carbon trading

Model Governance and Emissions Models, Transparency and Climate Policy in China and the EU

July 1, 2014 by Sieren Ernst

Last week Reuters published a brief article updating the public on the status of the Beijing’s emissions trading system, with its thinly trade volumes and largely opaque transactions. But opaque climate policy is not merely the purview of post-communist oligarchies.[read more]

Carbon Trading in China: Short-Term Experience, Long-Term Wisdom

April 14, 2014 by Lucas Bifera

China Carbon Trading

Last week, Hubei Province became the sixth jurisdiction in China to launch a pilot carbon emissions trading program, joining Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, and Guangdong Province. In the coming months, two additional programs will be introduced in Chongqing and Qingdao.[read more]

The Big 5 of The Carbon Trade

September 4, 2013 by Lindsay Wilson

Carbon Trading

When we discuss things like a country’s carbon emissions we generally only consider those that occur within that country's borders. But where does the fuel for those emissions come from? And where do the products a country makes go?[read more]


Transforming China's Grid: Obstacles on the Path to a National Carbon Trading System

July 11, 2013 by Michael Davidson

Transforming China's Grid

This is the first post of a multi-part series on Transforming China’s Grid, where I will be critically examining China’s efforts to reinvent and decarbonize its power sector and related energy goals.[read more]

Germany and UK have greatest deficit of EU carbon allowances

February 17, 2012 by David Thorpe

Figures show that the UK and Germany have the largest deficit of allowances to pollute under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS), meaning they have to purchase more to meet their obligations.[read more]

Are carbon credit markets inherently prone to fraud and manipulation?

February 12, 2010 by Michael Giberson

The headlines about fraud in Europe’s carbon credit trading system (2010: “Fraud Besets E.U. Carbon Trade System,” 2009: “Europol: $7.4 Billion Lost from Carbon Trading Fraud in Europe“) seem to confirm what some critics of carbon credit trading have been saying all along (2007: “Carbon Trading Open Invitation To Fraud,” 2007: “The...[read more]

Our carbon bubble danger

August 5, 2009 by Big Gav

The Business Spectator has a pair of articles on the problems with carbon trading and why a carbon tax is preferable - Our carbon trading blunder.It’s a tragedy that the climate change debate is being used to pull the Coalition apart and to possibly bring on a double dissolution, because the political skirmish is obscuring significant...[read more]

What’s cooking at JPMorgan?

August 12, 2008 by Marc Gunther

While carbon offsets are controversial and always will be, they have enormous potential to promote an elusive goal: sustainable development. At their best, carbon offsets are a low-cost way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, transfer clean technology to poor countries and help people out of poverty. Which brings us to JPMorgan Chase and...[read more]

The Washington Post lamely attacks Obama’s climate ideas

February 26, 2008 by Joseph Romm

Post columnist Sebastian Mallaby, in an absurdly titled column, “Obama’s Missing Ideas,” proves once again that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Obama’s ideas about climate solutions are probably the very last place one can find something missing. Obama has a terrific climate plan, full of winning ideas, as I have blogged many...[read more]

Capping Carbon: Is Nothing Better than Something?

September 21, 2007 by Joseph Romm

How fearsome must the headlines be about tomorrow beforepeople change their ways today?– Nancy Gibbs, TIMEIn Greenland today, the ice is thawing at a pace that is alarming climate scientists. Meantime in Washington D.C., Congress remains frozen on the issue of carbon pricing. And that may be a good thing.Carbon pricing, as most readers...[read more]