Posts Tagged ‘ carbon cap ’

Bottom-up Climate Fix, by Dan Esty

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By

WORLD leaders are at the United Nations this week, at the invitation of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, to “champion an ambitious vision anchored in action that will enable a meaningful global agreement” on climate change next year. But if history is any guide, the dialogue is unlikely to produce the ramped-up response we need to address the many threats we face from the unrelenting buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. … Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from Daniel C. Esty.

Calif. to officially launch greenhouse gas system

Nov 13th, 2012 | By

California’s largest greenhouse gas emitters will begin buying permits in a landmark “cap-and-trade” system designed to control emissions of heat-trapping gases and to spur investment in clean technologies. The program is the most wide-ranging of its kind in the nation and a key part of California’s 2006 climate-change law that dictates standards for cleaner-burning fuels,

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Cap & trade benefits CT: Study

Nov 21st, 2011 | By

Connecticut’s commitment to the regional cap-and-trade system and subsequent investment in energy efficiency bolsters the economy, even as power plants shell out cash for their air pollution.

Australia: Historic New Carbon Price Law Divides Nation | Global Voices

Nov 15th, 2011 | By

BARACK Obama’s visit raises a single basic challenge for Julia Gillard. Unless the Prime Minister openly confirms whether the US will have a full national carbon tax or cap and trade scheme by 2016, she will have failed a bedrock test of leadership. Labor was quick to accuse Tony Abbott of being a coward for

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Trailblazing States on Pollution | Rob Sargent, Environment America,

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By

Shame on Congress and the coal and oil lobby for blocking progress. But we can act at the local and state level and begin to reduce pollution today. We’ll show it can be done while building political support for a comprehensive national strategy. For more on this story, visit: Trailblazing States on Pollution –

The Hartford Recognized for Climate Change Disclosure

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By

For the fourth consecutive year, the Carbon Disclosure Project has recognized The Hartford for its approach to corporate governance for climate change reporting practices.