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UCL-Energy seminar: 'Carbon pricing schemes around the world – common features and differences', Adam Whitmore, Chief Advisor, Energy and Climate Change Policy, Rio Tinto

17:30 - 19:00 09 April 2013

Location: UCL Energy Institute

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There are now around a dozen major carbon pricing schemes in place or being designed around the world.  They have features in common, but often vary considerably in their approach to issues such as the method of pricing (taxes vs. emissions trading), inclusion of price floors and ceilings in trading schemes, use of offsets, and allocation of allowances.  The presentation will review the design of schemes, looking at a range of design features to identify what has been adopted where, and the reasons for variations in design between schemes.  The implications for wider carbon pricing in future will be assessed.     

About the speaker:

Adam Whitmore is currently Chief Advisor Energy and Climate Policy at Rio Tinto. He has over 20 years experience of working in the energy industries and has taken a particular interest in climate change policy for the last 15 years. He worked mainly as an energy economist covering a wide variety of policy, strategic, commercial and regulatory issues.

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