Economists call carbon emissions an “untaxed externalty.” That means those responsible for them are not required to pay for the damage they cause to society. Imagine if you operated a livestock ranch on your property but dumped all the manure your animals create in your neighbor’s yard. You would save a lot of money because […]
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A group of Republican elder statesmen, including veterans of the Reagan, Bush I and Bush II administrations, has put together a solid proposal to deal with the reality of climate change with a carbon tax. It’s a good plan that a lot of environmental groups could get behind. But probably not the current crew of maniacs […]
Originally published on Gas2. Reprinted with permission. Don’t call it a carbon tax. Everybody hates the idea of taxes. But unless society addresses the damage done by burning fossil fuels, the world is on a collision course with reality. Cataclysmic changes are in the offing and those changes will impose enormous costs on our global […]
The carbon tax is one method economists support for putting price on atmospheric carbon, and thereby lowering emissions.
The good news: There’s one GOP representative that knows climate change is real, and says we have to do something about it. The bad news: He lost his Republican primary to a Tea Party-backed candidate who will take his place in Washington next week. “To my free enterprise colleagues, whether you think it’s all a […]
Cap-and-trade calamity? Au contraire. While the US flounders on regulating carbon, France’s Nicholas Sarkozy is pushing forward with new carbon tax legislation that will only add to France’s edge in the emerging green economy.
Suddenly, “green business” is a little low on green and high on business. Companies that were built to take on Big Oil are now sharpening their elbows in the lobbying fight to make sure that the bottom line does not fall victim to grid enhancements that are built out by someone else.
Just when you thought no more ink could be spilled about the merits or political viability of a carbon tax versus a cap and trade, it has.
The United States must take the opportunity of this economic downturn to invest aggressively in renewable energy projects and reduce its dependence on foreign supplies of fuel.
What advice would Ray Anderson of Interface give to Barack Obama about creating a legacy in sustainability?
With no consensus on a global carbon tax, the world leaders must try to negotiate a global carbon labelling law as it would make countries around the world responsible for their share of emissions, hopefully making them take bold measures to control them.
With other countries failing to show any commitment to either contribute to the climate fund or reduce carbon emissions, the European Union has backed out from its plan to release billions for the climate fund.
United States is looking to levy tax on imported goods while China is holding the high demand from developed nations responsible for a major portion of its carbon emissions.
Amid increasing calls for a global carbon tax to check carbon emissions, a new bill proposing a nation-wide carbon tax has been introduced in the US Congress.
EU wants to include a $200 billion climate tax on developed nations in the next climate treaty but is it the right step forward given the global economic conditions. It’s time to include countries like India and China in a long-term climate solution and ask them to shoulder greater responsibilities in the fight against Climate Change.