Richard Stuebi of the Cleveland Foundation discusses Florida Power & Light's call for a carbon fee (not a carbon tax, mind you!) on the Cleantech Blog. He questions whether the pendulum is swinging away from businesses supporting a cap-and-trade policy and towards a carbon tax to mitigate global warming emissions.
- Fortune Magazine reports that corporations are turning to knowledgeable, powerful nonprofits like the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) for help with corporate energy initiatives. NRDC lawyers and experts assisted Wal-Mart with its energy efficiency standards and real estate giant CB Richard Ellis with its plan to go carbon neutral by 2010.
- Doug Williams at No 1203 examines which biofuel or ethanol companies may be the next to go public.