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Scientists Made a Detailed “Roadmap” for Meeting the Paris Climate Goals. It’s Eye-Opening.
March 24, 2017 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Brad Plumer (Vox)  … They start with the big picture: To hit the Paris climate goals without geoengineering, the world has to do three broad (and incredibly ambitious) things:
1) Global CO2 emissions from energy and …

Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, IRENA Study Finds
March 22, 2017 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

(Zawaya)  …  The report also describes how the energy sector transition needs to go beyond the power sector into all end-use sectors. Renewables need to account for the majority of power generation in 2050, based …

Europe Needs a Higher Price on Carbon
February 21, 2017 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(Bloomberg)  Europe’s promise to lower greenhouse-gas emissions looked bright a dozen years ago, when its leaders created the first big market for trading carbon permits. Sadly, though, its system has failed to encourage investment in …

The Republican Carbon Tax Is Republican, Say Republicans
February 18, 2017 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Robinson Meyer (The Atlantic) There’s just one problem: other Republicans.   …  But in an unregulated market, there’s no mechanism  to keep people from emitting carbon dioxide, because it is cheap.

So, et voilà, you invent …

The $40 Carbon Tax Is Dead as a Doornail, and Here’s Why
February 13, 2017 – 10:16 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past week, a group headed by former Secretaries of State George Shultz and Jim Baker proposed dramatically to introduce a $40 per ton carbon tax in order to address …

Trump Releases “An America First Energy Plan”
January 20, 2017 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

(White House)  Energy is an essential part of American life and a staple of the world economy. The Trump Administration is committed to energy policies that lower costs for hardworking Americans and maximize the use …

The Coming Battle between the Trump Team and Economists over the True Cost of Climate Change
December 22, 2016 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … It seems increasingly likely that the Trump administration would either alter, or attempt to stop using entirely, an Obama-era metric known as the “social cost of carbon” in its federal rule-making processes. …

Birth of Mideast Renewables?
December 13, 2016 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Squeezed budgets from low oil prices since mid-2014, combined with rising energy demand, will boost demand for renewable energy and efficiency technologies across the Middle East, according to a …

Fuels, Joules & Molecules: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Paul Bryan’s “The Future of Biomass”
November 28, 2016 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

by Paul Bryan (Biofuels Digest) Without a significant cost of CO2 emissions, biofuels will never gain enough market share to meaningfully reduce those emissions,” said Paul Bryan at ABLC Next in San Francisco. Agree, disagree? Former …

WBA Calls on COP22 Delegates to Push for Carbon Tax to Aid Paris Climate Agreement
November 15, 2016 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) has called on the delegates attending the 22ndConference of Parties (COP22) at Marrakech, Morocco to push for a carbon tax to help countries achieve the targets set out …

Canadian Producers Poised for Carbon Reduction Era
November 15, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The state of the Canadian ethanol industry at year end.  —  Optimism is growing among Canadian biofuel producers as the federal government is embracing carbon reduction strategies in …

Canada’s “Chemical Valley” Lobbying to Lure New Biofuel Plant
November 15, 2016 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

(AgriMarketing/Reuters)  Sarnia, Ontario, home to dozens of Canada’s refineries and chemical plants, is lobbying hard to lure a biotech plant to the city as the local petrochemical-powered economy braces for the impact of a provincial …

With Canada and Mexico on Board, Carbon Pricing Could Become a Reality Across North America with Expanded U.S. Action
November 4, 2016 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Center for American Progress)  Carbon taxes and emissions trading systems, once considered political moonshots in the battle to combat carbon emissions, have found purchase in Canada, Mexico, and parts of the United States, raising the …

Derisking: A Strategy for Growing the Biobased Economy
October 28, 2016 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Neil A. Belson (LeafPro Bioproducts/Biofuels Digest)  … Despite its potential benefits and some very real achievements, the biobased economy has overall progressed more slowly than many had hoped.  There are several reasons for this slow progress. …

The New World Has Arrived: 16th International Conference Datagro Sugar and Ethanol Promotes the Innovations of the Sector
October 24, 2016 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Laís Forti Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On October 17-18, 2016, Datagro held its 16th International Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Once again, this event reunited many great specialists of the sector. Innovations and public policies …

