal flooding. And majorities in both blue and red districts want federal action.

Australia's Carbon Tax Repeal Set For Final Showdown

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2014 | Green

By Matt Siegel SYDNEY, July 14 (Reuters) - Australia's lower house of parliament on Monday voted to scrap the country's controversial ...

Why We Need a Carbon Tax

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The top five oil and gas companies alone made over $1 trillion in the past decade. That's over $250 million per day. The fossil fuel industry is destroying the planet with impunity and getting rich while doing it. That must end.

House Republican Spending Bill Seeks To Block Obama's Carbon Rules

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives on Tuesday ratcheted up efforts to stop the...

How Our National Passions About Soccer and Our Tribal Passions Over Abortion and Climate Change and GMOs, Are All About Survival!

David Ropeik | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
David Ropeik

They all illustrate how the human cognitive system is driven much more by subconscious emotions than by a conscious objective analysis of the facts alone.

Here Are the Jobs!

D. R. Tucker | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
D. R. Tucker

Far from killing jobs, this policy would create jobs and protect lives. When House Speaker John Boehner asks, "Where are the jobs?", advocates of market-based emissions-reduction policies can point to this study and say, "Right here!"

New Study Shows No More Excuses to Reject Fee on Carbon

Mark Reynolds | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Mark Reynolds

Beneath the hyperbolic rhetoric and pushback last week surrounding the new EPA regulations to limit carbon emissions is a fundamental truth that can no longer be ignored: Inaction is not an option on global warming.

It's About Time, Again

Paula Gordon | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

For those who judge their financial interests or ideological blindness to be more reliable than evidence, American energy policy has been a success. For the rest of us, it has been clear for decades that the policy is an abject failure.

Climate Policy: It's the Economy

David Monsma | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
David Monsma

Regulating or taxing carbon emissions is no longer a partisan or ideological issue -- it's a matter of business and investment, and of vital importance.

Hey, Congress! Let's Honor Next Earth Day With a Carbon Tax

Mark Reynolds | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Mark Reynolds

The original Earth Day crystalized a movement that brought us the agency charged with protecting the purity of our air and water. Rather than attacking the EPA for trying to do what Congress has failed to do our lawmakers can rise to the challenge and enact a national tax on carbon that gives revenue back to the people.

Why a Climate Treaty or Carbon Tax Is Unlikely

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

Let's face the fact that our lifestyles and the aspirations of billions of people in the developing world will require more, not less, energy in the future.

A Taxing Solution to the Greatest Challenge of Our Time

Don Kraus | Posted 06.09.2014 | 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...