Environment Forum

Betting on climate change

By Clive Thompson
April 19, 2010

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Clive Thompson is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired.  This piece was produced by the Climate Desk collaboration.

from The Great Debate:

States see pushback against carbon trading

April 12, 2010

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-- John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own --

Efforts to implement cap-and-trade programs at state level are faltering, just as policymakers in Washington are struggling to generate enough support to put in place a comprehensive national system.

Why subsidize the surfeit of wind turbines?

March 29, 2010

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With an oversupply of wind turbines, why are governments subsidizing new manufacturing plants?

Can the U.S. compete with China in the green economy?

March 11, 2010

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Fred Krupp is president of the Environmental Defense Fund. The views expressed are his own.

Senator Graham shouts “Play Ball!”

By Asher Miller
March 3, 2010

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Asher Miller is executive director of think tank Post Carbon Institute. Any opinion expressed here is his own.

Is Bloom Energy the next GE?

February 23, 2010

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Updated on Feb 24.

The blogosphere is rumbling with anticipation of the  “Bloom Box”, a pint-sized “power plant” that could change the way we power our homes and offices forever.

Shale Gas Valuation Index

By Reuters Staff
February 20, 2010

Following is the Thomson Reuters North America Shale Gas Valuation Index, based on closing share prices from Feb. 18.

Goldilocks and the three fuels

By Richard Heinberg
February 18, 2010

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– Richard Heinberg is the author of eight books, including “Peak Everything”, “Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis” and “The Party’s Over”. He is also a senior fellow with the Post Carbon Institute. The views expressed are his own. –

Shale Gas Valuation Index

By Reuters Staff
February 18, 2010

Following is the Thomson Reuters North America Shale Gas Valuation Index, based on closing share prices from Feb. 17.

from The Great Debate:

California tilts towards cap and refund

February 16, 2010


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-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

California is set to auction all or almost all allowances under its emissions trading programme, and rebate up to 75 percent of the proceeds to households through a lump sum payment or reductions in income and sales taxes.
The proposals, contained in a draft recommendation from the Economic and Allocation Advisory Committee (EAAC) to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), are in sharp contrast to the proposed federal programme, stalled in Congress, which would give away most permits to utilities and other energy intensive industries.
Since California's proposed programme is one of the most advanced, and would be the largest and most comprehensive in the country, with links to other states through the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), the decision gives significant impetus to proponents of the cap and refund approach, now emerging as a credible alternative in Congress.
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