"I strongly believe it would change the world."
I Want a Carbon Fee -- or 'Clean Reward' -- Because I'm Selfish, I Breathe, and I Want My State to Prosper
Since 2008 British Columbia's economy has grown while carbon pollution dropped using a popular and business-friendly law championed by a centrist-conservative politician.
A global climate change agreement without a clear economic solution to this looming problem could be too little, too late -- but there's still time to craft an efficient, effective and equitable correction to the most pressing problem of our times.
We're witnessing, I'm fairly certain, market chaos associated with the end of the era of fossil fuels.
Jerry Taylor, of the libertarian think-tank Niskanen Center, on the other hand, made the case that addressing climate change
Forty-two thousand jobs, even if they're temporary, is nothing to sneeze at. The reality, though, is that Keystone XL is not happening anytime soon. So if this Congress is "going to keep sending bills to his desk," there is legislation the president would likely sign that will produce way more than 42,000 jobs -- 2.1 million jobs over the next decade, in fact.
A revenue-neutral carbon tax is a wise and bold idea, but there is a need for wise and bold individuals to embrace it and fight for it.
People filling up their cars lately have seen the price of gasoline drop below $3 a gallon, and there are indications we might be heading closer to $2 a gallon nationally some time next year. Americans with big-car lust might be thinking at this point, "Time to buy that Chevy Suburban."
Senator Dianne Feinstein shared her plans with Fresh Dialogues to introduce a new "carbon fee" bill, during a press conference Wednesday in downtown San Francisco.
In the 1980s the GOP lead the charge in favor of the idea of using markets to control pollution. Moderate Republicans (of which there were a significant number) opted for dealing with environmental problems with economic tools that employ price signals to keep air and water clean.
At the Business Roundtable today, President Obama challenged business leaders to lead beyond the daily stock ticker and the quarterly profits report.
In the acid-rain program, the EPA shepherded a few hundred existing coal-fired power plants through a relatively manageable