Sacramento Bee: Business leaders prefer a carbon fee on climate change

Yes, we should be excited that leaders from 193 nations put their heads and hearts together in Paris. They made important progress in staving off the worsening damage threatened by climate change. As a former ambassador, I relish such cooperation.

At Paris Conference, Former Ambassador Eacho to Focus on a Pro-Growth, Market Based Solution to the Climate Challenge

Washington, DC -- With Alberta now moving toward a carbon tax, former U.S. Ambassador to Austria William Eacho will seek to build on the carbon-pricing momentum while at the Paris Climate Conference from December 4 to 10.

“A carbon fee is the simplest, most-efficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Eacho, a long-time business executive. “As I meet with a range of leaders in Paris, I will be making that case.” He will also be tweeting regularly from @AmbEacho.

China Will Hit Its Targets, Will the U.S.?

China is the number-one source of greenhouse gases.  But Washington Post China Bureau Chief Simon Denyer recently wrote: “There is a growing sense that a fundamental change is taking place, because of an aggressive shift into cleaner fuels, slower economic growth that has hit heavy industry hardest, and a conscious transition away from high-polluting industries that used a lot of coal and electricity.”