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How Critics Try (and Fail) to Attack Carbon Pricing

November 27, 2015 by Noah Kaufman

Carbon Pricing

Carbon pricing is rapidly gaining popularity, with more than 60 national and subnational programs as well as endorsements from key political figures and more than 1,000 corporations. Like anything that goes mainstream, a backlash was inevitable.[read more]

Carbon Pricing and COP 21

November 25, 2015 by David Hone

As we get closer to COP21 there will be plenty of articles and opinion pieces put forward describing the process, speculating on the outcome and generally trying to help readers understand what exactly is going on. One such piece appeared in the Financial Times recently, written by Pilita Clark.[read more]

Uses of Revenues from Carbon Pricing

November 17, 2015 by Adam Whitmore

The introduction of carbon pricing is often accompanied by concerns about the effects on energy prices on lower income households. Rises in electricity prices to households due to pricing of power sector emissions are of concern even under schemes such as the EUETS which do not directly cover households.[read more]

Revenue from Carbon Pricing

November 2, 2015 by Adam Whitmore

The Pricing of and the Revenue from Carbon

Carbon pricing already raises over $20 billion worldwide. This has the potential to grow by an order of magnitude in the future. Just what to do with this money will be an increasingly important issue as more and more of these measures and regulations are adopted.[read more]

Commentary: A Shadow Price for Carbon is Already Here

October 26, 2015 by Amy Myers Jaffe

Like it or not, the market is pricing carbon. When Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned that “there have already been a few high profile examples of jump-to-distress pricing because of shifts in environmental policy or performance” he was not just echoing the drumbeat of famous environmental thought leaders.[read more]

FASTER Carbon Pricing Mechanisms

October 2, 2015 by David Hone

Last week New York hosted the Papal visit, the UN General Assembly with 150 world leaders gathered, and Climate Week. Arguably this had the makings of a bigger coming together than COP21 itself, although many other issues were also on the agenda, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.[read more]

A New Model for Carbon Pricing Using Blockchain Technology

September 23, 2015 by Edward Dodge

Carbon Pricing Models

Voices from governments, industry, academia, and activism have called for a price on carbon to help drive deep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions, but it is likely that no new frameworks for pricing carbon will come out of the upcoming talks in Paris.[read more]

Why Carbon Pricing Matters

September 18, 2015 by David Hone

Carbon Pricing Importance

An underpinning theme of my blog postings over the years has been discussion around government policy frameworks that seek to attach a cost to CO2 emissions – or so called carbon pricing. I have argued for them, commented on their inner workings and highlighted successes and failures along the way.[read more]

Development of Carbon Pricing Could Benefit from a Two Hundred Year Old Idea

September 15, 2015 by Adam Whitmore

Cap-and-dividend and tax-and dividend arrangements, where proceeds from carbon pricing are returned equally to all citizens, at least in part, are already in place in Switzerland, and under discussion elsewhere. They could help gain support from a wider constituency to enhance carbon pricing.[read more]

How Energizing Renewables Can Spur Carbon Pricing

September 4, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Renewables and Carbon Pricing

To avoid the worst effects of climate change, we must do more to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, we still do not have a price on carbon, one of the most prevalent greenhouse gases in the world and the biggest contributor to climate change.[read more]

Do We Have a Wicked Problem to Deal With?

September 2, 2015 by David Hone

Carbon Pricing and Environmental Policy

Two articles in Foreign Affairs highlight different routes forward for tacking the climate issue. One, by Michael Bloomberg, argues that the mitigation solution increasingly lies with cities (this isn’t just about city resilience) and the other puts the challenge squarely in front of the business community.[read more]

Carbon Pricing and Climate Science in the Media

June 8, 2015 by David Hone

Carbon and Climate and Media

The past few weeks, highlighted by the Business and Climate Summit in Paris and Carbon Expo in Barcelona, have seen many CEOs, senior political figures and institutional leaders call for increased use of carbon pricing. This is certainly the right thing to be saying, but it begs the question, “What next?”[read more]

Carbon Prices Around the World are Consistently Too Low

June 3, 2015 by Adam Whitmore

Carbon Pricing Accuracy

Carbon pricing is spreading rapidly around the world. However prices almost everywhere are far too low at the moment to price emissions efficiently. The vast majority of priced emissions – about 90% of the total – are priced below $14/tCO2, which may be too low.[read more]

Carbon Pricing: Accounting Isn't Enough

April 20, 2015 by David Hone

Unless a carbon price makes its way into the whole global energy system, then its success in bringing down emissions is far from assured. While local carbon pricing wins will appear, the global effort could be undermined by a lack of global coverage.[read more]

Business and Carbon Pricing

March 2, 2015 by David Hone

Carbon and Business

At the UN Climate Summit last September, the World Bank and others put the carbon pricing discussion back on the agenda, first with a Statement on Carbon Pricing signed by over 1000 companies and 70 governments and then with a series of side events and meetings which also carried through to COP20 in Lima.[read more]