Study finds limiting warming to 2 °C would require at least a $200/t carbon tax globally

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Some will suffer greatly from climate change, while others may even benefit. The social cost of carbon has become the standard measure to benchmark the magnitude of the carbon taxes needed to implement optimal carbon policy. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Policy

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PCAST suggests 6 key components for climate change strategy to President Obama; adaptation and mitigation

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The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a letter to President Obama describing six key components the advisory group believes should be central to the Administration’s strategy for addressing climate change. The first component aims to reduce the damage resulting from changes in climate (“adaptation”), while the last five aim to reduce the pace and magnitude of these changes (“mitigation”).


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Georgia Tech study projects potential mixed impacts of climate change policies on air quality

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In the study, the researchers assessed the impact of four potential climate mitigation policies—two climate tax scenarios (CT1 and CT2); a combined transportation and energy scenario (TE); a biomass energy (BE) scenario; plus a reference case—on air quality in the US in 2050 using a chemical transport model (CTM) to simulate air pollutant concentrations and applying recent climate downscaling and emissions modeling advancements.

Next 10-UC Berkeley study suggests additional tax revenue or income-based rate structure to make electricity more affordable for Californians

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This puts an unnecessary cost burden on low- and middle-income households as we transition to using clean electricity. From 66 to 77% of the costs that IOUs recover from ratepayers are associated with fixed costs of operation that do not change when a customer increases consumption.

Exxon/Mobil Guilty of Climate Change Coverup. Now Ordered Out of Torrance 3 Years Sooner.

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I initially gave Exxon/Mobil till 2020 to get out of Torrance and clean up their toxic mess here in my town. But now that I’ve found out they’re still lying and covering up their role in climate change and the size of their own carbon footprint, I’m going to have to get tougher with them. They know as I do that we should turn that 750 oily acre into a clean, renewable solar power generating station.

State Auditor says California may not meet 2030 GHG reduction goal; says aspects of CARB efforts lacking

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To help the California Air Resources Board (ARB)—the state’s key organization in this area—to fight climate change by reducing GHG emissions, the Legislature has allocated more than $2 billion from the State’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (cap?and?trade

Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Oceans, already expanding from warmth and melting glaciers, would rise, increasing coastal flooding; a chain reaction of climate changes is projected to lead to harsher, more widespread droughts and more powerful storms. US intelligence and defense agencies say such environmental changes can lead to energy insecurity, water and food shortages, and social instability. It’s about time we changed course. COP15 , United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009.

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Obama Proposes $10 Per Barrel Tax On Oil To Fund U.S. Transportation Needs

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president Barack Obama will propose a tax of $10 per barrel on oil in the 2017 budget he will submit to Congress next week. According to the White House, its goal is to create "a clear incentive for private-sector innovation to reduce our reliance on oil, and at the same time invests in clean energy. Green Barack Obama Politics climate change congress highway funding obama transportation policyYou have to give the man credit for vision.

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U.S. Democrats propose expansion of tax credits for electric vehicles

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Democrats propose expansion of tax credits for electric vehicles. Democrats have proposed an expansion of tax credits for electric vehicles. Democrats propose expansion of tax credits for electric vehicles appeared first on Promoting Eco Friendly Travel.

Australia PM Gillard announces carbon pricing plan; transport fuels exempt, but lowered fuel tax credits to bring carbon price to some businesses

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Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard unveiled Australia’s carbon pricing plan—a core element in a new clean energy plan—in a short address to the nation. We have had a long debate about climate change in this country. Most Australians now agree our climate is changing, this is caused by carbon pollution, this has harmful effects on our environment and on the economy—and the Government should act. Australia Clean Energy Future website.

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Lung Association report highlights health and climate costs of petroleum-based transportation and the benefits of shifting to ZEVs

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A new report produced by the American Lung Association concludes that over-reliance on petroleum-based fuels for transportation costs the 10 ZEV states in the US (California and nine other states that have adopted the California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program) an estimated $37 billion in health expenses and climate costs every year—with California costs alone hitting $15 billion. in hidden health and climate costs. Climate benefits include $5.5

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Belfer Center Study Concludes Reducing Car and Truck GHG Emissions Will Require Substantially Higher Fuel Prices; Income Tax Credits for Advanced Alt Fuel Vehicles Are Essentially Ineffective at Reducing Sector Emissions

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Direct transportation (fuel) taxes generate the greatest reductions in CO 2 emission from transportation, achieving CO 2 emissions at 86% of 2005 levels by about 2025. Strong income tax credits for the purchase of new diesel, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicles are very expensive and essentially ineffective at reducing GHG emissions from transportation. Purchase tax credits are an expensive way to reduce oil consumption and GHG emissions from transportation.

