Tag Archive | GHG

China, Renewable Energy, and Their Case for Environmental Funding

China, Renewable Energy, and Their Case for Environmental Funding

population, industrial pollution, renewable energy
China’s carbon footprint grows daily with help from the U.S. and Europe.

At more than 1.3 billion inhabitants and counting, the People’s Republic of China represents almost 1/5th of Earth’s total population. China’s population and advanced industries continue to grow at an alarming rate, creating a unique set of environmental issues.

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Cap and Trade and The Triumph of Bipartisan Politics

Cap and Trade and The Triumph of Bipartisan Politics

Back in the 70’s, long before sustainability became synonymous with survival, people who sought to champion environmental causes endured a lot of stigma. Remember the old stereotypes regarding godless hippie Communist tree-huggers? Well, a lot of these folks graduated from college to become movers and shakers who began advocating the policies that now comprise Cap and Trade.

California Cap and Trade: Conservation, Controversy, and Big Money

California’s lawmakers approved Assembly Bill 1532 on May 29th, known as the Cap and Trade program. The bill imposes strict emission limits on companies and power plants that release huge volumes of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. Regulatory mandates, along with economic incentives, form a kind of carrot-and-stick policy.