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  • Weekend Video: Trump Truth And Climate Change
  • Weekend Video: The Daily Show Talks Pipeline Politics
  • Weekend Video: Beyond Polar Bears – The Real Science Of Climate Change

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Aussie Farmers Worrying About Climate Change
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Climate Change Solution At Hand, Part 1
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Climate Change Solution At Hand, Part 2
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-New Energy And Historic Buildings In Europe


  • TTTA Thursday-First Daughter Ivanka May Fight For Climate
  • TTTA Thursday-Low Profile High Power Ocean Wind Energy
  • TTTA Thursday-A Visionary Solar Power Plant
  • TTTA Thursday-EVs Have A Growth Path

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How The Clean Power Plan Drove The Utility Power Mix Transition
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How Utilities Are Answering The Distributed Energy Resources Challenge
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Looking At New Rates To Unlock The Utility Of The Future

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Power Potential Of Personal Wind
  • QUICK NEWS, November 29: Climate Change Forces Hard Choices In Alaska; New Energy To Utilities-“Can’t-Beat-Us-So-Join-Us”; Fact-Checking Trump Hot Air On Wind

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Getting More New Energy On The Grid
  • QUICK NEWS, November 28, 2016: Pope Talks Climate Change At Trump; Solar Comes To The Mall; The Big Possibilities Of Backyard Wind
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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, December 5:

  • TODAY’S STUDY: A Way For New Energy To Meet Peak Demand
  • QUICK NEWS, December 5: Trial Of The Century Coming On Climate; The Wind-Solar Synergy; The Still Rising Sales Of Cars With Plugs

    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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