Catherine Dawson

Catherine Dawson

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Please note that these essays are not the official view of CCL UK but of some of our members….. Carbon Fee and Dividend is structured to provide subsidy to ordinary householders as they begin to confront the costs of transitioning to a net zero carbon economy.   In addition, Carbon Fee and Dividend can be expected…

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In April there was a news report on citizen’s juries which were set up in areas which would be most affected by decarbonisation. Their deliberations fed into a cross party environmental justice commission along with business leaders, union leaders and the Institute for Public Policy Research which produced its report on the 14th July. The…

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I have just read an article in the Bloomberg Green newsletter which discusses carbon pricing. Indonesia has announced that it will impose a carbon tax of about $5 per ton of emissions in order to raise revenue as well as meet climate goals. Whilst this is about a tenth of the current EU ETS carbon…

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We had a very interesting national meeting this month entitled ‘How could the oil industry help decarbonise the global economy?’ It included a panellist from the US, Dr Larry Kremer,who  joined two of our UK CCL expert members, Dave Waltham, Professor of Geophysics, who used to lecture about releasing oil and now lectures about how…

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The CCL Media Team (open to anyone) inspires members to write to newspapers and journals. We alert each other to opportunities and encourage each other’s efforts. It seems to be getting easier to get letters published because of the growing concern about climate change. I wrote a letter in response to the article by Mark…

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The IEA has just published Net Zero by 2050: A roadmap for the global energy sector. The report states that: The world needs a “radical” shift towards renewables to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 and secure the 1.5C goal. It argues for a total transformation of the energy systems that underpin our economies, with no…

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The 10 Point Plan and subsequent emission reduction targets were far from lacking in ambition. Many commentators, however, are saying that words are easier than actions and, for example, agriculture and hydrogen use strategy remain unpublished 6 months after the 10 Point Plan and 6 months before COP26. I have just watched a presentation by…

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The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts report, Environmental Tax Measures, published today, is savage in its condemnation of the failure of the Government to align its environmental ambitions with the means to achieve them through its fiscal policy: Tax is an important instrument for pursuing government’s environmental goals, particularly getting to net zero…