Category Archives: Carbon Tax

I warned you–these trade agreements can create new regulatory regimes

So the Asia Trade proposal will include some commitments to climate and enviro and carbon control regs that are not subject to congressional action. Continue reading

Are Ivory Towers sustainable? Do political scientists use the scientific method?

No, no, no, certainly not.  The following comes from academician Robert Kuttner writing about carbon (or so he thinks), markets (or so he thinks) and too much freedom (or so he thinks).  BTW, ivory is 30% collagen, which contains the “C” word. Not sustainable.  Unfortunately, gross ignorance of real science seems to be flourishing.

‘But in the world where we actually live, markets do not produce the “right” price. There are many small examples of this failure, but also three immense ones that should have discredited the libertarian premise by now. Global climate change is the most momentous. The price of carbon-based energy is “correct”—it reflects what consumers will pay and what producers can supply—if you leave out the fact that carbon is destroying a livable planet. Markets are not competent to price this problem. Only governments can do that.’

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Global warming tax = snow

California’s new global warming tax on fuels starts in 2015 and they are lined up to see the snow.  Continue reading

The question is, what would people pay to control warming

They have a low threshold for absorbing the costs that are measured in billions for compliance.

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Marita enters a target rich environment

Marita Noon and her weekly commentary.  I cannot improve on it.

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Bend the rules for Tesla while sticking it to IC engine drivers

New California “carbon” taxes are set to raise fuel prices by as much as $1.30/gallon.  If you are a favored industry they will exempt you from environmental rules. Continue reading

NYS’s (version of EPA): let’s shut down Indian Point… raise CO2, raise electric rates…

NYS wants to shut down Indian Point. Today’s excuse: for the fish.

Indian Point is a complex of two nuclear power plants about 25 miles north of NYC. It supplies roughly one quarter of the baseload power to that area.
NYS Governor Cuomo is on very solid record as wanting to shut it down.
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