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The American Power Act: “First Read” of the Kerry-Lieberman Climate and Energy Legislation

Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) unveiled today the long-awaited draft of their American Power Act. The launch of their bill kicks off an intensive effort to pass comprehensive climate and energy legislation in the Senate this summer, reconcile it with the bill passed by the House, and put a final bill on the president’s desk to sign into law this year.
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Recent Climate Change News in the Chinese Media

China proposes carbon tax after 2012 (Google translation) China is considering the creation of a climate tax as early as 2012, according to a recent study completed the Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Finance. The tax would be devised by changing the current resource tax of 2% into a carbon tax to be levied on enterprises; the tax would charge 10 RMB per ton of carbon dioxide starting in 2012 and will then be increased to 40 RMB by 2020. Though much still needs to be completed before implementation, receiving the … Continue reading 阅读全文 » Add comment 发表评论(1)

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