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TOP NAMES OF THE DAY
The following people, organizations, and locations dominated the global conversation yesterday. Click on each to view its full profile, with interactive timelines, maps, dashboards, and a complete list of coverage. Note that even if you have filters enabled, these lists reflect ALL news and social media coverage.
|Tony Abbott||4 (14.81%)|
|Christine Milne||4 (14.81%)|
|Jeremy Tamanini||3 (11.11%)|
|Alfredo Parra||2 (7.41%)|
|Al Gore||2 (7.41%)|
|Barry Munro||2 (7.41%)|
|David Keane||2 (7.41%)|
|Department Of The Environment||3 (11.11%)|
|Cornell University||3 (11.11%)|
|International Energy Agency||3 (11.11%)|
|Yale University||3 (11.11%)|
|Sierra Club||2 (7.41%)|
|Canadian Oil||2 (7.41%)|
|Holdings Inc||1 (3.70%)|
|Washington, District Of Columbia, United States||5 (18.52%)|
|Yale, British Columbia, Canada||3 (11.11%)|
|Los Angeles, California, United States||2 (7.41%)|
|Colbun, Maule, Chile||2 (7.41%)|
|Victoria, Seychelles (General), Seychelles||2 (7.41%)|
|British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada||2 (7.41%)|
|Woodfibre, British Columbia, Canada||2 (7.41%)|
Below are the top 25 articles of yesterday, ranked in order of their overall potential and actual impact on the global media ecosystem surrounding this topic.
UPDATE 1-British Columbia to unveil details of new LNG tax this week | Reuters
... Woodfibre LNG is expected to decide on a smaller project in early 2015. Proponents are looking beyond just the new LNG tax to other provincial and federal taxes, as well as carbon taxes, property taxes and levy payments to aboriginal communities, said David Keane, head of the B.C. LNG Alliance, an industry group representing six of the more advanced projects. British Columbia ...
(467 words by reuters.com
... Evan Jenkins hitting Rep. Nick Rahall on coal issues are "highly misleading," FactCheck.org says. One spot says that West Virginia electricity prices spiked after Rahall voted for a carbon tax budget resolution. "But the budget plan failed; no tax was ever implemented; and the 23.2 percent rate increase mentioned in one ad has nothing to do with a carbon tax." Another spot says Rahall ...
(1563 words by politico.com
... the resource sector must not go unanswered. As for Bill Shorten, he will eventually realise that the political reality is that he can't go on attacking the resources sector with another carbon tax (however described), nor remain attached like a limpet to the greens. Apart from a kamikaze policy at the next election, his only options are to await international consensus (highly unlikely) or ...
(813 words by smh.com.au
Green Economy Index 2014: Australia ranked last for leadership
(3 Additional Articles)
... a handful of countries including Japan, the Netherlands and the US that gets more credit for its green economic performance than it deserves. However, it also noted the debate about the carbon tax had "thrust the country into the international spotlight", which would perhaps bring Australia's international reputation more into alignment with its actual green economic performance. Opposition ...
(438 words by smh.com.au
... targets, one for 2018 as part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the first market-based carbon regulatory program in the U.S., and another in 2020 as part of Quebec's cap and trade scheme. The report states that the five "A List" companies Essar Oil, S-Oil Corporation, Spectra Energy Corp, Solstad Offshore, and TransCanada considered the biggest business risk to be ...
(891 words by thinkprogress.org
... of met versus thermal will have an impact as well. And then we will look to offset those inflationary costs where we can with productivity improvements. You'll recall we don't have the carbon tax in 2015 which we had this year. That's about $1 a ton benefit. And then we'll really look to see to get the annualized benefit of our cost containment activities in '15 that arose in '14 and we'll ...
(8471 words by seekingalpha.com
(806 words by lexology.com
... They used to use Australia as their example. Now they're shut up about Australia after even Aussie Labor has dumped the carbon tax. Now they're suddenly urging the United States to be just like British Columbia. Meanwhile Australian small businesses under the Abbot government will be seeing sizable savings from the loss of the Greens. Small to medium sized businesses can expect savings on ...
(210 words by frontpagemag.com
(1059 words by mondaq.com
... square feet of stream buffer along 500 feet of Jenkintown Creek, preventing pollution and runoff into the water. The trees will also absorb carbon dioxide from the air. "The WGES PA Carbon Offsets product improves the local environment while offering residential and commercial customers the option to reduce their carbon footprints," said Laura Pagliarulo, Manager, Green Products, Washington ...
(873 words by pollutiononline.com
... emissions would destroy far more jobs - and wealth - than it would create, despite the well-intentioned hopes of Forbes.com contributor James Conca. In a Forbes.com article titled "Can A Carbon Tax Create Jobs, Jobs, Jobs," Conca argued a carbon dioxide tax would result in a net increase in jobs if the tax revenues were spent wisely. Key to this hopeful prognosis, Conca asserted, is the ...
