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Showing posts with label Fee and Dividend. Show all posts
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***** vlog ' "Loving, my heart is breaking. What can I do for you???" My reply - 'As you do unto the least of these my neediest children, our next 200 billion, you do unto me.' ' Loving

 Other update posts: Loving's Cancer  Also: Fee and Dividend, SL How can I help?, Averting Ecocide , Gospel 

**** OMG!!! At 8:30 I BUTCHERED the Fee and Dividend legislation!  My Brain is Froze!  Waterlogged!  $240/ton rolled out over 10 years.  Means an added $2 / gal gas at pump by year 10 (about half the fee Europeans have paid, well, forever).  Means tripling of coal electricity to $.24 / kwh, but wind techenology already delivers $.08 kwhr electricity!!!!!; but the  utilities, wanting to milk their long paid for investments in coal plants, won't roll out the power lines to get it to you!!!, till you DEMAND IT, FORCEFULLY, LONG ENOUGH!  AND, solar panels, years, YEARS before anyone expected, they are about $.12 / kwhr and plumetting fast!   Build a solar farm in your community - over the garden - companies will lease it to you!  HOWEVER, 1. DEMAND THE FEE AND DIVIDEND LEGISLATION, AND/OR B. STAND W/ PR. OBAMA'S EPA TO THEY CAN DO THE REGULATION SHUTTING COAL PLANTS, AND HAVE THE LEGISLATION LIVE FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS!!!!



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Posted: 27 Aug 2012 07:35 PM PDT
"The experts, including those at many nonprofit organizations, have been in Washington too long. They are careful to only nudge industry, asking only for what is ―politically realistic rather than what is in the best interests of the public. They will not state clearly what is needed. That is why young people will need to stand up for their rights." Jim Hansen, "Storms of my Grandchildren."
Posted: 27 Aug 2012 12:38 PM PDT
GOP Draft Platform Attacks Obama Admin For Saying Climate Change Is A ‘Severe’ National Security Threat
Posted: 27 Aug 2012 10:31 AM PDT
A quantitative comparison of fee-and-dividend and cap-and-trade has been made by economist Charles Komanoff (
Posted: 27 Aug 2012 08:26 AM PDT
Carbon dioxide emissions reach record high Boise State University The Arbiter Online - ‎5 hours ago‎ Emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide reached an all-time high last year, reducing the chances that the world could avoid a dangerous rise in global average temperature by 2020, according to the International Energy Agency.
Posted: 27 Aug 2012 07:29 AM PDT
Politico Carbon tax offers win-win-win Politico - ‎12 hours ago‎ Though some of these difficult changes may be inevitable, what if we could avoid some tax hikes and spending cuts? And did it while stimulating the economy and cutting pollution and oil imports? A carbon tax would do just that, according to our new study. See realtime coverage »


Here's the path. NYT, OBAMA: "we’re not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore.”

1st, cigarettes,
2nd  Health Care Reform...


The cost of reassembling your car in the shop, IS NOT A TAX.  IT IS PART OF THE BILL.

Here's the path. NYT, OBAMA: "we're not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore."


'Loving, why would Pr. Obama declare war on CO2 as you propose?' FB Friend

FB friend's reply to this earlier post:

Hmm, interesting. In many ways I agree with your views. But I have one question; what would compel Obama to start the all out war against CO2? I believe he should, personally, but the prospect of such a high figure such as the president of the united states risking his validity as well as re-election on abolishing one of the prime factors in the once-thriving-but-sure-to-come-around US economy? The slow demise of the US people and the country as a whole could very well come down to CO2 fuel, but the President will avoid these topics during debates with Romney. This is due to the fact that Romney will avoid speaking of the environment, therefore Obama will have no need to re-affirm his stance as an environmentalist as per 2008. If you could say something to Barack Obama right now to urge him to launch the attack on CO2 fuel tomorrow, what would you say? Thank you,  

------- Loving, reply >>>

Why did Jesus go to the cross? Why did MLK Jr. put a cross hairs on his chest by speaking out against the Vietnam war, murdered 1 year to the day later? Why did Alice Paul subject herself to being brutally force fed on hunger strike? Why do mothers suffer the pain of birth? I think the question is why would Pr. Obama NOT do it, being the Brother that he is. An honest miscalculation as to his duty, his role, and what he is called to do. For all the reasons you cited and more he IS calculating so far that the best way he can serve is to put as many bandages on as possible, to slow the death of America and the world. He only will change course if he rises to see that he is what I say he is, and that he cannot in good conscience allow Hell for the next 50 generations without a fight; that really, there is nothing to lose. We are already a corpse. Does he try to raise us from the Dead? 

