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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...

2014-06-02 12:24:10

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has unveiled its much-awaited proposed rule to reduce carbon dioxide (CO(2)) emissions by existing fossil-fueled power plants. The American Public Power Association (Public Power) continues to be committed to reducing CO(2) emissions. We appreciate that 120 days have been allowed for comments on the rule and will constructively engage with the EPA, in a fact-based manner, to ensure...

2014-06-02 12:24:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett released the following statement regarding new regulations issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding carbon emissions. "As Pennsylvanians, we are doing our fair share to reduce carbon emissions, and we have made great strides in recent years. While we continue to review the EPA's proposed rulemaking in detail, I am concerned that these new mandates will eventually shut down...

2014-06-02 12:24:00

President Obama has "accepted the moral imperative to act on climate" HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed a rule to cut carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The rule, once enacted, has the potential to effect meaningful reductions in harmful greenhouse gases as the country transforms how it generates power....

2014-06-02 12:23:52

HARTFORD, Conn., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies Building & Industrial Systems chief sustainability officer John Mandyck today offered the following comment regarding the Obama administration's proposed carbon emission regulation: "The administration's plan to reduce carbon emissions recognizes the critical role of energy efficiency. By improving the energy efficiency of our homes and buildings, we lower consumer energy costs and carbon emissions together....


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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