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October 1, 2014 Carbon Taxes Don't Kill Jobs

Source: Bloomberg View

Where they've been tried, the evidence shows, well-designed carbon taxes have succeeded in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. But that doesn't necessarily end the debate over their effects -- nor should it. The next question is...

September 30, 2014 It's Time to Abandon the Delusion of a Carbon Tax

Source: Huff Post

At the United Nations last week, President Obama urged the nations of the world to follow our lead and begin to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The president has moved aggressively to use the powers of the Clean Air Act to...

September 29, 2014 Time running out to interrupt the carbon emission death spiral: Editorial

Source: NJ.com

This was acclaimed as a seminal week for environmental progress, and everyone had a legitimate reason to be encouraged by sundry developments – from the People’s Climate March to the UN Climate Summit to the news that a large...

September 22, 2014 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Financing a Low-Carbon Future

Source: Reuters

Money makes the world go round, as the old adage goes. Unfortunately, the current investment climate is spinning the globe in the wrong, carbon-intensive, direction.

September 3, 2014 Where Will Europe Find Energy This Winter?

Source: Wall Srteet Daily

Ukraine is a major conduit for Russian energy to Europe. It’s a country blessed with rich farmland – a regional breadbasket of sorts. Russian natural gas passes through pipelines in Ukraine to customers all over Europe.

August 29, 2014 Accounting for the Expanding Carbon Shadow from Coal-Burning Plants

Source: NY Times

Steven Davis of the University of California, Irvine, and Robert Socolow of Princeton have written “Commitment accounting of CO2 emissions,” a valuable new paper in Environmental Research Letters showing the value of shifting...

August 27, 2014 Fracking link to birth defects probed

Source: Sun Herald

NEW YORK — The first research into the effects of oil and gas development on babies born near wells has found potential health risks. Government officials, industry advocates and the researchers themselves say more studies are...

August 6, 2014 From the Daily: What the frack'

Michigan Daily - Since hydraulic fracturing â a complex procedure to extract natural gas from underground shale â began in Michigan about 50 years ago, approximately 12,000 wells have been fractured in the state....

August 5, 2014 Me to the EPA: Increase Renewables, Limit Carbon, and Protect Coal Miners

Union of Concerned Scientists - My prepared remarks are below. Testimony of Dr. Jeremy Richardson at EPAâs Public Hearing on Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants, on behalf of the îUnion of Concerned...

August 5, 2014 Our Weird Energy Politics

Source: National Review

What is it about the weather that compels our government to ineptly dictate how we produce electricity and consume energy? This a worthwhile question to ask on August 4, the anniversary of the day in 1977 that President James...

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