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Washington State Voters Reject Carbon Tax

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Voters in Washington state on Tuesday rejected a proposed carbon tax that would have been the first such levy in the nation. The policy would have been an

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Who’s Running Things? With Democrats Preparing to Run the House

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  With Democrats preparing to run the House, here’s how the committee leadership shuffle is expected to work out. — Energy and Commerce Committee: New Jersey

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

REI, Microsoft Rallying Companies to Support Washington’s Proposed Carbon Fee

by Nithin Coca (Sustainable Brands)  Next month’s election could potentially be historic for Washington State, where voters will have the choice of enacting the first-in-the-nation carbon fee — a concrete measure

October 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Say What about a Carbon Tax?

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was also at the White House Tuesday, where she suggested that Democrats in the House want to link a carbon

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

ExxonMobil Gives $1 Million to Promote a Carbon Tax-and-Dividend Plan

by Steven Mufson (Washington Post)  The tax would boost prices of the oil giant’s fossil fuels to fight climate change — ExxonMobil will give $1 million over two years to a group

October 11, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

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

Climate Taxes on Agriculture Could Lead to More Food Insecurity than Climate Change Itself

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis/Phys.Org)  New IIASA-led research has found that a single climate mitigation scheme applied to all sectors, such as a global carbon tax, could have a serious

August 1, 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

Annual Canadian Biofuels Report Highlights Provincial Data

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Advanced Biofuels Canada announced the release of the Biofuels in Canada 2018 report, which updates and expands upon the last annual report by Navius Research

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Canada Delays Rollout of Clean Fuel Standard

(Argus Media)  Canada’s government has decided to push back the start of an ambitious program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its use of fossil fuels in transportation, industries and

July 23, 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

All Eyes on Carbon Tax Vote

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  CARBON COPY: Today’s largely symbolic vote on an anti-carbon tax resolution could offer Republicans helpful campaign-trail fodder against Democrats — but it comes with a

July 19, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

On Tap This Week: The Rules Committee (Carbon Tax)

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) The Rules Committee will meet Tuesday to consider a resolution, H. Con. Res. 119 (115), that calls a carbon tax “detrimental” to the U.S.

July 16, 2018 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

UPDATE 2-Canada’s Ontario Government Scraps Cap-and-Trade Program

by Danya Hajjaji (Reuters)  The newly elected Ontario government announced on Tuesday (July 3, 2018) it would end the province’s cap-and-trade program, a policy designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fulfilling

July 10, 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

New Conservative Group Lobbies for Carbon Tax

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  A new group with a conservative backing has formed to push for a carbon tax. The Americans for Carbon Dividends is co-chaired by two

June 20, 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

California Says a Car-Emissions Deal With Trump Could Be Doable

by Mark Chediak, Ryan Beene, and John Lippert  (Bloomberg)  ‘Reason could prevail,’ chair of Air Resources Board says; State is considering a lawsuit to preserve its options  —  California’s top air-quality regulator sees

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Shell — Yes, That Shell — Just Outlined a Radical Scenario for What It Would Take to Halt Climate Change

by Chris Mooney and Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  Royal Dutch Shell on Monday outlined a scenario in which, by 2070, we would be using far less of the company’s own product

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

New Federal Budget Puts Price on Carbon

by Joshua D. Rhodes (University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute)  Expanded Carbon Credit Could Spur New Coal Power Investment  —  The Furthering carbon capture, Utilization, Technology, Underground storage, and Reduced Emissions (FUTURE)

March 19, 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

EU-Wide Taxes on Jet Fuel and Plane Tickets Could Help Plug Budget Gap and Address Transport Climate Impact, Says T&E

(GreenAir Online)  Taxing jet kerosene and applying a value added tax to plane tickets within Europe could raise €26.5 billion ($32bn) a year that could be used to plug an EU

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

College Republicans Propose an Unusual Idea From the Right: a Carbon Tax

by Lisa Friedman (New York Times)  As the Republican Party struggles to find its footing with the next generation of voters, several conservative college groups have banded together to champion something anathema