Carbon Pricing in North America – Leading a New Era of Climate Policy
October 19, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Tamaki Stiles * (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Reducing greenhouse emissions is a shared goal in North America.  In fact, presidents of the United States and Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada met in June …

It Could Be the Nation’s First Carbon Tax. And Environmentalists Are Fighting over It
October 19, 2016 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  A new initiative slated for the ballot in Washington state next month would create the first-ever carbon tax to be implemented in the United States. But while the initiative promises to fight …

Clinton Camp Worried Carbon Tax Would Be ‘Lethal’
October 14, 2016 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager feared that endorsing a carbon tax would be “lethal” to her campaign.  Hacked emails released Thursday by WikiLeaks belonging to John Podesta showed her top aides …

We’re Placing Far Too Much Hope in Pulling Carbon Dioxide out of the Air, Scientists Warn
October 13, 2016 – 9:41 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … This is largely a market problem, according to Howard Herzog, a senior research engineer and carbon capture expert at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“There’s no doubt you can do it,” …

FACT SHEET: 191 Countries Reach a Global Climate Deal for International Aviation
October 7, 2016 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(The White House)  Today, in Montreal, Canada, 191 countries decided to adopt a global market-based measure to reduce carbon emissions from international aviation at the 39th Assembly meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).  …

Climate’s Growing Role in Presidential Race
October 6, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  …   YOU BUILD ME UP: The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate released a report today that found $90 trillion in infrastructure investments will be needed over the …

Ecofiscal Commission’s Biofuel Report Is Deeply Flawed, a Step Backward for Climate Action
October 5, 2016 – 11:27 am | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/Newswire)  A controversial report was released today (October 4, 2016) by Canada’s Ecofiscal commission that misses the mark on practical guidance for reducing climate change emissions in transportation. If the recommendations in Course …

Christopher Ragan: Stop Subsidizing Biofuels
October 4, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Christoper Ragan (National Post)  Carbon pricing is becoming a mainstream part of Canadian policy. Four provinces have or will soon have carbon prices, one more has made a commitment to do so, and the …

Advanced Biofuels Canada Supports Federal Carbon Pricing
October 3, 2016 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/Yahoo! Finance)  The federal government announced today its intention to place a national price on carbon emissions of $10 per tonne in 2018, rising by $10 per tonne each year to $50 per …

Ottawa to Impose a National Carbon Price on the Provinces
September 19, 2016 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by Shawn McCarthy (Globe and Mail)  The Liberal government will move this fall to impose a minimum, national carbon price on provinces that fail to adopt their own pricing system for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, a plan …

With More People Hitting the Road, It’s Time for a Carbon Tax
September 12, 2016 – 9:25 am | No Comment

(The Washington Post)  … Even with current conditions factored in, government experts project that fuel-efficiency standards will put much more downward pressure on gasoline use in coming years, helping to bring consumption well below historical highs …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DSM in the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 2, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.

In this slide deck, we looked at …

Libertarian Gary Johnson on 2016: ‘This is the demise of the Republican Party’
August 23, 2016 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by John Harwood (CNBC)  …  JOHNSON: I do think that climate change is occurring, that it is man-caused. One of the proposals that I think is a very libertarian proposal, and I’m just open to this, …

Court Upholds Obama’s Social Cost of Carbon Accounting for Federal Regulations
August 23, 2016 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Robert Walton (Utility Dive) The Obama Administration has won a significant victory for its use of a social cost metric to determine the impacts of new environmental and efficiency rules, in a unanimous circuit court decision that appeared …

Court Backs Obama’s Climate Change Accounting
August 15, 2016 – 9:14 am | No Comment

by Timothy Cana (The Hill)  A federal appeals court is upholding the Obama administration’s accounting of the costs of greenhouse gas emissions as applied to a Department of Energy (DOE) regulation.

