• What Happened To Spain’s Green Jobs?

    • Date: 04/01/10

    Russ Steele: The Sunday San Francisco Chronicle Business section has this story on unemployment soaring among Spain’s youth by Nelson D. Schwartz, New York Times. As you will recall, Spain was on the forefront of going green. While Spain has traditionally suffered from relatively high unemployment, double the 9.8 percent average for the European Union, […]

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  • Rudd’s Climate Policy May Triple Energy Prices

    • Date: 01/01/10

    Adelaide News: Power prices could triple under the Federal Government’s blueprint to fight climate change, the nation’s electricity market operator says. The independent regulator modelled the impact of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s proposed emissions trading scheme and renewable energy targets on the wholesale price of electricity. It found the wholesale price could rise from $30 a megawatt […]

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  • Jobs First: California Climate Law Faces Opposition

    • Date: 01/01/10

    The New York Times: Four years after California’s Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed off on the nation’s furthest-reaching global-warming law, a campaign is heating up to keep it from taking effect. In the latest salvo, Dan Logue, a Republican assemblyman, has announced that he will start collecting signatures next month in support of a November 2010 […]

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  • Socialists Jubilant As Conservative’s Green Agenda Backfires (in France)

    • Date: 30/12/09

    The Guardian: Nicolas Sarkozy’s dreams of putting France on the frontline of the fight against global warming were in disarray today, after his flagship carbon tax was ruled unconstitutional two days before it was due to come into effect. In an unexpected and embarrassing blow, the court responsible for ensuring the validity of French legislation […]

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  • French Carbon Tax Deemed Illegal

    • Date: 30/12/09

    DW: France’s Constitutional Council says the country’s proposed carbon tax is illegal. This is being seen as a severe blow to French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s plans to fight climate change. France’s Constitutional Council has struck down a carbon tax that was meant to take effect on January 1. The council, which is charged with ensuring the […]

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  • Moderate Democrats Revolt Over Obama’s Cap-And-Trade Climate Bill

    • Date: 28/12/09

    The Times: Less than ten days after claiming a breakthrough on climate change in Copenhagen President Obama is facing a mutiny from senior Democrats who are imploring him to postpone or even abandon his cap-and-trade Bill. Democratic Senators, fearful of a drubbing in the mid-term elections next year, are lining up to argue for alternatives […]

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  • U.S. Democrats To Obama: Drop Cap-And-Trade

    • Date: 27/12/09

    Politico: Bruised by the health care debate and worried about what 2010 will bring, moderate Senate Democrats are urging the White House to give up now on any effort to pass a cap-and-trade bill next year. “I am communicating that in every way I know how,” says Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), one of at least […]

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  • Consumer Backlash: Build-a-Bear takes heat for global-warming webisodes

    • Date: 26/12/09

    Los Angeles Times: Conservative bloggers are calling for a boycott of the company. Executives say the series, in which Santa is warned the North Pole could melt before Christmas, was intended to inspire children. First, Chicken Little warned children that the sky was falling. And now Build-a-Bear Workshop has warned children that the North Pole […]

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