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An unlikely encounter – Günther and Gross

Some people don’t like it when the dimension of time is distorted.  Yet, it happened at least once in Telford.  A most unlikely encounter occurred when Günther, an EU bureaucrat in 2012, bumped into Derek Gross, travel porn mogul in … Continue reading

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Can the debt crisis help cure the EU ETS?

“Drop everything!” cried Günther the other day, bursting through my door.  His voice was trembling with excitement.  “We have the solution; you won’t believe it.  It is so elegantly simple.  And … totally legal,” he purred. I sat him down, … Continue reading

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Signal confusion

Does the EUA price constitute a signal or not?  Should it? Trevor Sikorsky of Barclays Capital argues in Barclays’ Quarterly Carbon Standard (26th March 2012) that: “It is expectations that drive such investment [in clean technology] … not current prices.” … Continue reading

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What will we do with our money? Or: is clean-tech self-defeating?

Environmental policy is predicated on a certain vision of the world.  It’s a clean version of today’s world.  It’s got all the comfort and convenience and fulfilment of today’s world without the smells. To build the clean world policy-makers insist … Continue reading

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