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Josh Frydenberg
This amendment that we're introducing only applies to carbon capture and storage.feedback
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NEW May 30 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Carbon. 364 people are quoted and you can read 470 citations of them about Carbon. Barack Obama, Scott Pruitt, Justin Trudeau and Ian Duncan, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Barack Obama said: “Over my eight years in office we dramatically increased our generation of clean energy, we acted dramatically to curtail our use of dirty energy, and we invested in energy efficiency across the board. In Paris… we helped to lead the world to the first significant global agreement for a low-carbon future. But here's the thing: even if every country somehow puts the brakes on the emissions that exist today, climate change would still have an impact on our world for years to come.”.
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Steven Miles

Australia doesn't currently have a policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and we need one. For the sake of our reef, it's time Malcolm Turnbull took his commitments from Paris seriously and introduced a real plan that will cap and reduce carbon pollution.feedback

Danielle Fugure

The market itself is moving to take carbon risk into account, and the market itself will be pricing carbon risk into the value of companies.feedback

Ben Ainslie

From the outset it's been important to us and 11th Hour Racing is our key sustainability partner. They instilled a sense of responsibility as to how best we drive our sustainability. We've got a partnership with Southampton University looking at how we can better recycle carbon which is a key component in the hulls and wings of our boats.feedback

Helen Szoke - Oxfam Intermón

Against the backdrop of an imperilled Great Barrier Reef and extreme weather disasters, Australia's carbon pollution is continuing to climb – the tragic consequence of more than a decade of climate policy paralysis and short-term political opportunism. Renewable energy is set to power the fair economies of the future and Australia can make a choice to be part of that. Through its 2017 review of climate change policies, the Australian government has the opportunity to set a credible long-term goal and plan of action.feedback

Paul Wheelhouse

The Scottish government remains strongly committed to the development of offshore wind energy, as this key low-carbon technology offers a huge economic opportunity for Scotland. Clearly, protecting Scotland's marine environment is of paramount importance and at the heart of the Scottish government's approach to offshore renewable energy applications, and we are keen to work constructively with the RSPB and renewable energy developers to ensure the sector has a bright future in Scotland.feedback

Angus Robertson

Theresa May flew into Edinburgh today to deliver one simple message to the people of Scotland - get back in your box. This carbon copy manifesto confirms beyond doubt that Tory MPs from Scotland will simply rubber-stamp Theresa May's plans and endorse the damage she is determined to do to households and our economy. The Tories have done more to divide society, create instability and destroy opportunities for young people than any other government in living memory - now they are asking people to vote for them to fix the problems that they have created.feedback

Sanjeev Gupta - Liberty Group

It's not rocket science to imagine that to recycle something is more competitive than to make it from scratch. It has the great added advantage that it's environmentally-friendly and has a much lower carbon footprint compared to making primary steel. That is an infallible model because it doesn't carry price risks, it's not subject to the volatility of commodity prices and you are fundamentally adding value always because scrap prices very closely follow steel prices.feedback

Angus Robertson

This carbon copy manifesto confirms beyond doubt that Tory MPs from Scotland will simply rubber stamp Theresa May's plans and endorse the damage she is determined to do to households and our economy.feedback

Catherine McKenna

Canadians realize that polluting isn't free. We know that carbon pollution causes droughts, fires and floods across our country and across the world, and that it impacts on our health through issues like asthma, premature mortality and more emergency room visits. Making polluters pay is a critical part of any climate plan.feedback

Wolfgang Lucht

Climate physicists talk about (the technology), and macroeconomists. Both seem to think that because it's about green stuff it's somehow ecologically sound. But it's not.feedback

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

In the climate drama that is currently unfolding ... carbon dioxide removal is not the hero who finally saves the day after everything else has failed.feedback

Wolfgang Lucht

The danger is it's being sold as a realistic and feasible option. But in reality one should think about the decarbonisation problem without thinking of this as a real option. One should not save the climate and ruin (the planet) in the process.feedback

Ali Zaidi

The Obama administration made the biggest investment in clean-coal technology in history. In contrast: This budget throws tacks in the road for coal; it'll pump the brakes on much-needed carbon-capture technology research. Why?feedback

Dongke Zhang

The ability of hydrogen is it does not emit carbon dioxide when it is burned.feedback

Will Steffen

The real question is how fast can we phase out our existing mines and existing power stations before their normal lifetime is up. How do we hasten the transition? So any talk of opening up a vast new area of coal is completely out of whack with what we know about what's happening with the climate systems. It means that we already get some percentage point reduction simply by doing what we're doing. The carbon budget approach cuts through all of that complication and confusion.feedback

Terry McAuliffe

Today, I am proud to take executive action to cut greenhouse gases and make Virginia a leader in the global clean energy economy. The threat of climate change is real, and we have a shared responsibility to confront it. Once approved, this regulation will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth's power plants and give rise to the next generation of energy jobs. As the federal government abdicates its role on this important issue, it is critical for states to fill the void. Beginning today, Virginia will lead the way to cut carbon and lean in on the clean energy future.feedback

Tam Fry

The Department of Health must now curb the use of any chemicals that impinge on health and that should include carbon dioxide if this effect is replicated in further studies.feedback

Gavin Partington

There is no body of scientific evidence that carbon dioxide contained in soft drinks – or even beer – causes increased hunger or obesity.feedback

Ian Jack

There is a long history behind the carbon-absorbing leaves and branches that shade our pavements. Every three years, the surgeons come to our street and operate on the plane trees. Their nonchalance is remarkable. First, they loop ropes over the highest branches that they estimate will bear their weight, then they swing upwards, bare-legged in shorts and boots, chainsaws dangling from their waistbands, casually hollering to each other as if they were Tarzans, before they press their noisy tools into life and the cutting begins. They are all young men – English, so far as I can tell – and it may be that some of them like to show off. At any rate, they’re quick and efficient. The branches come crashing to the ground, to be fed by other young men into a whirring machine that reduces them to woodchips. An older man with a broom sweeps up the twigs and the sawdust. The surgeons load their vans and move on.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

These projects have great potential to help us tackle climate change, and remain at the forefront of low carbon and renewable innovation. They will also bring economic benefits – in terms of savings and jobs – to local areas across the country.feedback

Sam Gardner - World Wide Fund for Nature

We're delighted to hear the First Minister reaffirm her Government's commitment to meeting half of Scotland's energy needs from renewable sources by 2030.feedback

Josh Hardie

In short: increases have been largely due to the cost of changing the energy system and policy costs - not profiteering. Such costs to change the system and deliver a lower carbon mix are necessary but it is just wrong to suggest that supply companies have caused this to happen and therefore bills to rise.feedback

Charles Lee Ewers

I am not in a rage. I am in control and I am sad that it didn't work out. If I could try again, I would.feedback

Barack Obama

Over my eight years in office we dramatically increased our generation of clean energy, we acted dramatically to curtail our use of dirty energy, and we invested in energy efficiency across the board. In Paris… we helped to lead the world to the first significant global agreement for a low-carbon future. But here's the thing: even if every country somehow puts the brakes on the emissions that exist today, climate change would still have an impact on our world for years to come.feedback