Having said this, my major project for weeks now is trying to answer the question, Where are we in the fight to give our kids a habitable planet, how far do we have to go, will be get there in time? It is a crime that no one is asking or answering these questions, and it is left to me. But it is, and I'm doing my best to respond. In the last few days I've seen some reports that are shockingly hopeful, that despite the criminal lack of legislation simply to force CO2 Fuel users to pay the full bill for what they use, rather than sending 80% of the cost onto young people 20, 50, 100 years from now, AS THEY ARE, that other forces are beginning to close the gap. It will take me weeks more before I see clearly.

It is possible, that Pr. Obama, with the resources at his disposal, can see clearly that this is winnable without the Fee and Dividend mechanism, without his declaring all-out-war, and that it is being won, fast enough. I doubt this, but I'm open to discovering that it is true. I KNOW that he is, and has been, doing the best he can on the technology front, whether or not he sees that it is sufficient, and he is correct to do this in any event.

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Posted: 03 Apr 2012 02:14 PM PDT
New York Times Reporter Criticizes His Paper For 'Scandal' Of 'Dodging' How ... ThinkProgress - ‎1 hour ago‎ ... pm One thing I'm seeing—and I see it in our own paper as well as many other news outlets—is that people are covering the crazy weather we're having and, more often than not, dodging the subject of whether there's any relationship to climate change.
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 02:10 PM PDT
March Heat Records Crush Cold Records by Over 35 To 1, Scientists Say Global ... ThinkProgress - ‎4 hours ago‎ I like the statistical aggregation across the country, since it gets us beyond the oft-repeated point that you can't pin any one record temperature on global warming. A 2009 analysis shows that the average ratio for the 2000s was 2.04-to-1, ...
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 01:58 PM PDT
March broke or tied almost 8000 U.S. temperature records Mother Nature Network - ‎13 minutes ago‎ Although weather over short periods of time cannot be directly attributed to human-caused climate change, accumulating greenhouse gases likely played a role in the "year without winter" that has graced a significant portion of North America, ...
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 11:53 AM PDT
Calif. high-speed rail's pared-down plan toutedSan Francisco Chronicle
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 11:49 AM PDT
Lawmakers again show disregard for scenic vistas Knoxville News Sentinel - ‎10 hours ago‎ By NEWS SENTINEL EDITORIAL BOARD After five consecutive years, it really is a pity the Tennessee Legislature can't pass a bill protecting the state's wonderful scenic mountains from the ravages of mountaintop-removal
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 11:47 AM PDT
March held to highlight danger of dolphin extinction New Zealand Herald - ‎13 hours ago‎ About 60 people marched through Wellington today in an effort to raise awareness of Maui's dolphins. The march was organised by Earthrace Conservation New Zealand, with national director Scott Bowman saying latest estimates put the number remaining at ... Maui Dolphin situation can't get more
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 11:41 AM PDT
Coal lobby launches ad blast - Media Access Project suspends operations ... Politico - ‎10 minutes ago‎ COAL LOBBY LAUNCHES AD BLAST: The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is launching a national television ad campaign tomorrow in an attempt to continue to have coal part of the energy dialogue this year. The 60-second ad called "Now is the 
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 10:41 AM PDT
Gov. Brown looks to global warming fees to pay for high-speed rail Pasadena Star-News - ‎2 hours ago‎ Anywhere from $2 billion to $14 billion a year could be in play for high-speed rail, thanks to a new proposal to use money from a pollution auction established by the state's landmark global warming law. The money -- expected to start flowing to the 
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 10:31 AM PDT
Architects float answers to rising seas around the world USA TODAY
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 10:25 AM PDT
The truth about Keystone Salon - ‎Mar 30, 2012‎ In conjunction with Houston-based company Enterprise, Enbridge is also planning to construct a new pipeline that would expand an existing route to bring tar sands oil to the Gulf; because the new pipeline would not cross international borders, 
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 10:13 AM PDT
Lakotas Launch Hunger Strike Against Tar Sands Pipelines Huffington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎ In the Dakotas, members of the proud Lakota Nation rose in protest this week to join a 48-hour hunger strike in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline -- and all tar sandspipelines -- they say will destroy precious water resources and ancestral lands ... Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 10:09 AM PDT
North America's First Year Round Glacier-Based Ski Area Ski Channel - ‎Mar 23, 2012‎ Over two decades after the idea was first mentioned, plans for North America's first year round glacier-based ski area have been approved and are being put into action. Shuswap band sees benefits in Jumbo resort approvalGlobe and Mail EditorialThe Free Press
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 09:57 AM PDT
A Hot Idea: Turning Deserts Into Forests ThomasNet Industrial News Room - ‎Mar 14, 2012‎ One of the purposes of the Sahara Forest Project is to develop technological solutions to reverse desertification. According to the project overview: The Sahara Forest Project proposes to establish groups of interconnected economic activities in 
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 09:55 AM PDT
UN Drylands envoy urges greater efforts to fight desertification Associated Press of Pakistan - ‎Mar 26, 2012‎ By Fayyaz Chaudhry SEOUL (South Korea), March 27 (APP): US President Barack Obama on Tuesday while appreciating Pakistan's efforts for fighting terrorism and extremism, said the Pak-
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 09:34 AM PDT
Wind Capacity Soars Amid Slowdown - ‎40 minutes ago‎ By Tildy Bayar, Associate Editor, Renewable Energy World Wind power is sailing safely through the global economic storm, with more than 40 GW installed last year to set a fresh record, reveal recent analyses. Canada Hot Global Wind Market for GEMarketWatch (press release) April 1st in Germany — Happy
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 09:51 AM PDT Note: 'Loving, here: Massive disaster. WIFI finally Gone. Major rework of plans now.'
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 09:08 AM PDT
Note: 'Loving, here: Massive disaster. WIFI finally Gone. Major rework of plans now.'
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 09:09 AM PDT
