carbon market price Articles

  • Estimation of CO2 shadow price in Chinese provinces: an output distance function approach

    As the low–carbon issue become increasingly critical in the world. The marginal abatement cost (shadow price) of CO2 emission is a determinant in the carbon emissions trading market. This paper estimates the CO2 shadow price of different Chinese provinces based on the parametric approach: the output distance function. The results show ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How does carbon price change? Evidences from EU ETS

    By proposing the hypotheses for carbon price volatility, this paper uses variance ratio and Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition (EEMD) to analyse the carbon price. Results show that carbon market is temperature–sensitive, affected by seasonal changes, which presents a style of movement amplitude; carbon price is affected by the market mechanism at a high frequency, with the duration being less ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A `safety deposit' mechanism for US climate policy

    US policy makers are currently evaluating options to reduce domestic carbon dioxide emissions, and several economy-wide cap-and-trade proposals have been put forward in the 111th Congress. Despite mounting enthusiasm for cap-and-trade, advocates of this approach have had to defend such proposals against the criticisms that prices in the resulting carbon market will be unstable and that the ...

  • The complex issues of carbon sink: a critical overview

    The aim of the paper is to offer a systemic overview about some critical and interdependent relations among carbon offset, carbon sequestration and carbon stock. Rooting in the complexity perspective, the work discusses some relevant measurement methods and financial issues related to the land use - land use change forestry (LULUCF) applied under Kyoto Protocol rules. There are uncertainties on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nudging effective climate policy design

    This paper applies insights from behavioural economics literature to design options in climate policy in order to make suggestions on how to create and pass effective climate regulation. It posits that policymakers can have a more comprehensive toolkit for tackling climate change by utilising knowledge of flawed human behaviour. It makes three main suggestions. First, when pricing carbon, the use ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 10 common carbon credit buyer questions -- What every seller should know

    You’re a project owner or developer with a fresh project generating valuable carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol. Perhaps this is your first project, or maybe you’ve already established your track record in the market. No matter what your prior experience level, you know that 2012 is fast approaching and you want to obtain the best possible terms for selling your carbon credits. This means ...

  • 4 Key issues surrounding climate policies, carbon markets, and competitiveness

    Even in the absence of an international framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, several countries, states, and provinces are developing and implementing climate policies. A growing number of these policies include market-based programs, some of which aim to link to each other through regional and global ...

  • Australian emissions trading scheme review

    The Garnaut Climate Change Review’s approach to mitigation was initially set out in the Interim Report in February 2008. This paper focuses on the key role for an emissions trading scheme (ETS) in those mitigation efforts. It recommends an approach for Governments to consider in developing and delivering an effective ETS. Further consideration, informed by detailed economic modelling, will be ...

  • Carbon Funds, How They Work

    It could be said that when the average man on the street hears about a new Environmental Fund or Climate Change Funds its easy to imaging the observer visualizing a member of Greenpeace flogging and IPO prospectus on Wall Street. Perhaps destined to be a most undersubscribed offering.In reality many of these carbon fund raisings are employing tried-and-true investment principals such as: ...

  • Implied valuation of environmental externalities: a study of investor responses to rejection of Indian CDM project proposals

    The project registration process under the Kyoto Protocol/CDM is clearly defined, and rather elaborate, involving approval by the designated national authority ('host country approval') and culminating in the approval and issue of carbon emission reduction certificates by the CDM–executive board (EB). This paper measures the environmental externality embedded in the market valuation of a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Implement Science based GHG reduction targets using four simple levers

    Antea Group has caught a view onto the horizon and what we see coming is a concerted effort on the part of businesses to take responsibility for their GHG emissions. An important step towards realizing this vision is establishing ambitious science based targets for reduction to 2020 and beyond.   What Are Science Based Targets? Until now greenhouse gas ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Using ICT to Drive your sustainability strategy

    Australian corporations and government bodies face the imperative to create a platform in their own organisations to tackle the complex issue of climate change through sustainability strategies. Sustainability means taking responsible action and providing solutions that improve operational resilience, commercial sustainability and environmental sustainability with the resultant environmental, ...

  • Wallström Warms to Role for Aviation in EU Emissions Trading

    EU Environment Commissioner Margot Wallström has expressed cautious support for allowing European flights into the EU emissions trading scheme from 2008. Airport operator BAA has developed proposals to allow airlines to offset their rising emissions by buying EU allowances - and the UK Government looks likely to back the idea in its forthcoming aviation White Paper. Aviation's soaring ...

  • A counterfactual simulation exercise of CO2 emissions abatement through fuel–switching in the UK (2008–2012)

    This paper uses the E–simulate model of electricity generation to estimate how much the stacking order of different technologies changes when a carbon price is introduced. Different coal and gas price scenarios are explored, and some sensitivity analysis is made of the relative market share of coal and gas under various carbon price levels. The objective of the paper is to estimate how much ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bullfrog Power’s green energy and the new carbon pricing programs in Ontario and Alberta: your questions answered

    Here at Bullfrog Power, the team is pleased to see increasing provincial, federal and international action on climate to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. We’re supportive of a variety of both market-based and policy-based mechanisms to reduce carbon and fight climate change. We recognize that our customers may have questions about how these programs affect your decision to ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?

    Political hurdles and low prices have made carbon pricing a low-impact affair. But there’s still hope it can help limit climate change. Earth’s atmosphere has long served as a free dump for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases generated by humans. That is changing as policy-makers embrace economists’ advice that the best way to cut greenhouse gas emissions is to charge an ...


    By Ensia

  • A counterfactual simulation exercise of CO2 emissions abatement through fuel-switching in the UK (2008–2012)

    Abstract: This paper uses the E-simulate model of electricity generation to estimate how much the stacking order of different technologies changes when a carbon price is uitroduced. Different coal and gas price scenarios are explored, and some sensitivity analysis is made of the relative market share of coal and gas under various carbon price levels. The objective of the paper is to estimate how ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EU narrows down carbon-market overhaul options, climate action commissioner says

    The European Union's regulatory arm is winnowing down the options for a long-term overhaul of the world's biggest carbon market and aims to make a decision in the coming months, EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said. The European Commission has floated several scenarios to help curb a record glut of emission permits and boost the price of carbon in the bloc's €54 billion ($72 ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • The bottom line series: Carbon taxes

    Climate policy debates often feature discussions about the role of a carbon tax, either as an alternative or a supplement to a cap-and-trade program. This fact sheet describes the similarities and differences between the two policy approaches and answers other common questions about a tax on carbon. What is a carbon tax? A carbon tax is a fee imposed on fossil fuels, and other primary products ...

  • This was a great day!

    “The purpose of the 2014 Climate Summit was to raise political momentum for a meaningful universal climate agreement in Paris in 2015 and to galvanize transformative action in all countries to reduce emissions and build resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change. I asked leaders from government, business, finance and civil society to crystallize a global vision for low-carbon ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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