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Billionaire Richard Branson Calls For a Global Carbon Tax

Sir Richard Branson, the brash, suave, billionaire adventurer has suggested that a carbon tax can stave off a global climate crisis, as long…
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Why California Should Adopt a Global Warming Gas Emission Fee

By: David A. Bainbridge Failed states are growing in number–Somalia, the Congo, Afghanistan, Iceland, Greece, Ireland, and California? If California can’t eliminate its…
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A Postcard from Cancun: The COP16 Update

The odds that the COP16 talks in Cancun this week will produce much in the way of meaningful international agreement aren’t very high.…

Bipolar Bipartisanship Kills Climate Panel

Heads in the sand, or more properly, in the ozone. Choking off the House climate change committee is not a big surprise but…
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Eliminating Fossil Fuel Subsidies Trumps Cap and Trade

This past Sunday morning, I spoke at a charity brunch in Virginia. The brunch was actually part of a benefit to raise money…

Prop 23: The Whole World Watches as Narrow Interests and the Planet Collide in California

With the election of 2010 imminent, all eyes that are looking hopefully in the direction of a sustainable future are turned towards California,…
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Prop 23 Morphing Into Prop 26: Both Clean Economy Killers

By Jay Kimball, founder of 8020 Vision Support for Prop 23 is waning. That’s good news, but the fight is not over. If…

Carbon Reduction Beyond Cap and Trade or the Carbon Tax

With all the commotion over the up coming November mid-term elections, the recent death of cap-and-trade has been quietly dismissed.The American Clean Energy…
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To Say California’s AB32 Kills Jobs Is ‘Bunk!’

Ed Note: We’re reposting Bill Roth’s earlier interview with Marin Energy Anuthority Chair Charles McGlashan because of it’s relevance to the ongling ballot…
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MIT/CoLab Contest: Crowdsourcing for Climate Change

There’s new meaning to being part of the climate change solution if MIT and the Climate CoLab online community can leverage their crowdsourcing…

Climate Scientist Warns of Political Heat on Global Warming if Republicans Win

Michael Mann, Professor of Meteorology at Penn Sate warned last Friday, of an impending witch hunt against science, should the Republicans take control…
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Proposition 23 Will Cost Californians Billions

California’s Proposition 23 is financed by out-of-state companies, including two Texas oil companies (Valero Energy Corp. and Tesoro Corp.). A post last week…

California’s Prop 23 Would Put the Brakes on Clean Energy

By William A. Sundstrom With the state’s unemployment rate stuck at around 12 percent, many Californians are suffering and desperate for a paycheck.…
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Is “Global Climate Disruption” More Pressing than “Global Warming?”

Does the term “global climate disruption” sound like a call to action? Does it carry any more urgency than the benign “global warming?”…
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Solo Carpoolers: Do HOV Lanes Discriminate?

As much as it might sound like an oxymoron, “solo carpoolers” are allowed to use the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane on California…