June 5, 2014
Congressman McDermott Introduces 2 Pieces of Environmental Legislation
May 29, 2014 – Washington D.C. McDermott Introduces Bill to Help Forge Clean Energy Solutions WASHINGTON, DC – Jim McDermott (D, WA-7) has introduced the Investing to Modernize the Production of American Clean Energy and Technology Act of 2014 (H.R. 4753). By promoting strategic, targeted tax credits and closing oil company tax loopholes, this legislation seeks to ignite […]

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June 4, 2014
China plan to cap CO2 emissions seen turning point in climate talks
BY KATHY CHEN AND STIAN REKLEV, REUTERS Original article here. China said on Tuesday it will set an absolute cap on its CO2 emissions from 2016 just a day after the United States announced new targets for its power sector, signalling a potential breakthrough in tough U.N. climate talks. Progress in global climate negotiations has often […]

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May 23, 2014
McCarthy Touts Collaborative Effort In Developing Power Plant Emissions Rule
Friday, May 23, 2014 from Energy and Climate Report By Paul Shukovsky May 22 –The Environmental Protection Agency has written its proposed rule to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants with collaboration in mind and will continue listening to interested parties, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said May 22 in Seattle. Speaking in advance of the […]

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March 13, 2014
5 Things You Need to Know About BC’s Carbon Tax Shift
Commentary by Alan Durning and Yoram Bauman, Originally published by Sightline Daily When British Columbia enacted a carbon tax shift in 2008, many thought other jurisdictions would follow soon with their own ways of cashing in their carbon. Seven states and four provinces were working out the details of a huge carbon cap-and-trade market called the Western […]

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January 23, 2014
CLEW Update: Governor Inslee, Sen. Ranker and Rep. Fitzgibbon Submit Recommendations
Governor Inslee, Senator Ranker and Representative Fitzgibbon put forth the following recommendations. Click for the full report. SUMMARY 1. Proposed Actions to Meet Washington’s Carbon Pollution Statutory Limits To meet the statutory charge, we propose the following five programs be developed and implemented in Washington: 1) A cap on carbon pollution emissions should be established. It should […]

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December 3, 2013
China's Role in the Global Coal Market
By Calvin Quek, Head of Sustainable Finance at Greenpeace East Asia For the last decade, conventional wisdom has been that Asia has an insatiable appetite for thermal coal, making new coal export terminals on the west coast a viable long-term investment. However, recent changes in the global coal market are quickly eroding the economic case for […]

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September 4, 2013
Demand cools as fight rages over coal-export terminals
Back in 2011, when SSA Marine laid out plans for a major coal-export terminal in Northwest Washington, international markets were on a tear as the demand for coal pushed prices to record levels. But this summer, export prices have plunged by more than 40 percent, prompting some coal-export projects in Australia to be scaled back or […]

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