Saturday, July 13, 2013


House Passes $30.4 Billion Energy-Water Spending Measure - Bloomberg
Government spending on renewables and other green energy programs would be halved and incandescent light bulbs dropped from federal regulation under the fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Development appropriations bill passed today in the House.
Politics: Prominent Dem prepares climate bill as others seek business support for carbon tax -- Friday, July 12, 2013 --
In an interview this week, former Interior Secretary Gale Norton, who served under President George W. Bush, didn't close the door on a carbon tax, but she also didn't encourage its pursuit.

"First of all, I think it's important to look for approaches that are not going to skew the economic system," she said when asked about her personal views on a revenue-neutral carbon tax. "I'm also a little leery about the idea that the federal government will ever do away with one tax to adopt another one. There are very few examples where any revenue stream has ever stopped. Usually, they just add one on top of another one, on top of another."
Twitter / msanjayan: Illuminating day interviewing ...
Illuminating day interviewing @MichaelEMann 4 @YearsOfLiving a guy in a street fight with #climate skeptics
Car industry and government to invest £1bn in research on low-carbon engines | Business |
The government claimed the commitment would secure 30,000 jobs currently linked to producing engines. The industry expects traditional petrol or diesel engines to have disappeared by 2040. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"I am confident that the strategy and the joint investment by government and the industry will make the UK an even more attractive place to design, build and sell automotive components and vehicles."

Oh, yeah. The more government is involved, the more attractive it will be.