Issues / Energy
In the upcoming U.S. elections, will voters be eyeing the price of gas or the gathering storm over Iran?
In her comment Beyond Kyoto, Ruth Greenspan Bell seconds the importance of performance standards and discusses the challenges of implementation.
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In this continuation of an FPIF debate on climate change, Hoff Stauffer argues that the Kyoto model is not going to make a dent in global warming. Stricter standards on factories, autos, and appliances is the better way to go.
Oil is a mixed blessing for Nigeria, Liberia, and Chad. Columnist Emira Woods reports on how the rich have pocketed the profits and the poor have suffered the environmental consequences.
When it comes to oil, the U.S. is bypassing democracy in Iraq.
Has the Koizumi administration abandoned neutrality, historic pacifism, and common sense in its pursuit of oil and a stronger alliance with the United States?
The coming years will undoubtedly witness intensive negotiations on global warming as concerns mount and the quantitative approach under the Kyoto Protocol makes little difference. As policy makers search for more effective and efficient ways to slow the trends, they should consider the fact that harmonized environmental taxes on carbon are powerful tools for coordinating policies and slowing climate change.
Bush's proposal on oil doesn't go far enough.
Conference in London shapes Afghanistan's future through crafting of new compact.