Tim Guscott

The burning of the carbon rods created carbon monoxide, and the operators would have been asphyxiated otherwise.feedback

Roisin Commane

There is greening going on, but it seems like you run out of the sunlight so far north, so it doesn't matter how much greening there is, eventually, the plants just run out of light. It appears now that the microbes are winning.feedback

Roisin Commane

Over a large area, we're seeing a substantial increase in the amount of CO2 that's coming out in the fall.feedback

Sue Natali - Woods Hole Research Center

Because the models aren't capturing these cold-season processes, we're very likely underestimating carbon losses from the Arctic under current and future climate scenarios.feedback

Roisin Commane

The soils are warmer deeper, and as they freeze in the fall, the temperature of every soil depth has to come to zero before they hard freeze. The temperature has to come to zero and equilibrate, for the soils to freeze hard through. And through that whole period you have emissions because the microbe are active.feedback

Guenther Steiner

We started off with CI [Carbon Industrie] brakes in Sochi. We weren't getting enough cooling for them, and if you don't cool them enough, you overheat the brake itself and the pedal gets long. Also, the wear is very high. We looked into it to see if we could survive a race, but we realised we could not. Therefore, the decision was taken to go back onto the Brembo. As it stands now, we will race Brembo in Barcelona.feedback

Roisin Commane

A lot of models were predicting this thawing would happen, but not for another 50 to 100 years – we didn't think it would happen this quickly. The timescale of this surprised many of us. There is a lot of potential CO2 from these soils, which worries people. We'd prefer the carbon stays there.feedback

Roisin Commane

Some of this CO2 has to come from permafrost thawing but we don't know how much. That is something we really want to work out.feedback

Donatella Zona

The entire Alaska region is responding to climate change. The amount of carbon lost from Arctic ecosystems to the atmosphere in the fall has increased significantly over the past 40 years. By better capturing these cold season processes and putting previous smaller-scale measurements into a bigger context, this study will help scientists in their efforts to improve climate models and predictions of Arctic climate change.feedback

Liz Earle

I've been writing the 'you are what you eat' message for so many years, but it's actually much more than that, . It's 'What what we eat has eaten' that actually matters. That's why we're 100 per cent grass-fed here. For all kinds of reasons, in the UK we need these animals on the land fertilising the soil. We can't just turn it over to a monoculture of lentils. We need these animals who are enriching the soil. Studies have shown that pasture-fed animals are helping with carbon capture in the soil and producing less methane.feedback

Rachel Kyte - World Bank Group

Brexit is at best a distraction, at worst a disruption of the need to continue to drive energy productivity across the UK and Europe – of having a much less energy-intensive economy and getting more productivity from each unit of energy, of having a cleaner energy system, of having much less use of carbon-intensive fuels. We are seeing the beginnings of a highly interconnected European market and there are benefits to the UK of being part of that, so one hopes that interconnectedness will not be affected.feedback

Bruce Cleaver

This project could play a major role in changing the way not only the diamond industry, but also the broader mining industry addresses the challenge of reducing its carbon footprint.feedback

Evelyn Mervine - De Beers

This project offers huge potential to completely offset the carbon emissions of De Beers´ diamond mining operations.feedback

Dave Tenny

We are thrilled to see such strong bipartisan support for biomass, which Congress is officially recognizing as the carbon neutral, renewable energy source that it is.feedback

Tom Wintle

SMRs will need to deliver energy cost-competitively if they are to play a part in the UK's future energy mix. As well as securing low-carbon energy, government is also committed to keeping down the cost of that energy for consumers, so there is a key challenge there for the nuclear industry as a whole and for SMRs.feedback

Justin Bowden

The latest stark warning about Euratom and the Brexit approach to nuclear power, yet again emphasises our Government's lack of anything that could be called a coherent energy policy. Nuclear, particularly new nuclear, and the zero carbon power it produces, is crucial to the UK's future energy needs. In a world outside of the European Union, energy self-sufficiency is common sense and nuclear, alongside gas, will be fundamental in that reliable mix.feedback

Deborah Markowitz

We had to come down for this–climate change is the most important issue of our time. But then we bought carbon credits to make up for it. It's important to affirm to ourselves that this is a huge community. It also sends a message to the corporations that really run things that people care. Even in Appalachia, now, the power companies are moving to renewables. Marches like this continue that pressure.feedback

Jonathan Adler

The court doesn't want to rule on something that doesn't have to be ruled upon. At the same time, the court doesn't want the let the agency shirk its obligations, either.feedback

Vickie Patton

We are in a race against time to address the climate crisis. Climate progress and clean energy cannot be stopped by the litigation tactics of polluters.feedback

Nick Akins - American Electric Power

You're seeing a massive shift to a more balanced energy portfolio, so you're going to see natural gas continue to pick up because it's less carbon than coal, about half the emissions of carbon from coal, and then, as well, moving to renewables and other types of applications on the grid. Transmission is a key optimizer, so you're going to see all those resources continue to branch out, and it'll reduce carbon emissions significantly.feedback

Kevin O'Leary

All [Trudeau's] policies on corporate tax, carbon tax, tax this, tax that, are completely out of sync with the U.S. He should have used the Trump election to basically pivot. He didn't do that.feedback

Chong Zhi Xin - Wood Mackenzie

It's all about really moving away from dirty fossil fuels and into clean renewable energy. So if we look in the past, a lot of base load power really came from coal as well as oil, and we're looking at a future where you're looking at zero carbon emissions from solar, from wind. But in order to get there it is difficult today, you can't completely switch your industries to using renewables. And that's where gas really comes in as a bridging fuel: it is clean, and it can provide base load power.feedback

Phil Renforth

We now want to see if we can improve the rate of this absorption so that can we make significant reductions in atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide in the future.feedback

Phil Renforth

The aim is not to use old slag heaps to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, but to carry out trials that will show how we can extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by pumping air through newly created slag heaps. Our calculations suggest that we might produce between 100bn and 200bn tonnes of slag cumulatively by the end of this century. That has the potential to remove 50-100bn tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere, we believe.feedback

Phil Renforth

We are going to have think about ways of not just limiting carbon emissions but of actually removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and it may well be that technology based on slag leftovers from the steel industry could play a key role.feedback

Hannah Martin - Greenpeace

The first day without coal in Britain since the Industrial Revolution marks a watershed in the energy transition. The direction of travel is that both in the U.K. and globally we are already moving towards a low carbon economy.feedback

Daniel Wong

It is a privilege to be selected by [Her Majesty's (HM)] Government to acquire the Green Investment Bank. The Green Investment Bank is a pioneering business, with outstanding people, expertise, credentials, brand and networks. By combining the Green Investment Bank with the largest infrastructure investor in the world, we will create a market leading platform dedicated to investment in the low carbon economy in the UK and beyond. We understand the responsibilities that come with this ownership, and we are fully committed to maintaining its green purpose as we grow the business.feedback

