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Solar Energy – Proving Advantageous for Your Business

by Vista Solar  (Oct. 10, 2014)

Energy costs constitute a sizeable part of operational costs for any commercial establishment, whether it is a public or a private enterprise. If a firm invests in solar energy, it not only contributes towards decreasing carbon footprint, but also helps create a better world for forthcoming generations. Though, in the initial years, an investment ...

How some climate “wins” can lead to other uphill battles in the clean energy fight

by Ensia  (Oct. 14, 2014)

Proponents should consider all possible reactions in order to create a smoother path forward for clean energy. As the adage goes, following every action is a reaction. As elsewhere, this is true in politics, where every move is followed by a series of countermeasures. Lately, climate and energy have increasingly been at the political fore. It ...

Interview: how to charge firms for CO2 emissions without it costing jobs

by European Parliament  (Sep. 24, 2014)

Charging companies for CO2 emissions can be a great way of encouraging them to become cleaner, but also risks pushing them to move production to somewhere with lower environmental standards. The European Commission aims to prevent the practice known as carbon leakage by continuing to give some allowances away for free. Bas Eickhout proposed to ...

A CGE assessment of the Australian carbon tax policy

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 29, 2014)

In July 2012, the Australian Government introduced a price on carbon at an initial price of $23 per tonne. Despite the detailed modelling undertaken by the Commonwealth Treasury, there has been continuing speculation about the economic impact of the carbon tax in Australia. In this paper, we build a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model ...

Carbon Tax to Reduce Pollution

by Stanford Magnets  (Mar. 18, 2014)

Countries around the world are planning to take action against environmental population and other related issues that take place as a result of fossil fuel emissions. In fact, several countries have gone as far as to implement different measures in order to reduce the carbon dioxide pollution. Carbon tax is one such initiative taken by the UK ...

Honolulu’s LED Lamps: Cutting on Carbon and Trimming Tax

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Mar. 19, 2014)

Honolulu, the Hawaiian capital’s energy costs rank tenth on the pollution lists. In an attempt to reduce this figure, the city mayor wants to install solar street lamps which will help cut tax and Greenhouse Gas emissions. Hawaii stands third in least energy consumption per capita, but the increasingly high population density mounts up its ...

REDD+ progress is possible — just look at Indonesia

by SciDev.Net  (Sep. 16, 2014)

In the global drive to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, REDD+ transactions have become prominent. REDD+ stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation plus safeguards, such as transparent governance and respect for indigenous peoples’ rights and knowledge. REDD+ transactions agree ways for governments, communities and ...

Carbon-intensive stock prices fall as tax looms

by Trucost Plc  (Feb. 28, 2013)

Several companies identified by Trucost as most exposed to carbon liabilities in South Africa have seen their share prices fall, after the Treasury announced that a carbon tax will start in 2015. ...

The impact of potential climate policy on the coal bed methane investment in China - a real option–based study

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 29, 2014)

In this paper, based on the real option theory, the impact of the potential climate policy on the coal bed methane (CBM) investment in China is assessed from the perspective of CBM investment under the uncertainties of future climate policy and CBM market price. The threshold values of the market and policy variables to promote CBM project ...

Carbon tax and energy resource in Indian power sector

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 4, 2012)

Global warming is a universal problem nowadays. The recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen was partially successful because all participating countries realised the damages caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and promise to mitigate in the future course of time. India has also promised to reduce 20% to 25% of these ...

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