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

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...

Posted May 19, 2011    

Renewable Energy – What Is The IPCC Telling Us?

Later this month the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) will launch a very substantial report on Renewable Energy and Climate Change. In advance of that, a “Summary for Policy Makers” was released early this week following the 11th...

Posted May 13, 2011    

Tough Times In Australia For Carbon

The development of an acceptable carbon price policy framework in Australia is proving to be both politically and socially challenging. Recent media reports indicate that the clear support from business for “carbon price certainty” has the caveat of...

Posted May 6, 2011    

DOWNLOAD: Carbon Pricing –A “Must Have” For WBCSD’s Vision 2050

In the past few months I have written quite a bit about carbon pricing, both from the perspective of regions that already have it and are debating its future and regions that don’t but are considering implementation – in some cases in the midst of a...

Posted April 28, 2011    

Greener Britain: Is There A Winning Technology?

I recently participated in The Economist Debate, Towards a Greener Britain: Is there a Winning Technology? The video is now available online.   It was an interesting evening featuring a range of speakers from academia, the NGO community...

Posted April 16, 2011    

Our Climate Fate On The Toss Of A Coin?

Perhaps in response to the initial findings of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project and the reported disappointment of some climate skeptics after the lead of the project testified before a Congressional committee, the Wall Street Journal...

Posted April 8, 2011    

The Problem With 2 Carbon Prices

Last week as the UK Budget was unveiled, the government announced, to nobody’s surprise, its intention to implement a UK carbon price floor for power generators. This mechanism would operate in tandem with the EU Emissions Trading System,...

Posted April 1, 2011    

A Focus on USA Energy Policy – On Target?

It was a curious time in Washington DC last week. While the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted against three amendments on the validity of climate change science and its potential future impact, some 400 other people were meeting...

Posted March 24, 2011    

Energy impacts after Fukushima

It is hard to make any comment at all after the scenes of destruction that have been filling the airwaves since Friday. But as the immediate disaster starts to move into recovery, then rebuilding, the issue of energy supply in Japan will doubtless...

Posted March 16, 2011    

Tough choices for Australia

By the time I left Australia on Wednesday evening the debate over a carbon price in the economy had reached what I can only describe as fever pitch. It dominated the daily headlines in almost every mainstream newspaper and in Federal parliament it...

Posted March 4, 2011    

A carbon price for Australia

I am back home in Australia this week and by chance arrived on the day that the government announced its formal intention to implement a carbon price across the economy. This wasn’t exactly a surprise, given the issue is under review and a...

Posted March 1, 2011    

Carbon Nation

A new film is currently having it’s cinema release in the USA, aptly titled Carbon Nation. As the name suggests this is a story about carbon dioxide emissions, but not in the space occupied by Al Gore and the science discussion (although it briefly...

Posted February 21, 2011