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Ten policies to increase demand for low carbon living and policies

Today a think-tank (IPPR) published a call for a central bank to regulate the EU ETS.  You heard this back in May 2006 on the Bustard (http://www.thebustard.com/?p=457). So here, a few years too early, are ten policies to cut emissions. … 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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The law of the land

Non-compliance with the EU ETS It is reported that several non-EU aviation companies have not complied with their obligations under the EU ETS.  These companies have made flights within the EU which come under the scope of the EU ETS.  … Continue reading

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Late allocation is symptomatic of a deeper problem: the governance of the EU ETS

Each year companies in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) receive an allocation of free allowances.  The due date for issuing the allowances is 28th February.  Member states, as the so-called “competent” authorities are obliged to issue these allowances … Continue reading

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The EU ETS and its lack of political leadership

There is a criminal lack of political leadership in the matter of the EU ETS.  The European Commission’s hapless bureaucrats are trying to fill the gap, but their hands are tied, so the results are feeble. The Commission has been … Continue reading

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