Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveils the Green New Deal resolution.
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By making people confront the scale of the climate challenge, the Green New Deal is a great leap forward.
If citizens think they’ll personally and financially benefit from a carbon tax, maybe politicians would take action.
Millions of people worldwide are either indifferent to a carbon tax or opposed. If citizens were motivated by potential carbon dividends, maybe politicians would finally take action on climate change.
Voters in Nevada voted to boost their state’s renewable energy target.
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But many new governors and members of Congress intend to take action on climate change.
Valero’s Benicia Refinery, less than 40 miles from San Francisco.
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These policies, which are designed to slow the pace of climate change, don't have to cost taxpayers, and they do not appear to hinder economic growth.
Energy Secretary and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry checks out a wind turbine.
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There are some good explanations for the mismatch between regional support for climate action and the areas where renewable energy is making the biggest inroads.
There are different kinds of policies that can curb greenhouse gases.
Explaining how carbon taxes and cap-and-trade systems work is simpler than figuring out how high those taxes and caps should be.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces his plan to keep the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station in operation until 2024, in this June 2018 photo.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford seems intent on dismantling the previous government's energy strategy. But that may not protect consumers.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, seen here walking on the front lawn of the Ontario Legislature in June, is vowing to deliver on his campaign promise to scrap the “disastrous” cap-and-trade system and fight a federal carbon tax.
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Ontario and Saskatchewan are vociferously fighting the federal government's carbon tax efforts. But rather than back down, Ottawa should embrace a simple, fair and transparent “carbon dividend.”
Suncor’s plant in the oilsands in Fort McMurray Alta. Divesting in fossil fuels can not only help combat climate change, but can also increase investors’ returns, according to a new analysis.
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A recent study suggests that divesting in fossil fuels not only allows investors to address their climate change concerns, it also reduces financial risks and increases financial returns.
Map of the world’s CO₂ emissions for 2016. China, the United States, tne European Union, and India are the largest emitters.
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Consistent carbon pricing is a key element in the fight against climate change.
If carbon regulations restrict how much a company can pollute where it’s located, it could move operations (and jobs) to another country – with no reduction in emissions.
Two environmental policy experts offer a more politically palatable way to lower carbon emissions – based on consumption, not conventional regulation.
A market that lets sugar cane farmers trade ‘nitrogen permits’ could help keep a cap on fertiliser use.
You've heard of cap-and-trade schemes for greenhouse gases. Perhaps we also need one to limit the amount of fertiliser runoff onto the Great Barrier Reef.
James Hansen says currently proposed carbon pricing schemes won’t solve the problem.
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Former NASA climate scientist James Hansen has come to the Paris climate talks to push his radical alternative to current carbon pricing schemes.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced pledged to adopt a national emissions trading scheme from 2017.
China, the world's biggest greenhouse emitter, will set up a national emissions trading scheme beginning in 2017. Our experts react to the announcement, made during President Xi Jinping's US state visit.
A properly designed cap and trade scheme could lift Illinois out of the fog.
So-called cap and trade may be a solution to a problem it was not intended to solve: state budget crises. Cap-and-trade policy was designed to address climate change by putting a “cap” on carbon dioxide…
Despite regulatory uncertainty, business in the US and Australia is responding to climate change.
Despite the widespread scientific consensus regarding anthropogenic climate change, ideological rhetoric dominates the global political discourse. This is preventing the development of clear policy frameworks…