Categories: Carbon

Dispatch from Copenhagen: Heading Towards Nopehagen?

Posted by: Mark Scott on December 17

Global leaders woke up in Copenhagen on Dec. 17 to find a blanket of snow covering the ground. But it was inside the Bella Center—the conference hall where delegates from...

Dispatch from Copenhagen: Why Trade Matters

Posted by: Mark Scott on December 16

This entry is cross-posted from Europe Insight. With protestors staking out the climate talks and politicians continuing to point fingers at each other, one issue isn't getting much play in...

Dispatch from Copenhagen: Protestors Try to Storm Talks

Posted by: Mark Scott on December 16

This entry is cross-posted from Europe Insight. Snow was thick on the ground in Copenhagen on Dec. 16, but that didn't put off thousands of protestors who tried to force...

One-Third of Carbon Projects Don't Make the Grade

Posted by: Mark Scott on December 15

Since the United Nations rejected 10 Chinese wind-farm projects on Dec. 4, a lot has been made about whether the emerging giant is gaming the carbon financing system. The question...

The Limits of Carbon Pricing: Can High Prices Alone Cut Emissions?

Posted by: Andrew Hoffman on November 18

Contrary to what many would like to think is a quick fix, a price for carbon is but one tool that must be accompanied by others to make sure that markets respond effectively and efficiently. Put too much faith in pricing as the only answer and success will be either elusive or found through sheer luck.

Why big railroads are torn over climate policy

Posted by: Adam Aston on September 16

Joel Kirkland at ClimateWire reveals how climate policy is splitting not just industries, but even individual companies. Focusing on the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad, Kirkland shows how big rail...

Individual Carbon Taxes Take Center Stage

Posted by: Mark Scott on September 11

What's the best way reduce carbon emissions? When it comes to companies, policymakers have favored (often complicated) cap-and-trade systems that set limits on CO2 emissions, then let the market figure...

Europe Find Ways to Stop Windfall Profits from Carbon

Posted by: Mark Scott on August 06

A main criticism about carbon trading is that companies profit while customers pay higher fuel bills. The idea goes that utilities, who often receive their CO2 allowances for free, pass...

Carbon markets hit a milestone: US offsets trading eclipses international markets

Posted by: Adam Aston on July 21

US carbon markets hit a milestone recently. New Energy Finance reports that the volume of carbon credits traded among a group of Eastern states exceeded the volume of credits traded...

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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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