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If Fossil Fuel Is Too Expensive, Go for Biodiesel to Fuel Cars

by Dan Odido (Daily Nation)  Popularising the use of renewable energy has several benefits to the economy. It enhances energy independence; develops non-traditional industries, broadening the manufacturing base; and provides

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Country-Level Social Cost of Carbon

by Katharine Ricke, Laurent Drouet, Ken Caldeira and Massimo Tavoni (Nature Climate Change) The social cost of carbon (SCC) is a commonly employed metric of the expected economic damages from carbon dioxide

October 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Global Carbon Prices Too Low to Combat Climate Change – OECD

by Susanna Twidale (Reuters)  Carbon prices in major advanced economies are too low to cut greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the worst effects of climate change, the Organization for Economic

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Baker-Schultz Carbon Tax Group Say It Would Beat Paris Target

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The carbon tax plan pushed by Republicans like James Baker, George Schultz and Christine Todd Whitman would exceed the 26-28 percent pollution reductions promised

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Will Dems Act on GHGs after a Midterm Win? It’s Complicated

by Nick Sobczyk (E&E News)  Democrats have long billed themselves as the party of climate science, and if they take back the House in November, they want to put global warming

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Expert Opinion on… CORSIA: The Potential Impact on the SAF Market

by Karlijn Arts (SkyNGR Market Update)  Recently new decisions were made in the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Karlijn Arts,

August 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Why Hasn’t the US Put a Price on Carbon Yet?

by Hugh C. Welsh (Real Clear Energy)  It’s time to rethink how our country approaches carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the use of fossil fuels. Right now, we know that the

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Carbon is Key to a Sustainable and Future-Oriented Chemical Industry

(nova-Institute)  The equivalent to decarbonisation in the energy sector is a transition to carbon from renewable sources in the chemical and plastics industries. The nova-Institute published a position paper on

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture, Solar Fuels, Fossil Bubble

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Spain, BIOCON-CO2, a new €7 million EU Horizon 2020-funded research project, has recently kicked-off with intentions of supporting EU leadership in carbon dioxide (CO2) re-use technologies. BIOCON-CO2

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Emissions, Energy, and Economic Implications of the Curbelo Carbon Tax Proposal

(Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy)  In July 2018 Representative Carlos Curbelo proposed legislation that would put a price on US carbon dioxide emissions (“Curbelo proposal”). A carbon price is

July 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Taxes Would Drive GHG Emissions Reductions with Minimal Impact on U.S. Economy, Oil and Gas Production

(Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy)  A series of four reports released today by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and partners assesses the economic, energy, and environmental implications

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

House Votes to Denounce Carbon Taxes. Where Was the Climate Solutions Caucus?

by Marianne Lavelle (Inside Climate News)  Only 4 of the 43 Republicans who claim membership in the Climate Solutions Caucus voted against the resolution. All were early members of the group.

July 20, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Fight Heats up over Washington State Carbon ‘Fee’ Likely to Make Fall Ballot

by Hal Bernton (Seattle Times)  Proponents of a Washington carbon-fee initiative showed up at the Secretary of State’s office in Olympia with more than 370,000 signatures to put their measure on

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

How Induced Innovation Lowers the Cost of a Carbon Tax

by Joe Kennedy (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation)  Evidence shows a carbon tax will induce innovation that will lower the cost of reducing CO2 emissions. If the revenues are recycled to

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

GAO to Look into Trump’s Reduction of Carbon Social Costs

by Miranda Green (The Hill)  A government watchdog has agreed to review the Trump administration’s method for calculating the social cost of carbon, including examining the decision to drop the rate

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA to Change How It Considers Costs, Benefits of Regulations COMMENTS DEADLINE: July 13, 2018

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 7, the U.S. EPA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, announcing the agency is soliciting public input on whether and how to

June 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Drills and Pipelines May Pollute Our Climate but Words Will Break or Make Us

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Carbon is the backbone of the fossil-based economy and feedstock to a bio-based economy. However, how exactly this carbon is handled continues to divide

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Taxes Can Be Both Fair and Effective, Study Shows

