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How to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of a City by 25%

In 2017 the Finnish city of Lahti declared they would become carbon-neutral by 2025. Now they must get each citizen to reduce…

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Economy Politics

COVID-19-driven Green New Deal

There are two big “Green New Deals” on the table: the US Democrats want one and are planning to bring it in…

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Personal Carbon Trading Economy Policy

Personal Carbon Trading

Personal Carbon Trading or PCT is a mechanism for increasing flexibility and efficiency in a carbon rationing or cap-and-trade scheme, In a…

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Personal Carbon Trading Energy Policy Transport

Lahti, Finland – Carbon Rationing in Action

The city of Lahti in Finland is running an experimental personal carbon trading scheme, with voluntary carbon rationing or quotas helping citizens…

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Trees

Ecosia really is Effortless Climate Action

Ecosia is the search engine that promises to use the advertising revenue they make from your searches to plant trees for the…

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Energy Climate Denial Economy

The Energy Storage Issue

Houston we have a problem. It turns out that all those climate deniers who didn’t want us to invest in renewable energy…

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Podcast Personal Carbon Trading Policy

ABC Radio Australia podcast on Carbon Rationing

Had the chance of talking on ABC Australia radio about carbon footprints and carbon rationing on the Future Tense programme, along with…

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Carbon Offsetting

Offsetting Step-by-Step

The concept: emit CO2 – and pay to compensate for it. If CO2 and climate change are destroying the planet, the idea…

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Carbon Capture Energy

Goodbye Coal

It’s got to go. There’s basically no overlooking the fact that coal releases 20% more CO2 emissions per kilowatt of energy produced…

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Climate Denial

Jeremy Clarkson finds climate bashing too tempting

Back in November 2019 last year Jeremy Clarkson, lifelong petrol-head and scourge of the environmental movement, had a ‘green’ epiphany. He spoke…

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Watchdog Progress

FPF Grant Application (Snapshot of Where We Stand)

Tell us briefly what work you want to do and what it will aim to achieve… (750 chars) Our first goal is…

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Economy

Clear Blue Skies in Lockdown

The last time so few planes were in the air was in the 3 days following the 9/11 attacks. Air traffic over…

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Carbon Capture

Trillion Trees

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2020, the world’s billionaires threw their weight behind the WWF’s Trillion Trees…

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Watchdog Progress Policy

Improved Policy Proposal for UK Dept. of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

This is the submission we made to the UK Dept of BEIS in response to their call for proposals to be considered…

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Policy Economy Politics

Australian Bushfires Crisis of 2020 demands a new Political Strategy

Photo by Jack Bassingthwaighte on Unsplash The unprecedented Australian bushfires in 2020 followed the lost 2019 ‘Unloseable Climate Election’ As we enter…

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Watchdog Progress

Patreon subscriber appeal

by Adam Hardy Since the first climate talks in 1990, carbon rationing was always considered a minor citizen-based type of program, but…

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Climate Justice Economy Global Action Policy

Can the World Reduce CO2 Emissions Fairly? Contraction and Convergence

Our personal CO2 emissions might be produced anywhere in the world, with the modern world’s globalised supply chains. Contraction and Convergence (of…

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Food Production

The Carbon Footprint of Food

Does going vegan reduce people’s personal carbon footprints, and if so, by how much? It should be obvious, but with the way…

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Watchdog Progress

How To Get There

Build grassroots support – campaign subscribers, social media channels, government petitions, crowd-funding, get it adopted as the goal for climate change movements,…

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COP25 Disaster and Where to Now

Society stands on the brink – politicians make wild promises, governments pay only lip service, economists don’t learn from their mistakes, multinationals…

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Economy Watchdog Progress

Endorsement from economist Prof Steve Keen

Prof Steve Keen gave his endorsement to TCR, saying ‘Total Carbon Rationing should replace attempts to set a carbon price. We roughly…

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Climate Action 1: Our First Front Page

Kaeng Krachan, Thailand. Saving the rainforests is climate action. Image credit Shutterstock This is climate action, because climate change is happening right…

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Endorsement from Oxford energy policy researcher

Dr Tina Fawcett, Senior Researcher and Acting Deputy Leader of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute Energy Programme, said: Personal Carbon Allowances is…