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Washington governor proposes slate of measures to curb GHG emissions & transition state to cleaner energy; cap-and-trade and EV incentives

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The Governor’s office projects that the program will generate about $1 billion in the first year, and more thereafter, which will be used for transportation, education, tax relief for working families and other purposes. For electric vehicles, Inslee will request legislation to: Extend the existing tax incentives, exempting sales tax from the first $60,000 of the purchase price of electric, natural gas, propane and hydrogen vehicles. Clean energy industry funding.

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Senators Sanders, Boxer propose legislation to institute GHG price on large stationary sources and remove support for fossil fuel industries

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The proposal was drafted as two measures, the Climate Protection Act —which sets the carbon price and finance programs for sustainable technologies—and the Sustainable Energy Act —which ends federal support for fossil fuel companies and research and extends tax incentives for renewables. Climate Change Coal Emissions Natural Gas Oil PolicyBernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)

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Obama climate plan calls for new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018; cleaner fuels and investment in advanced fossil energy

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Among the transportation-related elements of US President Barack Obama’s new climate action plan, which he is outlining today in a speech at Georgetown University, is the development of new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018. Preparing the US for the impacts of climate change. Preparing the US for the impacts of climate change. Providing a toolkit for climate resilience.

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Analysis concludes that current transportation policy in most US states will likely worsen GHG emission trends in US

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In the 50-state assessment, no state received a higher grade than “B-,” and most states scored lower than “D,” demonstrating a lack of alignment between transportation and climate policies, according to the analysis. transportation policy with climate change and energy goals, and some put in place systems that effectively sabotage these goals. transportation, and ensure state fuel taxes can support all transportation modes. Climate Change Emissions Land use Policy

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EEA says industrial air pollution cost Europe up to €169 billion in 2009; some 37% attributed to CO2

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Estimating the magnitude of costs associated with future climate change impacts is very uncertain. The recognized benefits of industrial facilities, including manufacturing products, employment and tax revenues, are not addressed in the report. However, when damage costs are weighted in an attempt to reflect the productivity of national economies, the ordering of countries changes significantly. Climate Change Emissions Europe

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Massachusetts sets state GHG emissions limit for 2020 at 25% below 1990 levels, releases plan with additional measures, including Pay As You Drive auto insurance

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The Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA), signed by Governor Deval Patrick in August 2008, mandates the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% below 1990 levels by 2050, and requires the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs to set a legally enforceable GHG emissions limit for 2020 of between 10% and 25% below 1990 levels by 1 January 2011, and to issue a plan for achieving those reductions while growing the clean energy economy. Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan.

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BREAKING NEWS: Exxon/Mobil Ordered Out of Torrance, Guilty of Greenhouse Gas Pollution

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“Pack Up Your Toxic, Fossil Fuel Factory With Its Climate-Changing Products & Get Out of Town By 2020!&# is also the very same company that has paid tens of millions of dollars, year after year to spread FUD about their role in climate change. I’m seeing a solar thermal energy plant on those 750 acres that will supply us with clean, renewable energy and will help us meet both our renewable energy and GHG reduction laws.

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Feature: Bridging the EV Affordability Gap

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Rebates & Tax Credits Don’t Help Most Americans. Even though there are generous EV tax credits, rebates from states and utilities, and other incentives that can save drivers $10,000 or more per EV, most people aren’t aware these programs even exist.

