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IMF report on energy subsidies, implications for a carbon tax & energy security

IMF presents some new analysis of energy subsidies which I have previously wondered about.  It is worth looking over: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/03/27/imf-want-to-fight-climate-change-get-rid-of-1-9-trillion-in-energy-subsidies/ $25/ton as the cost of CO2 seems low to me.  $502 billion in US energy subsidies including this carbon tax.. I don’t … Continue reading

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Does the CDM promote energy justice?

While not listed explicitly among the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), access to clean and affordable energy for cooking, lighting, heating, transport, refrigeration, and communication is increasingly recognized as an essential pre-requisite for many of the MDGs to be achieved in … Continue reading

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