Booming bamboo: The next super-material? BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎ It also has the potential to absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide, the biggest greenhouse gas, and provide some of the world's poorest people with cash. Note: 'Loving, here: Massive disaster. WIFI finally Gone. Major rework of plans now.'
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 09:09 AM PDT
Will Congress Save Coal after EPA Carbon Ruling? Forbes - ‎Apr 2, 2012‎ In cooperation with AEP, the French company Alstom unveiled the world's largest carbon capture facility at a coal plant, so called 'clean coal,' which will store around 100000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide a year 2.1 kilometers (7200 feet) ... The EPA's (very small) step on carbon emissionsWashington Post
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 09:09 AM PDT
Carbon dioxide leak sends more than 90 workers at N. Calif food processing ... Washington Post - ‎Mar 30, 2012‎ One worker was in serious condition Friday while 90 others exposed to a carbon dioxide leak at a Northern California food processing plant have recovered, hospital officials said. Carbon dioxide leak sickens workers at food Note: 'Loving, here: Massive
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 09:10 AM PDT
UK relaunches 1 bln pound carbon capture competition ‎ Reuters - 1 hour ago UK discussing contracts for difference with developers * First engineering contracts could be signed by end 2012 * Drax, National Grid among bidders for CCS ... UK relaunches $1.6 billion carbon capture competition‎ Chicago Tribune Government relaunches £1bn CCS technology competition‎ The Engineer Note: 'Loving,
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 06:58 AM PDT
Climate Commission finds growing support for action - ‎32 minutes ago‎ By : The Sydney Morning Herald People feel starved of solid information about climate change and are unsure about what practical measures are being taken to deal with it, data gathered over the past year by the federal government's Climate Commission ...
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 06:58 AM PDT
The Solution to Climate Change My comment:  Bravo! Well done. How in the world did you get Forbes to publish this? Please, why didn't you mention Fee and 100% Dividend, supported by Republican Economists including DiPesso, and written of well by James Hansen –
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 06:39 AM PDT
U.S. Navy Experience Shows Climate Alterations, Invited Speaker at Sandia Labs ... Newswise (press release) - ‎16 hours ago‎ Newswise - ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Because its presence is worldwide, the US Navy sees the effects of climate change directly, an invited lecturer in Sandia National Laboratories' ongoing Climate Change and National Security Speaker Series recently told ...
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 06:38 AM PDT
U.S. Military Forges Ahead with Plans to Combat Climate Change Scientific American - ‎21 hours ago‎ They also help curb climate change and its potential to intensify military conflicts. "There is not a shred of political correctness in what the military is doing with energy efficiency or renewable energy," said Dennis McGinn, a retired Navy vice ... U.S. military sees a threat in
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Posted: 02 Apr 2012 04:10 PM PDT
START LOVING - Unviolent Warfare Wave of Tibet Immolations Among History's Biggest ABC News UN meets over Palestinian political prisoners in Israel Kuwait News Agency Israeli Propagandist: Israel and Palestine conflict should never be compared to Holocaust daily nebraskan Former White House writer Helen Thomas honored by Abbas Haaretz Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 09:37 AM PDT
Rowdy BC welcome threatens pipeline talks - ‎1 hour ago‎ A group of young people in the northern BC community of Bella Bella are trying to make their voices heard by staging a hunger strike on April 1, 2012. A group of young people in the northern BC community of Bella Bella are trying to make their voices ... Fearing destruction of local resources by Enbridge pipeline, Northern
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 09:26 AM PDT
Bill McKibben on Keystone, Congress, and Big-Oil Money Yale Environment 360 - ‎3 hours ago‎ Author/activist Bill McKibben says environmentalists cannot ease up after their recent victory in the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline.
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 08:13 AM PDT
Wind Power Industry to Reach $4.3 Billion in 2012 AZoCleantech - ‎6 hours ago‎ By Cameron Chai According to a report published by IBISWorld, the revenue of the wind power industry is anticipated to reach $4.3 billion in 2012 at an annual growth rate of 19.3%. Wind Power in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorldAlbany Times Union Two utilities take
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 07:52 AM PDT
Wind turbines create windfall for counties, townshipsWorthington Daily Globe
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 07:47 AM PDT
Popular wind-energy tax credit stumbles in Congress Denver Post - ‎7 hours ago‎ It and others in the wind-energy industry rely on a tax credit that has broad support, but its extension can't seem to pass Congress. Area businesses would be hurt by loss of tax credits that support wind energyJoplin Globe Congress: keep our sustainability momentum goingSustainable Industries
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 07:44 AM PDT
March 2012: Warmest on record in Washington, DC; 6th driest Washington Post (blog)  - ‎3 minutes ago‎
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 07:22 AM PDT
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 07:20 AM PDT
Climate 2C goal 'out of reach', March 28, 2012THE UN's former climate chief said the Copenhagen Summit's global warming pledge is already already unattainable.
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 07:19 AM PDT
Arctic sea ice may have passed crucial tipping point Pearce, New Scientist, 27 March 2012The disappearance of Arctic sea ice has crossed a "tipping point" that could soon make ice-free summers a  regular feature across most of the Arctic Ocean, says a British climate scientist who is setting
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 06:45 AM PDT
Denmark aims to get 50% of all electricity from wind power Environment Network, 26 March 2012The country aims to supply 35% of its total energy from renewables by 2020 and 100% by 2050
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 06:44 AM PDT
Top 5 nations that use renewable energy. Science Monitor , 20 March 2012Solar, wind, tidal and geothermal energy made up only 1.3 percent of total global energy use in 2011, but that's up 15.5 percent from the previous year. 
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 06:42 AM PDT
Why generators are terrified of solar Parkinson, REnewEconomy, 26 March 2012Here is a pair of graphs that demonstrate most vividly the merit order effect and the impact that solar is having on electricity prices in Germany; and why utilities there and elsewhere are desperate to try to reign in the growth of solar PV
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High price for the planet and kids by hiding co2 wreckage costs Toronto Star

