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Evolving Support for an Innovation Carbon Tax

Posted: 02 May 2013 09:00 AM PDT

Let’s look at an “Innovation Carbon Price” that ties 20 percent of carbon tax revenue to public energy innovation investments and 80 percent to strengthening corporate tax incentives for training, research, and equipment investments.

In Need of a Nudge? Carbon Tax and Making Polluters Pay

Posted: 02 May 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Nudges are the best kinds of policy interventions: minimum intrusion, maximum freedom of choice, maximum relative impact. But one area in which this idea comes up short is global warming. That solution would be making polluters pay.

Banks Reluctant to Finance Energy Efficiency

Posted: 02 May 2013 05:30 AM PDT

NYSERDA wants to package up energy efficiency loans the same way Mercedes packages leases and sells them to institutional investors. But a lack of prior investment history made it difficult to get securitization and a AAA rating.

Industrial Energy Efficiency Gets a Boost with Revamped Shaheen-Portman Bill

Posted: 02 May 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Shaheen and Portman took the past bill, made some adjustments and went through the due process of negotiating with over 200 groups and organizations this time around to gain a wide swath of approval within industry.

Climate Change and 5 Reasons We Need a New Global Agreement by 2015

Posted: 02 May 2013 01:00 AM PDT

As countries meet in Germany this week for the next round of climate negotiations it is important to remember that securing a new international legal agreement in 2015 is critical for five reasons.

EIA: Current Energy Policy Would Keep U.S. Carbon Emissions Flat Through 2040

Posted: 01 May 2013 10:00 AM PDT

The good news is that merely by extending existing energy policies, the United States could keep energy-related carbon dioxide emissions flat through 2040. That’s also the bad news — for two reasons.

Solar Energy to Account for Most New Generation in California

Posted: 01 May 2013 09:30 AM PDT

Almost all of the new generation capacity in the California transmission system operator’s queue for the second half of 2013 is solar — 97 percent, to be exact. There are 1,633 megawatts of new generation capacity in the 2H 2013 queue.