This is a first for me, I sat down to interview with Carbon Washington, an initiative to bring a revenue neutral carbon tax to the State of Washington State. You can read the whole interview on Cleantechies.
Here are good news, as Grist reported : “ GLOBE International, a London-based legislators’ group, surveyed climate- and energy-related laws and policies in 66 big countries, which together produce 88 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases “ ” It found that that 62 of the countries have a flagship climate law or regulation, 61 have laws promoting clean… Continue reading Most largest greenhouse gases emitters have climate laws
Some great people are making a difference. Among them is Alice Stollmeyer, one of my most recent “discoveries” on Twitter. Alice is an independent energy policy advisor and specialist in European public affairs. Her first blog post is on the incoming European Energy ministers meeting which will take place between Wednesday and Friday in Denmark.… Continue reading European Energy ministers to meet this week
Yesterday the Mexican Lower House (Chamber of Deputies) passed a most ambitious law to fight climate change. As the local newspapers report, this was a landslide as there was 280 votes for and only ten against. As Kees van der Leun noted on Twitter, the country would slash by 50 percent its greenhouse gases by… Continue reading Mexico passes ambitious climate law
You might be familiar with the problem if you are an avid skier or snowboarder : the climate is getting warmer and warmer, thus reducing the possibilities of enjoying your favorite sports. This led a pro snowboarder, Jeremy Jones, to start the Protect Our Winters campaign ” after having been turned away from areas that… Continue reading Protect our winters : ” get political, be vocal “
To Bloomberg : ” Japan approved a bill today to subsidize electricity from renewable sources, joining European nations in shifting away from nuclear power after the Fukushima reactor meltdowns in March.” ” (…) The bill allows for incentives that guarantee above-market rates for wind, solar and geothermal energy. The so-called feed- in tariff created a… Continue reading Japan adopts feed-in tariff to boost renewables