Tag Archives: EU ETS

Dealing with special ones

The Bustard has been busy with real work and novel writing, hence its absence. Now right back to climate policy. The special one, Jose Mourinho, is no longer so special, and his second stint at Chelsea came to a sorry … Continue reading

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No incentive to innovate?

Industry glibly says: “The low carbon price means there is no incentive to innovate.” Hell no, there really isn’t an incentive to innovate.  How about solving a really big problem called “how does man live comfortably without smashing up the … Continue reading

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Overstretching the EU ETS

EU ETS can’t do everything – generous leakage provisions are not the way to run industrial policy. The EU wants to stimulate investment in clean technology but at the same time it wants to protect its industry from competition from … Continue reading

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Stimulus and response in the EU ETS

We use a carbon tax or an emission trading scheme to stimulate investment in clean technology.  The logic of this idea is based on several steps: we charge people for emitting CO2 and as a result some will find ways … Continue reading

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The aviation industry and climate change

Here is the aviation industry blasting the hell out of the EU ETS while it ignores a greater danger looming up behind it: climate change.  Increased turbulence will put off customers, more extreme weather events will increase the cost of … Continue reading

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