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Carbon Fee and Dividend: to Spur Job Creation, Industrial Boom

The conventional wisdom on carbon emissions is that we must emit ever more carbon dioxide, if we are to continue to be prosperous. This is a blatant falsehood rooted in 18th-century thinking about the nature of energy. The conventional wisdom on action to reduce carbon emissions is that it must be expensive, harmful to the economy, and result in less productive power generation. This is a blatant falsehood based on the outmoded idea that combustion is the most favorable way to harvest energy.

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Opinion: Place fee on carbon

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With the recent terrorist attempt originating in Yemen, we see the emergence of more activity that threatens lives around the world coming from countries that are considered failed or failing states, governments that have little or no control over what happens in their country.

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  • Published: Sep 26th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
  • Comments: 4

New Report on Economics of Carbon Pricing, Green Tech

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Whenever legislation to price carbon starts to gain traction, the fossil fuel industry trots out this talking point:

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Press Release: Scientist James Hansen Proposes ‘People’s Climate Stewardship Act:’ A Simple Carbon Fee with Revenue Returned to Americans

WASHINGTON, April 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “Our grandchildren will blame us if we destroy the remarkable planet that we inherited,” warned renowned climate scientist James Hansen today at the 40th anniversary celebration of Earth Day on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Dr. Hansen, awaiting the imminent birth of a grandchild (his fourth), is keenly aware of the threat that potential human-made climate chaos poses to her generation and all who will follow.

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  • Published: Apr 15th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: How To Reinvest Carbon Fee Revenue?

As Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass.; Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; and Joe Lieberman, I/D-Conn., work toward their goal of introducing climate change legislation by Earth Day (April 22), transportation groups are petitioning the trio to invest revenues raised from a carbon fee that would increase the cost of gas and diesel fuel back into transportation.

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  • Published: Mar 15th, 2010
  • Category: USA
  • Comments: 8

Opinion: American Petroleum tells lawmakers it supports carbon fee because its easier to demonize

The effort of Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) to craft comprehensive clean energy legislation that caps global warming pollution has brought some positive words from Big Oil and their political allies. In particular, the senators are considering a proposal by ConocoPhillips, BP America, and Exxon Mobil to exclude petroleum producers and refiners from a carbon market and instead levy a carbon fee.

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  • Published: Mar 9th, 2010
  • Category: USA
  • Comments: 2

Senate Trio Hopes to Hit Pay Dirt With Carbon ‘Fee’ on Fuels

Key senators are weighing a request from Big Oil to levy a carbon fee on the industry rather than wrap it into a sweeping cap-and-trade system that covers most of the U.S. economy.

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  • Published: Sep 29th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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California establishes nation’s first statewide carbon fee to fund emission-reduction program

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Despite industry objections and threats of lawsuits, California air regulators on Friday approved the nation’s first statewide carbon fee on utilities, oil refineries and other polluting industries.

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Calif. board delays decision on whether to impose carbon fee on industry, pledges July action

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SACRAMENTO, CALIF. California regulators on Thursday delayed a decision on whether to implement the nation’s first statewide carbon fee on utilities, oil refineries and other polluting industries.

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