(ETS) Emissions Trading Scheme

US Cap and Trade Growing, May Hit $2 Billion By 2020

March 20, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

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America’s first functioning cap-and-trade program recently marked its sixth anniversary with perhaps its strongest auctions yet – but exponentially greater success may be just around the corner.[read more]

Aviation Global Warming Pollution Will Rise Without New Action

March 6, 2013 by Jake Schmidt

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Aviation’s contribution to climate change is projected to almost triple by 2050 without any new action.[read more]


100% Renewable Energy - The Only Way Forward

January 8, 2013 by Anna Leidreiter

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 It is a fact that non-renewable energies will, by definition, run out. It is also a fact that in the meantime, dependence on these energy sources is causing multiple existential global crises. If human beings are to preserve modernity and planetary habitability, we must soon shift to 100% renewable energy in all sectors. A fossil-...[read more]

Fixing the European Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) [Video]

December 24, 2012 by David Thual

Sonja Van Renssen, leading environment journalist for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster , met with the European Commission's Director General for Climate Action, Jos Delbeke, to discuss proposals for fixing the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme(ETS).“If there is a consensus, or a quasi-consensus...[read more]

Is the first emissions reductions mechanism usually the strongest?

April 13, 2012 by David Hone

Energy policy development over the last decade has shown one thing for certain, governments the world over are persistent in their desire to alter the energy mix and/or at least begin to manage emissions. How can businesses best respond to this trend and what role should they play?[read more]

Feed-in Tariffs Levy Larger Price Incentive for Clean Energy than European Emissions Trading Scheme

April 4, 2012 by Breakthrough Institute

Carbon-pricing advocates regularly point to European nations for examples of appropriate and effective clean energy deployment policies. Surging growth rates for solar and wind, coupled with regional declines in carbon emissions, are cited as clear vindications of Europe's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the carbon-trading program that...[read more]

European Energy Companies Form Alternative Energy Alliance

February 29, 2012 by Antonio Pasolini

  European energy companies have come together to call for 2030 targets in emissions reductions, alternative energy and energy efficiency.    Formed by Acciona (Spain), DONG Energy (Denmark), EDP (Portugal), Eneco (the Netherlands), EWE (Germany), Public Power Corporation (Greece), Sorgenia (Italy) and SSE (UK), the...[read more]

Big Names Shamed As Carbon Emissions Made Public For The First Time

November 15, 2011 by David Thorpe

The public is now able to see for the first time which companies and organisations are making a real effort to reduce their carbon emissions and which are not. The carbon savers and the carbon slackers have all been made visible under the first Performance League Tables of the Energy Efficiency Scheme, published today by the Environment Agency.[read more]

Cold, Hard Climate Economics

November 10, 2011 by Gernot Wagner

Global warming is happening faster and with more intensity than anyone expected, yet the fossil-fueled right has succeeded in removing the issue almost entirely from the agenda through a false pretense of defending "free markets." In response, environmentalists have tended to retreat further into their own organically padded corners,...[read more]

Ambitious Carbon Reduction Targets For The UK, But . . .

May 19, 2011 by David Hone

On Tuesday in the House of Commons, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, announced that the UK would adopt the recommendations of the Climate Change Committee and shift the economy towards ambitious 2030 carbon reductions.But there is an important caveat to this ambition – namely the need to ensure alignment with the EU.[read more]