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From Omen to Opportunity: How Cheap Oil Is Accelerating Sustainable Energy Investment

An increasingly unprofitable global oil market is driving fuel prices to historic lows and hemorrhaging investment in conventional energy sources. Breaking with tradition, cheap oil no longer foretells disaster for renewable energy companies. On the contrary, disillusioned fossil fuel investors are seeking high-growth opportunities—just in time to ride the renewables wave in the wake of … Continue Reading ››

Putting a Price on Carbon

Should there be a global price on carbon? Many world leaders and other representatives at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris say yes. Carbon pricing is not an official part of the Paris negotiation agenda. Establishing a global price for carbon is, so far, politically impossible. But the issue has stimulated interesting … Continue Reading ››

China on Full-throttle Toward a Nationwide Carbon Market

At the recent United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, China’s Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli laid out the nation’s future climate plan. The strategy includes: 1) reiterating China’s commitment to reducing carbon intensity (emissions per unit of GDP) by 40–45 percent by 2020 from the 2005 level; 2) promising to set post-2020 actions soon, … Continue Reading ››