Archive for the ‘Policy’ Category

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 […]


I thought it would be interesting to compare the EU ETS and the EU RE Directive and consider which of these initiatives will have the greatest impact on CO2 emissions and investment within the EU by 2020? This is not a detailed economic assessment, so I accept that the comparison is not the most rigorous, […]