Archive for April 28th, 2009

India: No CO2 limits unless the West pays

April 28, 2009

India is not interested in CO2 mitigation unless the West pays for it, according to docs posted by the UN on Tuesday, reported Reuters.

Click here for what other countries had to say.

‘No surprise’ of the day: Linking flu with climate change

April 28, 2009

Reuters reports,

Weather experts are studying swine flu to see if climate could influence its spread and severity.

Determining the impact of cold, heat, dryness and humidity on the H1N1 strain — which has killed up to 149 people in Mexico and had milder effects elsewhere — could illuminate the countries and regions most vulnerable to infection.

It’s development, not climate, stupid… not that the greens care.

Utility execs fret Obama climate policies

April 28, 2009

Reuters reports,

Less than half of utility executives support the Obama Administration’s plan to make the United States a leader on climate change and are concerned about the impact related policies will have on industry profits, according to a survey released on Monday.

Maybe one day these cowards will stop stop fretting and start fighting back?

Norway considers ban on gasoline cars

April 28, 2009

Norway, the sixth largest producer of oil in the world, is considering a ban on all fossil fuel-powered cars starting in 2015.

California chucks Commerce Clause: Proposes tax on out-of-state fossil fuel use

April 28, 2009

California officials are proposing to levy a tax on imported electricity that is produced by the use of fossil fuels, according to a report in Carbon Control News.

This move should be held to violate the Commerce Clause of the Constitution in that the goal is to make in-state wind and solar produced electricity more competitive with less expensive out-of-state fossil fuel-generated electricity.

In the 1935 case of BALDWIN v. G. A. F. SEELIG, INC., the Supreme Court held that states may not practice economic protectionism.