Archives: June 2009

Clean Development Mechanism: Lessons for Post-Kyoto Talks

Posted by: Mark Scott on June 29

Ahead of the post-Kyoto meetings in Copenhagen later this year, a lot has been made of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) -- a United Nations-backed program that...

New World Record For Emissions Targets

Posted by: Mark Scott on June 25

In a classic case of 'whatever you can do, I can do better,' Scotland has announced the world's most ambitious greenhouse gas targets -- the home of Braveheart, kilts, and...

Living with solar panels in California: The $11 power bill

Posted by: Adam Aston on June 24

There's a fascinating, deep-dive on one home owner's experience with solar energy over at ExtremeTech.com (see link below). Loyd Case installed about 6 kw or about 27 panels on his...

Major Shift in Cleantech Investment

Posted by: Mark Scott on June 23

Last week, I was in Geneva attending a cleantech summit that brought together Europe's top venture capitalists and entrepreneurs looking for investment. One theme kept emerging: VCs are moving their...

A Global Carbon Market is Closer Than You Think

Posted by: Mark Scott on June 15

Setting up a cap-and-trade carbon market isn't easy. Throw in a global economic crisis and continued domestic and international wrangling over policy and it becomes almost impossible. Yet in an...

Essential Reading on Concentrated Solar & Smart Grids

Posted by: Mark Scott on June 11

There are a couple of articles in The Economist's most recent Technology Quarterly that are worth checking out. The first outlines the case for concentrated solar power: technology that turns...

House Panel Spars over Climate Legislation

Posted by: John Carey on June 09

By Elise Craig How contentious is proposed legislation to tackle climate change by putting caps on greenhouse gas emissions? A fairly subdued House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment hearing on...

Could Carbon Prices Hit $180?

Posted by: Mark Scott on June 09

Here's one for the alarmists out there. According to Nobuo Tanaka, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), the price to offset a metric ton of carbon must top...

Has the Solar Market Finally Bottomed Out?

Posted by: Mark Scott on June 08

Predictions about when markets will rebound are notoriously prone to failure. But with that forewarning in mind, I want to pose a question: has the solar market finally bottomed out?...

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BusinessWeek correspondents John Carey and Mark Scott, cover the green scene, keeping on top of the business aspects of energy, the environment and climate change, as well as the technologies, policies, markets and people that are shaping how the earth's resources will be used in the century ahead.

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