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology/EurekAlert!)  Several different carbon-pricing approaches would help reduce emissions, and some would be fair as well, researchers report  —  Putting a price on carbon, in the form of a

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Cars Threaten Climate Goals in Blue States

by Benjamin Storrow (E&E News) … Transportation emissions threaten to undercut blue states’ climate goals, raising questions about their ability to lead U.S. climate efforts at a time when the

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

The Circular Economy: It’s Time Has Come

by Kapil S Lokare (Biofuels Digest)  … Prior to the energy crisis, most economies were too extravagant; now, they have now overreacted and have become retrenchment-mad. It is imperative to think rationally

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

John Abraham, in an article in The Guardian, notes, “Biofuels can help solve climate change, especially with a carbon tax  —  We’re not yet optimizing biofuel production for both economic and

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Can Help Solve Climate Change, Especially with a Carbon Tax

by John Abraham (The Guardian)  Biofuels can help solve climate change, especially with a carbon tax  —  We’re not yet optimizing biofuel production for both economic and environmental factors …  These are great

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Updated Tax Credits Bring Carbon Capture Into the Mainstream?

by Emma Foehringer Merchant  (GreenTechMedia)  Expanded credits in the budget bill could “absolutely make the difference” for the economic viability of carbon capture and sequestration.  —  Among the energy credits tucked inside the budget deal eked out

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

9 States Buck the Trump Administration and Move Forward with a Price on Carbon Pollution

by Natasha Geiling (ThinkProgress)  Currently only one state in the country has an economy-wide cap on carbon. These states want to change that  —  Lawmakers from nine states announced on Wednesday that they

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Canada’s Regional Governments Press on with Carbon Pricing

(Bioenergy Insight)  Alberta is moving into phase two of its carbon levy and Ontario has expanded its cap and trade market. The moves mirror similarly anti-emissions sentiments in Federal governments. Introduced

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Washington State Readies Carbon Tax Push

(Axios)  Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, will unveil a carbon tax proposal in his address to the state Tuesday, local media reported Thursday. Why it matters outside of that Washington: The debate, while

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Regulating Indirect Land Use Carbon Emissions Carries Cost to Consumers

by Deborah Gertz Husar (Herald-Whig) … University of Illinois agricultural economist Madhu Khanna said the low-carbon fuel standard creates incentives to switch to low-carbon advanced biofuels, but including the indirect effect

December 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Schneiderman Backs Carbon Tax

 New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman became the first New York statewide elected official to back a carbon tax this week, POLITICO New York’s Danielle Muoio reports. “That includes passing

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

GAO to Look at Social Cost of Carbon

by Arianna Skibell (E&E News) An independent government watchdog has agreed to examine how the Trump administration uses the social cost of carbon, the metric used to calculate the impact of

December 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Leaders Across the Americas Vow to “Make the Planet Great Again” by Establishing a Price on Carbon

by Waldo del Bosque (EcoSystem Marketplace)  The United States may have withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement, but national and regional leaders from across the Americas have vowed to “Make the

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Mail Call! Don’t Turn the Car (Standards) Around

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy) At least 22 Democratic senators, led by Ed Markey, Sheldon Whitehouse and Kamala Harris , are sending Pruitt a letter this morning urging him

December 6, 2017 Read Full Article

True “Social Cost Of Carbon” Is More Than Double Earlier Estimates, Study Finds

by James Ayre (Clean Technica)  The true “social cost of carbon” is more than double earlier estimates — with even just an updated accounting of the agricultural sector on its own

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Does Regulating Indirect Land Use Change Work? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ILUC Reform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana professor Madhu Khanna has been raising issues with including an indirect land use change factor for compliance with  low carbon fuel standards.

