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G’Day (Stale)Mate

Published on August 23, 2013

Students of US Congressional gridlock and low esteem for politicians will find much to admire in the evolving drama in […]

Kemper CCS: Wishful Thinking Hits the Fan

Published on August 23, 2013

Carbon Capture and Sequestration (“CCS”) technology is perhaps the most important technology which needs to work if the world is […]

It’s Everywhere but Washington

Published on June 19, 2013

Last month we outlined various state efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a piece called “It’s the States, Stupid”.  […]

A Cautionary Tale from Europe

Published on June 19, 2013

The woes of the European cap and trade program have attracted almost as much attention as the ongoing Greek Tragedy […]

What Color is your Cat?

Published on June 19, 2013

Former premier of China, Deng Xiaoping, talking about communism, capitalism and China’s efforts to address poverty, once said that he […]

The Social Cost of Carbon aka “SCC”

Published on June 19, 2013

On June 5, a federal government policy wonk collective (the “Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Carbon”) issued its […]

Is Climate Change a “Natural” Disaster… And If Not, Will You Be Paying For It?

Published on May 2, 2013

Agencies and courts will soon start deciding whether global warming-induced drought, floods, wildfires, etc. should be deemed “natural disasters”. There […]

EPA and EGUs: Timing is Everything

Published on May 2, 2013

Last April, EPA proposed CO2 emission standards for new power plants that essentially banned new coal-fired Electricity Generating Units (EGUs) […]

A Financial Last Straw for the UNFCC?

Published on May 2, 2013

Inevitably, the UN climate negotiations involve an element of the blame game. The Kyoto agreement, and the earlier Rio Declaration […]

It’s The States, Stupid

Published on May 2, 2013

Understanding greenhouse gas regulation in the United States means understanding what the states are doing; the tendency of observers to […]

Why Drought Is Good For The Ag. Business

Published on April 22, 2013

For farmers, abundant rain is good for crops, and crops are good for business. But it turns out that drought […]