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In regulating carbon pollution, the price put on it matters

Jun 24, 2013
Governments and businesses estimate a Social Cost of Carbon, the cost of damage caused by a ton of carbon emissions.
Posted In: carbon emissions, carbon dioxide, climate change

Global clean energy progress stalled: Report

Apr 17, 2013
Reports over the past couple years have suggested sky-high U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions have been falling, but what about the global energy picture? A new report suggests its nothing to write home about.
Posted In: carbon emissions, natural gas, coal, energy

China considers carbon tax, will U.S. consumers foot the bill?

Feb 22, 2013
The official news agency in China is reporting that the government will tax carbon emissions.
Posted In: China, carbon emissions, carbon tax, Environment

Europe's slowdown endangers cap-and-trade market

Jan 25, 2013
Europe has the largest market for carbon permits in the world. The idea is, the more a company has to pay for permits to pollute, the greater incentive it has to reduce pollution. But the economic slowdown has greatly reduced the cost of permits.
Posted In: carbon emissions, carbon credits, Europe

Facing the 'climate cliff'

Nov 26, 2012
As the Kyoto Protocol nears its expiry, leaders from around the world will come together in for the United Nations yearly climate talks to discuss a new global deal to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted In: climate change, Kyoto Protocol, doha, carbon emissions

California's first carbon auction launches pollution market

Nov 14, 2012
It's official: Companies must now purchase permits to emit excess levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the state of California.
Posted In: carbon emissions, carbon tax, california

California holds first auction of pollution permits

Nov 14, 2012
Six years after enacting its own law to fight global warming, California conducts its first auction of carbon permits. Companies that give off large amounts of carbon dioxide will need permits to cover the emissions.
Posted In: carbon emissions, california, utilities, sustainability

Carbon dioxide emissions are falling in the U.S.

Oct 24, 2012
Global warming didn't get even a mention in the three presidential debates, but a new study says the U.S. is on track to meet its pledge to reduce emissions by one-sixth. A major reason: the power of federal regulation.
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California climate change law faces legal test

Oct 16, 2012
Today a 9th Circuit court in San Francisco hears arguments on the legality of California's, first in the nation, low carbon regulation for transport fuel. The case may determine whether California becomes the U.S. leader in climate litigation.
Posted In: energy, carbon emissions, california

Summer ice melt in the Arctic sets yet another record

Sep 20, 2012
Shipping across the ice-free Arctic appears closer than ever. The new route will save fuel, but bring emissions and soot directly to the Arctic -- possibly accelerating the ice melt.
Posted In: shipping, Arctic, carbon emissions, global warming

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