Tagged with International

A Competitive Transition: How Smarter Climate Policy Can Help Canada Lead the Way to a Low Carbon Economy

Canadian Chamber of Commerce https://bit.ly/2UO1SgL [CTV] Canada’s largest business group has endorsed a carbon tax as the most efficient way for the country to cut greenhouse gas emissions. In a report [attached] released Thursday, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce says there is general consensus in Canada that something needs to be done about climate change, … Continue reading

Uncertainty of Consumption-Based Carbon Accounts

Environmental Science & Technology (June 19, 2018; DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00632) / by João F. D. Rodrigues, Daniel Moran, Richard Wood, and Paul Behrens https://bit.ly/2K0wIAm [Abstract] Consumption-based carbon accounts (CBCAs) track how final demand in a region causes carbon emissions elsewhere due to supply chains in the global economic network, taking into account international trade. Despite the importance of … Continue reading

China’s Global Renewable Energy Expansion: How the World’s Second-Biggest Economy Is Positioned to Lead the World in Clean-Power Investment

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) http://bit.ly/2jj9g4q [Press Release] China will likely expand its dominance of the booming global renewable- and clean-energy industries as new American energy policies come into play, concludes a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)… Tim Buckley, lead author of the report … Continue reading

Marked Long-term Decline in Ambient CO Mixing Ratio in SE England, 1997–2014: Evidence of Policy Success in Improving Air Quality

Nature Scientific Reports (2016; doi:10.1038/srep25661) / by D. Lowrt, et al. http://www.nature.com/articles/srep25661 [Green Car Congress] New research published today (23 May) in Scientific Reports has found a marked and progressive 80% decline in atmospheric CO (carbon monoxide) in SE England since 1997, following adoption of strict controls on gasoline vehicle emissions begin[ning] in the 1990s. … Continue reading

Modelling and Analysis of Australia’s Abatement Opportunities: Meeting Australia’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Target

Energetics for the Austrian Dept. of the Environment http://bit.ly/1qiuGNT [The Guardian] Modelling hailed by the Liberal party as proof its Direct Action plan could meet Australia’s long-term climate promises in fact assumes the Coalition would turn its policy into a type of emissions trading scheme, according to the authors. The environment minister, Greg Hunt, released … Continue reading

Toward a low-carbon economy: The Costs and Benefits of Cap-and-trade

Institute of Competitiveness and Prosperity http://www.competeprosper.ca/work/working_papers/working_paper_25 [Toronto Star]  Over the last decade, in the absence of federal leadership, Canadian provinces have gone their own way on carbon pricing. Alberta chose a unique carbon pricing system, British Columbia implemented a carbon tax, and Quebec launched a cap-and-trade system which Ontario will soon join. Others are waiting … Continue reading