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  • Obama’s Energy nominee: We need carbon tax to double or triple energy cost

    03/25/2013 2:34:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Examiner ^ | 3/25/13 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s Energy secretary nominee regards a carbon tax as one of the simplest ways to move the energy industry towards clean technologies, though he notes that government would have to come up with a plan to mitigate the burden this tax places on poor people, who would pay the most. “Ultimately, it has to be cheaper to capture and store it than to release it and pay a price,” MIT professor and Energy nominee Ernest Moniz told the Switch Energy Project in an interview last year. “If we start really squeezing down on carbon dioxide over the next few...
  • Americans want a tax on carbon pollution, but how to get one?

    10/23/2017 11:48:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 23, 2017 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    According to a new study published by Yale, Americans are willing to pay a carbon tax that would increase their household energy bills by $15 per month, or about 15%, on average. This result is consistent with a survey from last year that also found Americans are willing to pay an average of $15 to $20 per month to combat climate change. Another recent Yale survey found that overall, 78% of registered American voters support taxing and/or regulating carbon pollution, including 67% of Republicans and 60% of conservative Republicans. This raises the question – with such broad support across the...
  • Impose carbon tax and let the market solve climate change | Opinion

    10/23/2017 11:34:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Philadelphia Inquiere ^ | October 23, 2017 | by Mark Reynolds
    In its zeal to undo the legacy of our 44th president, the Trump administration is now undoing the future of our children and grandchildren by repealing the Clean Power Plan, a policy designed to reduce the heat-trapping emissions that make our climate more and more inhospitable. It’s clear that our unstable climate is putting bigger and bigger burdens on our economy. It’s also clear that the White House is determined to remove regulations on the use of dirty fuels contributing to that unstable climate. The best answer is for Congress to pass legislation that would put the market to work...
  • Let's Fund Disaster Relief - And Fight Climate Change - With A Tax On Carbon

    09/08/2017 9:43:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 8, 2017 | By Jim Krane
    As Hurricane Harvey’s inland sea drains from Houston, the cleanup tally is rising: $180 billion for Texas alone, equal to the entire GDP of New Zealand. We in Texas and Louisiana – and perhaps Florida – direly need funds to haul debris, fix houses and schools, replace cars, and build better flood protection. With all these needs, a carbon tax can help. A federal tax on carbon would discourage emissions of carbon dioxide and other GHGs that are warming the seas and the air. Done right, a carbon tax would also bankroll cleanup campaigns led by FEMA and local agencies....
  • Some Democrats See Tax Reform as a Path to Taxing Carbon

    08/17/2017 9:36:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 17, 2017 | By LISA FRIEDMAN
    With a sweeping overhaul of the tax code on the horizon, two Senate Democrats believe this is the moment to broach the third rail of climate change policy: a carbon tax. The plan by the senators, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Brian Schatz of Hawaii, to level a $49 per metric ton fee on greenhouse gas emissions is widely acknowledged as a long shot. But the lawmakers, along with climate activists and a cadre of conservative supporters, insist the tax reform is a way to create bipartisan support. The senators propose to use a portion of the estimated $2.1...
  • G-20 shut Trump out on climate, strike deal on trade (The Munchkins make their own deal)

    07/08/2017 8:40:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Ass. Press via The Washington Compost ^ | July 8, 2017 | David McHugh and Geir Moulson
    HAMBURG, Germany — World powers lined up against U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change Saturday, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming. The final statement of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, underlined that the other countries and the European Union supported the Paris climate agreement rejected by Trump. They called the deal to reduce greenhouse gases “irreversible” and vowed to implement it quickly and without exception. The other countries, from European powers such as Germany to emerging ones such as China and energy producers such as Saudi Arabia, dismissively “took note” of the...
  • Tillerson picked as SOS, Recommended by James Baker and Robert Gates

    12/12/2016 8:15:33 PM PST · by nwrep · 116 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Dec 12, 2016 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Mr. Tillerson emerged as a contender on the strong recommendations of James A. Baker III, the secretary of state under President George Bush, and Robert M. Gates, the former defense secretary, according to a person briefed on the process. Mr. Kushner and Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, advocated strongly for Mr. Tillerson, and the president-elect became intrigued.
  • Exxon Mobil signs on to Republican-led carbon tax proposal

