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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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Who and what is bigger than how.

Sometimes you see an argument that communist or socialist approaches to environmental protection are doomed to fail.  They say: “Just look at what happened in the Soviet Union.” Then a communist might say: “Well, they did it wrong in that … Continue reading

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Lots of leadership but not from the top

Sometimes we are disappointed in the lack of leadership on climate matters by political leaders.  The former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan talked of that lack of leadership on climate change as “inexcusable” and “shocking”.  He was referring to the leaders … Continue reading

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Climate asymptotery

In maths I learnt that an asymptote is a line which gets closer and closer to another line but never actually reaches it. This is happening with climate change science. The fourth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate … Continue reading

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