Category Archives: Resources

Exxon’s write-down

On February 24,  the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis posted on ieefa.org  about the recent announcement by ExxonMobil to its shareholders that at the end of 2016, it  has 19% “fewer proven and probable oil reserves.” This is a … Continue reading

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“From Risk to Return”

This report is about the benefits of  Investing in a Clean Energy Economy. “Economic risks of unmitigated climate change to American businesses and long-term investors are large and unacceptable.”  This was the finding of the Risky Business Project, in their  initial … Continue reading

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Bill McKibben on carbon tax now

The  Yale360 climate blog posted an opinion by Bill McKibben on September 12, 2016, where he says it is time for a carbon tax and “it isn’t enough.” He recommends the Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s fee and dividend proposal, with the fee … Continue reading

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“The Power of Change”

This 300 page book published September, 2016, by the National Academies Press (chartered by Congress) is the most up to date and credible analysis of the current status of technologies and policies supporting clean electric power technology. It can be downloaded for … Continue reading

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Cheap, maximally efficient and minimally coercive

That’s how the  Washington Post editorial board describes a “simple, significant, slowly rising carbon fee,”  as a policy to lower carbon dioxide emissions.  (August 22, 2016)

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Removing tax preferences for U.S. oil and gas producers: discussion paper

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) just published a paper by Gilbert Metcalfe of Tufts, on the implications for the U.S. in the case of the removal of three “tax preferences” for the oil and gas industries, to the tune of $4 … Continue reading

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“Bringing values and deliberation to science communication”

Public participation is both invaluable and problematic in climate deliberations. This was discussed by Thomas Dietz in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences at a symposium in 2012 on “Bringing Science to Science Deliberation.” “Decisions always involve both facts and … Continue reading

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