Posts tagged with 'carbon cap and trade'

  • Global carbon pricing - How full is the glass?

    Blog by Maarten Neelis and Noémie Klein, Ecofys, and Shalini Rao and Grace Eddy, Generation Foundation Soon after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, Ecofys started the three-year Carbon Pricing Unlocked (CPU) partnership with the Generation Foundation. Together, we are exploring the role of carbo...
    Posted 04-04-2017 By: Maarten Neelis Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 1
  • The EU ETS review – current state of play

    This blog post was written by Marcus Ferdinand.  The review process of the European carbon market (EU ETS) is in full swing. Right in time before Christmas, the members of the Environment committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament voted in favour of a more ambitious post-2020 market set-up as comp...
    Posted 16-12-2016 Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Cut climate costs through carbon market cooperation

    New State and Trends Report of Carbon Pricing This blog post was written by Richard Zechter, Climate Change World Bank, Noémie Klein, Ecofys and John Ward, Vivid Economics.  This year’s State and Trends of Carbon Pricing report, launched recently in Vietnam, includes the first deep dive analysis of the carbon pricing initiatives of countries’...
    Posted 21-10-2016 By: Noémie Klein Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • FASTER principles for a successful economic transformation

    In the run-up to Paris 2015, Rolf de Vos examines efforts to see broad implementation of global carbon pricing policies. The World Bank Group and the OECD, with support from IMF, are stepping up efforts to see broad implementation of global carbon pricing policies. “Nothing short of an economic tra...
    Posted 30-09-2015 By: Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • ETS market after 2020: Leftovers from Phase 3 will have an impact

    New Entrance Reserve and reduced allocations will hit the EU ETS With all attention focused nowadays on the start date and the details of the Market Stability Reserve, it is easy to overlook yet another source of allowances that might impact the already oversupplied EU ETS market in 2020: the leftover allowances from Phase 3. Last summer, a status update on the ...
    Posted 23-01-2015 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 1
  • Will we see the increased carbon pricing initiatives converging?

    How do past achievements impact future developments in energy and climate? Ecofys turns 30 and looks back to look ahead. With the UN climate conference at Lima right behind us, all eyes are now on the next one in Paris 2015. Will there be a strong agreement on more concerted international climate a...
    Posted 17-12-2014 By: Maarten Neelis Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • A low carbon economy in need of protection

    Long-term certainty regarding carbon cost impacts is needed to prevent investment leakage The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) was introduced in 2005 to incentivise reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in European businesses at the lowest cost. In the EU ETS businesses need to surrender emission allowances equal to the amount of GHGs they emitted. To fulfil their E...
    Posted 14-08-2014 By: Martijn Overgaag Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • Flexible caps for the Chinese emissions trading system?

    A dynamic cap for a Chinese emission trading scheme, regularly adjusted for the actual economic development could fit well with China’s growth and climate change ambitions.   China might be the key to a future global carbon market There is something interesting about carbon markets. On the one h...
    Posted 27-11-2013 By: Maarten Neelis Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • US climate action: A call for more than individual approaches

    Global climate change affects the American public with growing visibility and ferocity. As severe weather events wreak havoc on the East coast or wildfires consume hundreds of thousands of acres in the West, concern about the effects of climate change grow. In addition, the American public bears a h...
    Posted 10-01-2013 By: Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 1
  • Climate Policy and the US Election

    Although Climate Change was hardly mentioned in the US Presidential campaigns, truly massive forces struggled behind the scenes. A series of Supreme Court rulings unleashed corporate campaign spending, with one estimate placing the total cost of the 2012 election at $6 billion. Although court ruling...
    Posted 08-11-2012 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 1