Author Archives: Susan Kraemer

Will EU Apply Carbon Tariffs Against US Rogue States?

January 19th, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer

In five states 90% of the electricity comes from coal: Wyoming, North Dakota, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana. In Colorado it is 70%. A relatively few highly coal-dependent states is the reason that the overall American carbon footprint per capita is so much higher than Europeans. These polluter-states could see their export businesses threatened with carbon tariffs from the

Donors to Pay Ecuador to Keep Oil Underground

January 15th, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer

Here's a novel and timely use of Trust Funds. Ecuador is pioneering the use of a fund to preserve Ecuador's rain forest above an approximately one billion barrel oil field in the Yasuni National Park, permanently foregoing extraction of fossil fuels from the park. In return, the Ecuadorian government has asked for compensation of $350 million a year for 10 years

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