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Europe’s Green Deal: EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Announces “Europe’s Man on the Moon Moment” (Videos)

December 15th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

As some act to stall progress, the forward motion provided by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and all she represents is a remarkable step forward. Presenting a Green Deal plan for Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, she and her colleagues took a seed from US progressives and gave it the watering and care it needed in the fertile ground of Europe


From Range Anxiety To Gas Station Anxiety?

December 13th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

One of CleanTechnica's first rate, well written, most fascinating articles this year was one by Maarten Vinkhuyzen, who wrote, "A perfect storm is brewing above the automotive industry. Three hardly grasped phenomena are working together. Just like a real storm, when the conditions align in the best/worst way, we get a devastating superstorm. These phenomena (or events) are the Osborne effect of delayed demand, the technology (cost) curve of battery prices and other technology, and the S-curve that describes market acceptance of new technologies."


Global Carbon Taxes: Are We Paying Enough?

December 3rd, 2019 | by Ciara Gillan

Last month, the IMF released its Fiscal Monitor, a biannual report on how to mitigate climate change. The report argued that it is possible to switch from a reliance on fossil fuels to cleaner energy and still sustain vigorous economic growth and generate employment. However, for this to take place, countries needed to distribute the costs and benefits in a manner that supported those that really needed it. 


The Development of Global Carbon Taxes: Monthly Update

October 24th, 2019 | by Ciara Gillan

According to a yearly in-depth report from the World Bank in June 2019, 57 countries have committed to implementing or scheduling carbon pricing initiatives, including a carbon tax. So far, 46 national and 28 subnational jurisdictions have adopted carbon pricing to help reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and keep in line with their 2030 objectives and the Paris Agreement. And since last year’s report, 11 more countries have committed to scheduling carbon pricing for implementation


Will The Forthcoming New Danish Climate Law Boost A Carbon Tax?

October 18th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

In the beginning of September the newly elected Danish government, comprised of the parties Socialdemokratiet, Radikale, Socialistisk Folkeparti, and Enhedslisten, started its work on a new climate law. Denmark already has a climate law in place from the former Venstre led government, but it was not overly ambitious and not legally binding


These Lawyers Are Creating An ALEC For Climate Change

April 5th, 2019 | by Nexus Media

For the last forty-odd years, the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has been a mainstay of the conservative movement and major force in shaping state laws. The organization brings together state lawmakers and corporate leaders to draft business-friendly policies that are then ferried to statehouses around the country


Cummins Talks Tesla, Electric Trucks, The Need For A Carbon Tax

January 5th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

The Tesla Semi has captivated scores of corporate customers. Pre-orders for Elon Musk's electric trucks are growing. Competitors, however, aren't so impressed. The Wall Street Journal spoke with a potential adversary in the trucking space, Cummins, for their take on Tesla, electric trucks, and their thoughts on how governments around the world should deal with carbon emissions


GOP Members Of Climate Solutions Caucus Lose Big In Blue Wave — Who’s Left, And What’s Next?

November 8th, 2018 | by Jeremy Bloom

Congressman Carlos Curbelo's Florida district is getting swamped by the rising seas of climate change. Likewise, he and half of the GOP members of the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus he founded were swamped last night by the Democratic blue wave that washed over the country. Twenty members escaped the bloodbath, while 23 either retired in the face of the blue wave or lost their re-election bids last night, leaving an uncertain future (the fates of the two GOP delegates from Samoa and Puerto Rico have not yet been reported)


Please Help Pass Washington State Initiative 1631

October 18th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

In November, the residents of the State of Washington will vote directly on proposition I-1631 which would establish a pollution fee. Proponents of the initiative have stated the difference between a "pollution fee" and a "carbon tax" is that the fee must go directly towards funding solutions.



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