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Opinions: Why Fossil Fuels Survive

by Robert J. Samuelson (The Washington Post)  … It’s true that the Trump administration has withdrawn from the Paris climate agreement, making any transition harder. But the problems transcend President Trump’s disengagement,

March 1, 2018 0 comment 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 Looks to Protect Industry with Carbon Proposal

(Argus Media)  The Canadian government is taking cues from Alberta to ensure that industries do not leave the country in response to a federal carbon price. The country’s environment and finance

January 17, 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

Northeast States Tap the Gas Pump for Carbon Emissions Cuts

by Gerald B. Silverman (Bloomberg)  Motor fuel could be the next target for controlling greenhouse gas emissions in the Northeast, as seven states that have already clamped down on power plants

January 2, 2018 0 comment 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

The Tax Bill’s Gift to Big Coal

by Emily Atkin (The New Republic)  The legislation is a boon to fossil fuel companies not only because of what it includes, but what it doesn’t. — By now, it’s no

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

ADBA Chief Executive Talks Pushing Number 10 and Anaerobic Digestion Future

by Luke Acton (Bioenergy Insight)  With the dearth of subsidies and volatile political environment, Charlotte Morton shared her views on what lay ahead for the UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry. Of

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Alberta Launches Giant C$1.4 Billion “Clean Energy” Push Aimed at Oilsands with Pennies for Bioenergy

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Alberta announced C$63 million of a C$1.4 billion push for “clean energy” will go towards bioenergy projects including biofuels and renewable electricity, while $440

December 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Four Big Problems with a Carbon Tax

by Amy Harder (Axios) … That’s how I see things with a carbon tax, despite many economists insisting it’s the best, simplest way to combat climate change. There’s four big problems, as I

November 29, 2017 0 comment 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

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

Heard on the Floor at ABLC Next 2017: Fulcrum Prices Bonds, GOP Governors’ Pro-Biofuels March on DC

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the biggest news sweeping the floor at ABLC Next 2017 and perhaps the biggest industrial biotechnology update of 2017, the long-awaited financing is approaching

October 19, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Found a Carbon Rule It Can Like

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Sure EPA is proposing to roll back the Clean Power Plan, but that doesn’t mean all carbon rules are off the table: The agency is

October 16, 2017 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

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

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

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

Trump’s Pitch for U.S. ‘Energy Dominance’ Is Dominated by Misleading Claims

by  Steven Mufson and Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  The White House has branded this week “energy week,” rolling out a buzzword, “dominance,” and replaying lines from last year’s Trump

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Subsidizing Electric Vehicles Inefficient Way to Reduce CO2 Emissions: Study

(Phys.Org)  Subsidizing the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is not cost effective, according to a Montreal Economic Institute study

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Big Oil Joins Carbon Tax Push

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  BP, Exxon Mobil, Shell and Total are just a few of the large corporations joining the Climate Leadership Council, a goup dedicated to promoting

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

New Comprehensive Data Report on 2015 Canadian Biofuel Use, Greenhouse Gas Reductions, and Costs

(EIN Presswire/Advanced Biofuels Canada)  Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release today of the most comprehensive study to date of biofuel use in Canada. The study was conducted by Navius

June 19, 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

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

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Canada Ready to Impose Pollution Caps, Fuel Tax on Provinces

By David Ljunggren (Reuters)   Canada said on Thursday it planned to impose a cap on pollution in provinces that refuse

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

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

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

NREL Finds 6 Billion Gallons of SAJF Per Year Could Enter U.S. Market by 2030

(Commercial Alternative Aviation Fuels Initiative) The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released the aviation biofuels report, “Potential Avenues for

May 5, 2017 Read Full Article

As Trump Reverses Climate Actions, California Considers a Bold New Step

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post) … Now, a new proposal, announced Monday, would replace California’s current cap and trade

May 4, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Great Leaf Forward: The Top 10 Trends Driving the Canadian Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Although the bigger players — China, the US, Brazil and the EU take most of the