High price for the planet

Toronto Star - 
Unbridled carbon emissions will only make this worse. We need to put a price on carbon and accelerate our investment in non-carbon energy sources before we pass the tipping point.

GE's Rice Applauds Australia's Move to Impose Price on Carbon BusinessWeek

GE's Rice Applauds Australia's Move to Impose Price on Carbon

BusinessWeek - 
“Over the long run the world is going to be better served if there is a cost associated with the production of carbon,” Rice told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.'s “Inside Business” program in an interview broadcast today in Sydney.


How Much Will it Cost to Save Our Economy’s Foundation? lester brown

During the past two summers, Pakistan was hit with catastrophic floods. The record flooding in the late summer of 2010 was the most devastating natural disaster in Pakistan’s history. The media coverage reported torrential rains as the cause, but there is much more to the story. When...

Climate change to cost Pakistan up to $14 billion annually Pakistan Daily Times

Climate change to cost Pakistan up to $14 billion annually

Pakistan Daily Times -
ISLAMABAD: Climate change could cost the economy of Pakistan up to $14 billion each year for natural disasters and other losses, which is almost 5 percent of the country's gross domestic product, this was stated by Former Federal State Minister for ...


Cents per kilowatt-hour at a levelized cost of energy according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Sec. Chu: 'Levelized wind is cheaper than coal.'

Innovation is Not Enough: Why Polluters Must Pay Yale

Innovation is Not Enough: Why Polluters Must Pay

Yale Environment 360 -
That either starts with a price on carbon or, ideally, a cap on carbon emissions. Nordhaus and Shellenberger argue that taxing or capping carbon pollution is tough, so better to invest in new pollution control technologies instead (though they don't ...

EPA Takes On Carbon Polluters: This Week's Hot Topic in VA Public News Service

EPA Takes On Carbon Polluters: This Week's Hot Topic in VA

Public News Service -
They are expected to heat up even more in Washington, DC, this week when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release new rules for coal-burning power plants that limit the amount of pollution new facilities can emit.


US energy subsidies to favour fossil fuels over renewables Environmental Finance

US energy subsidies to favour fossil fuels over renewables

Environmental Finance - 
The renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors received most of the US federal government's $24 billion in energy subsidies last year, but fossil fuels will win out this year as several key tax breaks for renewables have expired.



Note, YES, sLoving took liberties in the title incinerating some of the political correctness in the article.

Fuel for thought -
You can point to this and say, 'Here is a more immediate, salient reason for a gas tax.'” According to Knittel and Sandler, 70 percent of the costs of a gas tax of $1 per gallon could be recouped by immediate health benefits from reduced pollution.