EU ETS second phase has cut GHG emissions by 0.33% – "a 5 billion euro fraud"

On 19 March 2011 07:42, Hugh Sharman wrote and please get it onto Claverton On 3/19/2011 3:08 AM, Chris Hodrien wrote: Hugh, fascinating and important stuff. I missed this. Please provide programme details +BBC podcast weblink.   One of my Warwick Univ international MSc students did the ineffectiveness of the ETS +CDM ... »

Who's to blame for high commodity – energy, food, metals, prices – it's the producers, stupid, not the banks and speculators

Happy New Year everyone. This article of mine re markets might be of interest (also below). v=1294568746&source=tracking_notify In my view commodity markets have two price boundary ‘trend-lines’: a ‘sellers’ market’ upper boundary, where consumer demand destru... »

Wrong-Footing the CRC – Carbon Reduction Commitment DECC

The Carbon Reduction Commitment or CRC came into effect this April and appears to have taken many by sur-prise. One newspaper suggested that as many as 43% of potential CRC partici-pants had never heard of it. The timetable for the scheme is such that those organisations claiming igno-rance will fail to register by the end of September. The cost of that failure will be £5,000 + £500 daily thereaft... »

a regular up to date source of hard info on renewable energy- Renew

Need a regular up to date source of hard info on renewable energy? Renew is a 36 page newsletter on renewable energy developments and policy which has been produced  by Open University Professor Dave Elliott without a break bi-monthly since 1979. It’s widely seen as a reliable and up to date source of information, news and analysis.  It is distributed on a membership subscription basis. Rene... »

Senior Electricity and Industry Executives Discuss National Energy Policy at Claverton Energy Group Conference 23/25th October

8th Claverton Energy Group Conference 23/25th October, Wessex Water, Bath BA27WW »

'Tax the privileged and reduce the deadweight costs' – from Chris Cook, Claverton, letter in Financial Times Published: April 16 2009 03:00 | Last updated: April 16 2009 03:00 From Mr Chris Cook. Sir, I am sure British correspondents will also be pointing out that it is not just the US tax code that is broken (“Mending America’s broken tax code”, Editorial, April 14), but this misses a deeper point. The t... »

"These Fossil Fools" – Catherine Mitchell – excellent article in the Guardian on futility of market solutions to climate change

The UK's energy policy has to focus on lowering carbon emissions by a combination of renewable energy and reducing demand. This requires a system almost entirely different from that we have in place today: one that is conducive to innovation and change; and one that is flexible and resilient to all sorts of technological futures. »

Senior Energy Analyst reports on biochar as economic method of CCS

Hi Claverton, Just read this on bio-char. Sound's good to me. At £9/tonne this seems a sizeable contribution to GHG reduction at a carbon price we already have in the EU cap and trade system. I think the silver buckshot Al Gore cites will have many such low tech, low cost solutions. For me making charcoal is an intu... »

EcoTrack: project monitoring for the carbon market

Introducing EcoTrack Project monitoring is often haphazard and time-consuming. Furthermore, results from monitoring do not always lead to improvement and learning. Now EcoTrack makes project results transparent and easy to use. EcoTrack is a new monitoring system for sustainable energy and household energy projects. It is highly reliable, networked, and results-based. Eco, a private company based ... »


I am writing this open letter to you on behalf of the Coalition for Economic Justice (CEJ). In response to the seriousness of the current economic crisis a number of think tanks, charities and pressure groups across the political spectrum recently decided to join forces as the CEJ. We propose the introduction of an annual Land Value Tax (LVT) to replace or reduce existing taxes on enterprise and l... »

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