A new carbon pricing methodology closely fits a major US study

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An algorithm-based calculation of the economic damage from climate change compares well with a study led by Prof. Solomon Hsiang of the University of California at Berkeley. A new carbon pricing methodology closely fits a major US study was last modified: November 10th, 2017 by Bruce Menzies

A new carbon pricing methodology closely fits a major US study was last modified: November 10th, 2017 by Bruce Menzies

A Universal Carbon Tax to fund climate change mitigation

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Manmade climate change is a global problem that requires a global solution. Proposed here is a fair and sustainable Universal Carbon Tax whereby all countries pay a carbon tax that dynamically factors in: Historic, current and future carbon emissions The differences between developing and developed economies A scientifically defendable carbon price, based on loss and […]

A Universal Carbon Tax to fund climate change mitigation was last modified: October 13th, 2017 by Bruce Menzies
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Boulder’s energy tax is the right idea – but energy sources matter

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Taxing all energy – not just fossil fuels – will smooth decarbonisation and future-proof paying the cost of the loss and damage attributable to manmade climate change that will prevail for centuries – long after carbon emissions cease altogether. To incentivise the transition from ‘dirty’ high-carbon fuels to ‘clean’ low-carbon fuels or energy, requires a […]

Boulder’s energy tax is the right idea – but energy sources matter was last modified: September 8th, 2017 by Bruce Menzies

The climate change storm clouds are threatening carbon Value-at-Risk – asset managers beware

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Just because, today, a carbon tax is either non-existent, toothless or unenforcible, don’t imagine that one will never be created, given teeth and enforced. The climate change storm is already rumbling and its pressure building steadily towards this inevitability – it may be next year, the year after, or the year after that. But prudent […]

The climate change storm clouds are threatening carbon Value-at-Risk – asset managers beware was last modified: September 20th, 2017 by Bruce Menzies

London’s electrification of transport scuppered by Red Throated Divers?

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The one and only London Wind Array supplies renewable electricity, partly meeting the needs of London. The 2nd phase of the project has been abandoned however, because endangered Red Throated Divers might be threatened by wind turbines. Meanwhile, Londoners continue to die from diseases caused by polluted air. London’s electrification of transport scuppered by Red […]

London’s electrification of transport scuppered by Red Throated Divers? was last modified: June 23rd, 2017 by Bruce Menzies

London says ‘I’m alright Jack’: but are clean electric vehicles actually an urban myth?

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Lowering emissions in London by switching to electric vehicles can mean raising CO2 emissions elsewhere. London has a serious problem with air quality. There are public health concerns with Particulate Matter (principally PM 2.5 micro-metre size and PM 10 micro-metre size particles). ‘PMs’ are the respiratory (asthma-inducing) and cancerous particulates emitted by diesel engines. There […]

London says ‘I’m alright Jack’: but are clean electric vehicles actually an urban myth? was last modified: June 23rd, 2017 by Bruce Menzies
Carbon Pricing Projections

Carbon Pricing Projections that are doomed – except for the last man standing

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On the day (June 1st 2017) that the US announced it is pulling out of the Paris COP21 Agreement, we look at the patchwork of carbon pricing projections in the public domain that are doomed. The EU ETS is not fit for purpose. The UK’s ‘official’ (BEIS) ‘curves’ are not only straight lines, counter-intuitively, they […]

Carbon Pricing Projections that are doomed – except for the last man standing was last modified: June 2nd, 2017 by Bruce Menzies
For gas to cost the same as Hinkley, an integrated OxyFuel + CCS process is required

Carbon Capture and Storage: a winning hand for UK oil companies

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Converting liabilities into assets via Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) can enable oil companies not only to mitigate manmade climate change, but also to turn a tidy profit in the process. Carbon Capture and Storage: a winning hand for UK oil companies was last modified: June 1st, 2017 by Bruce Menzies

Carbon Capture and Storage: a winning hand for UK oil companies was last modified: June 1st, 2017 by Bruce Menzies
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The Insurance Industry is already hammered by climate change – to punish it with heavy taxes is madness

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The forthcoming InsiderScope panel discussion ‘Reinsurance: survival tactics in a brutal market’ on 9 May 2017 is timely. The Insurance Industry is being hammered relentlessly by the devastating effects of manmade climate change and the resulting claims payouts. At PAL, we estimate that the percentage increase in insured loss and damage attributable to global warming […]

The Insurance Industry is already hammered by climate change – to punish it with heavy taxes is madness was last modified: June 1st, 2017 by Bruce Menzies

PAL’s Universal Carbon Price will foot the bill for climate change – and is fair to Joe Bloggses the world over

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In my previous posting I promised Joe Bloggs, the proverbial man-in-the-street, more details on how PAL’s universal carbon price is fair, acceptable and affordable – for mankind worldwide. Here we go. PAL’s Universal Carbon Price will foot the bill for climate change – and is fair to Joe Bloggses the world over was last modified: […]

PAL’s Universal Carbon Price will foot the bill for climate change – and is fair to Joe Bloggses the world over was last modified: June 1st, 2017 by Bruce Menzies