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  • Reasons to Pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act—Part Two

    November 5, 2009 – Center for American Progress

    On top of the health costs, a recent study by the Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University School of Law found that failing to deal with climate change will cost our economy an average of $27 million to $375 million every day from now until 2050.

  • Without Carbon Pricing Any Green Energy Plan Is Fundamentally Incomplete

    December 19, 2008 – Treehugger

    Whether its in the form of a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system, some form of carbon pricing is essential to stimulate development of the low carbon technologies which will reduce dependence on fossil fuels and stimulate economic growth, a new briefing from the Institute for Policy Integrity at the NYU School of Law says.

  • Carbon Price Essential if “Green” Stimulus to Have Desired Effect, Experts Say

    December 16, 2008 – TriplePundit

    When it comes to making the transition to a ‘green,’ low carbon economy, government stimulus plans are doubly beneficial, but public sector investment and spending alone will not be enough to spur decisive action and a long-term commitment.

  • Economists see ‘cap and dividend’ program spurring economy

    December 16, 2008 – E&E News PM

    Long-term efforts to create ‘green’ jobs and infrastructure will not succeed without a real price on greenhouse gas emissions, a New York University think tank charges in a new report. President-elect Barack Obama has proposed a mandatory, economywide emissions cap to cut carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases 80 percent by 2050. The policy would auction pollution credits to electric utilities and other major emitters to meet the cap.

  • Attempting to un-vex the vexing subject of cap-and-dividend

    December 8, 2008 – Grist

    I was on a conference call earlier this week focused on cap-and-dividend. (You can download the MP3.)

    C&D, if you don’t recall, is a kind of hybrid cap-and-trade/carbon tax developed by Peter Barnes. A fee would be levied on fossil fuels; the revenue would be refunded to citizens on an equal per capita basis. (Imagine the Alaska Permanent Fund on a much larger scale.)