Policy makers should not discount the damages from future climate tipping points
Society should set a high carbon tax now to try and prevent climate change reaching a point of no return according to a new study.
Wind power cost competitive with natural gas, study finds
(Phys.org) —The costs of using wind energy and natural gas for electricity are virtually equal when accounting for the full private and social costs of each, making wind a competitive energy source for ...
Energy-dense biofuel from cellulose close to being economical
A new Purdue University-developed process for creating biofuels has shown potential to be cost-effective for production scale, opening the door for moving beyond the laboratory setting.
Advanced power-grid research finds low-cost, low-carbon future in West
The least expensive way for the Western U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to help prevent the worst consequences of global warming is to replace coal with renewable and other sources of energy ...
Reduction in US carbon emissions attributed to cheaper natural gas
In 2009, when the United States fell into economic recession, greenhouse gas emissions also fell, by 6.59 percent relative to 2008.
Australian PM faces toughest test on carbon tax
(AP) -- Australia's leader faces her toughest political test to date as she tries to sell the nation on a carbon tax that would lead to higher power prices while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Experts say cap and trade not enough
A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University report in a new policy brief that cap and trade climate policies alone will not be sufficient to put the nation on track to achieve a 50 to 80 percent reduction in greenhouse ...
Did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?
Emissions fell by six times the rate in the five years before the carbon tax than they did under the carbon tax. – Environment minister Greg Hunt, The Guardian, January 17, 2015. ...
Public relatively uninformed about climate policies—and maybe that's okay
According to a new study authored by a trio of Simon Fraser University researchers, British Columbians know little about climate policies and their likely effectiveness.
New planes could cut aviation carbon emissions
Policies that encourage airlines to replace the old planes in their fleet with newer models could lead to substantial cuts in aviation carbon emissions, according to new research.
Carbon regulation burden heaviest on poor
The heaviest burden for climate change regulation costs falls on people – especially lower income groups – and not corporations, according to new Stanford research.
Political uncertainty clouds future of energy
Researchers from Murdoch University are investigating how the Federal Government's efforts to repeal the carbon tax are affecting investments in Australia's energy sector.Lead researcher and PhD candidate ...
Emeritus: David Wilson was an early proponent of the concept of energy-use fees
The concept of a market-based mechanism to curb emissions of greenhouse gases—and thus slow the pace of climate change—has often been suggested in recent decades. But one particular version of such a ...
China set for carbon pricing
As Australia moves to scrap its pioneering carbon-pricing scheme, China is expected to have seven pilot pricing systems in place no later than 2015, followed by a national scheme, according to a new survey ...