World Energy Council Brings 7 New Realities In Energy To COP22 Negotiations In Marrakech

As a UN accredited body since 1953, the World Energy Council is recognised as a reliable source of thought leadership and information to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process, negotiating teams and stakeholders. To keep the momentum of the World Energy Congress and the Council’s thought leadership on embracing the new energy frontiers, the World Energy Council brought their 7 new realities messages launched during its World Energy Congress to the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) negotiations in Marrakech. The World Energy Council focused the…

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What we can learn about carbon taxes from British Columbia’s experiment

In 2008, the Canadian province of British Columbia instituted a tax on carbon. It is “revenue neutral,” which means that all the money raised by the tax is used to reduce other taxes — the government doesn’t get any new revenue to spend. Ever since BC passed the tax, climate hawks have been arguing about it. Is it a success? A failure? What are its political implications for other jurisdictions? Now there’s a carbon tax on the ballot in Washington state that is explicitly modeled on the BC tax. (It’s…

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