Tag: carbon

UPDATED . . . whether the U.S. and more governments will focus their nation’s economic priorities on a cleaner energy future and a healthier environment with a carbon tax or cap and trade program seems as bleak as ever. But for how much longer? If you know of others, help me keep track here of…

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Here’s one slice of irony from today’s protest against TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline surrounding the White House: actually reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere from about 389 parts per million (ppm) currently to the widely-held threshold of 350 ppm is no longer possible. The combined impacts, to name a few,…

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The latest chapter in the tug-of-war over whether solar panels should grace the White House compound has President Obama trying to accomplish with PR what now is likely out of reach for him and the nation:  either a carbon tax, a cap ‘n trade program or a national renewable electricity mandate. So now comes an…

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