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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. Investors,...

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. Hansen, awaiting the imminent birth of a grandchild (his fourth), is keenly aware of the threat that potential human-made climate chaos poses to her generation and all who will follow. We live in a "false...

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. Climate Task Force (CTF) announced a new campaign today to educate Americans on the financial benefits of a carbon tax for households across the country. "The Tax that Pays You Back" initiative underscores the advantages of recycling the revenues from a tax on carbon emissions back...

2010-01-12 19:14:46

Would you pay more for certain products to save the planet? That's the question behind the burgeoning carbon-offset industry "” proponents pay more money for carbon-producing activities (such as flying), with the idea that the carbon emissions will be balanced out by funding for alternative energy sources. At the same time, economists and climate scientists agree that a carbon tax would be the most effective means through which the U.S. could lower carbon emissions and pay for...

2009-12-07 23:01:00

BEIJING, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Results released today from a detailed economic study show that China may cut carbon emissions deeply and minimise the adverse effects on its economy over the next 40 years. The report, Going Clean: the economics of China's low-carbon development, by the Chinese Economists 50 Forum and Stockholm Environment Institute, says that emission reductions up to 2050 can be made for example through: - Energy efficiency gains through improved building...

2009-12-01 12:30:00

New survey suggests current Senate climate bill is at odds with voters' views WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Climate Task Force (CTF) and Future 500 released the results of a new survey by Hart Research, which reveals that three out of four Americans favor legislation to significantly cut carbon emissions -- contradicting reports that public support had cooled. Moreover, "Energy And Climate Change Policy: A Survey among American Voters" shows that U.S. voters...

2009-09-30 12:23:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Boxer-Kerry bill introduced Wednesday will not reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to levels that will avert catastrophic climate change, said the Price Carbon Campaign, a coalition seeking a steadily-increasing revenue-neutral tax on carbon emissions as the best means to achieve a sustainable climate. A report from the United Nations Environment Program last week indicated that global temperatures could climb more than 6 degrees...

2009-09-16 06:36:49

China says a proposed carbon tax on imported goods from countries without stringent environmental laws would violate World Trade Organization rules. Expressing his government's firm opposition to any such tax, Chinese Assistant Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said it would amount to trade protectionism, China Daily reported. The carbon tax as it relates to climate change is expected to figure at the Group of 20 Summit next week in Pittsburgh. Referring to a bill passed by U.S. Congress in June,...

2009-09-09 16:00:00

Trillion dollar cap-and-trade system would pose big financial risk for little "green" benefit WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new report released today by the U.S. Climate Task Force (CTF), an opaque, complex trading system like the cap-and-trade program outlined in the Senate climate bill would generate: high profits for Wall Street traders; higher energy prices for American consumers; and minimal CO2 reductions for the environment. The analysis, "The...

2009-04-22 07:55:23

The potential economic benefits offered by the green economy in the current economic downturn will be explored on Budget Day by three leading experts in the fields of economics and environmental research: Dr Alex Bowen, of the LSE's Grantham Research Centre, Professor Paul Ekins of Kings College, London and Dr Ralf Martin part of the ESRC's Centre for Economic Performance. Is the recession an opportunity to move away from some traditional, and environmentally unfriendly, industries to...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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