In a unanimous decision late …

Canada to Introduce National Carbon Price in 2016, Minister Says
July 19, 2016 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

by Josh Wingrove (Bloomberg)  Government will publish plan to reduce emissions by the fall; Environment Minister McKenna argues for uniformity in approach  —  Canada will have a national price on carbon emissions by the end of …

Sanders’s Next Challenge: Where Will He Take His Revolution?
June 27, 2016 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by David Weigel and John Wagner (The Washington Post)  … Sanders’s role is under discussion, but he has said a more immediate priority is trying to find common ground on the issues he championed during the …

A Disappearing Non-Renewable Carbon User Fee
June 23, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA/BiofuelNet Canada)  If we are serious about reducing Climate Change caused by Greenhouse Gases (GHG), then we need serious action. First, include the price of Greenhouse Gas effects in the …

A Smart Tax: Pricing Oil for a Safe Climate
June 22, 2016 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

by Deborah Gordon, Jessica Tuchman Mathews (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)  Because of the growing chemical and geological diversity of the new oils, the lack of alternative liquid fuels for transportation, and the size and …

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference
June 22, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The eyes of the world might well be on tiny Prince George, British Columbia these days — because that is the proposed site of Canfor’s commercial-scale biofuels and chemicals project. …

US Economy Growing Steadily but Key Reforms Meeded
June 17, 2016 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

(Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)   The US economy is making one of the strongest comebacks in the OECD, but there are risks on the horizon, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of the …

GOP to Rule Out Carbon Tax
June 8, 2016 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill) House Republicans this week will vote to condemn taxes on carbon dioxide emissions, slamming the door on an idea that some members of their party have flirted with in the past.

The …

American Nations to Start Carbon-Price Talks, World Bank Says
June 2, 2016 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Mathew Carr (Bloomberg)  Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru plan July meeting in Santiago; Nations studying taxes, trading systems after Paris deal  —  Four American nations are set to start talks on ways to co-operate on carbon …

The World Could Phase Out Fossil Fuels within a Decade
April 19, 2016 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Cuthbertson (Newsweek)  … Fossil fuels, the biggest contributor to greenhouse gases, have been steadily losing ground to clean energy solutions, such as wind and solar, in developed nations. This has been helped by significant …

Proxy Carbon Pricing: A Tool for Fiscally Rational and Climate-Compatible Governance
April 18, 2016 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Alison Cassady and Gwynne Taraska  (Center for American Progress)  …   By putting a price on carbon, governments can correct the market’s failure to account for the climate costs of burning fossil fuels; in …

Putting a Price on Carbon: Ensuring Equity
April 8, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Noah Kaufman, Michael Obeiter and Eleanor Krause (World Resources Institute)  Putting a Price on Carbon: Ensuring Equity finds that the revenues form a carbon price can be used to address regional disparities and ensure that …

Can Biofuel Crops and Cover Crops Coexist?
April 6, 2016 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Young (AgriNews)  Cover crop and row crop biofuels systems can work together. They may have to as the Renewable Fuel Standard spurs increased demand for biofuels while many are calling for more controls …

Ted Cruz on Energy and Climate: Free Market Directions
April 4, 2016 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

by Robert Bradley Jr. (Master Resource)  … 1) Do you support ending all energy subsidies, including cleaning up the tax code to treat all types of energy the same?  A: Yes, I support a true all-of-the-above …

A Look at Six State Proposals to Tax Carbon
March 21, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Peter Vail and Dallas Burtraw (Resources for the Future)  As the political likelihood of passing comprehensive national climate policy has remained low, many states have taken up the mantle. This devolution of climate policy has been …

House Hearing Attacks #RFS
March 18, 2016 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The House Oversight Subcommittees on Interior and Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules held a joint hearing Wednesday to ostensibly examine the Renewable Fuel Standard but was basically an attack on the law.

EPA …

An Open Letter to the New US House of Representatives Free Market Green Coalition – Without a Price on Pollution, There are No Market-Based Solutions to Clean Up the Environment
March 16, 2016 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Robert Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  We welcome US Representatives Adam Kinzinger, Barbara Comstock, Joe Heck, Chris Gibson, Ryan Costello, Kevin Yoder, Richard Hanna, Dave Reichert, Elise Stefanik, Carlos Curbelo, Tom Reed and Bob Dold …

Ross McKitrick: How Politicians Wrecked the Case for Carbon Taxes
March 16, 2016 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

by Ross McKitrick (Financial Post)  The existing policy framework has destroyed the possibility for carbon taxes to achieve efficiency  —  In his March 2 article, “The cheapest way to cut carbon,” economist Trevor Tombe presents …

Canada PM, Provinces Set Outlines of Carbon Pricing Deal
March 7, 2016 – 9:52 am | No Comment

by Julie Gordon (Reuters)  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau persuaded the country’s 10 provinces on Thursday to accept the concept of putting a price on carbon but agreed the specific details could be worked out …

Washington Lawmakers Consider Putting A Price On Carbon
February 15, 2016 – 9:25 am | No Comment

by Ken Christensen (KCTS9/EarthFix)  State lawmakers this week began discussing a measure that could make Washington the first state to tax residents and businesses on their carbon emissions.

