Entries Tagged as 'Carbon'

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

China: Decisive Move on Coal Power, Heavy Industries; Another Boost for PV/Clean Energy and Public Transportation

On Friday June 14th, China’s State Council established ten measures to combat air pollution and proposed ways to strengthen China’s PV industry. Here are some of my thoughts, and I did a full translation of the texts at the end of the post for your reference. 1. The set of 10 air pollution measures are […]

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

What Would China’s Carbon Tax Regime Look Like

My Twitter stream is bubbling with excitement about China’s introduction of carbon tax: Quartz, Think Progress, etc. all reported on the Xinhua report, but the larger context is missing and the key questions about the implementation are not answered.   It’s an environmental tax, not a carbon tax The first thing I want to clarify […]

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Key Issues in US/World Energy

I attended several interesting energy conferences in the past week, including Energy Innovation 2013 and a two-day private meeting at Brookings (which is why I can’t make references as to who made which remarks). Here’s a run down of the key issues discussed in these conferences. Do you agree or disagree with some of these […]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Two Words: Carbon Tax

Mark Fulton, Managing Director and Global Head of Climate Change Investment Research at Deutsche Bank, said yesterday at Society for International Development’s workshop on climate finance: From what I see, the two biggest crises of our age are the climate crisis and the debt crisis, and in order to address both of them, two words: carbon […]

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

5 Key Points in China Guodian Power Development Co. Report

China Guodian Power Development Co. released its 2011 Internal Control Assessment Report, highlighing the following “high risk areas”.  It seems to me that these points are true sector-wide in China. 1. Growth in power consumption slows down. China’s economy enters a phase of “slow development, deep adjustment”. The speed of economic growth will continue to slow […]

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Estimating China Power Sector’s Carbon Emission

Commenting on China’s energy and carbon policies, Yuhan Zhang of Columbia University wrote: Worse yet, China still does not perform very well in collecting and reporting energy and carbon emissions data, despite attempts to improve their monitoring of energy use and emissions. There are two major reasons behind such problems. At the national level, official […]