December 11, 2012

California Dems Covet Carbon-Market $$$

Steven Greenhut, Bloomberg


If you believe California officials, you might think the state’s long-running economic and budgetary problems are over, thanks largely to the flood of money from voter-approved increases in already high income and sales taxes.

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TAGGED: California, Carbon Tax


Carbon taxes are in vogue. Economists’ predilection for price signals as the universal solution has fused with environmentalists’ impulse to punish Big Oil and Big Coal to make carbon taxes the darling of the ... more ››
October 16, 2013
Should Wood Be Considered Renewable?
Lauren Sommer, NPR
The record-breaking wildfire in Yosemite National Park is almost fully contained, two months after it started. The blaze calls attention to a problem across the western U.S. — after a century having its fires routinely... more ››
It has not been a good time to own a carbon-spewing power plant in California and today it just got worse. Regulators have approved a first-in-the-nation rule requiring the state’s three big utilities to obtain technology to... more ››
October 21, 2013
Will Fracking Suck California Dry?
Patrick Reis, National Journal
In California, every drop of water counts, and every drop is contested. The state's fishers and farmers have been at war over water for decades, battling over how to divide the water between river beds and farm fields. . . more ››