Neelam Manjunath

Bamboo's use in infrastructure projects will reduce carbon emissions considerably without compromising on development. People don't die because of disasters, but because of buildings collapsing on them. Bamboo buildings are lighter and don't cause fatalities. Because of their sheer strength, bamboo buildings are also serviceable for much longer in the face of volatile weather.feedback

Carlos Curbelo

The world's leading nations must work together to not only reduce the impact carbon emissions have on climate change, but also mitigate and prepare for the effects, which communities like ours are dealing with every day. It's our hope the administration will take a responsible approach on this issue.feedback

Robin Chase

If we share rides in shared cars, we will only need 10 percent of the cars we have today. We have the ability to eliminate congestion, transform the livability of cities, make it possible to travel quickly and safely from A to B for the price of a bus ticket, improve the quality of our air, and make a significant dent in reducing carbon-dioxide emissions.feedback

Oprah Winfrey

My greatest extravagance is flying in English muffins from Napa Valley. There's a specific English muffin made by these two women at this wonderful bakery in Napa Valley. I know it's not a good carbon footprint to fly in your English muffins but….feedback

Mary Voytek

Most of us would be excited with any life, and certainly when we're talking about the sources of energy, this is to feed the base of a food web. So we're going to start with bacteria and if we get lucky, maybe there's something that's larger. [The] fact that that we can measure such high concentrations of hydrogen and carbon dioxide mean that there might not be life there at all, and if there is life, it's not very active. ... We have this buildup of food that's not being used. And part of that could be that we think Enceladus might be fairly young. My money for the moment is still on Europa.feedback

Peter Kelemen

Ultimately, if the goal is to capture billions and billions of tons of carbon, that's where James Cameron comes in.feedback

Carol Werner

I really do think that the transition to cleaner energy is underway. There are many factors influencing that, and while the Trump administration is seeking to halt a variety of regulations and policies, I think that there is embedded change. The genie is out of the bottle. With lower gas prices, the sale of SUVs is up. That is not good.feedback

Peter Kelemen

You can walk down these beautiful canyons and basically descend 20 kilometers (12 miles) into the earth's interior. Every single magnesium atom in these rocks has made friends with the carbon dioxide to form solid limestone, magnesium carbonate, plus quartz. There's about a billion tons of CO2 in this mountain. For a geologist this is supersonic. He hasn't responded to my messages yet.feedback

Arnout van Rijn

Across this region the landscape is beginning to change too, in part driven by the increasing awareness of the massive capital needed to finance the region's transition to a low-carbon future… In China there is a remarkably active interest for the topic among the large institutions.feedback

Ofer Aderet

First, Spicer's sweeping claim that even Hitler didn't sink to using chemical arms is just flat out wrong. In fact, Hitler used chemical weapons – gases such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and Zyklon B – to kill more people than anyone in history. Second, Spicer's attempt to clarify his remark by saying that, unlike Assad, Hitler didn't gas his own people is also mistaken. Hitler killed more than 200,000 Germans – both Jews and non-Jews.feedback

Nicolette Bartlett

If you accept that society is going to deal with this problem, you want approaches you can understand, manage and work. Market-based approaches give you this.feedback

Charles Komanoff

We are 79 percent of the way to our 2030 goal. We'd be trading away a veteran player whose best days are behind him.feedback

Ted Halstead

Advocates are trying to convince their fellow citizens to make short-term sacrifices now for the benefit of other people, in other countries, in 40 years. It doesn't take into account human nature.feedback

Sallie Greenberg

The significance of this is it is an upscale, more industrial scale injection on the order of a million tons of carbon dioxide per year, so this is a big step forward in terms of the commercialization of carbon capture and storage. There are lot of researchers who are looking at life cycle analysis, and running those numbers, to make the case of whether it's net negative. I think it's probably about as close as you're going to get. But I think, really, for an answer to that, stay tuned, that's one of the research questions that we are all looking at quite closely.feedback

Jeff Erikson

This is the first large scale project in the world on biofuels, and it takes us down the road towards negative emissions, which is the exciting part.feedback

Doug Hollett - Fossil Energy

Today's announcement marks a major step forward for the advancement of industrial carbon capture and storage technologies.feedback

Timothy Searchinger

Because CCS benefits are independent, it should not be selectively used to dress up the benefits of one carbon emitting fuel versus another. Coal, gasoline, natural gas and bioenergy are precisely as good or as bad relative to each other as they are regardless of CCS.feedback

Mike Hawes

Euro 6 diesel cars on sale today are the cleanest in history. Not only have they drastically reduced or banished particulates, sulphur and carbon monoxide but they also emit vastly lower NOx than their older counterparts – a fact recognised by London in their exemption from the Ultra Low Emission Zone that will come into force in 2019. Some recent reports have failed to differentiate between these much cleaner cars and vehicles of the past. This is unfair and dismissive of progress made.feedback

Terry Hughes

The combined impact of this back-to-back bleaching stretches for [900 miles], leaving only the southern third unscathed. As temperatures continue to rise the corals will experience more and more of these events. One degree Celsius of warming so far has already caused four events in the past 19 years. Ultimately, we need to cut carbon emissions, and the window to do so is rapidly closing.feedback

Terry Hughes

The bleaching is caused by record-breaking temperatures driven by global warming. This year, 2017, we are seeing mass bleaching, even without the assistance of El Nino conditions. Clearly the reef is struggling with multiple impacts. Without a doubt the most pressing of these is global warming. As temperatures continue to rise the corals will experience more and more of these events. One degree Celsius of warming so far has already caused four events in the past 19 years. Ultimately, we need to cut carbon emissions, and the window to do so is rapidly closing.feedback

Terry Hughes

The bleaching is caused by record-breaking temperatures driven by global warming. This year, 2017, we are seeing mass bleaching, even without the assistance of El Niño conditions. Clearly the reef is struggling with multiple impacts. Without a doubt the most pressing of these is global warming. As temperatures continue to rise the corals will experience more and more of these events: 1°C of warming so far has already caused four events in the past 19 years. Ultimately, we need to cut carbon emissions, and the window to do so is rapidly closing.feedback

Michael Howard

When John Major set up our global warming strategy, the doom-mongers said it would ruin living standards. New research shows how wrong they were. Just before the Rio Earth summit 25 years ago, John Major, in whose cabinet I then served as environment secretary, made a bold prediction: reducing Britain’s carbon emissions in line with recommendations of climate science would not, he said, harm our economy: “Our initial measures ... will bring a worthwhile economic payoff to the country, to business and to ordinary people.”.feedback

Todd Werpy

We are extremely proud to be part of this important program. The technology that we are using in Decatur can be a model for reducing industrial carbon emissions around the world. We're pleased to be working with great partners in the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Community College and the University of Illinois - Illinois State Geological Survey, and we're excited to move forward as we not only reduce our carbon emissions in Decatur, but also contribute to important research that will help other companies do the same.feedback

Tamzen Isacsson

Industry has invested billions into reducing emissions and has drastically reduced or banished pollutants such as particulates, sulphur and carbon monoxide, while the [latest] diesels are delivering vastly lower NO2 emissions.feedback

