carbon cap

Chinese Adviser's Carbon Cap Remarks: Promising But Overblown?

June 5, 2014 by Christina Nunez

A top Chinese climate adviser signaled on Tuesday that the country planned to set a new cap on carbon emissions by the end of the decade, which would be the first such effort from the country that is currently the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases.[read more]

Obama Signals Need for New Energy Agenda

June 16, 2010 by Breakthrough Institute

By Teryn Norris Cross-posted from Americans for Energy Leadership The biggest news from President Obama's Oval Office address is that cap and trade legislation is probably dead for the foreseeable future, and the administration is seeking new ideas. Instead of using last night's prime-time opportunity to push cap and trade in the form...[read more]

Is 450 ppm politically possible? Part 6: What the Boxer-Lieberman-Warner bill debate tells us

June 29, 2008 by Joseph Romm

No, 450 is not politically possible today. OK, that was clear before. But the debate over the Climate Security Act made clear it won’t be politically possible anytime soon, for two reasons: The vast majority of conservatives have not budged an inch on climate science even in the face of now overwhelming direct scientific observation...[read more]

Carbon consumption caps: exporting climate policy

December 17, 2007 by John Whitehead

From today's Economic View column in the NYTimes: One goal of a tradeable permit system is to force consumer prices for goods to reflect the harm that the production of those goods causes the planet. For example, if a television were made using a high-emission process, the factory would have to buy many carbon permits, driving up the TV...[read more]

Breaking News: 300 Ideas in 100 Days

December 4, 2007 by Joseph Romm

Climate Progress is getting a 12-hour jump on the release of the new plan from the Presidential Climate Action Project (which should be available in full here Tuesday). How ambitious should the next President be in tackling global warming? A document being issued tomorrow by a team at the University of Colorado indicates that No. 44 can...[read more]

Presidential endorsement

October 10, 2007 by Tim Haab

Please note: The Environmental Economics blog endorses no political candidate, regardless of the promised position in the government (e.g., Council of Economic Advisors). However, we might endorse a policy proposal from time to time. In that spirit we endorse Obama's carbon cap:Senator Barack Obama presented a plan on Monday to decrease...[read more]