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Take a look at the chart below, which was taken from a presentation made by Jim Skea, Co-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group III, to the Parties to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) here in Bonn, Germany last week.

The curved line depicts what the Mr. Skea describes as the increase in the “level of effort, as measured by carbon price” needed to limit the increase in the average global surface to no more than 2.0°C, the aspirational goal in the Paris Agreement. That’s some steep curve!

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To say that the state of Washington has a trade-based economy would be a gross understatement. It is the most trade dependent state in the nation, with one in three jobs tied to trade either directly or indirectly. Washington exports more than $90 billion worth of products annually—everything from airplanes and electronics to grains and apples and much, much more.

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You’ve got to hand it to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They are nothing if persistent.

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Ever notice that when bad things happen to industries regulated by EPA, it’s always somebody else’s fault?

Last April, when asked about the impact of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation on the coal industry, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy responded:

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The Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently released it latest International Energy Outlook (IEO), its forecast of global trends in energy supply and demand from 2012 out to 2040.