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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

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

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

France to impose a carbon tax … and a debate explodes

September 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

The news in France: a 14 Euro (about $19.90 at current exchange rates) tax per ton of carbon to go into effect in 2010. While discussion of a carbon tax has been an item of debate within French society, Prime Minister Fillon’s announcement of the actual amount and the parameters of the coming have [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · carbon dioxide · carbon tax · emissions · government energy policy

Climate Legislation … What is the right approach?

May 28th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Al Gore says supports it. Paul Krugman says support it. Two Nobel Prize Winners. Who am I to question them? That is a question received, in more than one space, when it comes to the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act.
Well, with all due respect to the infallibility of a Nobel [...]

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Tags: analysis · cap and trade · carbon offsets · carbon tax · catastrophic climate change

The “Tax” Scam

March 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Those fighting against achieving a prosperous, climate-friendly society go through stages of trying to confuse the discussion and inhibit necessary action:

Global Warming isn’t real
It is all natural
We can’t do anything about it
Doing anything will cost too much

These four have one simple thing in common. Very simply: LIE! LIE! LIE! LIE!
This last, truly, becomes the most [...]

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Tags: Energy · carbon tax

Thinking CAP? Curse Jar? Let X decide …

February 6th, 2009 · No Comments

The other day, the Environmental Defense Action Fund opened voting for ‘the people’s choice’ as to the best 30-second video to explain how a Cap & Trade program to control carbon dioxide would help cut the nation’s dependence on oil. Putting aside questions as to Environmental Defense’s devotion to a CAP uber all, the [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · advertising · cap and trade · carbon dioxide · carbon tax · climate change

Warming Summers …

November 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Larry Summers is now officially part of the senior Obama Administration team on economic issues. Let us be clear, energy and global warming are cross-cutting issues, so cross-cutting that stances on views on these issues should be examined against essentially all appointees. While Summers has the shadow of a controversial early 1990s World [...]

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