carbon pollution reduction scheme

Flexible Pollution Rules can Boost the Economy: 5 Reasons Why

October 29, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Flexible Pollution Rules

Nobody likes being told what to do. Gina McCarthy, head of Environmental Protection Agency, knows that. So she asked her agency to craft a plan that leaves it up to states to shape their energy future – as long as they cut carbon emissions from power plants.[read more]

Want to Schedule Your Electricity Use to Reduce Pollution? Here's How

September 10, 2014 by Catherine Wolfram

Electricity Savings and Pollution Reduction

Some of us occasionally feel the urge to turn off the kitchen/porch/office light as our small step towards addressing global climate change. A Berkeley PhD student – Gavin McCormick – has started a nonprofit to provide information on exactly how our actions impact pollution.[read more]

Cities Are Already Cutting Carbon Pollution, New National Standards Will Expand Their Progress

May 21, 2014 by Frances Beinecke

Cities and Emissions Reductions

Miami is a city well known for glittering ocean-front hotels and sleek office towers, but most people don’t realize the city is turning its skyline into a tool for addressing climate change. All new large buildings constructed in Miami are designed to save energy.[read more]

The EU ETS Isn't out of Trouble Just Yet

February 3, 2014 by David Hone

European Union and Emissions Targets

On January 22nd the EU Commission launched its White Paper which lays out the major components of its energy and climate policy through to 2030. This is the first major step in what could well be a lengthy debate and parliamentary process before a new package of measures is finally agreed.[read more]

Now Hiring: 210,000 People to Cut Carbon Pollution

July 23, 2013 by Peter Lehner

Power plants have pump carbon into the atmosphere, with disastrous consequences. Cutting this dangerous pollution now is imperative to protect public health. It’s also a good way to create jobs.[read more]

Los Angeles, Paris Participate in Megacities Carbon Project [VIDEO]

July 8, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

Cities are responsible for 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. Los Angeles and Paris are both participating in the Megacities Carbon Project to develop methods for measuring greenhouse gas emissions.[read more]

Emissions: Can the British Decarbonize?

July 4, 2013 by Roger Pielke, Jr.

If the United Kingdom is going to hit its short-term targets for the emissions of carbon dioxide, then it is going to have to accelerate its rates of decarbonization observed by a factor of four.[read more]

How Might the US Engage at the UNFCCC?

July 3, 2013 by David Hone

President Obama’s recent speech marks a welcome shift for an Administration that has been silent on the issue and puts into context the climate teasers that were dropped into the Inauguration and State of the Union addresses.[read more]

Carbon Limits Another Victory in War on Pollution

June 30, 2013 by Frances Beinecke

As part of his climate action plan, President Obama has pledged to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. This breakthrough will help millions of American breathe easier.[read more]

Video Friday: Story Wars – Narratives on Carbon Pollution

January 11, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

In previous posts we’ve discussed the urgent need to create an effective and positive narrative to motivate action on climate change. Achieving such a narrative isn’t about facts – facts don’t matter – because we are a species driven by narrative, by a compelling story. Last summer Climate One convened three experts in human behavior,...[read more]

Is the first emissions reductions mechanism usually the strongest?

April 13, 2012 by David Hone

Energy policy development over the last decade has shown one thing for certain, governments the world over are persistent in their desire to alter the energy mix and/or at least begin to manage emissions. How can businesses best respond to this trend and what role should they play?[read more]

Power station plans put on hold by ETS freeze

April 29, 2010 by Big Gav

The Australian reports that Tony Abbott's scuttling of the CPRS means that investment in new power stations is stalled until some clairty emerges about carbon pricing - Power station plans put on hold by ETS freeze. UP to $2 billion of investment in new power stations will be put on hold as a result of Kevin Rudd's decision to delay his...[read more]

CPRS into the deep freeze

April 27, 2010 by Big Gav

Crikey has a look at the shelving of the government's proposed CPRS - so after a few years of Labour government we haven't really made any progress on global warming (a messed up insulation installation scheme and slightly improved MRET aside) - CPRS into the deep freeze. The government today wheeled its dreadful CPRS into the political...[read more]

Australia’s climate policy backlash

February 8, 2010 by Climatico Analysis

Australia’s cap and trade system, the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS), is being reintroduced into Parliament this week, after two rejections in 2009 (see here and here). However, it is almost certain that it will fail again, following decreasing public support for the policy after the Copenhagen conference and Tony Abbott’s...[read more]

Australian Climate Politics: Time Labor Adopted a New Approach?

February 2, 2010 by Breakthrough Institute

Published by On Line Opinion, Australia's leading e-journal of social and political debate. By Leigh Ewbank, Breakthrough Fellow Recently, the Australian Greens challenged the Rudd Government to "break the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) deadlock" by implementing an interim price on carbon. The move no doubt stunned many with...[read more]