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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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More on operations, less on investment – a better approach for ETS policy makers

EU policy makers have wasted a lot of time because of their fixation with investment as opposed to operations.  Sadly the 2030 energy paper does nothing to change this, it just continues the focus on investors. The EU ETS Directive … Continue reading

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Leaky logic about leakage

Carbon leakage is the idea that if a carbon price is imposed on manufacturers in the EU, then manufacturing will shift from the EU to other markets where there is not a carbon price or where the carbon price is … Continue reading

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Nature’s way

Today the Financial Times reports on an interview with Alistair Phillips-Davies, the head of SSE, an energy company.  Mr Phillips-Davies called for a review of government policies on funding renewable energy. [1]  His comments are eerily similar to some made … Continue reading

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Combination of EU ETS and fee and dividend

One of the most sensible ways of putting a price on emissions is the fee and dividend scheme devised by James Hansen of Columbia University.  It is also probably the most acceptable for those on the right which would prefer … Continue reading

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