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Where Are the Carbon Market Provisions?

September 10, 2015 by David Hone

Carbon Market Provisions

With just 100 days to run until COP21 in Paris and a tenth of that available for formal negotiations, the various national delegations met in Bonn last week to try and push forward the 80+ pages of text, replete with hundreds of bracketed options, into something that looks like a climate treaty.[read more]

EPA's Proposed Greenhouse Gas Regulation: Why are Conservatives Attacking its Market-Based Options?

June 9, 2014 by Robert Stavins

Professor Richard Schmalensee and I told the sordid tale of how conservatives in Congress who once supported cap and trade had come to lambast climate change legislation as “cap-and-tax.” Ironically, in doing this, conservatives have chosen to demonize their own market-based creation.[read more]

California's Cap-and-Trade Market Still Needs a Price Ceiling

October 1, 2013 by Severin Borenstein

The California Air Resources Board has issued proposed changes to their policy on price containment, which the Board will consider at their October meeting. While they are a step in the right direction, they don’t go far enough to address the fundamental risk to the market.[read more]

Can a Second Global Carbon Market Emerge?

June 10, 2013 by David Hone

global carbon market

At the very end of May Carbon Expo was held in Barcelona. There were quite a few exhibitors at the Expo hoping for life in the project mechanism market of the current “global carbon market.”[read more]

Emissions Market to Grow Renewable Energy and Reduce Greenhouse Gases

April 2, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

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Under this program, states sell emission allowances through auctions and invest the proceeds in consumer benefits including energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other clean energy technologies.[read more]

The Cautionary Tale of an Unregulated Emissions Market

August 18, 2011 by Sabina Manea

Emissions trading sceptics will feel that they have been proven right in the wake of the latest news on the emissions market; the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) has recently issued an official warning on carbon scams. The warning follows an increasing number of complaints from people who have been approached with potentially fraudulent emissions trading schemes.[read more]

How Removing Allowances Can Bolster The EU's Carbon Price

June 21, 2011 by David Hone

One of the big issues that has been debated in the EU since before the ink was even dry on the 2008/2009 Energy and Climate package (EU ETS Directive, CCS Directive, Renewable Fuel Directive etc.) is whether the EU emission reduction target should be adjusted up to 30% from the base 20% originally agreed. Formally, the shift to a 30% target is linked to the nature of an international agreement on climate change. However, there is now a case for rethinking this approach.[read more]

Carbon Capture: What are Economic and Social Benefits?

January 5, 2011 by Global CCS Institute

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a vital tool in the global fight against climate change. With its important application to the capture and storage of carbon dioxide emissions from power stations, CCS has a crucial role to play in tackling greenhouse gas emissions whilst maintaining security of supply. The International Energy Agency...[read more]