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2014-06-23 16:22:12

DALLAS, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its 82(nd) Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting yesterday, the nation's mayors renewed their longstanding commitment to fight climate change by reducing carbon emissions, promoting energy independence and efficiency and developing renewable energy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110125/MM36443LOGO Conference President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson joined with other USCM leaders to sign a revised agreement that for the first time...

2014-06-23 08:23:08

CHICAGO and LONDON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Richard Sandor, renowned financial innovator and entrepreneur, has just won the Energy Risk Lifetime Achievement Award. Sandor is one of 20 industry veterans to receive the honor, marking 20 years since the launch of Energy Risk magazine in 1994. The magazine selected individuals who have helped shape the evolution of the global commodity and energy markets. Mark Pengelly, Editor of Energy Risk, said: "With his pioneering work...

2014-06-20 12:21:35

LONDON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Established energy market intelligence provider, ICIS [http://www.icis.com ], recently published a dedicated whitepaper putting forward a proposal for an optimised Market Stability Reserve (MSR) to structurally reform the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. In late January 2014 the EU Commission proposed a MSR along with the 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy Policies. The proposed legislation of the commission amends the design of the...

2014-06-18 12:26:41

Outlines key questions for states and the electric industry in evaluating EPA's Clean Power Plan CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Economists at The Brattle Group issued a policy brief today that examines the primary features and implications of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed CO(2) emissions standards for existing fossil units under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 111(d). The brief also outlines key questions that states and electric industry participants...

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...

2014-06-10 23:16:09

Friends of Science Society of Calgary is challenging Greenpeace Edmonton over claims of double standards about the billboard “The sun is the main driver of climate change.” Friends of Science supports the Greenpeace quest to find a billboard home for their message, but questions the influence of unelected, unaccountable eco-groups on public policy, sometimes with disastrous results as in Ontario’s renewable energy scheme. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Canadian...

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...

2014-06-04 15:34:13

Simon Fraser University Tinkering with climate change through climate engineering isn't going to help us get around what we have to do says a new report authored by researchers at six universities, including Simon Fraser University. After evaluating a range of possible climate-altering approaches to dissipating greenhouse gases and reducing warming, the interdisciplinary team concluded there's no way around it. We have to reduce the amount of carbon being released into the atmosphere....

2014-06-02 23:01:19

The Obama administration today mandated a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions at power plants by 2030. The 645-page rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be made final next year after a period of public comment. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 The Obama administration today mandated a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions at power plants by 2030. The 645-page rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be made final next year after a...

2014-06-02 16:28:50

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National League of Cities (NLC) and cities across the nation applauded the Administration's ambitious plan to significantly reduce carbon emissions from the nation's coal-fired power plants, taking a positive step toward mitigating the impact and severity of climate change and building on actions already taken by local governments. Announced today by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, the plan aims...


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