Will Biden’s EPA regulate power plant CO2? It won’t say

By Benjamin Storrow EPA’s plan for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants remains unclear more than halfway into President Biden’s first year in office. And environmentalists are increasingly pushing the administration to act. The uncertainty over EPA’s approach partially reflects Biden’s push to find a legislative solution to power plant emissions in the form 

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In Pennsylvania, Scientific and Economic Realities Unsettle Climate Change Morality Plays

By Kevin Mooney Urgent action is needed to combat climate change for the benefit of Pennsylvania’s children and grandchildren, Governor Tom Wolf said while commenting on his administration’s Climate Impacts Assessment for 2021. The governor claims that rising temperatures, heat waves, flooding, and sea-level rise associated with global warming will directly affect what he describes 

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US Democrats propose carbon emissions border tax

US Democrats have unveiled legislation that would levy a fee on imported carbon-intensive goods, including steel and aluminum, following a move by the EU to implement a similar policy. The legislation, announced by Sen. Chris Coons and Rep. Scott Peters July 19, would establish a border carbon adjustment (BCA) on polluting imports. A BCA is 

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EU urged to consider impact of new climate mechanism on developing countries

Although a new European Union (EU) climate initiative unveiled on Wednesday could change global trade patterns to favour countries where production is relatively carbon efficient, its value in mitigating climate change will likely be limited, the UN trade and development agency, UNCTAD, has warned.  The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) comes into force in 2023 as part of new measures to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, including 

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Board Approves RGGI Rule, Moving Pa. a Step Closer to Joining Carbon Emissions Program

By Rachel McDevitt Pennsylvania is set to become the first major fossil fuel-producing state to put a price on carbon emissions. The Environmental Quality Board voted 15-4 Tuesday to adopt the final regulation that would have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap-and-trade program that targets carbon dioxide emissions in the power sector.  Next 

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Yellen keeps up push for greater U.S. climate-change regulation, rebuffing concerns of Republicans

By Rachel Koning Beals Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday she will lead an effort across U.S. financial regulators to better scrutinize the potential of climate-change risk, part of President Joe Biden’s whole-of-government approach to what many view as a worsening crisis, and one with implications for borrowers, lenders and investors. Yellen said in remarks 

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On Energy Messaging

By Robert Bradley Jr. “The only person who can truly persuade you is yourself. You must turn the issues over in your mind at leisure, consider the many arguments, let them simmer, and after a long time turn your preferences into convictions.” – Milton and Rose Friedman, Free to Choose (1979), p. xii. I have 

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