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2014-09-26 16:21:32

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During a week of heightened discussion about carbon and climate, Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today called for greater use of advanced coal to fight energy inequality and improve emissions. "It's time we recognize energy poverty as the most serious crisis we face and reject climate alarmism that stalls solutions for energy access that would improve health, longevity and quality of life for tens of millions of citizens around the world," said Peabody...

2014-08-22 12:23:04

Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, CARBON tells stories of communities fighting climate change LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tree Media, a production company focused on inspiring positive social action, with the support of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and in collaboration with Thom Hartmann, released CARBON, a film aimed at exploring crucial issues related to the climate crisis. Ahead of the 2014 UN Climate Summit on September 23, CARBON attempts to move the debate...

2014-08-22 08:22:17

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National media personality Thom Hartmann collaborated with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation on CARBON, a film about climate crisis that has been released in time for the 2014 UN Climate Summit in New York City on September 23. Narrated by DiCaprio, CARBON explores how governments worldwide put a price on carbon through carbon trading or carbon taxes. DiCaprio says, "97% of climate scientists agree: climate change is happening now - and...

2014-07-29 23:11:57

Australia canceled its deeply unpopular carbon tax that has driven up costs for industry and consumers while doing nothing for the environment, say Friends of Science, citing media reports and Australian government statements. Friends of Science approve, noting that a growing body of science shows the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 “The Australian Government has abolished the carbon tax, effective 1 July,...

2014-07-29 12:26:48

ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today called for withdrawal of the proposed carbon rule for existing power plants and greater deployment of technology as the long-term solution to improve emissions, during testimony at a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing in Washington, D.C. Peabody is also offering testimony in Denver. "Using coal for electricity enables people to live longer and better and drives the lowest U.S. electricity costs for any...

2014-07-17 16:22:21

ST. LOUIS, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) today praised the action of Australia's Parliament and Prime Minister in repealing the carbon tax, which has hurt consumers via high electricity costs and damaged the economy. "The Australia Government's reversal of the carbon tax is a lesson in leadership for the modern world," said Peabody Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce. "We encourage U.S. policymakers to take the same path and reject...

2014-06-16 23:02:19

Land use policies and preferential tax treatment for housing – in the form of federal income tax deductions for mortgage interest and property taxes – have increased carbon emissions in the United States by about 2.7 percent, almost 6 percent annually in new home construction, according to a new Georgia State University study. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Land use policies and preferential tax treatment for housing – in the form of federal income tax deductions for...

2014-06-09 00:20:29

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As recent reports on the impact of climate change underscore the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a new study finds that a tax on carbon can reduce those emissions while also adding jobs to the economy. The study, conducted by Regional Economic Models, Inc., examined a tax on the carbon-dioxide content of fossil fuels. The tax would start at $10 per ton, increasing at $10 per ton each year. Revenue from the tax would be returned to...

2014-05-27 23:03:13

Beyond 2015: An Innovation-Based Framework for Global Climate Policy, a report by the Center for Clean Energy Innovation (CCEI), proposes a fundamentally new international energy innovation policy framework designed to decarbonize the global energy market by making clean energy cheaper than fossil fuels without subsidies. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 The world faces two often contradictory energy challenges: mitigating global climate change and expanding affordable energy access in...

2014-05-19 16:21:42

Joe Nipper, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Communications, American Public Power Association & Cliff Hamal, Managing Director, Navigant Economics WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the climate change debate rages on, the role of the electricity markets is often forgotten. Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced more effectively if there are appropriate incentives and well-functioning markets. This is explained in our recent white paper,...


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