Tag Archive for 'carbon price'

A carbon price necessary with other actions to meet emission targets

February 7th, 2013 by Mark Golden

To fight climate change, corporations and consumers should have to pay for emitting greenhouse gases, speakers at a recent Stanford University energy conference agreed, but other government actions are still needed. Several countries, as well as the state of California, have instituted a price on carbon, either by taxing greenhouse gas emissions directly or by […]

Long-term benefit to incentivising clean energy investments

September 27th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Industrialized countries can profit from taking early action for climate change mitigation even if the rest of the world delays greenhouse gas emission cuts. With the 2°Celsius target of limiting global warming, it pays in the long term to incentivise investments into clean energy instead of fossil fuels by adopting ambitious emission reductions. This is […]

University College London report on Marginal Abatement Cost Curves calls for caution

April 15th, 2011 by KPMG

Vincent Neate, KPMG’s European Head of Climate Change and Sustainability, said “in recent years, the Marginal Abatement Cost Curve (MACC) has become a popular tool for providing analysis of low-carbon investments and policy development. However while a useful starting point, it is not capable of providing the in depth level of insight that KPMG advises […]