News

The latest news, studies, and opinion pieces from around the world on pricing carbon and the larger climate change movement.

Making a Fair Deal on Carbon

View article on the Boston Globe OpEd by Steven Chu, 1/15/16. “Last month, 196 countries reached a landmark consensus agreement in Paris to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to slow global warming, agreeing to work toward capping a global temperature increase... read more

Proof that a Price on Carbon Works

View article on the NY Times Editorial, 1/19/16. “Lawmakers who oppose taking action to lower greenhouse gas emissions by putting a price on carbon often argue that doing so would hurt businesses and consumers. But the energy policies adopted by some American states... read more

British Columbia to Protect Rainforests

View article on Reuters By Julie Gordon, Reuters, 2/1/16. “British Columbia unveiled [on February 1, 2016] a historic agreement to protect a massive swath of rainforest along its coastline, having reached a deal that marries the interests of First Nations, the logging... read more

Bernie Sanders Would Ban Fracking

Bernie Sanders’ Radical Environmental Proposal. By Rebecca Leber, New Republic, 1/27/16. “There’s one environmental issue where Sanders truly stands apart [from all the other candidates]: He wants to ban hydraulic fracturing outright… That’s an indication of just how... read more

The Social Cost of Carbon

How Do We Define the Cost to Society of Climate Pollution? By Elizabeth Shogren, High Country News, 1/27/16. “In a 2007 [U.S. Court of Appeals] ruling on a dispute concerning fuel economy standards for cars, a judge sent a clear message to federal agencies. They could... read more

Carbon Pricing and Climate in the News – January 2016

2015 Was the Warmest Year on Record. By Deborah Netburn, LATimes, 1/20/16. “2015 was Earth’s hottest year on record, and it appears the planet is still getting hotter… Climatologist Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in... read more