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A Market-Based Climate Solution Conservatives and CEOs Can Love

Is a nationwide tax on carbon a real possibility? It is if Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has his way. Whitehouse is sponsoring federal legislation that would charge a fee for carbon emissions and return the revenues to the American public.   To gain support for his revenue-neutral carbon tax, Whitehouse is reaching out to […]

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Will Subsidizing Clean Energy Build Support for Cap-and-Trade?

A carbon tax – particularly a revenue-neutral one – is considered by many experts to be our best weapon against climate change. However, a new paper by researchers at U.C. Berkeley suggests that investing in clean energy first might be the better approach. (Read the Phys.Org article about the paper below.) The authors found that […]

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Further Evidence that Good Climate Policy Works – and Grows the Economy

Here at ecoAmerica we emphasize climate solutions in a big way because our research (American Climate Values 2014) says it’s necessary for people to understand that solutions exist in order to engage them on the issue. The general media covers climate change mostly from a scientific debate and political conflict frame, so most people either […]

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Climate change denial becomes harder to justify

The National Research Council's message to Congress: climate change is occurring and we can't risk inaction.  Similar statements have been made before by experts, but  Republican "deniers" continue to influence the public's thinking and necessary environmental policies.  Deniers must be stopped or converted soon because, as stated in this Washington Post article, "the longer the […]

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Groups target GOP on cap-and-trade

Groups target GOP on cap-and-trade

The League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, MoveOn and Americans United for Change, will target five House Republicans that voted against the energy legislation with over $1 million in attack ads whose purpose is to illustrate the fight and opposition various groups are planning on putting forward against those who challenge climate change legislation. […]

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Cap and Trade Squares Off Against $76M PR Barrage

Cap and Trade Squares Off Against $76M PR Barrage

Opponents of climate legislation are spending an exceedingly large amount of money on a PR campaign.  We already saw how coal companies are overspending their opposition. One source has the amount coal, oil and gas are spending to be about $76 million on PR opposing the climate legislation and are expected to spend hundreds of […]

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