    06/20/2017 9:54:17 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/20/17 | James Osborne
    WASHINGTON - Exxon Mobil Corp. and other large oil companies are backing a carbon tax proposal put forward earlier this year by a group of former Republican leaders including James A. Baker III, the former secretary of state and a Houston attorney. The Climate Leadership Coalition, a group that includes Baker, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and former Secretary of State George Shultz, announced a list of "founding members" Tuesday that includes Exxon Mobil, BP, Shell, Total, General Motors and Johnson & Johnson. "We support @TheCLCouncil as a founding member and are working to support its policy development process," Exxon...
  • Regulators expand their authority, play politics with carbon at ratepayer expense [ Colorado]

    06/20/2017 6:48:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | June 19, 2017 | Amy Cooke
    In a decision that evokes former President Obama’s environmental agenda, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on March 23, 2017, expanded its authority in a way that’s likely to drive up electricity rates. Every four years, Xcel Energy undergoes a resource planning process that outlines their ability to meet ratepayers’ electricity demand. They present portfolios containing cost analyses regarding the utility’s generation, and the Commission selects the “lowest cost resources available to provide the company with enough capacity and energy to in turn be able to provide customers with reliable electricity.” However, in the 2016 Energy Resource Plan, the Public...
  • A Massive Lake of Molten Carbon The Size of Mexico is Discovered Under The US

    04/30/2017 8:38:09 PM PDT · by shove_it · 137 replies
    GeologyIn ^ | 30 Apr 2017
    A huge well of molten carbon that would spell disaster for the planet if released has been found under the US. Scientists using the world's largest array of seismic sensors have mapped a deep-Earth area, covering 700,000 sq miles (1.8 million sq km). This is around the size of Mexico, and researchers say it has the potential to cause untold environmental damage. The discovery could change our understanding of how much carbon the Earth contains, suggesting it is much more than we previously believed. It would be impossible to drill far enough down to physically 'see' the Earth's mantle,...
  • Trump Picks Another Goldman Sachs Executive

    12/12/2016 11:45:11 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 December 2016 | Steve Byas
    “A global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities,” was the wording of a Trump TV commercial late in the presidential campaign, complete with the face of the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, on the screen.Yet President-elect Donald Trump has named Blankfein’s friend and associate, the chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs, Gary Cohn, to lead the National Economic Council (NEC), the third Goldman executive tapped for either...
  • The James Baker-George Shultz Carbon-Tax Plan Is a Bad Deal for Americans

    02/14/2017 10:49:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/14/2017 | Rupert Darwall
    The fact that it’s being proposed by Republicans doesn’t make it any more economically palatable. Madness is rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule — Friedrich Nietzsche ‘Cap and trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way,” Barack Obama declared after Democrats’ disastrous losses in the 2010 midterm elections. That shellacking finally killed off the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. From it was born the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and the Obama administration’s war on coal, in turn a contributory factor to Donald Trump’s election and Republicans’...
  • No, the ‘conservative response to climate change’ is not a carbon tax

    02/12/2017 7:28:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/12/17 | Herman Cain
    Sorry, nervous old-school Republicans We’ve often argued on this site that the real reason liberals talk about global warming – oh, sorry, “climate change” – is that it serves as a convenient excuse to implement the policies they want anyway. The public won’t support massive taxes and crushing regulation on business, so Democrats insist there is a global emergency whose only possible solution is, amazingly, these very policies.
  • Senior Republican statesmen propose replacing Obama’s climate policies with a carbon tax

    02/11/2017 5:37:45 PM PST · by yoe · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Feburary 8, 2017 | Chris Mooney and Juliet Eilperin
    Representatives from a coalition of veteran Republican officials — including five who have either served as treasury secretary or as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers — met Wednesday with White House officials to discuss the idea of imposing a national carbon tax, rather than using federal regulations, to address climate change.[snip]Despite the group’s impeccable Republican credentials — Baker, Paulson and Schultz served as treasury secretaries and Feldstein and Mankiw served as CEA chairs under GOP presidents — the proposal faces long odds. Many congressional Republicans are adamantly against a tax increase of any kind, and President Trump repeatedly...
  • Establishment Politicians Using ‘Carbon Tax’ to Foil Trump

