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from The Great Debate:

U.S. cap-and-trade choice inferior to carbon tax

February 27, 2009

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

President Barack Obama's first budget puts climate change at the heart of the administration's long-term economic plan. But despite the clear theoretical advantages of a simple carbon tax, he seems set to follow the EU and California in opting for a cap-and-trade system.

from The Great Debate:

Clean energy investment needs greener light

By Paul Taylor
February 10, 2009

-- Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

paul-taylorInvestors in clean energy are like motorists stuck at broken traffic lights. The public policy light is green but the price and credit lights are deep red.

from The Great Debate:

First 100 Days: Obama’s first climate change target

January 22, 2009

Mary D. Nichols-- Mary D. Nichols is Chairman of the California Air Resources Board, the lead agency for implementing California’s landmark climate change law, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The views expressed are her own. --

from UK News:

Decision time at Heathrow

January 12, 2009

The government has approved the third Heathrow runway, in the interests of jobs and British competitiveness.

from The Great Debate:

Obama spurs EU on climate, economy

By Paul Taylor
December 16, 2008

Paul Taylor Great Debate-- Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

He wasn't present and he isn't even in office yet, but Barack Obama was the elephant in the room at last week's European Union summit on economic recovery and climate change.

Nine meals from anarchy

December 11, 2008

Andrew Simms is policy director and head of the climate change programme at the London-based New Economics Foundation. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Will EU live up to its green ambition?

By Paul Taylor
December 10, 2008

Paul Taylor Great Debate-- Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

European Union leaders this week face a crucial credibility test of their ambition to lead the world in fighting climate change, just as President-elect Barack Obama is making it a top priority for the United States.

from FaithWorld:

Did climate change stoke past religious persecution?

December 1, 2008

A thought-provoking new book on Christianity's "lost history" holds that one of the central causes of 14th century religious persecution may well have been climate change. You can read my interview with author Philip Jenkins about "The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa and Asia -- and How It Died" on the Reuters website here.