Posts Tagged ‘regulation’

Should We Even Worry About Externalities

Friday, September 7, 2012 3:50 Comments Off

Last week while debating the NEED for government action in the US on car efficiency as part of their energy policy, a good friend of mine wrote the following: You are worried about externalities? The consequences of using fossils fuels is an almost unimaginable improvement in the quality life for the average person. The average […]

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Responsible Firms Act Before Governments Do

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 21:13 Comments Off

building off the presentations and research I have given recently on “Beyond Business As Usual”, one of the common themes of discussion is why and how firms will act when it comes to living up to their responsibility to more than just the bottom line. That, with the cost of externalities of the current business […]

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Driving Sustainable Consumerism

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 8:21 Comments Off

With a rising level of awareness about the role of consumers in the overall environmental picture rising, it would make sense that we would not only begin seeing studies about how consumers felt about green, and whether or not they are willing to buy “green”, but begin to see companies take steps to understand what […]

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US Vs. China Energy Intensity Chart.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 10:23 Comments Off

Once you start looking at charts, you just cannot stop, and following my post last week of , I cam across this interesting chart in the post China Adapts to the Climate Change Fashion Show which plots energy intensities for the US and China. Besides the typically WOW factor of look how much China has […]

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Training for Green Lawyers and Judges in China

Monday, July 27, 2009 3:05 Comments Off

Last year when attending a meeting of legal aid groups, I was exposed to  a side of lawyers that I had not seen (or had not been aware of).  That, behind the scenes of China’s developing civil society, its lawyers were beginning to develop means that would ultimately support those affected by lax environmental compliance […]

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China’s Proposed Energy Law

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 0:24 Comments Off

Over the last few years as China’s power producers unable to keep up with the surging demand have been knocking up 2 coal fire plants a week, large cities have choked from SOX/ NOX being spewed out from these facilities, and the government has begun to announce a flurry of programs, investments, incentives, and targets […]

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Ma Jun on Defending Water Security

Friday, March 27, 2009 8:23 Comments Off

In the recent China Dialogue Article Defending Water Security, Ma Jun writes a very compelling piece on what can happen when weak environmental protection is allowed to continue. Following the recent events in Yancheng, the article shows the time line leading up to the spill possessed not only multiple opportunities to prevent the accident, but […]

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Shanghai Subsidy to Invest in Energy Saving Equipment Installation

Monday, December 22, 2008 11:30 Comments Off

For those who have researched solar usage, perhaps the worst irony of the fact that China is a leader in manufacturing panels is that 98% of the panel are exported.  Primarily becuase meters cannot put energy back on the grid, and there is some debate about who should pay for the investment. In China, making […]

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China and US sign Energy and Environment deals

Sunday, December 7, 2008 9:50 Comments Off
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Beijing Meets 2008 Clear Sky Deadline a Month Early

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 5:53 Comments Off

In yet another example of just how anything is possible in China (especially when you close factories by the dozens), the good folks in Biejing have announced that they have meet their 2008 blue sky air targets a month early. As part of the clean air program, the authorities shifted most of the high-polluting plants, […]

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