Lorraine Kakaza

Mining in South Africa has a negative impact on women. At the environmental level, the air that they breathe is polluted. The soil, it's no longer fertile, they can't plant, they can't do anything. They lose their loved ones at an early age due to the gasses – the carbon dioxide they inhale almost every day.feedback

Kristian Ruby

26 of 28 member states have stated that they will not invest in new coal plants after 2020. History will judge this message we are bringing here today. It is a clear message that speaks for itself, and should be seen in close relation to the Paris agreement and our commitment to provide 100 per cent carbon-neutral electricity by 2050. The challenge for policy makers in the next two years will be to target the political instruments, ensure that they are complementary and advance decarbonisation and electrification at the same time.feedback

Eric T. Schneiderman

The law is clear: the EPA must limit carbon pollution from power plants.feedback

Jeff Burleson

We don't know exactly what the future holds, but we hold a presumption that there will be a price on carbon on the horizon, either from legislation or regulation.feedback

Scott Pruitt

We've demonstrated through the steps we've taken already, the pre-1994 levels, because of that technology – we can burn coal in clean fashion.feedback

António Mexia

The power sector is determined to lead the energy transition and back our commitment to the low carbon economy with concrete action. With power supply becoming increasingly clean, electric technologies are an obvious choice for replacing fossil fuel based systems for instance in the transport sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.feedback

Bret Scheffers

I was not surprised. But I was alarmed. The extent of impacts is vast and has impacted every ecosystem on the Earth. Governments and large organisations can invest and commit to reducing carbon emissions and protecting natural ecosystems that increase resilience to climate change not only for nature but for people as well. These include large areas of connected forests which cool local and regional climate, pristine coral and oyster reefs that not only provide food but reduce storm surges, and well managed watersheds that will maintain adequate fresh water.feedback

John S. Watson - Chevron

A carbon tax will have the effect of adding cost on the people who can least afford it. If you increase energy costs you are going to make it more difficult here for industrial activity. I'll buy a car that meets all my needs, particularly around size and other characteristics.feedback

Simon Evans

The sector is no longer the cash cow chancellors have come to expect over the past several decades. If [companies] are operating at a loss in the current year, they can claim a rebate on tax paid in previous years. This latter factor is likely to have been quite significant, given oil prices crashed to $30 by early 2016, only rising towards $50 by later in the year. [At these levels] they were probably operating at a loss and reclaiming tax.feedback

Lang Banks - World Wide Fund for Nature

Given this March wasn't as windy as it has been in some previous years, this year's record output shows the importance of continuing (to) increase capacity by building new wind farms. As well as helping to power our homes and businesses, wind power supports thousands of jobs and continues to play an important role in Scotland's efforts to address global climate change by avoiding millions of tonnes of carbon emissions every year.feedback

James Ellington

I was in agony for about a week. Literally, didn't sleep one night. Then I went to Princess Grace Hospital, where I had the pelvis surgery. They put a metal plate across my pelvis to bring it back together. I've got a carbon fibre rod in my leg. I'm just full of screws, metal and carbon fibre right now.feedback

Mihai Tomescu

The current level of effort needs to be stepped up and this is not necessarily going to happen without additional focus.feedback

James Watson - BusinessEurope

This is a good start and we must be positive about that but if we are truly to meet our obligations under the Paris agreement, we will need to see a much faster growth of renewables and a commensurate, much faster reduction of fossil fuels, and coal power in particular.feedback

Mihai Tomescu

In broad terms, we are talking about a substitution and this has an impact not only on import dependency but also avoided greenhouse gas emissions.feedback

Guy Shrubsole

If Ineos got their way, the petrochemicals industry wouldn't bear any of the costs of cleaning up their carbon pollution.feedback

Judith D Schwartz

In this time of reckless US action, it’s crucial to shift the narrative beyond despair over fossil fuels and look at water as a primary tool of climate control. It’s easy for all concerned about air, water and nature to descend into despair as we watch brazen rollbacks of environmental legislation in the US. Just last week, developments included an executive order to rewrite US carbon emissions rules, jeopardising the country’s ability to uphold its Paris climate talk commitment; the end of a moratorium on new coal leases; and the green-lighting of a pesticide claimed to cause harm to children. But as apathy is not an option, let’s try to think beyond the usual strategies. For one, we can recognise that the way we talk about our environmental challenges has interfered with our ability to truly grapple with them: that we limit ourselves by creating too simple a story. Specifically, the story we tell about climate.feedback

Don Wise

When we first went it, all the monitors went off. The time it would have taken for us to go back out and get our air packs in, we grabbed the patients and started pulling them out. I have never seen something like this in 30 years. Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless, tasteless. You'll wind up getting flu-like symptoms, vomit, then go unresponsive, but there isn't much time between getting nauseous and going fully unconscious.feedback

Michael Gannon

We need to be cleverer and smarter about carbon abatement and the necessary changes in society to reduce the impacts of climate change. The necessary changes in changing our energy mix and reducing pollution will have victims and we just need to think about that. We just need a secure energy supply, and that does not for one minute diminish very clear AMA policy which is there. Every member that telephoned or emailed the AMA was responded to and they were pointed in the direction of our policy which talks about all of this – the need to reduce the carbon footprint of our society.feedback

Jim Millin

Officers quickly checked the airway of all involved to ensure they could breath, administered chest compressions to those in need and were able to get all the kids involved out of the building.feedback

Edmund King

We think it could have come up with a graduated system that taxes cars according to carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions combined.feedback

Ted Thomas

When these things flip, when they become economic and people start throwing money at them, we want to be deploying–and not litigating policy for two or three years. The public policy that comes from most of the right is too into fossil fuels, mostly the sellers. I represent the buyers, who are the ratepayers. On the left, what you have are policies that are designed to control carbon but there's never any analysis or support that actually changes the temperature.feedback

Julio Valdivia

It's a 'super potato' that resists very high carbon dioxide conditions and temperatures that get to freezing.feedback

Hassan Raza

A high cost penalty on emitted carbon is the only way this type of business can grow; otherwise what incentive would companies have to stop flaring? You penalize them and they will be forced to clean up their act. And that's where we come in.feedback

Steve Bullock

As governor of a state with millions of acres of public land, I will not stand idly by if Congress or other outside special interests try to erode the birthright of all Americans. Utah and many public-land and energy-producing states think that the Clean Power Plan was a significant overreach. It was really designed to kill off carbon-based fuels and particularly coal. The standards that they were trying to put in place, there is not even technology that allows you to meet those standards.feedback

Amanda Mott

It was made clear to the students yesterday, as has been the case in the past, that the University would be happy to work with them to find additional ways to reduce Penn's carbon footprint and lessen the need for fossil fuel use. We are in agreement with them on the importance of this issue. We simply disagree on strategy: they are demanding that Penn divest, and the Trustees have already determined that fossil fuel does not meet the University's criteria for divestment.feedback

John Christy

One way to aid Congress in understanding more of the climate issue than what is produced by biased 'official' panels of the climate establishment is to organize and fund credible 'Red Teams' that look at issues such as natural variability, the failure of climate models and the huge benefits to society from affordable energy, carbon-based and otherwise. I would expect such a team would offer to Congress some very different conclusions regarding the human impacts on climate.feedback

