Category Archives: Climate change

UK Climate Change Policy – An Outline

Anyone who has followed the news in the UK over the last year will have heard plenty about COP26 and Extinction Rebellion, and about extreme heat, forest fires and melting ice in various parts of the world.  UK policy on … Continue reading

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Getting to Zero Emissions

A short review of Bill Gates’ How to Avoid a Climate Disaster When someone famous for their achievements in one field of human endeavour offers opinions on some unrelated topic, it is wise to treat their views with a degree … Continue reading

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Climate Change and a Proposed Coal Mine

A proposed new coal mine in Cumbria, England has prompted vehement arguments for and against.  The underlying problems are a flawed policy framework with insufficient international coordination. To its supporters it’s a no-brainer.  The mine will produce coking coal, an … Continue reading

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Some Carbon Tax Scenarios

How does a competitive industry respond to an emissions tax in the short run and the long run?  What if the industry is a monopoly? In this post I bring together two standard pieces of microeconomic analysis: the effect of … Continue reading

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