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Put Price on Carbon, Stop Bad Bets on Fossil Fuels – UN’s Guterres

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)  Nearly 200 nations attending climate talks in Germany;  Guterres calls for more carbon pricing, markets;  Says climate action will help, not hinder, economic growth  —  Governments should put a price

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

A Carbon Tax by Any Other Name Would Smell “Tax”

by Richard Gilmore (Biofuels Digest/GIC Group)  … The carbon tax alliance is led by prominent Republicans along with some fence sitting Dems and their respective linesmen from public policy think tanks. While

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Banks Explore Challenges Decarbonisation Poses to Ship Finance

(American Journal of Transportation)  “Many global financial institutions have committed to bringing their portfolios in line with the transition to a low-carbon economy. To fully achieve this, they must address the

November 8, 2017 Read Full Article

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure: Enabling Europe’s Bioeconomy

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) From October 10th -11th the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB) celebrated 10 years in Brussels, Belgium, as it plays a

November 1, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-French President Macron Says Europe Needs Significantly Higher Carbon Price

by Bate Felix (Reuters)  French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that Europe needed a significant minimum carbon price to boost investment in its energy transition, and a European carbon tax

September 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Any Renewable Energy Solution Requires Extracting the Full Value of Biomass

by A.J. (Sandy) Marshall (Bioindustrial Innovation Canada/Canada Biomass)  … Today, climate change concerns are demanding an ever-increasing management of greenhouse gases. As a result, society is establishing a pricing on carbon

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Republican Senator Endorses ‘Price on Carbon’ to Fight Climate Change

by Justin Worland (Time Magazine)  Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed a “price on carbon” to fight climate change, breaking with much of the Republican Establishment. Speaking at a climate change conference held by former

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Failure to Set Cost of Carbon Hampers Trump’s Effort to Expand Use of Fossil Fuels

by Andrew Revkin (ProPublica) The Trump administration plans to sharply reduce the government’s estimate of how much each ton of carbon emissions harms the planet. It hasn’t done so yet, and

August 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Some Democrats See Tax Overhaul as a Path to Taxing Carbon

by Lisa Friedman (The New York Times)  With a sweeping overhaul of the tax code on the horizon, two Senate Democrats believe this is the moment to broach the third rail of

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

New York’s Energy Leaders Lay out an Early Blueprint for Carbon Pricing

by Marie J. French (Politico)   The state’s top energy policy makers moved closer to creating a price for carbon in New York in a much-anticipated report released Friday. Carbon pricing

August 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Are a Staggering $5 Tn per Year

by John Abraham (The Guardian)  A new study finds 6.5% of global GDP goes to subsidizing dirty fossil fuels  —  … Second, fossil fuels are expensive. Much of their costs are hidden,

August 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Driving the News: Democratic Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Brian Schatz of Hawaii Are Introducing a Carbon Tax Bill

by Amy Harder (Axios) Democratic Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Brian Schatz of Hawaii are introducing a carbon tax bill next Wednesday at the American Enterprise Institute. If that sounds familiar,

July 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Cash for Carbon: A Randomized Trial of Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Deforestation

by Seema Jayachandran, Joost de Laat, Eric F. Lambin, Charlotte Y. Stanton, Robin Audy, Nancy E. Thomas (Science Magazine)  Trees take up a lot of CO2, so one approach to reducing

July 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Taxing Carbon — Letting Markets Work

by Tom Ewing (Renewable Energy World) A new business-based climate advocacy group stepped into the CO2 spotlight this summer. The Climate Leadership Council (CLC) took center stage with op-eds in the nation’s biggest

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Regulating the Indirect Land Use Carbon Emissions from Biofuels Imposes High Hidden Costs on Fuel Consumers

(Phys.Org/ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  … To penalize the carbon emissions from this so-called indirect land use change, the USEPA and California Air Resources Board include an indirect land use

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Jet and Diesel from the Sticks: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Red Rock Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In late 2015, we reported Red Rock Biofuels will produce approximately three million gallons of low-carbon, renewable jet fuel per year (at that time, from 2017 through

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Don’t Spill That Ethanol! Those Cellulosic Fuels Are Worth $4.33 a Gallon.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The value of cellulosic fuels has reached $4.33 per gallon in the California market. That’s real-world, today, including the energy and the low-carbon attributes, and

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Updating and Improving the Social Cost of Carbon

