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  • TODAY’S STUDY: What Utilities Are Planning For Solar
  • QUICK NEWS, September 27: Facts Check Trump – Fed Investments In Solar A Huge Success; Top Midwest Utility In $2 Billion Wind Buy; Solar Cost Increasingly Beating The Market

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Future Of Offshore Wind Foreseen
  • QUICK NEWS, September 26: The Sonification Of Climate Change; Wind Is Red, White, And Green; The New Hybrid Solar-Storage Concept Module

  • Weekend Video: Good News On Climate – The Public Is Starting To Get It
  • Weekend Video: The Libertarian Failure On Climate Change
  • Weekend Video: New Energy Is Doable – And Is Being Done

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-World Gets A Step Closer To Enforceable Climate Laws
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-New Energy Ready To Power The World Future
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Sahara Sun Could Power The World
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Turbines Building Off UK Coast


  • TTTA Thursday-Why Having Babies Could Be The Climate Change Answer
  • TTTA Thursday-Big Texas Wind Backed By Amazon
  • TTTA Thursday-Big Sun Sparkles In Nevada
  • TTTA Thursday-EV Racing Coming To The Streets Of Brooklyn

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: In The Wake Of The Massive Aliso Canyon Leak
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Rise Of Distributed Energy Resources Goes On
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Community Solar Matures And Evolves
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  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
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  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, September 28:

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Taming the Wild West: The CA ISO’s Bid For A Regional Electricity Market
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Closer Look At The Plunging Cost Of Battery Energy Storage
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: New arrival Spruce ups game for 'trusted energy advisor' role

    Friday, November 16, 2007


    Trading is a way of pricing the “externalities” of emissions, the harm to the general welfare done when a company or business emits health-endangering or environment-eroding pollution. Like the fellows who wrote the preamble to the US Constitution said, government is to “provide for the common defense” as well as to “promote the general welfare.”

    World carbon market seen doubling this year: IETA
    Annika Breidthart, November 5, 2007 (Reuters)

    International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) (Andrei Marcu, president);

    Marcu expects the emissions trading market to grow to $60 billion in 2007. Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs) are currently trading at approximately 17 euros/ton of carbon equivalent.

    More than half the money spent on CERs goes to finance New Energy. (click to enlarge)

    The $60 billion figure represents a doubling of the $30 billion market value in 2006.
    And that was triple the 2005 value of $11 billion.

    - The majority of emissions trading is in the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

    - Trading is via the purchase and sale of EU ETS emissions allocations or CERs. Under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), administered by the UN, programs that can be certified to reduce emissions. Over half are New Energy developments. Other projects include reforestation, chemicals control, waste capture, emissions capture, transport reduction, etc.
    - EU ETS-issued allowances are traded between businesses and industries in the EU, those who can operate below their allocated emissions limits selling to those who must go over.
    - UN CDM CERs can be purchased if an over-polluting business or company prefers sees a better value in doing so.
    - There are also a number of voluntary trading markets such as the Chicago Climate Exchange.
    - Trading companies, like brokerages, are emerging in countries all over the world.
    - Certification specialists are emerging in support of voluntary markets.

    And over half the CERs go to China and India. From the 2 graphs, it is clear a lot of CER money goes to finance emission-free energy in places where emission-free energy is especially vital. (click to enlarge)

    - Marcu: "One key trend you will see for 2007 is that the credit market will be taking up an even larger percentage of the total market but you'll still see the dominant single market being the European market…"
    - Lee Solsbery, IETA board member: "The types of projects you have, the geography of projects, the diversity, the replicability of early projects…all those things that you want to see in a market taking off, is where that figure comes from…"


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