energy/environment/climate change
energy/environment/climate change

The CDM in Europe/international CDM

A Realistic Policy on International Carbon Offsets: what nobody wants to hear, but what is true. In Beijing, the Air Protection Law forced State-Owned Companies to close-down all coal-fired boiler houses and other coal-fired industries within the 4th ring road. The Worl Bank has given loans for a fuel-switch from coal to Natural Gas. The tricky ones got the fuel-switch funded by sellings CERs, issued by UNFCCC. There is no additionality, as the fuel-switch was compulsory by Chinese law, but the EU is 1) paying China for this emission reduction and 2) continues own GHG emissions by this money transaction.
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Energy in Europe/international

IIASA's Global Energy Assessment
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Dr. Marco Gemmer, latest update 01/2009