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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]

The Carbon Price Challenge

February 27, 2015 by David Lawrence
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There are many practical benefits to the Carbon Price Challenge We choose our own carbon price as a strong motivator to reduce emissions of CO2. We tax ourselves using that carbon price and our carbon tax and energy cost savings are returned to us to reinvest in cleaner energy investments of our choice.[read more]

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Missing from the State of the Union: A Carbon Price

January 23, 2015 by Jason Brown
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Many in the climate community are applauding President Obama’s discussion of climate change in his recent State of the Union speech. But he did not present a policy for placing a limit on, and then reducing, the amount of greenhouse gases we emit. What he did not advocate for was a price on carbon. Why?[read more]

5 Reasons Why Low Oil Prices are Good for the Environment

January 21, 2015 by Assaad W. Razzouk
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Oil Price Collapse and Environmental Impacts

Our binge on fossil fuels is partly driven by gigantic subsidies. Low oil prices allow these to be tackled without a material impact on consumer (read voter) pockets. This is a chance to throw out fossil fuel subsidies, and bring in a robust carbon price.[read more]

Carbon Pricing in 2014

January 8, 2015 by David Hone
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Pricing Carbon

While there was a great deal of focus throughout 2014 on the road to Paris and the UNFCCC process and international negotiations that are taking us all there, the real developments of the year were around carbon pricing. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing.[read more]

What's the Worst That Could Happen?

July 8, 2014 by Severin Borenstein

Carbon Price and Futures

California’s year-and-a-half old cap-and-trade market for reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) has drawn renewed interest over the last few weeks, since the EPA announced its initiative for limiting greenhouse gases from existing power plants.[read more]

Carbon Pricing and Bedfellows

July 7, 2014 by David Hone

Carbon Pricing Politics

There is a well-known saying that “Politics makes strange bedfellows”. In recent weeks, carbon pricing has seen its share of media exposure and strange bedfellows, although this shouldn’t come as a surprise given that it is all about politics anyway.[read more]

Climate Change and the American Economy

May 30, 2014 by Elias Hinckley
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The 3rd National Climate Assessment was released earlier this month, painting what amounts to a very frightening picture of the spiraling costs of climate change and climate disruption to America and highlighting the need to price carbon dioxide emissions.[read more]

Types of Carbon Pricing, Part 3 of 3

May 15, 2014 by Adam Whitmore
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The benefits of hybrid schemes include elements of both quantity and price management, with implications for the design of carbon pricing schemes around the world. In practice most carbon pricing schemes are to some extent already hybrids, but here a preferred form of hybrid is suggested.[read more]

A New Call for Carbon Pricing

May 12, 2014 by David Hone

Carbon Pricing

 

In the lead up to the United Nations Climate Summit coming in September of this year, the Abu Dhabi Ascent was held on May 4th and 5th as the only preparatory event. Former Vice President Al Gore was one of the keynote speakers of the Ascent.[read more]

Types of Carbon Pricing, Part 2 of 3

May 7, 2014 by Adam Whitmore

Carbon taxes define a set price for all emissions from a jurisdiction and a particular time. For jurisdictions accounting for a small proportion of emissions and looking at limited time horizons variations in emissions will have little effect on the stock of GHGs in the atmosphere.[read more]

Types of Carbon Pricing: Part 1 of 3

April 30, 2014 by Adam Whitmore

This post is the first of three summarizing the various and differing features of carbon pricing instruments – emissions trading (cap-and-trade), carbon taxes, and hybrids – and commenting on some of the implications for existing carbon pricing schemes.[read more]

The Continuing Spread of Carbon Pricing

January 17, 2014 by Adam Whitmore
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Carbon Pricing Spread

For my first post this year it seems timely to review progress on implementing carbon pricing around the world. As I’ve previously noted, the spread of carbon pricing during the past decade has been remarkable. It has become a worldwide phenomenon.[read more]

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Exploring Microsoft's Carbon Price and Its 5 Steps to Carbon Neutrality

December 30, 2013 by Jim Pierobon

Microsoft and Carbon Pricing

The number of companies taking tangible steps to prepare for and prosper in a lower-carbon economy is growing, even absent a national carbon tax or cap-and-trade regime. Their actions speak louder than the hyperbole that advocates are using to argue for and against paying for carbon emissions.[read more]

World Energy Council: We Need Strong & Predictable Carbon Pricing

December 2, 2013 by Zachary Shahan
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Carbon Pricing and the WEC

To help push for action at COP 19, the World Energy Council (WEC) recently published a report pushing for what many others — including some prominent Republicans (not the ones in office, unfortunately) — have been pushing for: strong and predictable carbon pricing.[read more]