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Barrasso Seeks to Block EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations

Republican Sen. John Barrasso, who is fast becoming Congress? most prominent climate change denier, introduced a bill Monday to block the Environmental Protection Agency?s powers to regulate greenhouse gases.??As The New York Times reports, the bill would overturn the EPA?s 2009 finding that […]

The EU Cap and Trade Program is an Expensive Bust… Or Is It?

A damning new report from a British think tank has found that the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the continent’s cap-and-trade plan, cost the average British family ?117  ($193.24 — at current exchange rates) in 2008. In all, the ETS cost British […]

BP to Chamber: Were Staying

In a speech at the Oil & Money Conference in London, BP CEO Tony Hayward urged for a strong private/government partnership to implement a comprehensive cap-and-trade system.  That’s a polar opposite stance to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s own anti cap-and-trade position. On […]

Theres No Better Friend Than a Despised Enemy

Who’s going to be the next to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its opposition to climate change legislation? Will it be Toyota? How about McAndrews & Forbes Holdings (which, admittedly, we had never heard of but is billionaire Ron Perelman’s company)? […]

Apple the Latest to Bail on U.S. Chamber

Apple quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today over the group’s position on climate change policy. Catherine A. Novelli, Apple’s vice president for worldwide governmental affairs, writes to Chamber President Tom Donohue: We would prefer the the Chamber take a more progressive stand […]

Tillerson on cap and trade: volatile prices, too much complexity

Exxon Mobil Corp. Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson gave a detailed critique of cap-and-trade on Thursday saying that the price volatility of the system will “carry a heavy cost for both the economy and the environment.” Speaking at the Economic Club of […]

Climate Change Bill: An Olympian Feat?

President Obama is off to Copenhagen without any assurances that he’ll get what he wants. This isn’t a post from the future: Obama is heading to Denmark tonight to lobby the International Olympic Committee to give Chicago the 2016 Summer Games. But there […]

How China Beat the U.S. and Became the New Green Tech Giant

By Elizabeth M. Lynch, founder of China Law & Policy First Posted on Foreign Policy Digest Solar panel installers in China China no longer needs to worry about the U.S. as a serious green technology competitor because the U.S. just left the race. […]

The Week In Green Energy: The Local Option

WCI partners and observers A week after the Democratic Senate leadership killed comprehensive energy reform, the onus is on the states to fix the country’s emission and energy problems. We saw the beginnings of this with the release, this week, by the Western […]

Senate Democrats Kill Cap-and-Trade Bill

Cap -and -trade is officially dead. This afternoon Senate Democrats, in a caucus meeting, decided not to pursue legislation that would seek to cap carbon and other green house gases by pricing them, a market-friendly scheme known as cap-and-trade. This is a clear […]