October 2011

House Passes Bill Challenging Application of EU ETS to American Carriers - Will It Fly?

October 25, 2011 23:58
by J. Wylie Donald
When people bring up new climate change legislation today they aren't seeking to reinvent the Clean Air Act or implement the Kyoto Protocol.  Rather, the goal is to block responses to climate change. A case in point is a bill that passed the House of Representatives on a voice vote yesterday, H.R. 2594, the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011. As its name implies, H.R. 2594 is not about a climate change fix. Instead it is all about getting in the way of a fix. I...

Carbon Emissions | Climate Change Litigation | Regulation

Notwithstanding Solar Bankruptcies, Government Clean Technology Funding Has Not Stopped (For Electric Vehicles Anyway)

October 10, 2011 00:13
by J. Wylie Donald
Notwithstanding the bad press garnered recently by some clean technology business models that relied on government largesse (most notably the failure of Solyndra LLC and its accompanying half-billion dollar government guarantee), government funding of "green" is not going away.  Last Thursday, ECOtality announced the award of a five year $26.4 million contract with the Department of Energy to continue to test and evaluate advanced vehicles.   As stated by ECOtality, "The pri...

Green Marketing | Renewable Energy


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