Laura Wilkinson - Gap

We believe that investing in a low-carbon economy will not only help foster a healthier environment, it is also a key to unlocking new business growth potential for the US and around the world.feedback

Mark Buckley - Staples

We will continue to support the EPA's clean power plan and the reduction of carbon emissions associated with electrical power generation.feedback

Sam Kimmins - The Climate

Before long, we will see every Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois made with 100 percent renewable power, and it makes business sense, with financial savings, job creation and emissions cuts on offer. AB Inbev is significantly boosting demand for renewables around the world, showing just the kind of leadership we need to slow climate change and speed a low-carbon economy, inspiring other companies right along the value chain.feedback

Lu Kang

As a responsible developing country, China's plan, determination and policy to tackle climate change is resolute. We are willing to strengthen dialogue and co-operation with the international community to advance the global process of climate governance and promote the green, low-carbon and sustainable development so as to build a better future for next generations.feedback

Lynn Good - Duke Energy

Because of the competitive price of natural gas and the declining price of renewables, continuing to drive carbon out makes sense for us. Administrations will change during the life of our business and our assets, and we'll continue to move forward in a way that makes sense for our investors and our customers.feedback

Nathaniel Keohane

The rest of the world is likely to look on these actions more in sorrow than in anger – as a clear signal that Washington is abandoning its leadership role on climate, but not a threat to the growing momentum for global climate action. American leadership was critical to securing the Paris climate accord – but with that agreement in force, the rest of the world has embarked on a low-carbon path regardless of what Washington chooses to do. If the U.S. steps back, China will be happy to step forward.feedback

Sarah Posner

President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order rolling back the Clean Power Plan, former president Barack Obama’s 2015 policy aimed at reducing the carbon emissions that cause climate change. He touted this as a big step in restoring American jobs - in particular, coal mining jobs, which are concentrated in areas carried by Trump in the 2016 election.feedback

Jason Bordoff

The pace at which the energy system becomes less carbon-intensive, I think, is slower without supporting policies. I just don't think the world is going to shift to a deeply decarbonized economy by market forces alone.feedback

Al Gore

Today's executive order, directing the EPA to begin rolling back environmental protections and policies including the CPP, is a misguided step away from a sustainable, carbon-free future for ourselves and generations to come. It is essential, not only to our planet, but also to our economic future, that the United States continues to serve as a global leader in solving the climate crisis by transitioning to clean energy, a transition that will continue to gain speed due to the increasing competitiveness of solar and wind.feedback

Mindy Lubber - CERES

By taking this backward step, the US risks a stalled transition to a low-carbon economy, thus giving China and other countries the upper hand as they embrace renewable energy and other low-carbon technologies that are proliferating all across the globe.feedback

Thomas E. Perez

True leadership is a president who had the political courage to move aggressively on carbon polluters, while leaving office with the longest streak of private-sector job growth on record. Instead, we have a president who has called climate change a hoax, picked an ExxonMobil CEO as his secretary of state, put a climate science denier at the head of the EPA, and gives a disgraceful handout to his rich friends in the fossil fuels industry.feedback

Richard Branson - Virgin Group

Graphene is even lighter [than carbon fibre], many times lighter and many times stronger. Hopefully graphene can be the planes of the future, if you go 10 years down the line. They would be massively lighter than the current planes, which again would make a difference on fuel burn.feedback

Tomás Carbonell

Large majorities of Americans in red and blue states alike support strong action to reduce carbon pollution from the nation's power plants, and the clean power plan is supported by a broad and diverse coalition of states, municipalities, power companies, leading businesses, consumer advocates, faith organizations and many others.feedback

Tomás Carbonell

These supporters will turn out in force to oppose the administration's outrageous attack on the United States' only nationwide limits on carbon pollution from power plants – safeguards that are essential to protecting our public health, securing a clean energy economy and yielding a safer climate for our children.feedback

Scott Pruitt

You know, what was wrong with Paris was not just that it was, you know, failed to be treated as a treaty, but China and India, the largest producers of carbon dioxide internationally, got away scot-free. They didn't have to take steps until 2030. So we've penalised ourselves through lost jobs while China and India didn't take steps to address the issue internationally. So Paris was just a bad deal, in my estimation.feedback

Julienne Stroeve

It depends on how much carbon we continue to pump into the atmosphere every year. If you look at the figures you see a tight correlation between amounts of carbon in the atmosphere and sea-ice levels in summer. That graph shows that if we put another 1,000bn tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere from factories and transport and other sources, that will bring us to the point where there is no more summer sea ice.feedback

Johan Rockstrom

We should not be too concerned with the risks of the negative impact of the Trump administration.feedback

Bernard Hoffschmidt

We're essentially bringing the sun to the Earth, by re-creating its radiation in a lab. We orientate all lamps to focus on one point, which can generate temperatures of over 3,000 degrees Celsius. The hydrogen created can then be used to power airplanes and cars (with) carbon-dioxide-free fuel. In four hours the system uses about as much electricity as a four-person household in a year. Our goal is to eventually use actual sunlight to make hydrogen, rather than artificial light.feedback

Ricardo Biddy

If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't know what would have happened. We all have friends and we all have best friends. But to say that your best friend came to your aid and saved your life, it's remarkable. I'll be forever grateful.feedback

Ricardo Biddy

All I remember that night is being on the phone and feeling kind of dizzy and nauseous. After that I remember waking up in an ambulance with an IV in my arm.feedback

Mark Wakeham - Victoria

The lack of coherent national policy on energy and climate change is now damaging business confidence and investment across the economy. First Mr Abbott scrapped Australia's carbon laws which made polluters pay for their pollution. Then he replaced these effective laws with a policy which used taxpayers' money to pay polluters to stop polluting. Now he wants to use taxpayers' money to encourage one of the world's dirtiest power stations to keep polluting.feedback

Johan Rockstrom

We are already at the start of this trajectory. In the last decade, the share of renewables in the energy sector has doubled every 5.5 years. If doubling continues at this pace fossil fuels will exit the energy sector well before 2050.feedback

Chris Rapley

The article performs a helpful function by offering a way to re-express the Paris goal in practical terms that defines what those actions would need to achieve, ie halving emissions each decade plus building up capacity to draw down CO2 from the free atmosphere. There are other possibilities, but the idea of a 'Moore's Law' analogue is quite attractive.feedback

John Schellnhuber - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

It is both a tale of extreme urgency, reminding the world community of what was agreed [in Paris], and also saying it's not more difficult than it was establishing Moore's law in IT which came through investment, innovation and economies of scale. Short-termism has been a problem for all the 25 years I have been involved in climate negotiations. This has exacerbated in 2016 and 2017. The climate issue has disappeared from the radar screens of the international policy makers.feedback

John Schellnhuber - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

I talk to the CEOs of big car companies and they know the time of the combustion engine is over, in particular for the diesel engine. What we are saying [in the article] is that if you play your cards right, you win the game – all the jokers and high value cards are in the pack already.feedback

