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Polluters War on Existing Effective Cap-and-Trade Programs

June 24th, 2011 · No Comments

This guest post comes from the eloquent and thoughtful Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse.
After DC failed to enact comprehensive climate change legislation, it was good to see states take the lead on regional cap-and-trade programs. We now have 3 regional initiatives to address greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) involving more than 30 states. That so many states [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · cap and trade · environmental

Delivering the post mortem on climate legislation’s failure …

July 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments

If the US Senate has, collectively, any substantive understanding of science, concern about American security, and desire for American prosperity into the future, there will be climate legislation. Sadly, with Anti-Science Syndrome suffering Haters Of a Livable Economic Society dominating one of America’s two major political parties and with Climate Peacocks mewing [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · cap and trade · climate change · climate legislation · energy efficiency · politics

Hey, Twit Claire, we do not have “50 years” …

July 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Senator Claire McCaskill, who has been anything but a shining star on thoughtful thinking for creating a prosperous and climate-friendly America, has let loose with another doozy.
“I think it’s still a work in progress,” said Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who worries that a cap would be a loser for Democrats in November. “You [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · cap and trade · carbon tax · clean emissions · climate change · democrats

“The most important number you’ve never heard of.”

April 16th, 2010 · 10 Comments

“The Social Cost of Carbon may be the most important number you’ve never heard of” according to Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth Stanton in a recent publication from the Economics for Equity and the Environment Network.
The Social Cost of Carbon (pdf) analyzes the efforts within the U.S. government to develop a value of the economic impact [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · analysis · cap and trade · carbon dioxide · carbon tax · climate change · climate legislation · environmental · financial policy · government energy policy

RNC elements seek anti-business pledge

November 29th, 2009 · No Comments

When seeking paths for creating an environment for a prosperous America in the reality of a carbon-constrained future, many see the most business friendly general approach as “Cap & Trade”. Society (politicians) determine a “cap”, a top level, of total emissions and then people (businesses) can buy and trade emissions totaling to that cap. [...]

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Tags: Energy · business practice · cap and trade · carbon tax

Republican Hero votes for Health Care Reform: Will he get the climate catastrophe treatment?

November 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Yesterday, a lone Republican, Representative Ahn Cao, voted for the (very weak) House health care reform bill.
I read the versions of the House [health reform] bill. I listened to the countless stories of Orleans and Jefferson Parish citizens whose health care costs are exploding – if they are able to obtain health care at [...]

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Tags: Congress · cap and trade · climate change · climate legislation · politics · republican party

Valuing demand destruction … critical to understanding value of clean energy action

October 28th, 2009 · 7 Comments

There are many things being lost in the discussion of the cost-benefit equation when it comes to mitigating global warming.
When doing cost-benefit analyses, organizations like the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are constrained to consider just one quadrant of what could be considered (in simplified form) the four-quadrant cost-benefit analysis structure:

Cost [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · Global Warming · analysis · cap and trade · carbon tax · climate change · climate legislation · environmental · government energy policy

Senator Alexander “believes an inconvenient reality …”

October 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

Earlier this afternoon, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) held a press call to discuss climate legislation.  There were those who were holding their breath, seeing Alexander as moving toward supporting the legislation if it met his desires when it came to nuclear power development.  Based on this press event, it seems that they might be holding [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · analysis · cap and trade · climate change

A FIT for the Clean Energy Jobs & American Power Act

October 1st, 2009 · No Comments

This is a guest post from NB41, who is top-notch in the wind energy world and on how to integrate renewable power into the energy system.
Senator Kerry and Boxer introduced, yesterday, the Clean Energy, Jobs, and American Power Act. This bill is an alternative to/similar to the so-called ACES bill (Waxman-Markey Bill) which recently [...]

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Tags: cap and trade · carbon tax · climate change · climate legislation

A cap with a collar …

September 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Well designed, a cap with a collar can be a truly gorgeous thing.
To spark movement away from our carbon addiction, for business (financial) planning, and to gain enough support to pass climate legislation, any “Cap and Trade” structure almost certainly will have to have a “collar” to go with its “cap” on carbon emissions.
To be [...]

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Tags: business practice · cap and trade · carbon dioxide · climate legislation