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Changing the climate at the COP

Dec. 22, 2014 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

This year’s annual UN climate summit, known as the Conference of Parties or COP, has drawn to a close in Lima, Peru. In a disgraceful outcome predictable enough to be called a pattern, the COP once again failed to deliver what climate scienc...

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Tax parity advantages polluters

Sep. 17, 2014 / Posted by: Kate Colwell / Categories: Climate and Energy, News Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Senate Finance Committee is holding a hearing on reforming the energy tax code. Before the hearing Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) endorsed the idea of tax parity between energy sources at an investors’ conferen...

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Deducting the cost of disaster

Sep. 8, 2014 / Posted by: Lukas Ross / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy

Note: On February 19, 2015, a federal judge ruled against BP in a motion to lower its maximum civil penalty for Deepwater Horizon. Here is the Friends of the Earth analysis from last September exploring the giant tax break BP may still be trying t...

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