More than 350,000 voters signed petitions for Initiative …

Mitigation of International Aviation Emissions: The Flightpath from Paris to Montreal
January 15, 2016 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  …  Of particular relevance is the development by ICAO of a global market-based measure (MBM) for consideration by the 39th Session of its Assembly later this year and intended implementation from 2020. Chris …

Reports from IMF and French Economists Call for Climate Taxes on International Aviation Fuel or Air Travel
January 15, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Two reports, one an International Monetary Fund (IMF) internal discussion note and the other by the Paris School of Economics (PSE), suggest taxing international aviation fuel or air travel could provide an equitable …

Pushmi-Pullyu: How Do Carbon Prices and Fuel Mandates Work Together in Breaking through a Fossil Fuel Monopoly? Or, Do They?
January 12, 2016 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sometimes, the set-up of the transition from fossil fuels is as pretty and impractical as Dr. Doolittle’s Pushmi-Pullyu. The Digest investigates.  —  … For example, a renewable fuel does not qualify …

Consumer Rebate: Legislation Puts Price on Carbon
January 11, 2016 – 6:39 pm | No Comment

by Barbara Vergetis Lundin (SmartGridNews.com)  …  “… My Consumers REBATE Act takes the revenue generated from pricing carbon over time and puts it in the hands of consumers to empower individuals to become more efficient in …

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: From Rhetoric to Reality
December 22, 2015 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Shelagh Whitley and Laurie van der Burg (New Climate Economy)  The research underpinning this New Climate Economy Working Paper was a major input into the 2015 New Climate Economy report and articulates the practical steps …

Meet the New Climate Villain: Cheap Oil
December 16, 2015 – 10:34 am | No Comment

by Charles Komanoff (Carbon Tax Center)  … The average price of gas sold in the U.S. over the past ten months is 25 percent below last year’s price — the steepest drop in at least 70 …

Biofuels to Bioeconomy Conference Speaker Summaries Published
December 14, 2015 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association released a 16-page synopsis of more than a dozen addresses at the recent Canadian Bioeconomy Summit. The synopsis team was led by Dr. Jack Saddler, … …

The Paris Climate Agreement: What it Says, and What it Means
December 14, 2015 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “The World Starts from Tomorrow” says UN Secretary-General  —  In France, representatives from 195 nations approved the Paris Agreement on global, coordinated response framework for climate change. Acceptance of the …

Best Chance to Save the Planet: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the Paris Agreement
December 14, 2015 – 9:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Guiding the delegates at Paris for the recent, historic climate change agreement was a whole bunch of data on energy. One of the most intelligent offerings on that topic came …

Elon Musk Calls for Carbon Price to Halve the Transition Time to Clean Energy
December 4, 2015 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

by Lenore Taylor (The Guardian)  Businessman and innovator says a scheme similar to the one Australia abandoned would make a huge difference in tackling climate change  —  Addressing students at the Sorbonne University on the …

Statement – Minister McKenna Congratulates Manitoba’s Climate Action Contributions
December 3, 2015 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(Environment and Climate Change Canada /PR Newswire)  On behalf of the Government of Canada, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, congratulated Manitoba on its contributions to climate action in Canada.