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Group Promotes Carbon Fee to Encourage Use of Renewable Energy Sources in Manufacturing

by Christopher Stephens (CNHI News Indiana/Tribune Star)  …  The Citizens’ Climate Lobby is advocating for a fee to be charged

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

It’s Not the Tax, It’s the EPA.

by Ben Geman (Axios-Axios Generate) Axios’ Amy Harder asked an administration official about the prospects of a carbon tax, given that

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

White House Disavows Two Controversial Tax Ideas Hours after Officials Say They’re under Consideration

by Damian Paletta and Max Ehrenfreund (Washington Post)  The White House on Tuesday disavowed two controversial options for their planned

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

White House Explores Two New Tax Ideas — A Value-Added Tax and Carbon Tax — As Leading Proposal to Raise Revenue Falters

by Damian Paletta and Max Ehrenfreund (Washington Post)  … But many economists view a VAT as a tax that disproportionately hurts

April 4, 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

March 24, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

As Carbon Tax Increases Costs, Calgary Transit Considers Renewable Diesel

by Annalise Klingbeil  (Calgary Sun)  With the province’s new carbon tax expected to cost Calgary Transit at least $3.75 million

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Carbon Tax Talk Exposes White House Factions

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  A friendly meeting at the White House with former secretary of State James Baker

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Exxon’s New Chief Endorses Carbon Tax to Combat Climate Change

by Joe Carroll (Bloomberg)  Darren Woods makes first blog post since succeeding Tillerson; Comment mirror’s former CEO’s long-standing position on levy

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Singapore Budget 2017: 6 Things to Know about the New Carbon Tax, Tweaked Vehicle Emissions Schemes

by Lydia Lam (Straits Times)  Singapore plans to implement a carbon tax from 2019, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced

February 21, 2017 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

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

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

February 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

Trump Tabs Another Climate Denier, This Time for Interior

by Bobby Magill  (Climate Central)  U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a sixth-term Republican from Washington State who is a climate

December 12, 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

Trump Won. What Does It Mean for Low Carbon Fuels & Vehicles?

by Tammy Klein (Biofuels Digest/Future Fuel Strategies)  … With Trump’s outspoken refusal to accept the reality of climate change and promise

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

WBA Calls on COP22 Delegates to Push for Carbon Tax to Aid Paris Climate Agreement

(Bioenergy Insight)  The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) has called on the delegates attending the 22ndConference of Parties (COP22) at Marrakech,

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Canadian Producers Poised for Carbon Reduction Era

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The state of the Canadian ethanol industry at year end.  —  Optimism is

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Canada’s “Chemical Valley” Lobbying to Lure New Biofuel Plant

(AgriMarketing/Reuters)  Sarnia, Ontario, home to dozens of Canada’s refineries and chemical plants, is lobbying hard to lure a biotech plant

November 15, 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

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

Libertarian Gary Johnson on 2016: ‘This is the demise of the Republican Party’

by John Harwood (CNBC)  …  JOHNSON: I do think that climate change is occurring, that it is man-caused. One of the

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Canada to Introduce National Carbon Price in 2016, Minister Says

by Josh Wingrove (Bloomberg)  Government will publish plan to reduce emissions by the fall; Environment Minister McKenna argues for uniformity in

July 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

GOP Platform Proposes Turning EPA into a Commission

by Eric Wolff, et al. (Politico Morning Energy)  … The Republican Platform 2016 offers a fresh plan for an old GOP

July 19, 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

US Economy Growing Steadily but Key Reforms Meeded

(Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)   The US economy is making one of the strongest comebacks in the OECD, but

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

GOP to Rule Out Carbon Tax

by Timothy Cama (The Hill) House Republicans this week will vote to condemn taxes on carbon dioxide emissions, slamming the door

June 8, 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

Alberta Proposes Carbon Tax As Part Of Climate Push

by Martin O’Sullivan (Law360)  An environmental law introduced this week in Alberta would reinvest money from a new carbon tax

