There is no free lunch, especially if air pollution is killing you

This blog is one of a series of posts about how the “power of free markets” may be able to help solve climate change. You can view the rest of the posts here. Former Congressman Bob Inglis’ essay calls for conservatives to believe in the “power of free markets” and support a tax swap that creates [...]

Energy subsidies in a free market

This blog is one of a series of posts about how the “power of free markets” may be able to help solve climate change. You can view the rest of the posts here. Bob Inglis’ call to “simultaneously eliminat[e] all subsidies” for energy is another way that he believes we can use the “power of free [...]

Six ways to help price signals deliver energy savings

This blog is one of a series of posts about how the “power of free markets” may be able to help solve climate change. You can view the rest of the posts here. As discussed in the main post, Price signals don’t always work, creating a meaningful connection between energy price signals and consumers is challenged [...]

Price signals do not always work

This blog is one of a series of posts about how the “power of free markets” may be able to help solve climate change. You can view the rest of the posts here. Bob Inglis’ call to rely on a carbon tax as the main weapon to fight climate change is based on the idea that [...]

Delving into the disputes about free market climate policies

This post provides notes and further explanation for the main post, Free market perspective already dominates the climate policy debate. Its one one of a series of posts about how the “power of free markets” may be able to help solve climate change. You can view the rest of the posts here. Note 1 (on the equivalence [...]

Free market perspective already dominates the climate policy debate

This blog is one of a series of posts about how the “power of free markets” may be able to help solve climate change. You can view the rest of the posts here. As Grist’s David Roberts might remind us, Bob Inglis’ recent climate change commentaries are a throwback to an era when policy and appeals [...]

A closer look at a free market solution to climate change

This is the first in a series of posts about how the “power of free markets” may be able to help solve climate change. You can view the rest of the posts here. Former U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis (R – SC) once again provoked organized climate change denialists with his recent essay, “Conservative Means Standing [...]

Climate at the Crossroads

Two years ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congress’ first-ever climate legislation to reduce carbon pollution by implementing a market-based trading mechanism known as “cap and trade.” Despite the support of the President and a majority of American people, this climate policy became hopelessly stalled in the U.S. Senate and today we seem further [...]

SACE Guest Blog with Bill McKibben

We’re Hot as Hell and We’re Not Going to Take It Any More Three Steps to Establish a Politics of Global Warming This blog posting features an article by 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben that has been posted everywhere from TomDispatch.com to Grist.org to the L.A. Times. This provocative piece shows us how to change the dynamics of [...]

Live in Copenhagen: Rep. Blackburn plays politics at the expense of the planet

It was with great disappointment that I watched the congresswoman’s republican response to the President’s weekly radio address last Saturday. She is now in Copenhagen as part of the U.S. Congressional Delegation. Her grandstanding appears to be more aimed at her growing Sara Palin wannabe ambition and appealing to the hard right teabag wing of the [...]