A set-aside for the EU ETS?

The EU ETS wants to stimulate the development of low-emission energy technologies. The logic behind it is that an auction of a fixed supply of emission allowances – determined by an ambition level – keeps the price of carbon high, … Continue reading

You can’t manage emissions until you can measure them, and it’s harder than you think

Carbon taxes and emissions trading schemes are intended to shift our preferences towards lower carbon use. But we don’t know exactly, or even approximately, whether our new choices do in fact mean we are reducing our carbon use.

Stemming population growth is a cheap way to limit climate change

Better family planning could be a cost-effective start to cut carbon emissions and would contribute significantly to the suggested necessary emissions reductions for the year 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change. If only we were not so afraid of state … Continue reading

Is collaboration the answer to sustainable consumption?

Collaborative consumption might just be the way to sustainable consumption. It requires a shift in values but that’s not to say it can’t happen. There are several cases to mention, think of ebay but also local civil society initiatives, where … Continue reading