(Resources for the Future) The social cost of carbon is an economic tool used to quantify the societal benefits of reducing —or conversely the damages of emitting—one ton of carbon dioxide

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Leading Economists Conclude A Strong Carbon Price Is Vital To Meeting Global Climate Goals

by Joshua S Hill (Clean Technica)   Leading economists have concluded that in an effort to meet the world’s agreed-upon climate goals in the most cost-effective way possible while still fostering

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

10 Industrial Biotechnology Wave Trends to Watch

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are news items, then there are trends, and finally there are wave trends — trends of critical importance and that carry the likelihood of having long-lasting

May 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol and Biodiesel: Dropping Below the Production Cost of Fossil Fuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As you can see from the hard data, the production cost for ethanol today is $1.22 per gallon, which translates to $51.24 per barrel. Now,

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Rising Conservative Voices Call for Climate Change Action

by Saskia de Melker and Laura Fong (PBS News Hour)  STEPHANIE SY: In the rising Eco-Right movement, you could say these are the Eco-Righteous. EVANGELICAL MARCHERS: Hey, hey! ho, ho! Fossil

May 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

It’s Time for States to Save the Planet: State-Level Carbon Taxes Offer a Path to the Ultimate Climate Solution.

by Charles Komanoff (Huffington Post)  The Carbon Tax Center is out with a new report timed to the surging climate movement. We surveyed all 50 U.S. states (and Washington, DC)

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Scientists Made a Detailed “Roadmap” for Meeting the Paris Climate Goals. It’s Eye-Opening.

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)

March 24, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Europe Needs a Higher Price on Carbon

(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

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

The Republican Carbon Tax Is Republican, Say Republicans

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

February 18, 2017 Read Full Article

The $40 Carbon Tax Is Dead as a Doornail, and Here’s Why

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

February 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Releases “An America First Energy Plan”

(White House)  Energy is an essential part of American life and a staple of the world economy. The Trump Administration

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Scientists Have a New Way to Calculate What Global Warming Costs. Trump’s Team Isn’t Going to Like It.

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  How we view the costs of future climate change, and more importantly how we

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

The Coming Battle between the Trump Team and Economists over the True Cost of Climate Change

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … It seems increasingly likely that the Trump administration would either alter, or attempt to stop using entirely,

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Birth of Mideast Renewables?

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Squeezed budgets from low oil prices since mid-2014, combined with rising energy demand, will

December 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Fuels, Joules & Molecules: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Paul Bryan’s “The Future of Biomass”

by Paul Bryan (Biofuels Digest) Without a significant cost of CO2 emissions, biofuels will never gain enough market share to meaningfully

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

With Canada and Mexico on Board, Carbon Pricing Could Become a Reality Across North America with Expanded U.S. Action

(Center for American Progress)  Carbon taxes and emissions trading systems, once considered political moonshots in the battle to combat carbon

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Derisking: A Strategy for Growing the Biobased Economy

by Neil A. Belson (LeafPro Bioproducts/Biofuels Digest)  … Despite its potential benefits and some very real achievements, the biobased economy has overall

October 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

The New World Has Arrived: 16th International Conference Datagro Sugar and Ethanol Promotes the Innovations of the Sector

by Laís Forti Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On October 17-18, 2016, Datagro held its 16th International Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

October 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Carbon Pricing in North America – Leading a New Era of Climate Policy

by Tamaki Stiles * (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Reducing greenhouse emissions is a shared goal in North America.  In fact, presidents

October 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

It Could Be the Nation’s First Carbon Tax. And Environmentalists Are Fighting over It

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  A new initiative slated for the ballot in Washington state next month would create the first-ever

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Clinton Camp Worried Carbon Tax Would Be ‘Lethal’

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager feared that endorsing a carbon tax would be “lethal” to her

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

We’re Placing Far Too Much Hope in Pulling Carbon Dioxide out of the Air, Scientists Warn

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … This is largely a market problem, according to Howard Herzog, a senior research engineer

October 13, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

FACT SHEET: 191 Countries Reach a Global Climate Deal for International Aviation

(The White House)  Today, in Montreal, Canada, 191 countries decided to adopt a global market-based measure to reduce carbon emissions

