Carbon pricing

Momentum Toward Carbon Pricing as a Solution for Climate Change

by Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO at PSEG

The Senate’s confirmation of Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary was an historic event the moment it occurred, with Yellen becoming the first woman ever named to that post. Her unrivaled background and expertise, together with the enormous challenges we face as a nation, provide an opportunity for Yellen to be one of the most consequential leaders to hold the job.

Can a Clean Electricity Standard Rival the Efficiency of a Carbon Price?

by Travis Kavulla, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at NRG Energy

Lots of the best minds in energy are in hyperdrive these days thinking about what a low-carbon grid looks like and how to get there. In a timely contribution to the field, E3 is out today with a major study of that question, as seen through the lens of PJM, one of the largest electricity markets in North America.

Bonn, a Boon for Business? Top Ways Your Company Can Make the Most of COP23

by Edward Cameron, Senior Advisor, & Maria Mendiluce, Managing Director, WBCSD

COP21 in Paris was a watershed moment for government. COP23 in Bonn will be the year for business.

In today’s uncertain geopolitical landscape, businesses have a unique opportunity to step up on climate action, but they need to be informed and they need to be engaged.

The New Economy: Global Carbon Tax Moves From Idea to Reality - The Minute

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As leaders of 195 countries have begun to sign the Paris agreement on climate change, the focus on a solution to a warming planet is moving from cutting emissions to calls for a global carbon tax. A carbon tax would impose a financial surcharge on fossil fuels for the cost of their polluting impact on the environment and make cleaner energy sources a more viable economic choice.

Global Investor Groups Urge World Leaders to Sign and Accede to the Paris Climate Agreement Rapidly

Press Release

LONDON/SYDNEY/BOSTON, April 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ –The Paris Agreement enters into force once 55 countries representing 55% of global emissions have deposited their instruments of accession with the UN. Investors support an early entry into force of the agreement, possibly as early as next year.

Internal Operations Key to Reducing Emissions for Large Companies

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While it's not uncommon for companies look to their own operations to improve energy efficiency, some may be surprised that more than 70 percent of the largest businesses target internal processes as the most common way to help mitigate #ClimateChange. See the variety of actions business leaders are taking and considering for the future.

Ingersoll Rand Expert Weighs in on Carbon Pricing, Findings From Research With GreenBiz


Owen Smith, director of global energy policy and strategy at Ingersoll Rand, recently discussed the findings of a newly published whitepaper titled “Accountability for Climate Action: How Corporations are Tackling Climate Change.” The whitepaper is a result of collaboration between Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, and GreenBiz Media.

Bard CEP to Host Live Webinar Weds., 3/2 at Noon on Renewables, Efficiency and Carbon Pricing

Bard CEP's National Climate Webinar Features Rachel Cleetus, Lead Economist, Union of Concerned Scientists About Renewables, Efficiency and Carbon Pricing
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ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., March 1st, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On March 2nd, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy will be speaking with Rachel Cleetus, Lead Economist at the Union of Concerned Scientists about Renewables, Efficiency and Carbon Pricing. Rachel designs and advocates for effective global warming policies at the federal, regional, state, and international levels.

BSR COP21 Daily Dispatch: Day 3


Editor’s Note

Does the Paris Agreement need to solve all things for climate change?

This question occurred to me during my panel discussion at World Resources Institute’s “Built to Last: A Functional Agreement to Meet Global Needs” session yesterday, when a woman from the Citizens’ Climate Lobby asked what I thought would happen if a price on carbon was not included in the final agreement.


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