In the next 10 to 20 years, coal’s value is likely to grow as advanced coal plants meet the world’s growing need for energy while helping reduce greenhouse emissions.
The constant warnings about the adverse impacts of increasing greenhouse gas concentrations, apart from being utterly inconsistent with the evidence, are similar to the ancient interpretation of destructive weather as the gods’ punishment of men for the sins of Man.
The Climate Leadership Council published last month a “conservative” case for a carbon tax, the underlying analytics of which are exceedingly weak.
This event will examine the policy analytics of carbon taxes and whether it is reasonable to expect an improvement in economic efficiency from such a policy.
Letting nuclear power help to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions really is a benefit/cost question of investment in nuclear generation versus gas-fired plants moving forward. There simply is no evaluation of the cost data or GHG effects under any set of reasonable assumptions that can favor the former.
Currently, nuclear energy is at a disadvantage in states with renewable portfolio standards requiring that solar, wind, and other renewables supply up to 50 percent of the power.
The environmental community is doing our country a great disservice by hanging on to its outdated and irrational opposition to zero-carbon nuclear.
Your healthy diet may produce more greenhouse gas emissions than your oft-desired bacon cheeseburger.
President Obama can achieve his climate change legacy only through delicate negotiations with Congress. His poor relations with the House and Senate, especially on foreign policy, appear to render success unlikely.
Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) present their proposal for a carbon tax, followed by debate on its merits
It is not enough to assert that the carbon tax — combined with a reduction in a purportedly inefficient (capital) tax and/or the GHG regulatory framework — would yield an increase in economic growth. The models behind the prediction are essentially tautological: If we substitute an efficient tax for an inefficient one, we will observe stronger growth.
Panelists discuss the role carbon taxes can play in broader fiscal reform and in the run-up to the December 2015 United Nations climate conference.
A Pavlovian climate dog barks.