October 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Climate’s Growing Role in Presidential Race

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  …   YOU BUILD ME UP: The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate released

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Ecofiscal Commission’s Biofuel Report Is Deeply Flawed, a Step Backward for Climate Action

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/Newswire)  A controversial report was released today (October 4, 2016) by Canada’s Ecofiscal commission that misses the mark

October 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Christopher Ragan: Stop Subsidizing Biofuels

by Christoper Ragan (National Post)  Carbon pricing is becoming a mainstream part of Canadian policy. Four provinces have or will

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Canada Supports Federal Carbon Pricing

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/Yahoo! Finance)  The federal government announced today its intention to place a national price on carbon emissions of

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Ottawa to Impose a National Carbon Price on the Provinces

by Shawn McCarthy (Globe and Mail)  The Liberal government will move this fall to impose a minimum, national carbon price on

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

With More People Hitting the Road, It’s Time for a Carbon Tax

(The Washington Post)  … Even with current conditions factored in, government experts project that fuel-efficiency standards will put much more downward

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DSM in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

September 2, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Court Upholds Obama’s Social Cost of Carbon Accounting for Federal Regulations

by Robert Walton (Utility Dive) The Obama Administration has won a significant victory for its use of a social cost metric to

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Court Backs Obama’s Climate Change Accounting

by Timothy Cana (The Hill)  A federal appeals court is upholding the Obama administration’s accounting of the costs of greenhouse

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Companies Impose More in Climate Costs than They Make in Profits

by David Roberts (Vox)  … People sometimes refer to the unpaid cost of carbon pollution as a subsidy, or an “implicit

July 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Sanders’s Next Challenge: Where Will He Take His Revolution?

by David Weigel and John Wagner (The Washington Post)  … Sanders’s role is under discussion, but he has said a more

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

A Disappearing Non-Renewable Carbon User Fee

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA/BiofuelNet Canada)  If we are serious about reducing Climate Change caused by Greenhouse Gases (GHG),

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article

A Smart Tax: Pricing Oil for a Safe Climate

by Deborah Gordon, Jessica Tuchman Mathews (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)  Because of the growing chemical and geological diversity of

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The eyes of the world might well be on tiny Prince George, British Columbia these

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

American Nations to Start Carbon-Price Talks, World Bank Says

by Mathew Carr (Bloomberg)  Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru plan July meeting in Santiago; Nations studying taxes, trading systems after Paris deal

June 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Time for Full Carbon Accounting

by Zoltán Szabó (Biofuels Digest)  The sustainability aspects of transport fuels are in the spotlight this year in Brussels as

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

The World Could Phase Out Fossil Fuels within a Decade

by Anthony Cuthbertson (Newsweek)  … Fossil fuels, the biggest contributor to greenhouse gases, have been steadily losing ground to clean energy

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Proxy Carbon Pricing: A Tool for Fiscally Rational and Climate-Compatible Governance

by Alison Cassady and Gwynne Taraska  (Center for American Progress)  …   By putting a price on carbon, governments can

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Putting a Price on Carbon: Ensuring Equity

by Noah Kaufman, Michael Obeiter and Eleanor Krause (World Resources Institute)  Putting a Price on Carbon: Ensuring Equity finds that the

April 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Ted Cruz on Energy and Climate: Free Market Directions

by Robert Bradley Jr. (Master Resource)  … 1) Do you support ending all energy subsidies, including cleaning up the tax code

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

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

by Robert Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  We welcome US Representatives Adam Kinzinger, Barbara Comstock, Joe Heck, Chris Gibson, Ryan Costello,

March 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ross McKitrick: How Politicians Wrecked the Case for Carbon Taxes

by Ross McKitrick (Financial Post)  The existing policy framework has destroyed the possibility for carbon taxes to achieve efficiency  —

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Canada PM, Provinces Set Outlines of Carbon Pricing Deal

by Julie Gordon (Reuters)  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau persuaded the country’s 10 provinces on Thursday to accept the concept

