"He's a snake in the grass, I tell ya guys; he may look dumb but that's just a disguise; he's a mastermind in the ways of espionage." Charlie Daniels, "Uneasy Rider" Tillerson - TT's Lost in Tokyo

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"The Climes, They Are A-Changin`"; Or, Dylan Does Copenhagen by TokyoTom

Apologies, but I can`t resist: I saw a news item earlier today - "Copenhagen climate summit borrows Dylan's voice" - that indicates that the COP 15 organizers (the 15th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate...

WSJ: In DC at the Economic Club, Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson again proposes a straight, rebated tax on carbon emissions (OR, climate policy gamesmanship & the importance of being earnest) by TokyoTom

Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson has done it again*, by proposing in a speech on October 1 in Washington, D.C. that the U.S. shelve cap-and-trade legislative approaches to managing greenhouse gas emissions in favor of direct carbon taxes that are rebated to consumers...

Margo Thorning / ACCF to WVa. Conservative Foundation: we need a carbon tax and other policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by TokyoTom

Margo Thorning, Chief Economist and SVP at the influential American Council for Capital Formation (and director of research for its tax and environmental policy think tank (ACCF Center for Policy Research) and managing director of its new international...

[Fixed] Exxon/Rex Tillerson: No longer willing to be "conservative" on climate risks, advocates carbon taxes and invests in carbon-lite tech by TokyoTom

[Somehow most of my excerpts of Tillerson`s speech weren`t included in my first try; there`re here this time.] It may still seem novel to some, but Exxon Mobil Corporation began throwing its weight behind carbon pricing policies more than two years ago...