Tag Archives: CDM

geoengineering news roundup

As John mentioned, we are long overdue for an update on geoengineering news. Of course the big story is Russ George dumping iron in the pacific ocean.  It is unclear if this is: A way to generate carbon credits A … Continue reading

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Perverting the CDM

There’s a great recent New York Times piece on the massive perverse incentives created by the Clean Development Mechanism: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48578898/ns/world_news-the_new_york_times#.UCgKX1TmRsQ A bit of background: for most of the history of refrigeration, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and  hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) were used as the … Continue reading

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Does the CDM promote energy justice?

While not listed explicitly among the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), access to clean and affordable energy for cooking, lighting, heating, transport, refrigeration, and communication is increasingly recognized as an essential pre-requisite for many of the MDGs to be achieved in … Continue reading

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