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A carbon tax is a more viable solution than cap-and-trade

A Carbon Tax is More Viable than Cap and Trade

Pricing carbon is the cornerstone of a blueprint to contain climate change as it would provide both incentives and disincentives to reduce emissions. It would also drive investment and research dollars into renewable energy and efficiency. The best thing that governments can do to reduce emissions is to implement a cap and trade scheme or failing that, a carbon tax. Cap…

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Two-thirds of Americans support regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, a majority support a carbon tax as a means of doing so.

75% of Americans Support Regulating CO2; 60% Support Carbon Tax

The following post is republished from my colleague Zach Shahan, site director for CleanTechnica.com. Zach explores the disconnect between the GOP “party line” on taking action to curb greenhouse gas emissions, clean energy development and what people actually want. [repostus hash=4d51e9a5ab47fa36f3668d0767555af1 title=75%25+of+Americans+Support+Regulating+CO2%3B+60%25+Support+Carbon+Tax host=Clean+Technica short=1aiGp snip=%C2%A0+Something+I+often+think+and+try+to+often+convey+is+that+there+is+a+huge+disconnect+between+what+Republican+voters+actually+want+and+what+Republican+politicians+push+and+allow.+The+vast+majority+of+Americans+support+clean+energy%2C+support+reducing+pollution%2C+and+support+fighting+global+warming%2C+including%26hellip%3B thumb=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.1.rp-api.com%2Fthumb%2F1661161 jump=1]

Climate Change, US Debt and Deficits: House Reps Urge Congressional Colleagues to Put a Price on Carbon

US House representatives are once again urging Congressional colleagues to establish a price on carbon. Doing so offers the best possible path forward in dealing with several urgent issues facing the US: government debt, deficits, the economy and the environment, they assert.

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: New York Decides on Fracking; Australia Seeks Tax on Polluters; Water and Weather in the U.S., and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Australian Government is allowing Shell Oil Company to explore for oil near an environmental reserve. It would only take one spill to ruin an environment populated by endangered species. The Australian Government is also trying to impose a carbon tax on big polluters – $18…

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April 5th: Global News Highlights from an Environmentalist

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a new series of environmental current event reviews from our new contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander. Koch is a large, mostly unheard of US company that is one of the main funders of the climate denial movement. MotherJones shines a spotlight on them. The Environmental Defense Fund explains the US Climate Change bill now in…

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Carbon Tax or Carbon Trading: Which Will Be More Effective?

Which is the most effective means of curbing greenhouse gas emissions and turning to a clean energy economy – carbon tax or carbon trading?


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NASA Climate Scientist James Hansen Makes Personal Appeal to Barack Obama: Says Current Climate Policies Are “Failing”

Professor James Hansen, the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and a leading advocate of action on global warming since his first congressional hearing on the subject in the 1980’s, has sent a personal plea to president-elect Barack Obama of the urgent need to come to grips with climate change, warning that prevailing strategies to address global warming…

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