California ARB witholding enforcement of LCFS post Federal Court injunction; appealing and seeking stay of injunction; Judge O’Neill’s 3 rulings

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O’Neill found that while the LCFS is an authorized regulation as defined by the federal Clean Air Act, California’s authority “ is not unfettered ”. In addition, Defendants’ expert concedes that California could “adopt a tax on fossil fuels” to “reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with California’s transportation sector.”. Climate Change Emissions Fuels LCFS Lifecycle analysis Policy

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California Air Resources Board approves updated environmental analysis of state climate plan, re-approves AB 32 Scoping Plan; cap-and-trade back in motion

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These include the Low Carbon Fuel Standard; progress on SB 375 (anti-sprawl bill); the forthcoming Advanced Clean Cars program to be considered by the Board later this year (the Advanced Clean Cars program is slated for a December 2011 board meeting); and cap-and-trade. Climate Change Emissions PolicyThe California Air Resources Board (ARB) approved an updated environmental analysis of the Scoping Plan.

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Power Companies Driving Drunk With Power – If Only PG&E and SCE Didn’t Hate Rooftop Solar So Much We Might Meet Our AB 32 Emission Reductions.

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The Greenius says, the state should call this the Dunce Cap program since it makes fools out of anyone who thinks this is the way to get solar power on all the roofs in California that can generate clean, green renewable energy. And because of that, applying for the state rebate is an uglier process than filing your income taxes. It’s great that Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 510 on Monday. It lifts the current “cap&# on rooftop solar from the crappy 2.5%

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, built their climate change bill last year in large measure around it. The Cantwell-Collins plan is almost exactly what Mr. Obama proposed in the campaign and after first taking office–a 100 percent auction of permits and a large tax rebate to the public. Power plants would face an overall cap on emissions that would become more stringent over time; motor fuel may be subject to a carbon tax whose proceeds could help electrify the U.S.

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Will We Achieve Net-Zero Emissions By 2035? A National Clean Electricity Standard Could Be Key

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Ironically, Governor Abbott targeted renewable energy just as The New York Times was writing that Texas’ grid trouble is a sign of disruption to come as climate change induces more and more extreme weather events. Clean electricity standards are not new.

Senators Kerry and Lieberman Release Details of Energy and Climate Bill; Incentives for Electric Drive and Natural Gas Vehicles

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Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the details of their long-anticipated energy and climate change legislation on Wednesday, 12 May. The bill provides assistance to those Americans who may be disproportionately affected by potential increases in energy prices through tax cuts and an energy refund program. Significant tax incentives encourage the conversion of trucks and heavy-duty fleets to natural gas vehicles.

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Frost Sullivan Projects That About 80% of European Vehicle Sales Will Be in the 150 g/km CO2 Band by 2015; EVs as a Strategy of Premium Automakers

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A new report from Frost & Sullivan, Implementation Roadmap of CO 2 Tax Banding in European Countries and Impact Analysis on Powertrain and Green Technology Adoption , finds that about 80% of the European vehicle sales is expected to be in the less than 150 g/km CO 2 emission band by 2015. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Europe Fuel Efficiency Market Background Policy

2010 167

The Solangelist Learns To Install Solar & Loves It

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The wiring from the roof all winds up going into a DC disconnect box and then into your inverter to get changed into AC before heading into your home’s main breaker panel. The technology is ready and the combination of panel price drops, Federal Tax Credits and the California Solar Initiative rebates from the utilities makes the timing perfect.

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The Most Powerful Greenius In America

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We haven’t really changed our lifestyle at all unless you count turning off a few powerstrips and all the computers before we go to bed. But I will admit that one thing has changed even more than the size of our electric bill and that’s the size of the solar PV system we now need to generate 100% of our electricity – because the same moves that cut our electric bill also cut the number of solar panels we need by 50% too. FOLLOW ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE.

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Stanford Energy Modeling Forum project confirms carbon pricing can be effective way to curb GHG emissions

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This study gathered together 11 modeling teams to run a common set of carbon tax scenarios, in order to explore how environmental and economic outcomes depend on the initial carbon tax rates, the rate at which the tax escalates, and how the government uses the revenue collected by the carbon tax. Of course, a primary reason for implementing a carbon or GHG tax is to reduce emissions, but the revenue can serve other goals. How will revenues change over time?

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The Greenius Solution To All California’s Problems: AB 920 + AB 811

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I’m seeing you and me changing the course of history – while we still have a gambler’s chance, right here and right now. My Greenius vision sees billions of dollars pumped into California in good paying jobs, in new clean energy power production, in new industries, and in all the tax revenue that comes with that growth. And when it comes to a sense of urgency on climate change, well lets just say I saw no physical sign that Ted is out of his coma yet.

