Tagged with ETS

Explaining climate policies in Australia

Explaining climate policies in Australia

Andrea Bunting writes a thorough overview on the greenleft website on the situation in Australia to balance climate policies with its priorities to be a major energy and commodity producer. It will be interesting to see Australia’s position at the global climate summit in Paris later this year. What’s wrong with emissions trading Australia’s climate … Continue reading

New reports to watch out for

New reports to watch out for

There is some valuable reading in store for you as you explore various aspects of sustainable energy. • Why energy efficiency needs to have priority as part of the Energiewende E3G, based in the UK, has come out with an important briefing paper on the energy transition (Energiewende) in Germany.  E3G analysis shows that regardless … Continue reading

EU Emissions Trading System under the microscope

EU Emissions Trading System under the microscope

Nathaniel Keohane and Gernot Wagner provide an excellent analysis in the Financial Times of the Emissions Trading System (ETS).  The writers are vice-president for international climate and senior economist at the Environmental Defense Fund based in the US. Judge a carbon market by its cap, not its prices The goal of the union’s ETS is … Continue reading

The ETS policy conundrum

It is now more than a week since the European Parliament voted to reject some changes to the Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) that would have propped up the price of carbon.  The EU ETS has had a difficult time during this current financial crisis.  Does the vote in Parliament mean that people are turning … Continue reading

Public consultation launched on linking Australian, EU Emission Trading Systems

Australia’s Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) have launched an online public consultation on registry options for linking the Australian and European Union emission trading systems. The DCCEE and DG CLIMA jointly authored a consultation paper on “Registry Options to Facilitate Linking of … Continue reading