“Manitoba has placed great …

Skyfill: Where the Sky Is a Free Sewer, Are Bioeconomy Thermodynamics Extremely Flawed from the Get Go?
November 17, 2015 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As the reader notes, much of the original underlying biomass is not utilized when we make a hydrocarbon fuel, or any fuel. Take the case of corn, for example, and …

BP Says Carbon Charge Needed to Make Renewables Cost Competitive
November 3, 2015 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Kent (Global Finance)  … The cost of producing energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind will fall sharply over the next 35 years, BP PLC said Monday, but without a system in place …

Governments to Raise $22 Billion from Carbon Pricing in 2015: Report
November 2, 2015 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Susanna Twidale (Reuters) Governments around the world will this year raise around $22 billion from schemes putting a price on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions such as taxes or emissions trading systems, a report on Wednesday …

Everyone’s Favorite Climate Change Fix
October 29, 2015 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Cristina Maza (The Christian Science Monitor)   Economists, officials, and executives across the globe increasingly support carbon pricing to stem the rise of greenhouse-gas emissions. Can it work?  —  … “Pricing carbon obviously adds a cost to …

Canada Could Slash CO2 Emissions with Existing Technologies, Proven Policies
October 28, 2015 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Emily Chung (CBC News) Regulation or pricing of emissions is key, Council of Canadian Academies suggests  —  Canada could drastically cut its greenhouse gas emissions and meet international climate change commitments using existing commercially available …

Working Paper: Implementing Effective Carbon Pricing
October 27, 2015 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by James Rydge (New Climate Economy)  Support for carbon pricing is growing around the world.  Governments, businesses and investors are recognising that nationally-appropriate taxes and trading schemes, as part of a well-aligned package of policies for low-carbon …

Leaders Call for Carbon Pricing Worldwide
October 20, 2015 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Agence France-Presse/Global Post)  A group of world leaders called Monday for countries around the world to put a price on carbon to strengthen the international fight against climate change.
As a week of talks on a …

Carbon Pricing Beats Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards
October 16, 2015 – 8:45 am | No Comment

(Environmental Leader)  Currently planned fuel economy standards (extended to the year 2050) would cost 10 percent of the economy’s global gross domestic product (GDP) in 2050, compared with only 6 percent under cap-and-trade carbon pricing, …

Fossil Fuel Industry Must ‘Implode’ to Avoid Climate Disaster, Says Top Scientist
July 13, 2015 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian)  ‘The age of carbon is over’ and a transition to a greener economy is inevitable, says Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, adviser to the German government and Pope Francis

Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, an …

Seizing the Global Opportunity
July 7, 2015 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

(Global Commission on the Economy and Climate) The new report Seizing the global opportunity: partnerships for better growth and a better climate, released today by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, provides 10 practical …

Justin Trudeau’s Environment Plan: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Invest in Clean Tech
June 30, 2015 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Trinh Theresa Do (CBC News) Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has unveiled myriad environmental promises in Vancouver, including hundreds of millions of dollars in clean technology investment and a continued focus on climate change.  …

Within 90 …

Big Oil Companies Want a Price on Carbon. Here’s Why.
June 2, 2015 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Ben Geman (National Journal)  Natural-gas profits have Shell and BP, among others, calling for increased use of carbon-emissions fees ahead of a make-or-break climate summit in Paris.

Six oil and gas giants based in Europe …

Miscanthus Tops Stover, Switchgrass as Ideal Ethanol Source
March 5, 2015 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(Farm Futures)  Models predict that miscanthus will have higher fuel yield and profit when compared to corn stover and switchgrass

A recent study simulated a side-by-side comparison of the yields and costs of producing ethanol using …

Imposing Carbon Price Would Spur Bioenergy, Slash Emissions — MIT Study
January 16, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Amanda Peterka  (E&E Publishing / Greenwire) Bioenergy production would boom and spur steep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions if a global price is slapped on carbon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers say in a …

Carbon Pricing Coming to Ontario, Strategy to Be Unveiled this Year
January 14, 2015 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Adrian Morrow (Globe and Mail)    The Ontario government is closing in on a plan to put a price on carbon emissions after nearly seven years of delays.   The Liberals have promised to make …

Five Myths about Gas Taxes
December 22, 2014 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Paul Bledsoe (The Washington Post) A dramatic 40 percent drop in oil prices since June has prompted new discussion aboutraising the long-static federal gasoline tax and has many states considering gas tax hikes as well. …

Three Ways Renewables Could Benefit From Low Oil Prices
December 19, 2014 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Jeff McMahon (Forbes)  … International Energy Agency director Maria van der Hoeven and U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz appeared together Thursday at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington DC, where van der Hoeven presented the …

