News - Carbon Pricing

A new report on climate change from the United Nations says the world will reach a threshold temperature earlier than expected. N.C. State Climatologist Kathie Dello and Nicholas Institute senior fellow Jackson Ewing joined Spectrum News 1's "Capital Tonight" program to discuss the implications of the report.

Kate Konschnik spoke to The News & Observer about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change latest assessment of climate science and the implications for North Carolina's efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Duke University experts, including from the Nicholas Institute and Energy Initiative, offered comments on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest assessment report detailing the most recent understanding of observed changes in the world’s climate.

A suite of executive orders that President Biden will reportedly issue on Wednesday represent an important first step in combating climate change, Tim Profeta tells The New York Times.

A historic discussion on carbon pricing broke previous attendance records for a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission technical conference, but Utility Dive reported that the conference was missing key constituencies, including states, female voices, and voices of color.

Kate Konschnik was among 30 energy sector experts who spoke during a virtual Federal Energy Regulatory Commission conference on carbon pricing in regional wholesale power markets. Konschnik told the commission that the Federal Power Act "poses no fundamental obstacle to markets incorporating state carbon pricing," according to a story by Energywire.

In a time of conflicting signals on China’s energy future, the implementation of its national emissions trading system offers unique opportunities to put the country on a long-term path toward lower greenhouse gas emissions, write Alistair Ritchie and Jackson Ewing.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a destructive effect on the oil industry, but may give lawmakers and policy experts a chance to do some productive, environmentally friendly long-term energy planning, three Duke University experts said Wednesday during a press briefing for reporters.

Negotiations over international carbon markets broke down again at COP25 in Madrid. Finding common ground on how these markets work is critical to ensuring countries and businesses committed to net-zero emissions meet their targets, Jackson Ewing writes.

The View From Madrid

World leaders are gathered in Madrid through December 13 for COP25, the United Nations’ annual climate change conference. Jackson Ewing, who is among the climate and energy experts participating, answered a few questions about the conference from Spain.