Stand-Up Economist: Transportation and climate bills

Environmental Economics

Yoram Bauman : In Oregon there are four carbon tax bills under consideration. I haven’t gone into the details, but if you want to then here’s the bills: HB 2497 (one of two from the House Revenue Committee); HB 2792 (Energy and Environment Committee, chaired by awesome Rep Jules Bailey ); HB 2874 (the other House Revenue Committee bill); and SB 537 (carbon tax study bill).

Senate Climate Bill: “Achieving Fast Mitigation” Through Non-CO2 Strategies

Green (Living) Review

Action on black carbon, methane, HFCs and biochar to avoid abrupt climate change Washington, DC, May 2010 – The Senate climate bill unveiled mid-May 2010 by Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) contains a section entitled “Achieving Fast Mitigation” to address non-CO2 climate forcers, including black carbon soot, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Another good reason for targeting non-CO2 climate forcers is that the technology is already available.

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What Is Cap & Trade: Understanding the Waxman-Markley Climate Bill

Green Life Smart Life

There is a new climate energy bill making its way through the House this week, named after its two sponsors, Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) The basic premise of this new climate bill is the attempt to reduce greenhouse gases by instituting a cap and trade program. . Under this bill, companies and manufacturers will be required to obtain a permit per every ton of carbon dioxide they emit each year.

Grim Greenhouse Gas Milestone Dims Hope for Less Climate Change

Green Prophet

Monitoring stations all over the arctic are reading greenhouse gas concentrations of 400 parts per million – a grim new milestone that dims hope of reversing runaway climate change. Millions of pounds of methane lay dormant in arctic ice , threatening to accelerate climate change when it melts, violent weather, drought, flooding and other disasters are on the rise, and yet the fossil fuel industry continues to function virtually unabated.

Powerful Energy Lobbying Group ALEC Behind Anti-Climate Legislation in 16 States

Green Living Ideas

There is anti-climate legislation metastasizing in 15 (and now 16) US states, aimed at ending the Obama administration’s backstop use of the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. The bubbling up of all [.] [ Powerful Energy Lobbying Group ALEC Behind Anti-Climate Legislation in 16 States from Green Living Ideas ].

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Remember when climate cap-and-trade was bipartisan?

Environmental Economics

I do and was reminded again this week: Eight years ago, when Mr. Obama ran for president against Senator John McCain of Arizona, both men had essentially the same position on global warming: It is caused by humans, and Congress should enact legislation to cap greenhouse gas emissions and force polluters to buy and trade permits that would slowly lower overall emissions of climate-warming gases.

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The "support a carbon tax" letter writing campaign begins today!

Environmental Economics

Since, of course, your senator cares what you think: A Senate panel will begin consideration of a carbon tax bill as part of a broader hearing on climate change in mid-July. climate bill will surface during that hearing. While liberal Democrats have revived previously moribund climate change discourse in recent months, Republicans and centrist Democrats have their heels dug in against measures that would hike the cost of fossil fuel energy.

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Divided Fossil Energy Industry Improves Chances For Climate Legislation

Green Living Ideas

As we near the fall of the Copenhagen talks and a last-chance-to-save-the-planet climate bill in congress, there are some encouraging signs. Coal oil, gas and to a lessor [.] [ Divided Fossil Energy Industry Improves Chances For Climate Legislation from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Alternative Energy Carbon/ GHG Reduction News and Events CEJAPA Chamber of Commerce climate legislation copenhagen divide to conquer fossil industries defections strategy

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3 Possible Outcomes of Governor Inslee’s Carbon Order

Sightline Daily

Last year, a group of Washington young people petitioned the Department of Ecology to use its existing authority to take action on climate change. In July, Governor Inslee ordered the Washington Department of Ecology to make a plan that will cut climate pollution down to the limits in state law. Comprehensive climate action requires comprehensive public process. With this plan in hand, the Evergreen State will be two steps down the path to climate action.

