Lessons from market turmoil: Raise the “risk premium” for fossil fuels

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27 March 2015

The steep fall in the price of oil since the middle of last year has brought volatility back to the market with a vengeance, after three years of generally range-bound trading where the Brent price hovered around the $110/bbl level. Following this period of relative price stability, investors and oil companies alike have been sharply […]

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How the oil price collapse can deliver the boost the green economy needs

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19 January 2015

Carbon Tracker Initiative’s Anthony Hobley argues that far from being a disaster for clean tech, low oil prices could aid decarbonisation efforts   The collapsing oil price to a new low of $45 a barrel, its lowest for six years, presents major opportunities for the green economy and the climate movement as a whole, but […]

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What does the US-China climate change agreement mean in practice? Analytical Insights

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13 November 2014

Carbon Tracker comment on US-China climate change agreement “For Carbon Tracker, today’s announcement of the “joint approach” being adopted by the US and China is an important step in building political momentum towards greater efforts mitigating climate change. While our research predicts a peak in China’s coal demand in 2016 – and therefore a much […]

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Gone fishing: Divestment and Engagement

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5 November 2014

Carbon Tracker’s ultimate vision is a climate-secure energy and financial system. This does not mean fossil fuels being switched off overnight, but does involve contraction within the 2ºC carbon budget. Carbon Tracker’s research aims to switch off fossil fuel capital by aligning capital with a carbon budget that avoids dangerous levels of global warming as […]

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