Category: Carbon credits

Month in Review, November 2010

30 December, 2010 (11:37) | Bankruptcy, Carbon credits, Chapter 40B, Global news, Inclusionary zoning, India, MEEs, Sovereign bankruptcy, US News, Zoning |

[Previous Month in Reviews available here: Oct 10, Sep 10, Aug 10, Jul 10, Jun 10, May 10, Apr 10, Mar 10, Feb 10, Jan 10]    By: David A. Smith   In November, we had a national election – perhaps you heard about it? – and although the election itself  did not make this […]

A sustainable subsidy: Part 2, privatizing development aid

30 November, 2010 (12:05) | Africa, Carbon credits, Global news, Infrastructure, Innovations, Markets, Water and sanitation |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   Yesterday’s post, inspired by an interesting New York Times blog post by Tina Rosenberg, introduced the novel idea of using carbon credits not to fund large and questionable development projects in unauditable China, where there is enormous corruption potential –   Most of the […]

A sustainable subsidy: Part 1, harnessing cynicism to altruism

29 November, 2010 (15:01) | Africa, Carbon credits, Global news, Infrastructure, Innovations, Markets, Water and sanitation |

By: David A. Smith   Wouldn’t it be ironic if the point of carbon credits isn’t to reduce developed-nation emissions, but rather to create global corporate remittances that spur innovation in the developing world without forcing extremely poor people to pay costs they cannot afford?    What’s clean water worth to you?   That idea […]