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What We Think

As part of our information and analysis service, here is our take on a few issues that are not getting enough -- or any -- attention elsewhere.

Canada: Laisser Les Prix du Carbone à Rouler?

Published on April 22, 2015

Canada has a unique, and many outsiders would argue peculiar, system of government – in many areas the boundaries between […]

President Obama’s Dubious Climate Promises

Published on April 22, 2015

Announcing a goal (however eloquently) does not make it happen. The energy and environment field is littered with attempts to […]

Bridge for Sale

Published on November 19, 2014

Let’s do the numbers. Because we have already reduced our net emissions from 6,223 million metric tons (“MMT”) in 2005 […]

EU: The Moving Target

Published on November 6, 2014

  “To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target.” Ashley Brilliant, Cartoonist […]

Oh Magoo, You’ve Done it Again . . .

Published on November 6, 2014

EPA’s latest CCS smoke-and-mirrors gambit came last month when the agency issued the final CO2 underground “storage” permits to the […]

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

Published on August 12, 2014

We have not added any noise to the clamor over EPA’s proposed rule under section 111(d) for existing power plants […]

Coal Woes (and NEPA)

Published on August 12, 2014

Two recent NEPA cases illustrate both U.S. coal producers’ current woes and why those may soon get much worse. Coal’s […]

An Inconvenient Risk

Published on August 12, 2014

Those of us who were investors through the dot com bubble of the late 1990s / early 2000s era will […]

Perfect v Good, Climate Edition

Published on April 16, 2014

March 31 saw three interesting publications, all of which reflected a slightly different take on the climate issue and which […]


Published on April 16, 2014

In yet another exercise of climate spin over substance, on March 27, the White House released its “Strategy to Reduce […]

Seeing Through the Bubble

Published on April 16, 2014

Ethical investment groups have recently been hailing ExxonMobil for its willingness to formally report on the climate risks to its […]

“We’ll always have Boundary Dam”…….. the EPA and CCS, part 3…

Published on February 12, 2014

We have previously written (link) about the serious flaws with EPA’s proposed CO2 standards for new power plants, and also […]


Published on November 20, 2013

We have previously aired our concerns about EPA relying on CCS as the legal justification for its proposed power plant […]

The Supreme Court and GHGs, Round 2

Published on October 23, 2013

A thorny but ultimately not very important question about EPA’s stationary source GHG regulations is heading for the Supreme Court.  […]

States, Climate and the Constitution

Published on October 23, 2013

For many years, the vast majority of American efforts to reduce GHG emissions have come from the states, not Washington.  […]

Grounded in Montreal, if not Reality

Published on October 23, 2013

Regular readers will be aware of the carbon negotiations within the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO. In summary, the […]

The IPCC Guide to the Galaxy

Published on October 23, 2013

In one of our favorite books, Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” , the entry for the Earth […]

EPA’s Power Plant CO2 Rule 2.0: Much Ado About Nothing . . and Some Things

Published on October 15, 2013

At first glance, there is nothing surprising about EPA’s September 20 revised proposal to set CO2 emissions standards for new […]

Cutting up Coal’s Credit Card

Published on August 23, 2013

President Obama’s June 25 Climate speech told us that the US would no longer support coal projects funded by the […]

Georgia (?!?!) Marches On

Published on August 23, 2013

There was a truly surprising development in the carbon world on July 11 when, at the request of Georgia Solar […]