    02/10/2017 2:00:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2017 | Norman Rogers
    A number of mostly elderly very important persons have been compromised by the global warming hoax. The following wise men signed a tract: “The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends.” George Shultz - 96James A Baker - 86Martin Feldstein - 77Thomas Stephenson - 74Rob Walton - 72Henry Paulson - 70N. Gregory Mankiw - 59Ted Halstead - 48 The carbon dividend tract was promoted in a Wall Street Journal article published on February 7th and signed by former Secretaries of State, Shultz and Baker. According to Shultz and Baker: “…there is mounting evidence of problems with the atmosphere that are growing too...
  • Establishment Republicans peddle growth-killing carbon tax at White House

    02/09/2017 8:45:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/09/17 | Matthew Vadum
    But President Trump’s “default position” on climate change is that “most of it is a bunch of bunk” A group of Republican insiders was scheduled to meet at the White House today to push the Trump administration to embrace slapping carbon taxes on the nation’s floundering economy, Sean Moran reports at Breitbart News. On the campaign trail President Trump came out against enacting a carbon tax. “I will not support or endorse a carbon tax!” he tweeted May 13, 2016. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus previously said that Trump’s “default position” on climate change is that “most of...
  • Prominent Republicans Pitch Carbon-Tax Plan To Top Trump Aides

    02/08/2017 4:34:26 PM PST · by Sontagged · 52 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | Februrary 8 2017 | Jennifer A Dlouhy/Margaret Talev
    A group of prominent Republicans and business leaders pitched a tax on carbon dioxide to top White House aides Wednesday, selling the plan as an economic win that could drive job growth and yield environmental dividends too. Former Secretary of State James Baker and other members of the new "Climate Leadership Council" pressed the case in a 45-minute meeting in the Roosevelt Room that included President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and senior aide Kellyanne Conway. "The signs were very encouraging," Ted Halstead, who founded the council, said after the meeting. "Two weeks...
  • GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax

    02/08/2017 7:59:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 10:24 AM EST | Catherine Lucey and Julie Pace
    A group of Republican senior statesmen is pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House. Former Secretary of State Jim Baker is leading the effort, which also includes former Secretary of State George Shultz. In an opinion piece published Tuesday night in The Wall Street Journal, they argued “there is mounting evidence of problems with the atmosphere that are growing too compelling to ignore.” […] Carbon taxes are designed to raise the cost of fossil fuels to bring down consumption. Baker and Shultz detailed in the...
  • Dems Still Convinced Green Energy Best Way To Reach Rural Trump Voters

    01/16/2017 2:47:33 PM PST · by kevcol · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 16, 2017 | Chris White
    Democrats believe they can win back rural voters by ratcheting up their pre-election mission of moving the country from fossil fuels to green energy. . . . “This is fundamentally a jobs message,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told reporters last week in reference to Democrats renewed focus on green energy. . . . Inslee wants Washington legislators to pass a carbon tax that would raise an estimated $2 billion in revenue to pay for education funding and various clean energy projects.
  • Canada Establishes First-Ever National Carbon Price

    12/14/2016 1:13:53 PM PST · by JOAT · 56 replies
    The Post ^ | 12/13/2016 | Alice Greene
    After long hours of heated discussion, the Canadian government has established the world’s first nationwide carbon price. Only two of Canada’s ten provinces refused to sign the law, arguing that carbon pricing would lead to reduced competition between firms. During Friday’s meeting, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented his carbon-pricing plan to provincial representatives, aboriginal leaders, and US Vice President Joe Biden. Trudeau’s decision to price carbon was likely influenced by the fear that Donald Trump’s election will lead to increased carbon emissions by the US. “I understand that many of you are concerned about what the new administration will...