Thursday, September 27, 2007

Clinton promises solar sunrise, will Ausra deliver? and "Making Carbon Markets Work"

This is a mini link-dump of stuff I was reading at Scientific American.
Good old Bill Clinton has done it again. Perhaps inspired by David Mills' speculation on the capacity of solar thermal power plants to deliver emissions-free electricity in this country, his confab going on in NYC presently has united said visionary's solar thermal company Ausra with utility giants Florida Power and Light (FPL) and Pacfic Gas and Electric (PG&E)....MORE

Making Carbon Markets Work
(10 pages)
As Congress debates how to cut climate-warming emissions, insights drawn from the European carbon market can help. (Because of the timeliness of this issue, the editors of Scientific American decided to publish this article online in advance of its publication in the December issue.)
A Global Approach
Clean Development Mechanism
Making Agreements Stick
Evaluating Climate Policy
Start-up Difficulties
Property From Thin Air
Growing Markets Worldwide
Wooing the Reluctant
Gaming the System
A Better Way
A Four-Step Plan
Energy R&D Investment
More To Explore
FIGURE 1: Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuel and the Kyoto Challenge
FIGURE 2: Carbon Markets, Prices and Volume

Frightening new maps of U.S. coastal areas to be inundated by global warming
Hysterical about hysteria
How to Be Your Own Phone Company
Don't Forget: Drink a Beer—Or Two—a Day!