Cap and Trade

Scholarly Publications

Optimal intensity targets for emissions trading under uncertainty

June 2005

Uncertainty can hamper the stringency of commitments under cap and trade schemes.

BP's emissions trading system

April 2005

The stellar performance of BP's emission control program has led many observers, inside and outside BP, to ascribe success to the firm's emissions trading system.

A Realistic Policy on International Carbon Offsets

April 2008

As the United States designs its strategy for regulating emissions of greenhouse gases, two central issues have emerged.

Other Publications

ESI Bulletin: The Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China

November 2010

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is now widely viewed as imperative for global climate stabilisation.

Reports of the Demise of Carbon Pricing are Greatly Exaggerated

August 2018

AbstractPoliticians in a number of jurisdictions with cap-and-trade markets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or carbon taxes have argued that the evidence is in and the conclusion is clear:...

News

PESD releases new working paper on potential for CCS technology to capture greenhouse gases in electricity sector

June 2009

Focusing on capture systems for coal-fired power plants until 2030, a sensitivity analysis of key CCS parameters is performed to gain insight into the role that CCS can play in future mitigation...

Substantial part of carbon offset market doesn't mean reduction, Wara and Victor say

April 2008

PESD scholars Michael Wara and David Victor suggest that a substantial fraction of the $12b market for international carbon offsets does not represent real reductions and that the market is...

PESD Carbon Storage Project Database released

July 2008

PESD researchers Varun Rai, Ngai-Chi Chung, Mark C. Thurber, and David G.

Events

PESD Annual Meeting

October 29, 2008

» Annual Meeting 2008 Materials (password protected) PESD's 2008 Annual Review Meeting, Reconciling Coal and Energy Security, will be held October 29-30, 2008 at Stanford University.

SLAC Colloquium: Reconciling the Rapid Growth of Coal and CO2 Emissions in Global Energy Markets

March 23, 2009

PESD research associate Richard K. Morse will present "Reconciling the Rapid Growth of Coal and CO2 Emissions in Global Energy Markets."

CURC Fall General Membership Meeting

October 15, 2009

PESD research associate Richard K.

People

Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research at PESD, Social Science Research Scholar