Hodjanernes Blog

9 november 2010

Handelen med CO2 kvoter har spillet fallit

Global warming-inspired cap and trade has been one of the most stridently debated public policy controversies of the past 15 years.

But it is dying a quiet death. In a little reported move, the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) announced on Oct. 21 that it will be ending carbon trading — the only purpose for which it was founded — this year.

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The European Climate Exchange (ECX) may soon follow the CCX into oblivion, however — the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012. No new international treaty is anywhere in sight.

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Incredibly (but not surprisingly), although thousands of news articles have been published about CCX by the lamestream media over the years, a Nexis search conducted a week after CCX’s announcement revealed no news articles published about its demise.

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Despite this good news, opponents of carbon regulation will need to remain vigilant. While radical greens and the rent-seeking “clean energy” industry are down, they are not out.

Though they will never again dare utter the term “cap and trade,” they will reformulate and rebrand carbon regulation in the form of a national “renewable electricity standard” (RES), a “carbon tax,” or perhaps something even more innocent and cuddly — like “free cotton candy for everyone (FCCE).”

Mere på Pajamas Media

Og fra norske E24: KLIMAKOLLAPS: Ingen kjøper klimakvoter.

SALGSFLOPP: Salget av klimakvoter synker både for Regjeringens egen butikk og «Mitt Klima».

Dette er klimavirkeligheten regjeringen ikke vil se.

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