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Slide from Indian utilities seminar on carbon pricing by Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist, TFIE Strategy

Carbon Pricing — India Utility Seminar Transcript & Slides

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. With the … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a map of the USA with scales holding wind turbines on one side and oil and gas on the other

US Election 2024: Setting The Stage For Climate Policy And Promises

Four years ago, as the United States election cycle once again brought the presidency into contest in addition to the Senate and the House, CleanTechnica published a Presidential Climate Policy Report Card. It’s time again to contrast administrations. At the time, Trump’s and Pence’s climate legacy in office was clear, … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a cement plant with a large vacuum cleaner labeled "CCS" hovering over it

Cement Is One Of Few Industries Where Carbon Capture May Be Competitive In Niches

As concrete month draws nearer to a close, it’s time to look at an option not previously explored, continuing to use limestone but bolting on carbon capture and paying for waste disposal in permanent sequestration sites. After fifteen years of assessing carbon capture technologies, pilots and proposals, this is one … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated anoramic image of a concrete truck pouring US paper money into a construction site's foundation

Decarbonizing Cement & Concrete Is Noble, But Why Will Developers Pay For It?

During what has become concrete month, I’ve explored the full range of actual and purported solutions to the climate problem that is the cement, steel, and concrete used in construction. The industry’s emissions are high, with every ton of reinforced concrete having a carbon debt of 0.3-0.4 tons of carbon … [continued]

Washington State’s Emissions Allowance Program’s 1st Auctions

Washington State wrapped up its first full year of auctions for tradable emission allowances in December, as the state considers joining an integrated regional greenhouse gas reduction program with California and Québec. In 2021, the Washington state legislature set up a cap-and-invest program that creates tradable emission allowances as a measure to … [continued]