carbon credits

Chinese carbon pollution: Buy or sell?

Jun 18, 2013
China launches a new pilot carbon market in the southern city of Shenzhen. Carbon cap and trade schemes have had a hard time getting off the ground in other countries. Can China make it succeed?
Posted In: China, carbon credits, carbon market

EU looks to halt carbon permits, raise prices

Feb 18, 2013
The European parliament is voting to halt new carbon permits in an effort to drive up the price of emissions, but will the tinkering hurt the credibility of the carbon trading system?
Posted In: carbon credits, European Union, Environment

Europe's slowdown endangers cap-and-trade market

Jan 25, 2013
Europe has the largest market for carbon permits in the world. The idea is, the more a company has to pay for permits to pollute, the greater incentive it has to reduce pollution. But the economic slowdown has greatly reduced the cost of permits.
Posted In: carbon emissions, carbon credits, Europe

Freelance geo-engineering feat alarms scientists

Oct 19, 2012
An entrepreneur under contract with a native village in Canada dumped tons of iron in the Pacific to spark a plankton bloom that would capture carbon dioxide. That violated ocean treaties, and angered scientists who are studying that kind of geo-engineering.
Posted In: iron, geo-engineering, oceans, carbon credits

Missing: $36 million worth of carbon permits

Jan 20, 2011
This final note today: The curious case of the missing carbon permits. Europe, as you may know, has an emissions market (cap-and-trade is the term)...
Posted In: cap and trade, carbon credits, Environment, European Union