March 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: From Rhetoric to Reality

by Shelagh Whitley and Laurie van der Burg (New Climate Economy)  The research underpinning this New Climate Economy Working Paper was

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Modeling Climate Change and its Social Costs

by Osaretin Oghomwen Omorodion* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On November 13th, the National Academies of Science’s Division of Behavioral and Social

December 17, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Meet the New Climate Villain: Cheap Oil

by Charles Komanoff (Carbon Tax Center)  … The average price of gas sold in the U.S. over the past ten months

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

The Paris Climate Agreement: What it Says, and What it Means

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “The World Starts from Tomorrow” says UN Secretary-General  —  In France, representatives from 195 nations

December 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Best Chance to Save the Planet: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the Paris Agreement

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Guiding the delegates at Paris for the recent, historic climate change agreement was a whole

December 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Elon Musk Calls for Carbon Price to Halve the Transition Time to Clean Energy

by Lenore Taylor (The Guardian)  Businessman and innovator says a scheme similar to the one Australia abandoned would make a

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Skyfill: Where the Sky Is a Free Sewer, Are Bioeconomy Thermodynamics Extremely Flawed from the Get Go?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As the reader notes, much of the original underlying biomass is not utilized when we

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

BP Says Carbon Charge Needed to Make Renewables Cost Competitive

by Sarah Kent (Global Finance)  … The cost of producing energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind will fall sharply

November 3, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Governments to Raise $22 Billion from Carbon Pricing in 2015: Report

by Susanna Twidale (Reuters) Governments around the world will this year raise around $22 billion from schemes putting a price on

November 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Everyone’s Favorite Climate Change Fix

by Cristina Maza (The Christian Science Monitor)   Economists, officials, and executives across the globe increasingly support carbon pricing to stem the

October 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Canada Could Slash CO2 Emissions with Existing Technologies, Proven Policies

by Emily Chung (CBC News) Regulation or pricing of emissions is key, Council of Canadian Academies suggests  —  Canada could drastically

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Working Paper: Implementing Effective Carbon Pricing

by James Rydge (New Climate Economy)  Support for carbon pricing is growing around the world.  Governments, businesses and investors are

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Leaders Call for Carbon Pricing Worldwide

(Agence France-Presse/Global Post)  A group of world leaders called Monday for countries around the world to put a price on

October 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Carbon Pricing Beats Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards

(Environmental Leader)  Currently planned fuel economy standards (extended to the year 2050) would cost 10 percent of the economy’s global

October 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Oil CEOs Differ on Carbon Strategy, Highlighting Industry Divide

by Sarah Kent And Amy Harder  (Morningstar)  The chief executives of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and ExxonMobil Corp. laid out

October 14, 2015 Read Full Article

After Pope’s Speech, House Turns to Bill That Bars Tallying “Social Cost” of Carbon

by Ben Geman (National Journal)  … Later Thursday, the House is slated to be­gin de­bat­ing GOP le­gis­la­tion to stream­line en­vir­on­ment­al ana­lyses and

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA’s Estimate of the “Social Cost of Methane” Used to Justify New Source Performance Standards for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

by Wayne J. D’Angelo (Fracking Insider)  On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued proposed New Source

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Estimating the Benefits from Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reductions

by Howard Shelanski and Maurice Obstfeldb (The White House)  … The social cost of carbon (SCC) is a tool that helps

July 13, 2015 Read Full Article

With “True Cost” Of Emissions Factored In, Gasoline Would Cost $3.80/Gallon MORE Than The Pump Price

by James Ayre (CleanTechnica)  If the “true costs” of emissions — increased rates of premature death, illness, increased loads on

March 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Researchers Say the Social Cost of Carbon Will Be 6 Times the Obama Administration’s Estimate

by Evan Lehmann (E&E Publishing/ClimateWire)  Climate change could have much larger impacts on the economy than the U.S. government is

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Carbon Fee Bill Would Benefit Algae Industry

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate includes a provision that would encourage carbon utilization

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

GAO Faults Cost Analyses for EPA Regulations

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