(849 words by heartland.org
... advantage of a free day of public transport. Minister for Transport, Dean Nalder said Transperth fares would be reduced from 1 November following Federal Parliament's repeal of the carbon tax and the free day of travel would be offered to compensate for fares charged at a higher rate before the change is implemented. He said removing the carbon tax would see the cost of some fares ...
(250 words by psnews.com.au
... $50+ a tonne carbon tax - coming to a government near you - soon Forget global processes, taxing emissions unilaterally makes sense for governments and citizens alike argues World Bank research. We all know that the climate pace is quickening - with the UN focusing on sustainability this December and climate change and the COP process in Paris 2015 meant to culminate in a global emissions ...
(610 words by travelmole.com
... Centre. The findings of the report, released on Friday, show the estimated financial impact of Joe Hockey's May budget on every Australian electorate by the year 2017. Removal of the carbon tax and the scrapping of the school kids income bonus were taken into account when tabling results. Outcomes were reached by breaking down and applying each of the government's budget saving measures. ...
(385 words by goulburnpost.com.au
... from taxes on carbon emissions. Throw political correctness into the mix, and you have a real battle royal. Another money thought: Former Vice President Al Gore imagined a market for carbon credits and carbon offsets that would be traded on an exchange, similar to a stock exchange — another money-making scheme. Finally, there is no consensus in scientific truth; it either is or is not ...
(268 words by cantonrep.com
... opportunities and challenges in driving sustainable development. The Congress is a carbon-neutral event, with MyClimate Foundation, one of the world's leading providers of voluntary carbon offsetting measures, to offset the carbon generated through its international project portfolio of gold standard certified projects. Among the highlights of the opening day included a keynote address by ...
(1316 words by ameinfo.com
... Australia that its next gas contract will involve a gas price increase that could be as much as 100 percent. Passing through costs will be hard, as Kagome Australia discovered when the carbon tax added around $500,000 to their annual operating costs, just as imports from places such as California became more competitive. Alternative energy sources such as coal are cheap but produce ...
(408 words by foodmag.com.au
... on the Crow Indian Reservation alone would "skyrocket from 47 percent to 80 percent" without coal revenue. These new rules would require Montana to either join an expensive regional "cap and trade" program, compel coal plants to buy expensive retrofitting equipment, or force them to shut down. All of these options are bad. Each of them impose new costs on energy producers which will be passed ...
(781 words by mtstandard.com
... suit. Meanwhile, domestic consumers of energy would be compensated in full or in part - depending on their lifestyle - for the increasing cost of energy by receiving the proceeds of the carbon tax. Retraining programs will make former fossil industry workers marketable for the new clean and green jobs. A recent study by the well-respected Regional Economic Models Inc. has determined that ...
(468 words by solarindustrymag.com
... was unsurprising. "This is not in the least bit surprising given Tony Abbott's vocal opposition to clean energy, his mendacious scare campaigns against the Renewable Energy Target and carbon tax and his refusal to attend the UN Climate Summit in September or include climate change on the G20 agenda," Mr Butler said. "This latest report condemning Australia's clean energy performance is ...
(574 words by thefifthestate.com.au
... the mission to "change the way power is made." Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, as well as a variety of carbon offset products and sustainable solutions for businesses. One of Green Mountain’s largest customers is the "world’s most famous office building," the Empire State Building in New York City. ...
(961 words by pollutiononline.com
... gas. Environment Minister Mary Polak introduced legislation Monday to set limits for greenhouse gas and conventional air pollution. It includes an option for LNG producers to buy carbon offsets or contribute to a "technology fund" if their operations exceed greenhouse gas limits. Polak said the system will permit LNG development without exceeding the government's greenhouse gas target ...
(225 words by albernivalleynews.com
... Woodfibre LNG is expected to decide on a smaller project in early 2015. Proponents are looking beyond just the new LNG tax to other provincial and federal taxes, as well as carbon taxes, property taxes and levy payments to aboriginal communities, said David Keane, head of the BC LNG Alliance, an industry group representing six of the more advanced projects. British Columbia on ...
(381 words by upstreamonline.com
... fact finding mission to Sasan earlier this year. "Despite the shocking evidence presented in the fact finding report, the Sasan coal power project remains registered with the UN's carbon offsetting mechanism designed to reduce emissions and contribute to sustainable development. The findings of this report need to be addressed in the upcoming climate change conference in Lima," said Eva ...
(813 words by enewspf.com
... paperwork. The REDD carrot may work on an international level as well. Developed countries could pay developing countries to maintain existing forests, and receive in return a carbon credit that would offset their own substantial carbon emissions. Carrots, of course, come with their own caveats. Even the Science paper urging positive incentives in Brazil conceded that the programs ...
(658 words by onearth.org