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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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2010-06-21 05:35:00

President Barack Obama’s top aide said Sunday that the Commander-in-chief is committed to an energy bill that reduces carbon emissions.

2010-05-12 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) should be commended for their tireless efforts on climate and energy legislation, several flaws in their proposal will prevent it from reducing carbon dioxide to levels that are safe and sustainable, the Price Carbon Campaign said in a statement today. "The Kerry-Lieberman bill fails the acid test of climate legislation, which is to provide clear signals on emission prices.

2010-04-25 19:13:00

WASHINGTON, April 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Our grandchildren will blame us if we destroy the remarkable planet that we inherited," warned renowned climate scientist James Hansen today at the 40th anniversary celebration of Earth Day on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Dr.

2010-04-12 08:00:00

"Tax that Pays You Back" initiative highlights benefits of alternative measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Tax Day approaching on April 15, the U.S.

2010-01-12 19:14:46

Would you pay more for certain products to save the planet?


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