Carbon Tax

GOP Senior Statesmen Call For Carbon Tax

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A group of Republican senior statesmen is calling for a carbon tax to fight climate change.

Obama's New Proposed Regulations On Coal Energy Production Met With Ire Through Kentucky's Coal Country

Earlier this week, the 7th Circuit affirmed the Department of Energy’s new energy efficiency requirements for commercial refrigeration equipment.

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Obama's New Proposed Regulations On Coal Energy Production Met With Ire Through Kentucky's Coal Country

One of the many issues in the current Presidential campaign involves the question of whether to pursue a tax on carbon emissions.

Obama's New Proposed Regulations On Coal Energy Production Met With Ire Through Kentucky's Coal Country

On February 4, 2015, the White House released a fact sheet describing its efforts to create a “21st Century Clean Transportation System”.

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He’s hardly the first right-of-center energy thinker to come out in favor of a carbon tax, but Jerry Taylor’s story puts a more provocative spin on things: He was a longtime Cato Institute fellow who for years rejected the idea that climate change represented a well-understood, urgent threat, or that it was clear what impact man… Keep reading →

Despite High Emissions, New Coal Power Plants Planned in Germany

Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz is urging climate change doubters to at least take out an insurance policy when it comes to carbon emissions and climate change. Shultz argues for sustained support for energy research and development along with a carbon tax. In an opinion piece in the Washington Post, Shultz described the… Keep reading →

Submitted Evidence Of Global Warming From Satellite Imagery

This winter, the US Northeast was constantly pummeled with heavy snow often accompanied by gusty winds that brought arctic air from the High North. The city of Boston, in particular, bore the brunt of these Arctic blasts, but at the same time, parts of Alaska experienced an unusually mild winter. “Boston is crushed under more than eight… Keep reading →

Oil Prices Continue To Rise With Demand

This speech is important. Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden says that it is time for the oil industry to join the debate over climate change. Shell has long advocated for a price on carbon, but in a speech Thursday in London he took the message farther by saying: “Our sector needs to enter… Keep reading →

Neurath Power Plant Rated Germany's Biggest CO2 Emitter

According to some, the power of greed shapes and drives our capital markets, and it is this greed that has led to the industrialization of the global society and ultimately to the buildup of excessive levels of Green House Gases (GHGs). Can the same capital markets save us from catastrophic climate change? Our answer to… Keep reading →

As Default Deadline Nears, Congress Continues Debate Debt Ceiling Plan

On September 17, 2014, the Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing titled “Reforming America’s Outdated Energy Tax Code” to discuss possible reforms to the U.S. energy tax policy. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) underscored the need for predictable, level playing-field tax policy that puts renewables on the same footing as other… Keep reading →

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