Washington Bill Would Open Up Possibility of Regressive, Harmful Cap-and-Trade Program or Carbon-Dioxide Tax

Research and commentary by Tim Benson A bill introduced in the Washington House of Representatives would give the state Department of Ecology (DOE) the authority to create either a carbon-dioxide…

COP25 Press Release: The UN Push for an All Powerful Global Carbon Market

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Chilling mission almost complete press release from the United Nations. UN CLIMATE PRESS RELEASE / 29 NOV, 2019 COP25 to Be the Launchpad for Significantly more…

Oregon Democrats Order State Police to Force Republican Senators to Return, to Pass a CO2 Cap and Trade Bill

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A group of Republican senators are refusing to attend a session, denying Democrat senators the quorum required to pass a climate change bill. Oregon Republicans…

California lawmakers are turning cap-and-trade into the slush fund critics long feared

From the LA Times For years, critics of California’s cap-and-trade program have lambasted it as a government slush fund. They say that politicians are able to dip into it to…

On oldie, but a goody… “7 years later, failed Waxman-Markey bill still”… FAILED

Guest nostalgia by David Middleton When writing my last post on Nancy Peolosi’s Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, I ran across this gem… CLIMATE 7 years later, failed Waxman-Markey bill…

Moonbeam Brown Unhinged: 'Existence of humanity rests on extending California's cap and tax law'

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin, Existence of humanity rests on extending Governor Brown’s cap and tax law. Just watch Jerry Brown in his rant over the issue on July 14th:…

The Economic Cost Of The Social Cost Of Carbon

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve crossposted this from my blog, “Skating Under The Ice“. The unscientific enterprise called the Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) is a thinly disguised political…

The Recursive Cost Of Carbon

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I see that Andrew Revkin continues to try to keep the climate pot bubbling. In this case, he’s issued dire warnings about reducing the so-called…

Aussie Carbon Pricing is Back

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Remember back when Australian voters thought they were electing a government which was committed to abolishing carbon taxes? The following are the words of Australia’s…

Will Obama's energy plan save you money?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Back in 2009, Obama said that his energy plan will cause energy bills to skyrocket. In 2015, Obama says his energy plan will save you…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

'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…

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…

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:

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…