Archive for June, 2009

If we take a look at some of the numbers behind the Waxman-Markey Bill, we get a clearer sense of its ambition, its limitations and the winners and losers. Content of the Bill From reading much of the coverage of the bill, one might be forgiven for believing that the bill is nothing more than […]


The American Clean Energy and Security Act, ACES, H.R. 2454, previously known as the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill, was recently passed by the US House of Representatives on 26 June 2009. The key elements of the bill are presented below. Sponsors The Bill is authored by the House Energy & Commerce Committee and is […]


The current Australian drought and the government’s response to this crisis, provide striking lessons for how we should respond to climate change. *** In the last one hundred years Australia has suffered six major droughts and fifteen less severe droughts. The current drought that is ravaging the Australian continent, its inhabitants and its economy is […]


Whether we are able to address climate change will come down to our ability to develop, commercialise and deploy low carbon technologies. This will not happen miraculously – some type of policy intervention will be necessary, but what type? As a fist step to exploring this subject, I want to look at the lessons that […]