High Gas Prices: Demand-driven

Lynne Kiesling I am so in professional platonic love with Tim Haab right now that it’s not even funny. This Environmental Economics post is so wonderful on so many levels: So let’s take a quick look the basics and then use it to explain why the current high gas prices are your fault. … The … More High Gas Prices: Demand-drivenMore High Gas Prices: Demand-driven

Making Use of Captured Carbon

Lynne Kiesling I’ve been waiting for something like this for years! A company called Blue Source has a potentially commercially viable carbon capture business model that involves the captured CO2 actually being useful: Blue Source is piping industrial carbon dioxide from a natural-gas processing plant in southeastern Colorado to an undisclosed oil producer that will, … More Making Use of Captured CarbonMore Making Use of Captured Carbon

Cap-And-Trade Characters: Hoarders, Speculators and Do-gooders

Michael Giberson Rich Sweeney, at Common Tragedies, writes about three common characters that populate some of the industrial/bureaucratic commentary over cap-and-trade carbon permit systems: hoarders, speculators and do-gooders. A hoarder may be a low-carbon intensity electric generator seeking to bid up the cost of carbon permits to drive up costs for rivals and drive up … More Cap-And-Trade Characters: Hoarders, Speculators and Do-goodersMore Cap-And-Trade Characters: Hoarders, Speculators and Do-gooders