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All hope is not lost in Copenhagen. The rudderless ship needs some direction though. Who better to provide that than leader of the free world?
One glaring subject that Obama avoided in the campaign is how to pay for infrastructure over time and how it will dovetail with an overall strategy to address climate change.
PARIS — France's Constitutional Council has struck down a tax on carbon dioxide emissions that was to have gone into effect Jan. 1, part of Pres...
The planet's survival relies partly on a climate bill but mostly on continued grassroots assault on coal plants and other offenders, plus disruptive clean technologies to take our markets by storm.
"Climate change is the mother of all externalities ... left without any government intervention, we're going to par-boil the planet," says Krugman.
One of the key merits of the cap-and-trade approach is that the program can provide cost-effectiveness, while achieving meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions levels.
According to Thomas Friedman, last week's climate change conference in Copenhagen was an "unprecedented breakdown," not an "unprecedented breakthrough...
After eight costly years of inaction, the United States has begun to lead. Since taking office, Obama has moved quickly to put climate change near the top of his agenda.
EPA's proposal to regulate greenhouse gases as pollutants is a hacksaw, when the Obama Administration would rather operate with a scalpel.
The nine-member council that's to be sworn into office Nov. 17 will reflect a sharply divided city, with the real progressives holding a tenuous 5-4 majority.
The key problem with using a carbon tax to curb demand and thus reduce emissions, is that we have very poor understanding of how the consumers will react to the higher price
Harvard economics professor Gregory Mankiw's main point in his recent NYT op-ed is that a refunded carbon tax would be preferable to a cap-and-trade system, because ... economists prefer it.
Can liberals outdo conservatives in contacting Congress? I sense that we progressives are not nearly as conditioned to call their representatives as conservatives are.
Salon's Glenn Greenwald called out MSNBC's Chuck Todd at great length Wednesday for a segment Todd participated in on Morning Joe in which, per Green...
The current energy system is choking our quality of life and mortgaging our future; indignant conservatives want to conserve everything but the planet.
Anyone with any knowledge of this subject will tell you that the carbon tax is more sensible than cap and trade. So why is cap and trade being foisted on the public?
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California regulators on Thursday delayed a decision on whether to implement the nation's first statewide carbon fee on uti...
Pearlstein's hyperbole is par for the course these days. Lots of people have taken to exaggerating the complexity and opacity of the Waxman-Markey bill based primarily on its page length.
grist.orgI find it really hard to believe, but the perennial "carbon tax vs. cap-and-trade" debate is still going on. It goes on and on and on and it ...
Friedman's latest column is just an outright nuclear disaster: head-slappingly wrong on the merits, politically naive and tone deaf, and timed so poorly as to be malicious. Just about every single sentence is a train wreck.
The dramatic moment has come when the human species because it is responsible for most of this damage, must radically reconsider its activity in the name of its own survival.
Comprehensive energy and climate legislation will create and protect millions of good paying "green" jobs across the nation, helping restore our economy to full employment more rapidly.
Each climate change proposal has the potential to split allies into feuding factions. The danger is that the fossil fuel lobby will use their public relations machine to derail action another year.
These days the siren song of a carbon tax fills the ear of many commentators who urge us to recognize its beauty and steer our ship in its direction.
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