You know this already, but let’s review: Climate change is a global emissions problem. California produces about 1% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Over the next few decades, the … Continue Reading It’s Time to Refocus California’s Climate Strategy
While much of the U.S. has been dealing with severe winter weather, California is experiencing a record dry spell. The clear skies have also brought some cold nights and, with … Continue Reading What wood smoke has taught me about fighting climate change
Are we really being tricked, bullied or seduced into burning fossil fuels? That seems to be the message behind two arguments made recently by prominent advocates for climate action: we … Continue Reading Is demonizing “big carbon” a strategy or a copout?
“Cutting carbon pollution from power plants” is the first item on President Obama’s 2013 Climate Action Plan. The first milestone in this effort involves setting carbon dioxide emissions standards for … Continue Reading Much ado about nothing?
Back in May, I blogged about the problem of low GHG allowance prices in the EU-ETS. I explained the sound reasons for having both a price floor and a price … Continue Reading California’s Cap-and-Trade Market Still Needs a Price Ceiling
I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan in 1985 when our downsizing department library put a stack of old journals in the hallway for disposal. Walking by … Continue Reading Learning and Forgetting the Wisdom of Coase
Last week brought some sobering news from the Mauna Loa Observatory where the Keeling family has been dutifully recording atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide since 1958. On May 9, measured … Continue Reading 400 ppm and the rising cost of climate change