Posts Tagged ‘carbon tariff’

There are basically two ways to cut carbon emissions, and neither one of them involves global climate change summits like the one just held in Cancún, Mexico. The way I see it, you can either price carbon, or you can restrict growth. As they did for the previous meeting in Copenhagen, some 200 of the [...]

Share

Just because the Waxman-Markey bill is roadkill on the Senate floor doesn’t mean the US doesn’t already pay a heavy price for its carbon emissions. If you doubt that, try getting your local power utility to build a new coal-fired generating station. Between 2006 and 2009, applications for 83 new coal plants were either turned [...]

Share

I suppose it’s only natural that the nation that’s soon to be the world’s largest consumer of oil should seek access to what will soon be the world’s largest source of new oil supply (which will happen even sooner if deep-water oil production is about to get nuked). The acquisition of a nine per cent [...]

Share

Don’t confuse North American voter skepticism about the recent farce in Copenhagen with indifference to environmental issues. Photo ops for local schmoes trying to make it big on a world stage don’t abate a single ton of carbon going out into the atmosphere, and neither does anything else coming out of that environmental summit. Nor [...]

Share

With meetings on an international climate-change deal in Copenhagen just around the corner, it’s time to get real about carbon emissions. While it was emissions from the old carbon reprobates like North America and Europe that took us from 280 to 390 parts per million of carbon in our atmosphere, it will be the smokestacks [...]

Share