Gareth Redmond-King - World Wide Fund for Nature

It's important to remember that there is genuine hope. This inspiring vision of change reaffirms that we still have time, provided we commit to serious, ambitious and urgent action to control our environmental impact. Every journey, however long and complicated, is easier with a clear map.feedback

Christiana Figueres - United Nations

The carbon law for keeping us on track with Paris – something we can all follow – is such a valuable contribution at this critical time.feedback

Rod Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

We need to act now to lower our carbon emissions by improving energy efficiency, switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy and tackling climate change head on.feedback

Greg Clark

Our iconic black cabs are famous across the world. The London Taxi Company's impressive new factory and R&D facility showcases the innovation that makes the UK a world leader in the development of new automotive technologies. Through our ambitious industrial strategy, we are committed to building on our strengths and taking advantage of the opportunities the new low-carbon economy provides.feedback

Annette Shanahan

When he stood up he realized something was wrong. He realized he was fuzzy and not right also. My husband went and looked to see if our children were home. But I couldn't stand up. I was thinking in my head I was having a heart attack. I slid down on my side down the stairs and he had gotten my cellphone to call our children to find out where they were.feedback

Bob Brown

Adani's coalmine will be the most dangerous in our history, ramping up global carbon pollution precisely when emissions need to be drastically cut.feedback

Charlie Enright

Now that we've done this once, we feel we can improve in every single area of the event itself, whether it's the way we choose to approach Cape Horn or the reduction of our overall carbon footprint.feedback

Stephen Hawking

Trump was elected by people who felt disenfranchised by the governing elite in a revolt against globalization. His priority will be to satisfy his electorate, who are neither liberal nor that well-informed. We have already seen this in the promise to build a wall along the Mexican border and the sanctioning of two oil pipelines and the appointment to the Environmental Protection Agency of Scott Pruitt, a man who does not believe carbon dioxide causes climate change.feedback

Annette Shanahan

My son started coming here and he got here before the police. Then my husband handed me the phone and I dialed 911. We didn't have the presence of mind to think to get out of the house. All I got out was our address. I said, 'I can't breathe' and kept repeating our address. We had a tankless gas hot water heater. The vent had gotten iced shut. And both our kids had both taken showers earlier that night. When we went to bed our daughter was taking a shower and she left for a friend's house. And then our son showered right after that. It sucked up the gas and pushed it right into our room.feedback

Annette Shanahan

We usually sleep with our door closed and right before we went to sleep she was outside our door meowing which is very unusual. So I thought, 'Oh I'll just let her in. She wasn't' feeling well. She sensed something was wrong before that I guess.feedback

James Banks

She's an awesome kid. I wish I could carbon copy and continue to produce her year after year after year.feedback

Patrick Meehan

I have not been a supporter of carbon taxes in the past, and I don't think I would be inclined to as we move into the future.feedback

Abigail Ambrosia

Dwarfing appears to be a common evolutionary response of some mammals during past global warming events, and the extent of dwarfing seems related to the magnitude of the event. Abrupt perturbations of the global carbon cycle during the early Eocene are associated with rapid global warming events, which are analogous in many ways to present greenhouse warming.feedback

Ian Harnett - Jaguar Land Rover

Our future is low-carbon, clean and efficient. Our programme to reduce our burden on the National Grid doesn't end here; we seek continual improvements, both in how we can reduce energy consumption further and how to minimise our carbon emissions. Our aim is to give our customers an assurance that the company's electricity will come from renewable sources: those being in addition to the solar array at our Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton - one of the largest rooftop installations in Europe.feedback

Tuomas Riski

We are privileged and excited to be collaborating with Maersk Tankers, Shell, and the ETI on this project. We are optimistic that support for this trial from these industry leading organizations will open up the market for our technology to a larger number of long-range product tanker vessels – paving the way for ship fuel efficiencies, and ultimately reducing emissions, including greenhouse gases. As an abundant and free renewable energy, wind power has a role to play in supporting the shipping industry to reduce its fuel consumption and meet impending carbon reduction targets.feedback

Pieter Tans

It's not enough to pull the excess that's in the atmosphere at that time – we'd also have to pull out what went into the oceans. If we want to undo this, we would have to artificially pull out all of the cumulative emissions since preindustrial times.feedback

Pieter Tans

Over the last decade, a more average rate [of increase] is about 2.4 parts per million per year. So record-high CO2 emissions, even though they stay flat, translates directly into a record-high CO2 increase [in the atmosphere. If we then proceeded by technical means – by some invention or some chemical engineering development – to pull CO2 out of the atmosphere and bury it, then the additional CO2 that's in the oceans will come back into the atmosphere.feedback

Keith Seitter

The world's 7 billion people are causing climate to change and our emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are the primary cause. This is a conclusion based on the comprehensive assessment of scientific evidence. It is based on multiple independent lines of evidence that have been affirmed by thousands of independent scientists and numerous scientific institutions around the world. We are not familiar with any scientific institution with relevant subject matter expertise that has reached a different conclusion.feedback

Ben van Beurden - Royal Dutch Shell

Shell is a long-time supporter of government-led carbon pricing mechanisms globally and has been a vocal supporter of both Canada's and the state of Alberta's climate plans. We believe climate change is real. We believe action is going to be needed. We believe we are in the middle of an energy transition that is unstoppable.feedback

Tom Ellacott - Wood Mackenzie

There is a low-carbon element because these are some of the most carbon-intensive barrels in the oil sector. But it's more about a general industry trend we're seen around repositioning portfolios lower down the cost curve.feedback

David Doniger - Natural Resources Defense Council

After obscuring his true views during his Senate confirmation hearings, Scott Pruitt has outed himself as a pure climate denier. Having an EPA administrator who claims carbon pollution is not the primary cause of climate change is like having a U.S. surgeon general who says smoking is not the primary cause of lung cancer.feedback

Ben van Beurden - Royal Dutch Shell

We are right in the middle of transforming the company into the company of the future. Trust has been eroded to the point where it is an issue for our long-term future.feedback

Kevin E. Trenberth

Pruitt has demonstrated that he is unqualified to run the EPA or any agency. There is no doubt whatsoever that the planet is warming and it is primarily due to increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from burning of fossil fuels.feedback

Scott Pruitt

This idea that if you're pro-environment you're anti-energy is just something we've got to change so that attitude is something we're working on very much.feedback

Scott Pruitt

I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it's a primary contributor to the global warming that we see . But we don't know that yet ... We need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis.feedback

Andrew M. Cuomo

Our investments in this clean energy resource create jobs, reduce carbon emissions, support economic growth, and help build a cleaner, greener New York for all.feedback

Brian Schatz

Anyone who denies over a century's worth of established science and basic facts is unqualified to be the administrator of the EPA.feedback

Michael Brune - Sierra Club

The arsonist is now in charge of the fire department, and he seems happy to let the climate crisis burn out of control.feedback

Scott Pruitt

So, no, I would not agree that (carbon dioxide) is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see. I do not believe climate change is a hoax.feedback

Tristan Smith

In a decarbonising world, there is no place for LNG as more than a short-term transition marine fuel, and it will need to be replaced by genuine low carbon fuels.feedback

