Posts Tagged "“Carbon trading” “Clean energy” “wind” “financial additionality”"

Carbon markets and carbon taxes: can’t we all just get along?

We've never once written on the ongoing, slow-boiling debate between those who favor a cap-and-trade mechanism for reducing carbon emissions and those who favor a carbon tax. This is surprising. Not only are these issues in which we have some professional interest, they also involve all sorts of good wonky fun. The fun turns out to be mostly theoretical, though.… read more →

Can economically viable projects generate carbon offsets?

Internationally, carbon offsets can improve economic viability for clean energy projects. Will the same be true in America? Can economically viable projects generate carbon offsets? A journalist asked me this question the other day, hoping for a simple yes or no answer. The answer is yes, but understanding why is not necessarily so simple. This might seem counterintuitive. If a… read more →