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 for her […]

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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 destruction sets in, and a ‘buyers’ market’ lower boundary, where ‘production destruction’ sets in. The current situation, where finance […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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'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 […]

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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 intuitively correct solution

as it seems to be a simple way of compressing the natural carbon capture

cycle that can be done at low capital costs and with lots of other benefits

as well.



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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 in the UK, has developed EcoTrack to systematize the monitoring process, provide timely data, and enhance reporting to funders and other project stakeholders. EcoTrack allows users to track the progress of activities, outputs, outcomes and objectives against performance indicators. It therefore improves the quality of both monitoring and management.

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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 labour in order to prevent future economic crises and alleviate the current one. The resolution below, passed at our first meeting sets out our broad position. (Set out at the foot of this letter is a list of the organisations concerned.)

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