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Alberta Carbon Tax Legislation Passed

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Carbon tax legislation, which the opposition estimates will increase household bills by $1000 / year, has just been passed by the Alberta Legislature. Alberta carbon tax legislation passes, marks first stage of climate-change plan The new legislation will raise the price of heating bills and gasoline as an incentive to…

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President Obama Proposes $10 per Barrel Carbon Tax

Guest essay by Eric Worrall President Obama has proposed a $10 per barrel carbon tax to fund renewable energy, and to “encourage” people to stop using oil. From the Whitehouse Statement; For too long, bipartisan support for innovative and expansive transportation investment has not been accompanied by a long-term plan for paying for it. We…

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Ongoing Renewables Investment “Crisis” in Australia

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Aussie Greens are lamenting that banks are still unwilling to lend to green projects, because they are worried about the reliability of political support, and the continuity of the generous government subsidies which make green projects possible. Confidence in renewable energy sector ‘evaporated’ after Abbott cut: Bloomberg Investment in large-scale…

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OECD calls for the elimination of fossil fuel taxes

Guest opinion by Alberto Zaragoza Comendador There comes a point in your Internet life when you know what an article will be like before hitting the first dot. Not what it will be about, as that should be clear from the title, but specific things about the article’s content and structure. Perhaps you’re smart, perhaps…

Which countries are most responsible for the cost of environmental damages from global warming -- and the billions of dollars they could be owing. CREDIT Concordia University

Eye roller study: Should countries honor their climate debts?

Concordia researcher shows which countries are most responsible for the cost of environmental damages from global warming — and the billions of dollars they could be owing. From CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY Montreal, September 8, 2015 — All countries have contributed to recent climate change, but some much more so than others. Those that have contributed more…