David Doniger - Natural Resources Defense Council

The mask is off. After obscuring his true views during his Senate confirmation hearings, Scott Pruitt has outed himself as a pure climate denier.feedback

Scott Pruitt

I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there is tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact. So no, I would not agree that it is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see. But we don't know that yet, we need to continue to debate, continue the review and analysis.feedback

Michael Brune - Sierra Club

The arsonist is now in charge of the fire department and he seems happy to let the climate crisis burn out of control.feedback

Scott Pruitt

I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it's a primary contributor to the global warming that we see. But we don't know that yet ... We need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

The world of science is about empirical evidence, not beliefs. When it comes to climate change, the evidence is robust and overwhelmingly clear that the cost of inaction is unacceptably high. I cannot imagine what additional information the administrator might want from scientists for him to understand that.feedback

Scott Pruitt

There are a lot of changes that need to take place at my agency to restore the rule of law and federalism.feedback

Kevin E. Trenberth

Pruitt has demonstrated that he is unqualified to run the EPA or any agency. There is no doubt whatsoever that the planet is warming, and it is primarily due to increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from burning of fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and we can demonstrate clearly that the observed warming of the planet would not have occurred without that change in atmospheric composition. These are scientific facts, not opinion, and it is incumbent on politicians to take account of the scientific evidence.feedback

Geoff Summerhayes

Markers that have been put down in the last year are significant and markets are already adjusting to those markers and the extent to which the draft report to FSB is adopted or not, we are of the view that a transition is under way to a lower-carbon world and that has implications on the risks that Apra-regulated entities need to oversee. Hence we expect them to be having a conversation about it.feedback

Matt Drum

We're still churning through our carbon budget pretty quickly and, if you run a trend line from when we made our Paris commitment, we're still way over and getting further and further behind. The only thing that's keeping us in the ballgame at all is our renewable energy generation. This makes sense when there's no other feasible carbon policy on the table at the moment. ERF [the emissions reduction fund] isn't doing it. Direct Action more broadly isn't going anywhere near it ….feedback

David Ellsworth

It means that our soils simply lack the available nutrients that would let trees take advantage of the extra CO2 they find in the air.feedback

David Ellsworth

The world pays a lot of attention to climate change modelling, including predictions on the amount of carbon that will be stored in trees. These reports are based on models and data taken largely from temperate forests where nutrients are in adequate supply, meaning that estimates on carbon absorption do not account for nutrient shortages on forest productivity. Australia's soils are very old and weathered by millions of years of sun and rain, meaning soils are very low in nutrients, and most of the available nutrients are tied up inside wood, leaves and roots.feedback

Deborah Sivas

It feels like this very technical thing about, blah blah, waivers, blah blah blah,' but it's a very important part of the climate policy. People aren't going to stop driving, really. And transportation's 40 percent of carbon emissions. The only way to get [those emissions] down is to get [fuel] mileage up. If the feds are going to take their foot off the gas–and to fight the states who are doing it–it could be a huge setback.feedback

Fiona Simson

We need to look at the evidence – it may not be that an EIS is what the [Finkel] review comes up with. However, I would urge the prime minister to look at the evidence that is produced by the review and to take heed of the review.feedback

Fiona Simson

In agriculture it's absolutely devastating – we have businesses that rely on secure, reliable and affordable electricity to conduct cool stores that store fruit, for example, that run their milking machines for their cows, that run irrigation pumps for their fruit and their vegetables. Initially when [the federal government] announced their review we were delighted that everything was put on the table.feedback

Josh Frydenberg

While carbon emissions per capita have declined from 24.1 tonnes in 2011 to 22.2 tonnes in 2015 and energy efficiency improvements are reducing electricity demand, the report makes clear that, for the world to meet its Paris goals, there is much more to do.feedback

David Pugh - IDTechEx

A Chinese car manufacturer recently launched a carbon-independent vehicle covered in solar panels. There's a lot of growth potential in this area, though [that growth] is probably 10 years away.feedback

Julien Vincent

The first step to back up that commitment is to stop expanding the carbon fuel economy. We're not talking small projects, we're talking about opening up one of the largest offshore oil bases in Norway, or a new gas field in PNG. I think it's definitely become a lot harder for banks to fund coal because it's so clearly connected to climate change and other environmental and social issues.feedback

Rhea Suh

EPA's clean car standards are driving unprecedented reductions in carbon pollution and saving drivers money at the pump. Strong standards have been a critical factor in the auto industry's recovery from financial distress, so it makes no sense to reverse this progress.feedback

Thoriq Ibrahim

Climate change is happening but we are not leaving the Maldives to the waves. We are going nowhere. The dream [of making the Maldives carbon neutral] is over. We are looking to be a low-carbon country.feedback

Guenther Steiner

We had good brakes on Tuesday and we had good brakes today but yesterday that was one of our problems. We weren't consistent with the brakes so we had to put another set of brakes on. I would say it throws the driver off his focus when the brake doesn't work consistent, he's like 'oh is it coming back?feedback

Guenther Steiner

No with the other one we haven't tested enough yet to know whether they are consistent or not. We had a test last year but we haven't come to a conclusion and we still need to test them for this year because we were late with the sign off, so they have to use new brakes because the discs are thicker, so we haven't got them yet.feedback

Guenther Steiner

We are not completely done with the brakes. With the brakes our biggest problem is our inconsistency, again, we have sometimes a brake which we are really happy with and the drivers are really happy with and then we get a set which we are not happy with. You lose a lot of time because it's not only to change it, the driver loses the confidence and then when you put the next one on he needs to get into a state again that he's confident with what he gets. So we are not done with it yet.feedback

Timothy Lane

We will continue to pursue low, stable and predictable inflation amid the structural shift to a lower-carbon economy. But the more profound structural changes that will be taking place are likely to have important consequences for both aggregate supply and demand, which we will need to consider carefully as we conduct monetary policy. In the short run, they may be viewed as a downside risk to economic activity in Canada, which we would take into account in our risk management framework for monetary policy.feedback

Daniel Walton

Cheap gas has traditionally fuelled Australia's energy competitiveness and powered downstream manufacturing for decades. Going forward it should be providing abundant and cost-effective carbon reductions as Australia moves to a cleaner energy future.feedback

Sushant Gupta - Wood Mackenzie

Increase in cost from this carbon tax regulation could be between $0.40 and $0.70 per barrel coming from the refining sector. By 2019, we expect gross refinery margins to be $4 to $5 per barrel, so the profit margins could be impacted by 10 to 15 per cent. Passing on these costs to products will be tough as those prices are set by international market… Reducing energy intensity of operations will be key to remain competitive.feedback

Andrew M. Cuomo

New York is a national leader in clean energy, and the tremendous growth of the solar industry across this state demonstrates this renewal technology's increased accessibility and affordability for residents and businesses. Our investments in this clean energy resource create jobs, reduce carbon emissions, support economic growth, and help build a cleaner, greener New York for all.feedback

Gabriel Yvon-Durocher

This is the first experiment to investigate the long-term effects of warming in aquatic ecosystems. Given the substantial contribution small ponds make to the emission of greenhouse gases, it is vital to understand how they might respond to global warming. Our findings show that warming can fundamentally alter the carbon balance of small ponds over a number of years, reducing their capacity to absorb carbon dioxide and increasing emissions of methane.feedback

