Koch Brothers Upset Article Portrayed Them As Resentful Of Other Oil Companies

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 10:44 am

America’s richest brothers, Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries, are upset with the New York Times. Representatives for the family claim that the Times characterized their position on government policies related to climate change. In the piece the reporter notes the Koch brothers have “longtime resentment of the biggest oil companies.” Last week, the [...]

California Begins Cap and Trade Auction

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 9:15 am

California ushers in a new era today with one of the the first greenhouse gas emission auctions in the United States. The state passed the Global Warming Solutions Act in 2006, and six years later, the cap and trade program on carbon emissions in the law is operational and ready for action. More than six [...]

California Approves Cap and Trade System

By: Friday October 21, 2011 8:15 am

California’s Air Resources Board has formally approved a cap and trade system to minimize climate change pollution, becoming the first state in the nation with a cap and trade program. Legislation authorizing a cap and trade system was passed in California back in 2006, but after multiple reviews, the CARB finally approved the program. The [...]

Major Coal Producer Shelves Carbon Capture Project

By: Thursday July 14, 2011 8:50 am

For years – decades? – we’ve heard about the promise of clean coal, which will allow the United States to produce its own energy and limit carbon pollution, through the promise and wonder of technology. We heard that responsible energy companies were installing carbon capture and sequestration systems right now, to make coal mining a [...]

EPA Still Focused on Carbon Regulation

By: Wednesday October 6, 2010 10:11 am

The EPA’s Lisa Jackson is basically the most important person in America, and probably in the world, on carbon reduction in the atmosphere. And her foot remains on the accelerator, despite criticism from the right. EPA carbon regulation was always the threat to get Congress to the table on a climate solution. Now that the [...]

Chasing Holograms of a “Broad” Climate and Energy Bill

By: Thursday August 5, 2010 11:56 am

The delay of the energy bill actually has enviro groups jumping at any hope that they will get some satisfaction on their issue. They’re actually excited about cracks of daylight like this: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is open to broadening the energy package that has been delayed until after the August recess, according [...]

Kerry, Lieberman Want More Time to Hash out Energy Bill with Utility Interests

By: Tuesday July 20, 2010 1:06 pm

With financial reform and the unemployment extension finished, the Senate has to actually think about what to do next! (Kidding). They still want to finish a small business lending and tax break bill, the war supplemental will have to be dealt with, and Elena Kagan’s confirmation will wrap up in the August work period. But [...]

Whither the Energy Bill?

By: Monday July 19, 2010 2:27 pm

With the end of any hope for an economy-wide cap and trade bill this year, and even a utility-only cap all but dead (why CAP’s draft recommendations include the utility-only cap when it’s not going into the bill is puzzling), thoughts turn to what kind of a bill the Senate could muster that would actually [...]

Water Is Wet, and a West Virginia Senator Opposes Coal Industry Regulations

By: Friday July 16, 2010 2:45 pm

New West Virginia Senator Carte Goodwin opposes any cap and trade legislation before the Senate, CQ reports. It’s behind a paywall, but here’s a brief piece: Carte Goodwin, the former general counsel to Gov. Joe Manchin III, gave his position in response to a question at the news conference in Charleston, W. Va., announcing his [...]

Enviro Groups Try to Save Utility-Only Cap in Last Gasp

By: Tuesday July 13, 2010 8:35 am

The environmental community, worried about the prospects of an energy and climate bill without a cap on greenhouse gas emissions, is desperately trying to salvage something out of the bill by pushing for the fallback option, a utility-only cap. The source says “there are a lot of conversations going on around town” to determine whether [...]

Deficit Hysteria Likely to Kill Climate Bill, Too

By: Thursday July 8, 2010 10:57 am

I noted yesterday that the American Power Act, the Lieberman-Kerry climate change bill, would reduce the deficit, according to the CBO. I should have added what Bryan Walsh notes today, that the replacement for the American Power Act, whatever bill Senate Democrats come up with, whether it has a utility-only cap on carbon emissions or [...]

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