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Taylon Chandler

Supreme Court Upholds E.P.A Rule and More in Friday Fastbreak

Supreme Court Says Regulating Emissions from Power Plants is Lawful In a 7-to-2 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Environmental Protection Agency imposing regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from “large, industrial polluters,” according to the New York Times. However, the court did reject a key argument from the E.P.A.’s reasoning for the […]

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Taylon Chandler

Buffet Promises $15 Billion and More in Friday Fastbreak

Buffet Promises Renewable Energy Industry Another $15 Billion Warren Buffet announced this week that he is doubling his original investment of $15 billion in clean energy to a cool $30 billion. Buffet is already one of the biggest clean tech investors in the country and took further steps to make renewable energy the norm when […]

RP Siegel

Utilities, Energy Firms Among Those Warming to Carbon Tax

When you listen to the battle over climate change, you hear a lot about the need for government to reign in corporations with laws, standards, taxes or trading schemes to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is being pursued vigorously throughout Europe, Australia and now even in China. The United States, despite being the second-largest […]

Dan Reed

What’s Going On With Gasoline Prices?

As of this writing, the national average price of gasoline at the pump had risen every day for more than a month. Ouch! And while there are some potential signs that the price run-up may just about have exhausted itself, it seems none of the experts being quoted these days can say definitively why gas […]

RP Siegel

A Q&A with the Chief Carbon Hunter at General Motors

Chevrolet recently announced an agreement to back IdleAir as part of its Carbon Reduction Initiative. This action essentially brings the company’s contracted reduction to the 7 million metric ton mark en route to an ultimate goal of 8 million tons by 2014. IdleAir provides parking stations that truckers can pull up to at night or […]

Dan Reed

Will Obama’s Approval of Keystone Pipeline Be Served With a Heaping Helping of Carbon Tax?

When I was a kid an old fellow named “Bobo the Magician” – seriously, that was his name, or stage name anyway – would come to my elementary school and every other elementary school in my town once a year. He would amaze us by making quarters come out of our ears, pigeons appear out […]

Dan Reed

Shoddy New York Times Report Does Nothing to Advance a Serious Environmental Discussion

If you fly a lot, especially internationally, you may be surprised to learn that a specialist contributor to The New York Times recently declared you to be a really big sinner. The Times describes Elizabeth Rosenthal, a Harvard-educated medical doctor, as a “reporter.” But what she writes essentially are opinion pieces, ostensibly on medical and […]

Jorge Rogers

Carbon Emission Trading: Why the U.S. Might Be Rethinking its Energy Policy

If there were any lingering doubts concerning the threat posed by climate change, then the report commissioned by the World Bank last November must surely have dispelled them once and for all. In collaboration with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics, the world’s most venerable economic body claimed that there is […]