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November 30, 2018

In 1776 the social philosopher and father of economics Adam Smith published The Wealth of Nations. For the next 100 years, this text with its ‘invisible hand’ explained how economies worked and why the Industrial Revolution made northern Europe so much richer than ever...

September 11, 2018

Many jurisdictions are encouraging the installation of residential small-scale solar power systems. The economics for this appear simple - invest in the installation now and, for the next 20+ years, reduce the electricity demand of the household on the electricity grid...

July 16, 2018

When we address climate change we evaluate risk. Reams of paper have been filled with discussion and debate on risk, but much of fit is just that: talk about risk and commentary after the fact of some event that should have been better risk-managed.  

The focu...

May 9, 2018

In responding to climate change, national policy often targets the proportion of the electricity generation that will be from renewable sources in 2020 or beyond. These targets are important and, in the absence of any other metric, they are fundamental.

The metric of a...

December 4, 2017

The global economy and insufficient progress of the Sustainable Development Goals fosters uncertainty to the lives of every man, woman and child. To then plan to purposefully take a leap of faith to address climate change adds a layer of uncertainty that is near insurm...

November 15, 2017

There is already a price for Carbon in every country on earth. In most it is not explicit. However, the wider acceptance of at least partial responsibility for the unequivocal and observed changes in the climate has provided changes in expectations that are impacting p...

September 21, 2017

At the beginning of the 20th Century Lord Kelvin addressed the British Science Association in a speech that sought to expound the accomplishments of man and noted that "There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now.". Only 5 years later, Albert Einstein wrote th...

August 7, 2016

Is Carbon Economics about money?

The key departure of our approach from the general discussion on this subject is that we do not monetise greenhouse gases. Carbon Economics is not about the trading of carbon credits; or the investment analysis for the projects that low...

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