Category Archives: Market Failure and Fixes

Information about fossil fuel subsidies, cap and trade legislation, incentives and divestments

Comment on Proposed EPA Clean Power Plant Rules

Opportunities for Public Comments on Proposed Rules with Climate Impacts: EPA Proposed Clean Power Plant Rule: On June 2, 2014, EPA proposed a commonsense plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants. States, cities and businesses across the country are already taking … Continue reading

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Some Research on the BC Carbon Tax

Sightline and Yoram Bauman (Standup Economist) of CarbonWA have researched into the impacts of the BC Carbon Tax versus a Cap and Trade such as California has enacted and they are recommending that Washington and Oregon follow the fee/tax and … Continue reading

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Letter to Editor of Seattle Times published

Mary D had a letter to the editor of the Seattle Times published this week in which she advocates for legislation to impose a fee on the use of fossil fuels based on the associated carbon emissions, along with a … Continue reading

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Market Failure & Correction: Cap & Trade, Carbon Tax and more

Resources relating to how market failure has led us to over polluting to the point that greenhouse gases are moving us toward another global extinction episode are provided below and will be added to as they become available. Wikipedia entries … Continue reading

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Trans Pacific Partnership Update

The push to give the President Fast Track Authority with regard to the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement is increasing and it may come up for a vote soon.   The vote pretty much will determine whether TPP is enacted, since … Continue reading

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