Andrew Koscharsky

Existing green projects such as solar will enjoy the much needed premium (as they are not taxed).feedback

Peter Lee - Microsoft Research

The proposed carbon tax on emitters would prove a significant drag on industry profit-margins.feedback

Trevor Sikoriski - Energy Aspects

Staying in the EU ETS sounds a lot like being half in and half out, which May seemed to be ruling out as a principle.feedback

Ian Duncan

I don't think it will have a future in the EU ETS after the UK leaves (Europe). Were the UK to be part of a system over which it could have no influence. I think that would be very difficult.feedback

Giles Dickson

Wind energy is now a mainstream and essential part of Europe's electricity supply. It is also a mature and significant industry in its own right, now providing 330,000 jobs and billions of euros of European exports. With all the talk about the transition to low-carbon, things should be looking good long-term for the wind industry in Europe. But they're not. Government policy on energy across Europe is less clear and ambitious than it was a few years ago. Only 7 out of 28 EU Member States have targets and policies in place for renewables beyond 2020.feedback

Ted Halstead

The climate problem is not going away. It will only get worse. To be blunt, in this political environment I don't think this moves unless it has White House support.feedback

Grover Norquist

Now that the GOP can repeal all the anti-energy, anti-job regs--the Left offers to trade those regs for a carbon tax. Nice try. No.feedback

Violeta Bulc

The European Union is now focused on getting the global scheme up and running. We are serious about achieving carbon neutral growth for aviation worldwide, and we will provide technical support to make it happen.feedback

Aruna Kumarankandath - Centre for Science and Environment

To encourage innovations like this, we would need more state backing, just as we have seen in the renewables space. These technologies are hard to develop and scale.feedback

Aniruddha Sharma - Carbon Clean Solutions

Carbon capture technology may have the single biggest impact on emissions reduction. But for it to be widely used, it's very important that the technology be cost-effective. The next wave of innovation will reduce the cost further, perhaps even by half, to the point where it's almost equivalent to or less than the emissions tax. Then, it would make more sense to capture the carbon than to emit it.feedback

James Leaton - Carbon Tracker

There appears to be a desire to justify business-as-usual at some companies, which does not constitute sound risk management.feedback

James Leaton - Carbon Tracker

Oil majors already do scenario analysis but, as Exxon previously indicated, they do not assign sufficient probability to a rapid (low-carbon) transition.feedback

Nezir Sinani

The World Bank has pledged to help countries adopt a low-carbon development path, specifically by phasing out fossil fuel subsidies and promoting a carbon tax. However, the bank's policy lending does the opposite, by introducing tax breaks for coal power plants and coal export infrastructure.feedback

Spencer Dale - BP

The actual implications of change in U.S. policy are unlikely to be a big game changer. The U.S. has played an enormous leadership role together with China in galvanizing international support (for action on climate change) .... Much of that improvement in the outlook for carbon emissions isn't happening in America. Improvements within America are due to energy efficiency ... which are still quite valued in an economy that encourages growth and competitiveness.feedback

Donald J. Trump

To begin with, the whole push for renewable energy is being driven by the wrong motivation, the mistaken belief that global climate change is being caused by carbon emissions. If you don't buy that – and I don't – then what we have is really just an expensive way of making the tree-huggers feel good about themselves.feedback

James Parrinello

With CARB's logic, or illogic, it could raise myriad revenue limited only by its own creativity.feedback

Barack Obama

Our national interest would be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. America is now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change. And frankly, approving this project would have undercut that global leadership.feedback

Kevin O'Leary

All [Trudeau's] policies on corporate tax, carbon tax, tax this, tax that, are completely out of sync with the U.S.. He should have used the Trump election to basically pivot. He didn't do that.feedback

Alex Jackson - Natural Resources Defense Council

For a jurisdiction as large as California, that's not small potatoes. This lawsuit strikes at the heart of how this program is operated.feedback

Amyas Morse

The Department (BEIS) must learn lessons from this experience if it is to stand any chance of ensuring the first CCS plants are built in the near future.feedback

Meg Hillier

Taxpayers will be alarmed that disagreement between departments means the taxpayers have little to show for the 100 million pounds the government spent.feedback

Meg Hillier

The government will have to work hard to restore investor confidence in carbon capture and storage, or come up with cost-effective alternatives to meet the UK's decarbonisation target.feedback

Rick Perry

We truly advocated an all-of-the-above strategy, reducing carbon emissions not just through development of cleaner fossil fuels, but through the development of renewable sources too.feedback

Oleg Deripaska - Rusal

We need to implement a carbon price, let's say tomorrow and maybe even escalate it a little to show a strong signal for people that it will be done properly.feedback

Gavin Schmidt

That's pretty unusual, but what's going on is this a long-term underlying trend that's driven mainly by greenhouse gases and the fact that carbon dioxide is continuing to increase.feedback

Petteri Taalas - World Meteorological Organisation

2016 was an extreme year for the global climate and stands out as the hottest year on record. But temperatures only tell part of the story. Long-term indicators of human-caused climate change reached new heights in 2016. Carbon dioxide and methane concentrations surged to new records. Both contribute to climate change.feedback

Kevin O'Leary

It means that we have to pivot, we have to be competitive. While he's lowering taxes, we're raising them. While he's eliminating carbon taxation, we're making it even more expensive to operate a business here.feedback

Dermot Nolan - Office of Gas and Electricity Markets

We need a more flexible energy system so that we can make the transition to a lower carbon future. A more flexible system will also ensure customers get the most out of new smart technologies.feedback

Bob Dinneen

This should answer the critics who have repeated Big Oil's polemic that renewable biofuels somehow increase carbon emissions.feedback

Dermot Nolan - Office of Gas and Electricity Markets

We need a more flexible energy system so that we can make the transition to a lower carbon future. Having a legally separate system operator will allow it to take on a more proactive role in managing the system and working with others, while mitigating any conflicts of interest.feedback

Wendel Trio - Climate Action Network

One of the big surprises for many people is the high-carbon intensity of the electricity production in Germany because that's the country where renewable energy has been promoted most. They've lead the solar energy revolution by investing a lot.feedback

Barack Obama

I remain convinced that no country is better suited to confront the climate challenge and reap the economic benefits of a low-carbon future than the United States.feedback

Barack Obama

Despite the policy uncertainty that we face, I remain convinced that no country is better suited to confront the climate challenge and reap the economic benefits of a low-carbon future than the United States. President-elect Donald Trump will have the opportunity to do so. The latest science and economics provide a helpful guide for what the future may bring.feedback

Nick Green - Thrive Market

We actually tag every single product that comes on the site. If they want it to be fair trade, and vegan, and a carbon-neutral company.feedback

Maki Shinzawa

Cigarette smoking releases nicotine and other harmful or potentially harmful substances, such as nitrogen oxide, polycarbonate, and carbon monoxide, some of which cross the placenta. Some of these trans-placental substances may affect foetal programming of the kidney during pregnancy.feedback