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Who really is responsible for climate change and industrial emissions policy in Canada?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 24, 2015)

There seems to be no end to press releases announcing good things to deal with climate change and equally no end to criticism for alleged failings in this regard. All three levels of government share in the plaudits and criticisms for achievements or failures related to climate change, which is understandable given the lack of clarity as to who ...

Will natural gas dim solar’s shine?

by Ensia  (Mar. 9, 2015)

As natural gas booms, renewable energy proponents ponder whether it will serve as a bridge or roadblock to photovoltaic power On the outskirts of downtown St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy’s High Bridge Generating Station offers an iconic view of the current state of electrical generation in the United ...

Carbon Tax to Reduce Pollution

by Stanford Magnets  (Mar. 18, 2014)

Countries around the world are planning to take action against environmental population and other related issues that take place as a result of fossil fuel emissions. In fact, several countries have gone as far as to implement different measures in order to reduce the carbon dioxide pollution. Carbon tax is one such initiative taken by the UK ...

Beyond Keystone XL: How to win the war on climate change

by Ensia  (Mar. 16, 2015)

If we want to permanently kill the pipeline, we will need to kill demand for the product. Recently, environmentalists celebrated President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline. But we shouldn’t jump for joy too soon. As long as the price of oil, now about $50 per barrel, is above the cost of producing oil from the tar sands ...

A CGE assessment of the Australian carbon tax policy

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 29, 2014)

In July 2012, the Australian Government introduced a price on carbon at an initial price of $23 per tonne. Despite the detailed modelling undertaken by the Commonwealth Treasury, there has been continuing speculation about the economic impact of the carbon tax in Australia. In this paper, we build a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model ...

Honolulu’s LED Lamps: Cutting on Carbon and Trimming Tax

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Mar. 19, 2014)

Honolulu, the Hawaiian capital’s energy costs rank tenth on the pollution lists. In an attempt to reduce this figure, the city mayor wants to install solar street lamps which will help cut tax and Greenhouse Gas emissions. Hawaii stands third in least energy consumption per capita, but the increasingly high population density mounts up its ...

We want good evacuation measures, no large seawalls!

by Wetlands International  (Mar. 26, 2015)

What is the best approach to restore and protect a coastline that was hit by a Tsunami? Driven by my own involvement in mangrove restoration after the 2004 Indian Ocean ...

How to steer clear of the looming climate shock

by Ensia  (Feb. 25, 2015)

Stick it to carbon, not the man. The following is excerpted from Climate Shock (2015) by Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman. Published here with permission from Princeton University Press. Two quick ...

Carbon-intensive stock prices fall as tax looms

by Trucost Plc  (Feb. 28, 2013)

Several companies identified by Trucost as most exposed to carbon liabilities in South Africa have seen their share prices fall, after the Treasury announced that a carbon tax will start in 2015. ...

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission – Searching for new solutions to today’s challenges

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 18, 2015)

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, and no simpler,” Einstein famously said. While the principle behind ecofiscal policies—to put a price on harmful activities and encourage economically valuable ones—is straight out of Economics 101, the details of policy design matter a great deal. To be pragmatically ...

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