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29 Articles by Shayle Kann

Between the Lines: U.S. to Accept "Binding" Climate Goals?

Will the greatest historical polluter finally lead the way? This week, what looks like great news emerged from Paris. Daniel Price, President Bush's Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economic Affairs, announced that the U.S. is prepared to commit to "binding international obligations" to reduce greenhouse gases. Finally ... keep reading

Written by Shayle Kann in February 2008, about Carbon Trading, Politics & Government, Weather

130 MPG: The Ingo Car

From my home state of Wisconsin, a man claims to have invented a car (not a hybrid, or a plug-in) that can get 130 miles per gallon. He will compete for the Automotive X-Prize and is looking for investment. [youtube]nzvHDZ39l5M[/youtube]   keep reading

Written by Shayle Kann in February 2008, about Transport

This Week, America's Youth Will Outshine Bush, Part II

Yesterday, I posted an article about the Bush Administration's Major World Economies meeting on climate change in Hawaii this week (are you as jealous as I am?), where expectations for action are extremely low. Today I'd like to contrast that with the American youth climate movement, which is ... keep reading

Written by Shayle Kann in January 2008, about Climate Change, Politics & Government, Weather

This Week, America's Youth Will Outshine President Bush, Part I

The Bush Administration and the U.S. youth climate movement are both holding major climate change-related events this week. In fact, they're holding events on the same days. This Wednesday and Thursday, January 30-31, we will see the capstone meetings for Focus The Nation, the voice of American youth ... keep reading

Written by Shayle Kann in January 2008, about Climate Change, Politics & Government, Weather

E.U. Releases Emissions Reduction Proposal and Considers Import Taxes on U.S.

The European Commission released its historic proposal today to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next 12 years. Announced by EC President Jose Manuel Barroso, the plan (PDF) is designed to make Europe "the first economy for the low-carbon age" (BBC). The broad proposal includes targets for renewable energy ... keep reading

Written by Shayle Kann in January 2008, about Carbon Trading, Politics & Government, Weather

Prince Charles - an Environmentalist, a Hologram

Charles, the Prince of Wales, gave a speech at the World Future energy summit in Abu Dhabi this week. The only catch: he wasn't there, and there was no video feed. Instead, attendees at the conference watched a life-size, 3-D hologram of Charles speaking about the need to cut ... keep reading

Written by Shayle Kann in January 2008, about Clean Technologies

Does Cap-and-Trade Reward Big Polluters?

Short answer: sometimes Long answer: The Independent reported this week that the U.K.'s biggest polluters would reap over £6 billion in windfall profits from the EU ETS, the European emissions trading system set up under the Kyoto Protocol. This is up from the £1 billion predicted by BBC ... keep reading

Written by Shayle Kann in January 2008, about Carbon Trading, Politics & Government, Weather

The Case for Carbon Trading

Yesterday we published an interview with Kevin Smith of Carbon Trade Watch and Jutta Kill of Sinkswatch. In the interview, they laid out their argument against carbon trading in all its forms, claiming that it has not been, and cannot be, an effective tool in the fight against global warming ... keep reading

Written by Shayle Kann in January 2008, about Carbon Trading

Tempers Flare at Bali

The European Union is not taking the U.S. delegation's stubborn refusal to commit to binding greenhouse gas reductions lightly. As a result, the E.U. has stated that it will boycott the upcoming U.S.-led climate talks that President Bush has repeatedly used as his proof that ... keep reading

Written by Shayle Kann in December 2007, about Carbon Trading, Politics & Government, Weather

Nations can't have their cake & eat it too at Kyoto's 10th Birthday

Photo Credit: O. Heffernan People sang "Happy Birthday" (in English). Others applauded. Japan's Environment Minister cut a six-foot high, three-tier birthday cake adorned with palm trees, miniature wind turbines, and Balinese huts. But if the Kyoto Protocol were a child, he would have had very little to celebrate on ... keep reading

Written by Shayle Kann in December 2007, about Carbon Trading, Politics & Government, Weather

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