May 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

12th F.O. Lichts Sugar & Ethanol Brazil 2016: New Horizons for the Ethanol Industry in Brazil

by Lais F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) From 25 to 27 April 2016, renowned experts, entrepreneurs and government officials were

May 6, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Maryland Publishes Study: Considering the Cost of Clean: Americans on Energy, Air Quality and Climate

(University of Maryland Program for Public Consultation) … To find out what Americans would recommend when given facts and arguments, the

May 4, 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

Carbon Levy Cash to Finance Biodiesel Refinery in Edmonton

(CBC News)  Edmonton company promises cheaper, cleaner biodiesel on a commercial level  —  An Edmonton based company plans to commercially

April 6, 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

A Look at Six State Proposals to Tax Carbon

by Peter Vail and Dallas Burtraw (Resources for the Future)  As the political likelihood of passing comprehensive national climate policy has remained

March 21, 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

Washington Lawmakers Consider Putting A Price On Carbon

by Ken Christensen (KCTS9/EarthFix)  State lawmakers this week began discussing a measure that could make Washington the first state to

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Reports from IMF and French Economists Call for Climate Taxes on International Aviation Fuel or Air Travel

(GreenAir Online)  Two reports, one an International Monetary Fund (IMF) internal discussion note and the other by the Paris School

January 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Pushmi-Pullyu: How Do Carbon Prices and Fuel Mandates Work Together in Breaking through a Fossil Fuel Monopoly? Or, Do They?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sometimes, the set-up of the transition from fossil fuels is as pretty and impractical as

January 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Consumer Rebate: Legislation Puts Price on Carbon

by Barbara Vergetis Lundin (SmartGridNews.com)  …  “… My Consumers REBATE Act takes the revenue generated from pricing carbon over time and

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Cheap Oil Slows down UW’s Plan for Tree-Based Biofuels

by Katherine Long  (Seattle Times)  Four years after the University of Washington received a $40 million federal grant to kick-start

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Top 10 Bioeconomy and Biofuels Predictions for 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we reach the end of 2015? Not the

January 4, 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

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

Biofuels to Bioeconomy Conference Speaker Summaries Published

(Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association released a 16-page synopsis of more than a dozen addresses at

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

Carbon Tax Measure Will Make The Washington Ballot, Backers Say

by Ashley Ahearn (KUOW)  A voter initiative that would put a tax on carbon emissions has gathered enough signatures to

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Alberta to Introduce Economy-Wide Carbon Tax in 2017

(Washington Post/Reuters)  The government of Canada’s Alberta province, home to the country’s controversial oil sands, said Sunday that it will

November 23, 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

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

European Biomass Association Launches Annual Statistical Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) publicly released its annual Statistical Report, with

October 26, 2015 0 comment 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

What Is the Future of Ethanol in Brazil? Perspectives from Datagro Sugar and Ethanol Conference

by Laís F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The effect of increased consumption of ethanol due to the reduction of state

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Zero Emission Vehicles: Not Really

by Don Siefkes, Debbie Baron and Eileen Broderick (E100 Ethanol Group, Mendo Alcohol Fuel Group) … California Governor Jerry Brown

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

World’s Largest Producer Of Industrial Enzymes Comes Out Swinging For Biofuel (CT Exclusive Interview)

by Tina Casey (Clean Technica)  The global biotech firm Novozymes has been sailing under the CleanTechnica radar, but we did

September 9, 2015 Read Full Article

No, Obama Isn’t a Climate Hypocrite

by Stephen Stromberg (The Washington Post)  President Obama declared climate change to be the defining threat of the century in Alaska

September 2, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Includes Carbon Tax in Final Power Plant Rule

(Common Dreams/Friends of the Earth)  Yesterday (August 3, 2015), the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule to reduce carbon pollution

August 30, 2015 Read Full Article

The Limits of Obama’s New Rules on Pollution

(The Washington Post)  Editorial: THE OBAMA administration released new pollution rules on oil and natural gas production Tuesday to predictable howls

August 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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