2011-03-03 10:11:54Northeast USA Carbon Pricing Benefits Exceed Costs
dana1981
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Blog post on a recent study which found that the carbon cap and trade system implemented by 10 NE USA states has benefitted their economies.  I need to stick a table from the report into the post tonight, but otherwise it's ready for comments.  I'll also incorporate the results into "CO2 limits will harm the economy".

2011-03-03 15:50:03table included
dana1981
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The table is now included in the blog post.

2011-03-03 21:26:28This is a really important post
John Cook

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Dana, this is great stuff, in fact, so important a message, I think we should rethink how to publish this. The take home message is quite simple - we have real world examples where the benefits of pricing carbon outweighs the costs. Writing a simpler version of this post might be worthy fodder for Treehugger or the Guardian. So what do you think of writing a simpler version and I either email it straight to Treehugger or we publish it as a blog post. As for the original version, this either is a blog post (if we email to Treehugger) or gets integrated into the advanced rebuttal.

I'm easy either way - my concern is that this message get to as many people as possible (which requires IMO a simpler, shorter version) but being someone who hates to throw anything out, I want to retain this original, more detailed version too.

I'd also suggest a blunter, more-to-the-point headline like "A real-world example where the benefits of pricing carbon outweighs the costs".

Another alternative - I could write the basic version and use my relationship with ABC and Huffpost to try to publish it at either/both. But it's your baby so your call.

2011-03-04 03:43:55TH
dana1981
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I was going to say I thought TreeHugger already published an article on this story, but looking at their site I guess they haven't.  HuffPost did yesterday though.  So TreeHugger would be a good target - it's right up their alley.  I'm surprised they haven't covered it yet.

Is this version simple enough?

2011-03-04 06:13:02
Rob Painting
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That "simplified" version looks great Dana.

2011-03-04 06:16:59thanks
dana1981
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Thanks Rob!

2011-03-04 06:52:32
Daniel Bailey
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Is it "kilawatt" or "kilowatt"? (underneath the table)

All else has my thumb-ey

2011-03-04 08:07:56kilowatt
dana1981
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Whoops good catch, thanks Daniel.  I've got this energy monitor called a Kill-A-Watt.  It must be messing with my brain.  The correct spelling is "kilowatt".

2011-03-04 13:31:33Just emailed to Treehugger
John Cook

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Sent this off, will let you know what they do as soon as I hear from them. Possibility - if they publish it, perhaps SkS could publish the longer version and finish with "A shorter/simpler version of this article was published on Treehugger" linking there. Food for thought.

2011-03-04 15:04:03ok
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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That could work.  I'd have to update the longer version, but really there's not much difference between the two, so it might just be easier to go with the Treehugger version here too.

2011-03-05 07:18:14Published on Treehugger
John Cook

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http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/03/real-world-example-carbon-pricing-benefits-outweighing-costs.php

So Dana, I'd post this on SkS whenever you like.

2011-03-05 07:33:05done
dana1981
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Published.  By the way, note that Treehugger included the figure in the post (actually an image of a table from the report).  So maybe we can keep images in there for posts aimed at Treehugger.