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Use and Abuse of the “Natural Capital” Concept

Some people object to the concept of “natural capital” because they say it reduces nature to the status of a commodity to be marketed at its exchange value.

Australia Becomes First Nation to Repeal Carbon Tax

With Australia’s standing as the world’s highest per-capita emitter of carbon dioxide, one would think the country would be the last to repeal a pollution tax.. Think again.

Energy Crunch: Budgeting for Resilience?

East-West tensions spiralled to levels not seen since the end of the cold war as Russia annexed Crimea this week.

A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis

A more radical approach to the crisis of climate change begins not with a long-term vision of an alternate society but with an honest engagement with the very compressed timeframe that current climate science implies.

Why the renewable energy industry ought to support U.S. natural gas exports

There is one segment of U.S. industry that ought to be cheering for expanded U.S. natural gas exports--though I doubt that its leaders will be offering their support in anything above a whisper. The renewable energy industry would benefit from higher natural gas prices.

The dirty secret of climate change

Amid all the complex data and opinion about climate change, the dirty secret is quite obvious, so simple and awkward that it's rarely discussed. The dirty secret is that, under present conditions, at least in the short-term, alternative energy costs more than fossil fuels.

The new future of energy policy

Flood myths are common to human culture. Swollen rivers, tidal storms, and tsunamis make their appearance frequently in literature. But Hurricane Sandy, which has drawn newly etched high-water marks on the buildings of lower Manhattan (and Brooklyn), has shifted the discussion from storytelling …

The Daly-Correa tax: background and explanation

How might OPEC fit into the emerging vision of sustainable development? Permit me to speculate.

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