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2012-07-17 23:02:30

As Consumers Fear Power Bill Hike from Carbon Tax, Everest Electrical Enhances Services to Help Public Save on Energy Costs Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 Australia is currently making global headlines with the launching of the carbon tax as the centre of the government´s sweeping policies to fight against climate change. Described as “the most comprehensive carbon price scheme outside Europe,” electrical bills will now include a fee for every tonne of carbon...

NASA Expert Speaks On Coal-fired Power Plants, Climate Change
2012-04-11 10:14:05

Lawrence LeBlond for Redorbit.com A leading climate change scientist at NASA is urging the United Kingdom to cease building coal-fired power plants, and is calling for a worldwide tax on all carbon emissions, to tackle the climate change fight head-on, reports BBC Scotland. Dr. James Hansen said, in an interview with BBC Scotland, that averting the worst consequences of human-induced climate change is a “great moral issue” on par with slavery, and added that storing up...

Image 1 - Reduction In Carbon Emissions Attributed To Cheaper Natural Gas
2012-02-28 04:28:11

Lower emission from power plants in 2009 was driven by competitive pricing of natural gas versus coal In 2009, when the United States fell into economic recession, greenhouse gas emissions also fell, by 6.59 percent relative to 2008. In the power sector, however, the recession was not the main cause. Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have shown that the primary explanation for the reduction in CO2 emissions from power generation that year...

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2011-07-11 09:30:00

The Australian government announced a new tax on carbon emissions for the worst polluters in the country, beginning in 2012.Prime Minister Julia Gillard said the tax would impose a $25 ($23 Australian) per ton penalty on offenders. The economic reform will cover nearly 500 companies, and a market-based trading plan will be announced in 2015.The move has been sharply criticized by opponents, who expect consumer prices to rise by nearly 11 percent due to the new tax. Critics argue the levy...

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2011-06-05 08:35:00

Climate researchers from Australian National University (ANU) have been rushed to a secure location after reportedly receiving death threats as debates continue over plans to instate a carbon pollution tax.The scientists were wisped away following mounting abuse, with menacing email and phone call threats stating they would be attacked if they didn't halt their research, said ANU vice-chancellor Dick Young.The threats had intensified in recent weeks amid heated public debate over Prime...

2011-02-22 16:41:08

Although policymakers believe the regressiveness of pollution taxes can be offset by returning revenue to the low paid through a reduced labor tax, that approach may not work, and also could have the unintended consequence of shrinking some workers' overall real net wages, according to research by a University of Illinois energy policy expert. Don Fullerton, a finance professor and former deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, says that using revenue from pollution taxes...

2011-01-06 12:50:12

For global warming policy, the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference (Copenhagen Summit) was a major disappointment. Designed to negotiate a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, the Summit concluded without a binding agreement because of deep divisions on the distribution of emissions reductions and costs. In addition, the United States failed to take action on a carbon cap-and-trade bill in 2010. Confronting this policy vacuum, leading climate economist William...

2010-12-09 14:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- More than one month after voters soundly defeated a ballot measure that would have suspended California's efforts to address climate change indefinitely, new research shows that state's proposed emissions trading or cap-and-trade program will create minimal economic impact, and California voters are solidly behind (64 percent) implementing this new program. In anticipation of the California Air Resources Board (CARB)'s upcoming decision over a...

2010-09-27 17:42:51

Electric cars hold greater promise for reducing emissions and lowering U.S. oil imports than a national renewable portfolio standard, according to research conducted by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. This assessment is among several contained in a new major policy study the Baker Institute Energy Forum will release at a Sept. 27-28 conference titled "Energy Market Consequences of an Emerging U.S. Carbon Management Policy." The study comprises several academic working...

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2010-07-07 10:13:11

Two Rice University researchers are calling on policymakers to encourage the transition from coal-based electricity production to a system based on natural gas through a carbon tax. Such a mechanism would help limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen last December, the United States pledged to reduce the 2005 levels of CO2 emissions by 17 percent by 2020. Dagobert Brito, the George A. Peterkin Professor of Political Economy, and...


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