carbon pricing Articles

  • The geography of carbon pricing

    Study looks at why some states could be impacted more than others if a price is put on carbon. Original story at MIT News How much will your cost of living rise if a price is put on carbon? According to a ...

  • Australia's Carbon Pricing Mechanism

    Summary: Australia’s Clean Energy Future plan is a comprehensive set of national policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and driving investments in clean energy. At its core is a carbon pricing mechanism starting in July 2012 and covering approximately 60 percent of Australia’s emissions. The pricing mechanism begins with a fixed carbon price for the first three ...

  • Corporations and Carbon Pricing

    Think liberals and environmental hipsters are leading the way on carbon pricing? Think again. According to a report just published by nonprofit environmental information organization CDP, hundreds of corporate giants, including Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil and Bank of America, are already including carbon pricing in business decisions — and many ...


    By Ensia

  • New Guide to Carbon Pricing Leadership

    At a special event on the margins of COP21, Heads of State put the spotlight on carbon pricing as a necessary and effective measure to tackle the climate change challenge. Together with a global agreement, a sufficient price for carbon ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Why US Carbon Prices Will Be Low

    Byron Swift and Aldyen Donnelly argue that the US will be a net seller of carbon. Financial signals show that the price of carbon reductions in the United States to meet the Kyoto Protocol would be low – less than $6 per ton of carbon dioxide (CO2), or $20 per ton of carbon. This low price indicates quite clearly that most US carbon reductions will be achieved domestically, international trading ...

  • Examining the benefits of HDPE geomembrane

    Comparing various geomembranes for your next geosynthetic application? Don’t overlook high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembrane. HDPE has been in use for decades and during that time a number of studies have been conducted to test its longevity and ability to meet environmental sustainability project requirements. Here, we explore some of those studies to examine the benefits of HDPE ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • European industry leaders ask for higher carbon prices

    With enhanced carbon emission targets the EU can influence the price of carbon and build a basis for low-carbon and sustainability ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Carbon-intensive stock prices fall as tax looms

    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. ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Alstom Exec: Carbon Pricing & Technology Innovation Are Symbiotic

    Amy Ericson, U.S. country president for technology company Alstom, spoke at the World Bank Group about the interplay between carbon pricing and innovation that can lower carbon emissions for cleaner, more sustainable development. Alstom is involved in the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. "Alstom supports a price on ...


    By The World Bank

  • An Opportunity to Develop a North American Price on Carbon

    Instruments for pricing carbon are beginning to proliferate. In recent years, South Korea implemented a trading system; France and Portugal implemented carbon taxes; China began seven subnational trading system pilots and announced a national trading system for implementation by 2020; and South Africa and Chile announced carbon taxes that will take effect in 2016 and 2017, respectively. These ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • DECC to disclose new carbon floor price

    David Huhne will provide clarity on energy policy after revealing a carbon floor price that is expected to boost low carbon renewable, nuclear and CCS projects. The UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary will unveil today the government’s first National Policy Statement on Energy where is expected to provide details on a ‘floor price’ on carbon emissions. The event will take ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • 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

  • Offshore wind costs and development risk

    How procurement strategies, manufacturing costs and new technology stack up against development risk in Offshore Wind Projects. Offshore wind is changing, and it is changing for the better. In 2006, offshore wind deployment costs started rising significantly, from £1.5m/ MW, in 2016 prices, to over £4m/MW in 2012, without a clear indication as to what the price ceiling would ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • CO2 prices and portfolio management

    Since the launch of the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS), the interest in the trade of EUAs is constantly increasing among academics and market participants. The objective of this paper is twofold: (a) a detailed description of this new market is provided for portfolio managers and (b) a comprehensive study of the implications of including Phase II EUAs in diversified portfolios is ...


    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

  • Pricing carbon: an ecological economics perspective on the McKibbin?Wilcoxen proposal for Australia

    Many countries are contemplating the design of institutions to address 'the greatest market failure the world has ever seen' (Stern, N. (2007) The Economics of Climate Change. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, p.xviii). Australia is currently considering introducing a carbon trading scheme and prominent amongst the proposals being discussed is the 'McKibbin?Wilcoxen hybrid scheme' ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon pricing is achieving critical mass as governments learn from one another

    Over the past two weeks, hundreds of global business and government leaders meeting in Paris and Barcelona demonstrated the growing support for ambitious climate policies. At the Business & ...


    By The World Bank

  • UK carbon floor price could weaken British competitiveness

    New report claims the UK carbon floor price will cut carbon emissions 5.3% by 2020, but could put the UK at a competitive disadvantage with Europe. New research released today from Thomson Reuters Point Carbon suggests that the UK’s proposed carbon floor price will cut carbon emissions from the UK energy industry 5.3% by 2020, but could undermine the country’s ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • IR will increase your share price

    First, forgive my provocative title for this blog. In an attempt to attract your attention I have condensed and oversimplified several important steps of logic! I spent the month of July traveling across Asia, a region that uses three times more resources than the rest of the world to create each unit of GDP. During this time I was struck by major policy shifts in China; the launch of the ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • 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.

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