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Bill finally drops!

A bipartisan bill putting a national price on carbon emissions and returning the revenue to the public every month was introduced in the House this week by five Representatives, three Democrat and two Republican. Now we have a bill to … Continue reading

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“The Great Debate” for regulatory utility commissioners

Want to influence the adoption of renewable energy in Montana?  Do you care what principals guide our Public Service Commissioners?  For a start, take a look at the agenda of the The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) annual … Continue reading

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Climate change is a market failure

In a February 14, 2017  post, Carbon Brief blog says “Climate change is a classic market failure. The costs of burning CO2 are borne by society at large, but the benefits accrue to those burning fossil fuels.”  The Social Costs of Carbon … Continue reading

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Reflexive Realism is what’s missing from the climate debate

Garrison Institute       reflexive cartoonp Jonathan Rowson is an “applied philosopher,” grandmaster chess player, and author of the forthcoming book  Seven Dimensions of Climate Change:  rethinking the world’s toughest problem, who writes about speaking at the recent forum in … Continue reading

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“Why value nature? It’s better to be roughly right than really wrong.”

Hunter Lovins posts on Huffington Post June 15, 2016 in a series on natural capital. The Natural Capital Coalition’s vision is to support a “shift to a world where business conserves and enhances natural capital.”  Lovins says we are allowing economic activity to … Continue reading

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