2009 174

Greenius Goes All AB 811 Over Green Task Force

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I bring a passion that’s driven by my sense of urgency over our climate change crisis. I choose to be the change. I choose to be the voice that can change a room, and then a city. All the more reason you should be going solar and produce your own clean, green energy instead of paying the electric company. Frankly it’s time for them to change course or get out of the way.

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

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As our climate change crisis worsens and spins out of control with each passing day there’s no time to spare for those of us whose job it is to educate and motivate our fellow citizens to actions that cut our greenhouse gas emissions. And when you hear the questions folks ask at events like these you instantly realize just how little people know and understand about what’s happening to our climate and their world.

2009 163

Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

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These owner-builders had no problem adding a climate-changing mini-mansion that sticks out like a sore thumb into our previously harmonious neighborhood, but they would have faced a big battle with the city if they had wanted solar panels because our city government and city staff don’t know much about solar and they haven’t proven to be too interested in helping people who want to change to clean, renewable energy – like me.

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The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

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As the climate change crisis goes from bad to worse (while the deniers get nuttier and more cult-like with each passing day) and Australia gives Californians an advanced sneak preview at what is without a doubt headed our way sooner than you expect , your Creative Greenius has only gotten more Fired Up, Ready to Go! In Manhattan Beach I’ve been watching the four committees of the ETF present their recommendations for the city council on water, waste, building and climate change.

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California Goes To Hell In A Handbasket But Greenius Says AB 811 is Our Route To Green Heaven

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That’s why they have authorized over $7 billion bucks in energy efficiency and clean energy programs for the USA. It’s pretty swell all by itself, but it doesn’t work too well in the current state economic climate where IOUs have ruled and our ex movie star Governor has gone full on looney tunes taking to posting wacky YouTube videos interacting with his big old OJ style knife. Now the money from the Feds changes that equation.

2009 163

What Does Henry Waxman Know About Climate That Made Him Quit?

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If he thought he had passed the carbon tax or climate bill torch to someone else he was confident would bring it across the finish line he would have said so. I don’t think it’s any coincidence at all that Waxman’s announcement came during the same week as the President’s decidedly weak on climate SOTU or the same week the State Department’s report on the XL pipeline’s impact on climate was released.

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Is a green tax blitz justified? The Green Piece

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So would these tax hikes linked to the amount we pollute be justified? Is a green tax blitz justified? A report unveiled by the Green Fiscal Commission, which includes the Government’s top environmental adviser Lord Turner, as well as Conservative and Liberal Democrat politicians and Environment Agency chairman Chris Smith, has outlined a host of proposals that would heap an additional £150billion in taxes on households and businesses ( see article ).

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EV Life is awarded CalSEED grant from the California Energy Commission to make financing electric cars cheaper than gas vehicles.

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The CEC is proud to support these 28 companies who aim to bring new energy solutions from ideas to game-changing innovations that boost the state’s economic recovery and provide benefits to ratepayers,” said Janea A.

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Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

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In one of those alternative realities Al Gore got elected President in 2000 and because he understood what was happening with CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions he made cutting emissions, and developing renewable and clean energy sources our country’s focus and goals. Light rail and high speed rail boomed in the 8 Gore years and the American economy soared in the new clean energy renaissance.

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Maharashtra signed MoU with RMI to support EVs

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RMI which is working on clean energy transitions globally has partnered with RMI India which also works on India’s clean energy and mobility issues. “We It has been said that EVs will be exempt from road tax and registration charges.

Lancet Series Finds That Cutting Greenhouse Pollutants Will Have Major Direct Health Benefits Worldwide

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Tackling climate change by reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions will have major direct health benefits in addition to reducing the risk of climate change, especially in low-income countries, according to a series of six papers on “Health and Climate Change” published 25 November in the British medical journal The Lancet. Thus, it has been called the most regressive tax in human history.

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Elon Musk slams California’s $8 per kW monthly utility charge plan for solar owners


Those opposed to the proposal warned that the initiative could undermine the state’s efforts to address climate change. “If you use that money to purchase the large-scale clean energy projects, we would be able to meet our 2045 goals,” she said.

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