Category: policy

The Case for Regionally Targeted Renewable Energy Subsidies

Apparently, where you build renewables matters more than how much capacity you build. According to the results of a 2013 paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the amount of carbon dioxide, SO2, NOx, and PM2.5 displaced

Challenges of a Growing Population: China

By 2030, The Economist projects 1 billion Chinese, or 70 percent of the population, will live in urban centers compared to 50 percent in 2014. This presents a great challenge to the cause. In an effort to spread out the

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Courts Rule in Favor of Tighter EPA Standards

In a major victory for the Obama Administration, the Supreme Court has issued a series of landmark decisions on several EPA standards which will determine the future of the U.S. energy production sector. In June 2013, President Barack Obama outlined

Why is the ETS in the dumps?

Source: The Guardian   Why is the world’s premiere market-based solution to greenhouse gas emissions not functioning properly? What policy solutions have the EU adopted to mitigate the problem? This blog post provides an introduction to the EU’s ETS. It

Up in the Air: Canada’s Approach to Reducing its GHG Emissions

As a whole, Canadians are acutely aware of the dangers posed by climate change. The governments of Canada’s ten provinces and three territories are working to strengthen their individual efforts and mitigate their contribution to the country’s total greenhouse gas

The Iron and Steel Industry in China: Part II

Please click here to access part I of this blog post. Market Barriers China’s growing import of iron ore and coking coal from abroad has resulted in a predicament of overreliance on a few key exporters, Australia, Brazil, and India,