carbon accounting

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]

Energy Quote of the Day: On the World's Forests and Climate Change

April 7, 2015 by Edward Dodge

Climate Change and Forest Health

4 billion tons of carbon have been added to plants above ground since 2003. Most growth has resulted from tree-planting programs in China, regrowth in former Soviet states and high rainfall in African, Australian and South American savannas. But there has been large-scale deforestation in Brazil and Indonesia.[read more]

Our High-Energy Planet

April 9, 2014 by Max Luke

One billion people lack access to electricity, and billions more still burn wood and dung for their basic energy needs. Our High-Energy Planet, a new report from an international group of energy and environment scholars, outlines a radically new framework for meeting the energy needs of the global poor.[read more]

Monitoring Atmospheric Carbon [VIDEO]

March 18, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Studying Atmospheric Carbon

Dr. Paul Fraser of the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) explains how he and his team monitor atmospheric CO2 concentrations globally. Beginning in 1974, CSIRO was one of the first non-American organization to measure CO2 in the atmosphere.[read more]

'Show Me the Money,' or CO2 Mitigation at COP 19?

November 20, 2013 by David Hone

Mitigation at COP 19

After the first week of the Warsaw COP, an observer could be excused for wondering what exactly the thousands of delegates meeting here were actually discussing. The closest the negotiators came to talking about CO2 mitigation was when Japan announced its new 2020 target.[read more]

Cumulative Carbon Featured by IPCC

October 8, 2013 by David Hone

IPCC Report and Carbon

The IPCC Report presented further evidence of the case for anthropogenic climate change. But another important development was the concept that cumulative total emissions of CO2 and global mean surface temperature response are approximately linearly related.[read more]