Daniel Firger Associate Director and Fellow In response to persistent concerns that China intentionally undervalues its currency, the renminbi, the U.S. House of Representatives voted September 29 to give the Obama administration sweeping new authority to impose retaliatory tariffs on Chinese imports.  Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) indicated he would press for a Senate vote on […]

Gregory E. Wannier Deputy Director and Fellow In the absence of major climate legislation in the U.S. Senate, parties in the United States seeking meaningful action on climate change mitigation have turned to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for action.  However, despite authorization from the Supreme Court’s seminal Massachusetts v. EPA ruling in 2007 to […]

Daniel Firger Associate Director and Fellow In what may be an ominous shot across the bow for green jobs advocates, Japan on September 13 submitted a complaint to the World Trade Organization alleging that a Canadian renewable energy law violates WTO non-discrimination rules. [1] At issue are a set of domestic content requirements built into […]

Much of the public debate relating to climate change has focused on the validity of the underlying science. In order to bring their investors clarity regarding these issues, Deutsche Bank recently released a research paper prepared by the Columbia Climate Center at the Earth Institute that assesses climate skeptics’ various assertions. Principal among these assertions […]

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