As Climate Negotiations Slow, Forests Won't Wait

Green (Living) Review

New York - Experts warn that any international climate treaty or national climate legislation that fails to address forest and land use issues thoroughly and without delay will not be effective. To drive that point home, representatives of the nonprofit sustainability group the Rainforest Alliance will attend the Copenhagen climate treaty conference December 7-18. Progress on US climate legislation has also slowed.

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Could An All-Wind Energy Future Be in Our Sights

Green (Living) Review

The RESs outlined in the House and Senate climate bills call for 20 percent and 15 percent renewables by 2020, respectively. And even those targets are soft, as both bills would allow efficiency measures to be substituted for renewable energy in some cases. This means that the national standards called for by the House and Senate bills would likely result in less renewable energy than we’d already achieve anyway under state renewable energy standards.

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Myths and Facts about Capping Climate Change Pollution

Sightline Daily

I wrote this up to help inform a hearing on climate bills in Salem on April 14th. Oregonians are already paying for climate change , through damaged shellfish, lost snowpack, and increased wildfires. Climate models predict that, without urgent action, the Oregon drought could morph into something like the California mega-drought. Myth : “Taking action on climate change is just an excuse to grow government and raise taxes.”

A Birthday Celebration: Here’s to a Better, Greener Year

Green Life Smart Life

The 90s and early 2000s were plagued by ineffective legislation and in the latter years, a leader who showed little to no support for any real environmental change despite mounting evidence that climate change would have a devastating effect on future generations. Happy Birthday, America. Today you are 202 years old which by today’s standards, that still makes you a toddler among other nations.

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The Other Climate Changers: Why Black Carbon and Ozone Also Matter

Green (Living) Review

August 2009 – According to an essay published in the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs, reducing emissions of black carbon soot and ground-level ozone would quickly make a considerable dent in the climate change problem and would also contribute to public health and protect crop yields. A provision on black carbon is also included in the Waxman-Markey climate bill. Washington , D.C.,

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G8 Recognizes Need to Act on Super Greenhouse Gases, Considers More Aggressive Stance on CO2

Green (Living) Review

July 2009 – As the Group of Eight began discussions on targets for reducing climate emissions, talk was circulating of a possible commitment to limit warming to 2?C. If the G8 comes to this conclusion, it will be a significant step forward for climate mitigation. and the rest of the G8 countries are voicing support for more ambitious climate targets,” said Amb. The Waxman-Markey climate bill that recently passed the House phases down HFCs under a separate title.

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The Story of Cap & Trade

The Green Changemakers

The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution being discussed at Copenhagen and on Capitol Hill. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the "devils in the details" in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from what’s really required to tackle the climate crisis. What is The Story of Cap & Trade?

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The environmental record of Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry

Green Blog

But what does Romney, Bachmann and Perry say about environmental and climate issues? Below is a quick summary on the three front-runners and just where they stand politically when it comes to the climate and our environment. As a quick note before I start I must say that it’s sad to see that the American climate debate has taken a completely wrong direction since the last elections. She is also a climate change denier.

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Some Oil Companies are More Eco Friendly: Who’s Fuelling Your Summer Drives?

Eco Chic

While I’m 100% behind the idea of getting rid of personal cars altogether, like those happy biking Germans , or of running ALL cars on non-fossil fuel alternatives by 2030 (as Sweden built into their recent energy and climate bill), the thing is, these initiatives will take time. (In I’m back to shunning Exxon & Mobil, as they are still up to their climate-screwing ways. When I first started driving 15 years ago, I had it out for Exxon.

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The Top 10 of 2010

Sightline Daily

Bikes, buses, bills. Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill: The Details: This year was a high-speed roller-coaster ride for national climate policy. One of the more promising bills was sponsored by Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman. Eric de Place took a look at the bill and weighed its merits. Skip to content.

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Can electric vehicles overtake competing green car technologies?

The Green Changemakers

by Adam Vaughan 25/02/2009 Everyone from Gordon Brown to Greenpeace backs electric cars as a climate panacea, but are there negative impacts we're missing in the rush to electrification, asks Adam Vaughan The tale of why the Eden Project created an eco car show has lessons for sustainable transport across the UK. Judging from currently available figures, however, EVs are still better news for the climate.

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