Category Archives: Cap-and-trade

Response to the SOTU address: Efforts to cap CO2 emissions are adverse to human health and welfare

OPINION By Craig D. Idso, Ph.D. In his State of the Union address, President Obama advocated an energy policy aimed at reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), which he claims are causing catastrophic changes to the earth’s climate and “harming … Continue reading

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EPA to be challenged at SCOTUS over climate change

From Reuters (h/t to reader John) U.S. justices to hear challenge to Obama on climate change Tue, Oct 15 11:06 AM EDT By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a blow to the Obama administration, the Supreme Court on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Lawsuit challenges California cap and trade program – “…only way to capture CARB’s attention.”

While the EU carbon trading market began its death spiral this week, much like the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) where it ended up at a nickel per ton when the exchange died and closed per good, CARB’s director, Mary Nichols, … Continue reading

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Obama By-Passes Gas

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach President Obama continues his Global War on Cheap Energy™, this time under the guise of avoiding “spikes” in gasoline (petrol) prices.  He wants to pass gas without regrets and move post-haste to electricity and biofuels, … Continue reading

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James Hansen’s Policies Are Shafting The Poor

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was reading an interview with Adrian Bejan (worth taking a look at), and I got to musing about his comments regarding the relationship between energy use and per capita income. So I pulled up … Continue reading

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Oh that’s gonna leave a mark – EU carbon trading ‘worthless’

From the I’ve been telling you so for some time now department comes this headline from Bloomberg. And it is getting desperate in the carbon market. Readers may recall last week I reported two new record lows on the EU … Continue reading

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What’s up with RGGI? Moving the cap down.

Guest post by Ric Werme Things have been pretty quiet in the northeast’s the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). New Jersey has gotten out and remains out, New Hampshire didn’t get out, but most of the money collected will be … Continue reading

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John Coleman on the California Cap and Trade Law

John Coleman, founder of The Weather Channel, writes on his Facebook Page: I will be presenting a skeptical report on the new California Cap and Trade law on the KUSI News at 6 PM and 10 PM today. It will … Continue reading

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California Air Resources Board cap and trade program circumvents state open meeting laws with a Moonbeam assist

Strong headline, I know, but I didn’t believe this was true until I researched it myself. First some background; I once served as an elected official on my local school board. During orientation and virtually every annual CSBA meeting after … Continue reading

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Cap and Trade protest petition in California

Thousands Petition Gov. Brown To End Cap And Trade By Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network Californians Against Higher Taxes and business groups delivered the petitions against what they call an illegal and hidden energy tax. The cap and trade program … Continue reading

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‘Cap and Trade’ fails for lack of incentives

Well, duh. From the DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory New research suggests cap and trade programs do not provide sufficient incentives for innovation Cap and trade programs to reduce emissions do not inherently provide incentives to induce the private sector to … Continue reading

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UEA: shake-shake-shake up your Carbon at Durban

From the University of East Anglia  some news that a Major shake-up of carbon markets is called for. To that I ask: what carbon market? Seems they are pretty much DOA now. Research from the University of East Anglia calls … Continue reading

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Pacific Gas and Electric: not so climate smart after all

When you can’t sell this on the green left coast, you know its gotta fail worldwide. Gotta love this quote, one of the best denials of reality I’ve ever seen:

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Maryland, quite possibly even more la-la land than California

While California has committed economic suicide with their ridiculous carbon trading plan that nobody wants, Maryland seems to think that magically, green jobs and non baseload power sources will “improve reliability” of electric power. From my perspective, seeing how well … Continue reading

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California commits business suicide

A mass exodus of business and jobs out of California will be the likely result of this madness. From the San Franscisco Chronicle:

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“Technology funding makes climate protection cheaper”

From the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research a call to bring on the carbon trading and other tools. Of course, its all just modeling again. 09/19/2011 – To cost-effectively protect the climate, not only an emissions trading scheme but … Continue reading

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RGGI update: It wasn’t supposed to be like this

Guest post by Ric Werme Too long title: New Hampshire stays in, NJ probably gets out, 3rd quarter auction sells less than 18% of allowances, secondary market moribund, RGGI soldiers on. RGGI is short for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, … Continue reading

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Death of a carbon salesman: Chicago Climate Exchange

It was essentially dead when we announced on WUWT Chicago Climate Exchange(CCX) was halting carbon futures trading last year. Note the flatlined final price of 5 cents per ton: My only question now is “what took them so long”? From … Continue reading

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