Sen. Whitehouse to Push Carbon Price Bill
October 29, 2014 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

by  Laura Barron-Lopez  (The Hill) Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) is preparing legislation that will put a price on carbon and he plans to introduce it next month.   Whitehouse announced the legislation during a conference …

Why Business Leaders Support a Price on Carbon
August 11, 2014 – 11:29 am | No Comment

(The World Bank)  The companies we turn to every day for electricity, transportation, consumer goods, and even electronics face risks from climate change. Most need reliable water for production processes and products. Extreme weather and …

Carbon Pricing Won’t Solve Climate Change. Innovation Will.
June 17, 2014 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Matthew Stepp and Megan Nicholson  (Christian Science Monitor)  Putting a price on carbon doesn’t work because no one wants to pay the real cost of using fossil fuels. But funding R&D and demonstration projects …

Obama Really Wishes He Could Put a Price on Carbon
June 9, 2014 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

(Grist)  President Obama explained his thinking about climate change during a sit-down interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman; it will air Monday night during the final episode of Showtime’s climate series “Years of Living Dangerously.” …

Major U.S. Companies Disclose Internal Prices on Carbon, Cite Risk from Climate Change and Extreme Weather, Business Opportunities
December 9, 2013 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(CDP)  Twenty-nine major publicly traded companies based in or operating in the U.S. disclosed an internal price on carbon pollution to CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) in 2013, detailing both the risk …

White House Revisits ‘Social Cost of Carbon’
November 26, 2013 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Ben Geman (The Hill E2Wire)  The White House will seek new public comment on the “social cost of carbon” (SCC), a metric that helps regulators estimate the benefits of rules that cut greenhouse gas …

CBO: Carbon Tax Chops $1 Trillion from Deficit
November 25, 2013 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Ben Geman (The Hill E2Wire)   The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) floated 103 ways to help cut the deficit Wednesday, and one option takes out a much bigger bite than any other: A carbon tax.

A $25-per-ton tax …

Time to Reconsider a Carbon Tax?
November 21, 2013 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Wallace E. Tyner (PennEnergy/Purdue University) … First, with the new IPCC report it is abundantly clear that global warming and climate change represent a clear and present danger not only to the US but for …

​Designing a Fair Carbon Tax
November 18, 2013 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Daniel F. Morris (Resources Magazine)  …

Although putting a price on carbon may possibly have regressive impacts, economic estimates can overstate these impacts by using short-term or nonrepresentative income measures. In fact, some research suggests that …

Future Perspectives of International Bioenergy Trade
September 19, 2013 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Matzenberger, J., Daioglou, V., Junginger, M., Keramidas, K., Kranzl, L., Tromborg, E. ( IEA Bioenergy Task 40)  According to IEA World Energy Outlook 2012, primary demand for bioenergy will strongly increase up to the year 2035, the …

Lawmakers Concerned New Carbon Metric Developed in Secret
July 22, 2013 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Jullian Hattem (The Hill Reg Watch)  Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are worried that an Obama administration decision to increase the value used to calculate costs and benefits of carbon emissions was …

54.40 or Fight: the Cost of Biofuels, Emissions, Energy Security and Economic Development
July 16, 2013 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …The financing of biofuels is founded, to put it as simply as possible, upon the economics of substitution. On the one hand, there’s the price of energy currently locked inside …

IMF: Governments Need to End Energy Subsidies
March 28, 2013 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Howard Schneider (The Washington Post)  Government subsidies of gasoline, electricity and other energy sources amount to about $1.9 trillion a year and should be ended or offset with taxes used to battle climate change and pay …

IMF: Want to Fight Climate Change? Get Rid of $1.9 Trillion in Energy Subsidies.
March 28, 2013 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Brad Plumer (The Washington Post)  What’s the simplest way to tackle global warming? Make sure that fossil fuels are priced properly and not subsidized.

That’s the core idea behind a large new report (pdf) from the International Monetary …

Nobel Prize-Winning US Economists Urge Obama to Support Carbon Pricing in Global Negotiations on Aviation Emissions
March 27, 2013 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  A group of 32 leading US economists, including eight Nobel Prize winners, have written an open letter to President Obama urging him to advance proposals at ICAO for a global market-based measure that would …