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[豆知识] 【整理】2011-05-29&06-04 “总量管制和交易”的故事 (1/3)

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I’m so glad that the world is finally getting together to stop climate change, when I first heard that our leaders were meeting to talk about solutions, I breathed a huge sign of relieve, didn’t you? Then I said, wait a minute, what exactly are they planning to do about this problem? So I look into it, and I get to tell you not all the solutions that they are working on are what I call solutions. In fact, the leading solution known as the cap and trade or mission trading is actually a huge problem.

Well, I know this is the last thing you want to hear, but the future of our planet is at stake, so we got to take time to understand what’s going on here. OK, meet the guys at the heart of so-called solution, then include the guys from Eron who design energy trading and the Wall Street financier like Goldman Sachs who gave us the subprime mortgage crisis. Their job is to develop brand-new markets. They stake their claims and then when everyone and their grandmothers want in, they made up with a huge amount of money as the markets become a giant bubble and burst. Well, their latest bubble just burst, and now they have a new idea for a market, trading carbon pollution.

They’re about to develop a new three-trillion-dollar bubble, but when this one burst, it won’t just take down our stock portfolios, it could take down everything. So how this cap and trade work? Well, pretty much all serious scientists agree that we need to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere to 350ppm if we want to avoid climate disaster. In the US, that means reducing emissions by 80%, maybe even more by 2050. 80%? Now the problem is that most of our global economy runs on burning fossil fuels which releases carbon, the factories that make all kinds of staffs, the ships and the trucks that carry around the world, our cars and buildings and planes just about everything. So how are we going to reduce carbon 80% and not go back to live in like a little house on the primary. Well, this cap and trade guys are saying that a new carbon stock market is the best way to get it done.

The first step would be getting governments around the world to agree on a yearly living on the carbon emissions, that is the cap. I think that part is great. So how do they want to ensure that the carbon emissions stay under the cap? Well, governments will distribute a certain amount of permits to pollute, every year there will be fewer and fewer permits as we follow the cap to our goal. Innovative companies will get on board, building clean alternatives and getting more efficient. As permits get scarcer, they will also become more valuable, so naturally companies who have extra ones want to sell them to companies who need them. That’s when the trading comes in.

The logic is that as long as we stay under the cap, it doesn’t matter who pollutes it and who innovates, we meet the climate deadline, avoiding catastrophe and oh, yeah, these guys take the fears they broker this multi-trillion carbon racket, I mean market.

Save the planet, get rich, well, what’s not to like? Some of my friends really care about our futures for cap and trade. A lot of environmental groups that we are expected too, they know it’s not the perfect solution, and they don’t love the idea of turning our planet future over these guys, but they think that it’s an important first step and that it’s better than nothing. I am not so sure, and I am not the only one.
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