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Cap and Trade Dying in the Senate; Utilities-Only Cap Possible

A nationwide cap-and-trade policy is highly unlikely to gain the 60 votes necessary to break a Senate filibuster, recent developments show. But a…

AB32 Goes Beyond American Power Act: A Correction

Last week I reported that a battle over whether to suspend AB32, California’s landmark greenhouse gas reduction legislation, would be rendered “moot” by…

The Climate Bill’s Big Corporate Backers

Every piece of legislation has its own set of winners and losers, which means every piece of legislation has its own set of…

Climate Bill Would Make AB32 Battle Moot

The prospects of the Senate climate bill introduced Wednesday are not great. A plethora of politicians and pundits — in fact, seemingly everyone…

‘American Power Act’ Defangs EPA, Gives States Offshore Drilling Veto

A draft of the American Power Act, the aggressive, official name for what had been called variously “the climate bill,” “the energy bill,”…

Pricing Emissions: Political Will Needed

Paul Krugman, the 2008 Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times op-ed columnist, offers this riposte to those that say addressing climate change…

Starbucks Holds Cup Summit, More Talk About Reducing Environmental Impact

Learn about some of Starbucks initiatives to improve their corporate and social impact, and weigh in on whether Starbucks is truly a committed…

Can Cap and Dividend Save Cap and Trade?

There is no doubt that “cap-and-trade” has joined “liberal” on the list of terms conservatives have effectively tar-and-feathered. It’s also clear that a…

What Will Be in the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman Climate Bill?

A compromise Senate energy bill being hammered out by “little punk staffers” for Senators John Kerry (D), Lindsey Graham (R), and Joe Lieberman…

What Doesn’t Kill You: Cap-and-Trade Endures

Like global warming, cap-and-trade isn’t going away. The trading system in place in Europe has managed to survive a series of scandals in…

The International Case for Carbon and the Economy

By Henry Derwent, President and CEO, IETA As Congress shifts its attention from health care to energy and climate change, the discussion will…

Rebranding of the Climate Crisis Underway

The last year has seen a couple of high-profile disappointments for climate change action. First there was “climategate,” the theft of emails from…

Environmental News Site Funded by Natural Gas Co. Beating Out the Competition

It’s a brave new world for news media. Clean Skies Network, a video news website bankrolled by the American Clean Skies Foundation, which…

Carbon Trading Complexity Putting Strains on Market Reputation

A series of criminal investigations and auditor suspensions in carbon trading markets threaten to give the process of trading pollution credits the same…

Turning off Computers Will Save Ford Millions

Ford Motor Company recently announced the launching of a new program that is expected to save the auto company millions.  According to a…