Missing the mark

Today’s stories illustrate two major disconnects between Congress and the Obama Administration and Congress and the rest of the world. While Obama and his team are pushing for new and significant agreement between the US and China, there is little doubt that it...

Pickens Plan Phase I

I’ve just returned from the CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference in Naples, Fla., a top tier event in its second year which drew some some star power again. Among them was T. Boone Pickens, who addressed his Pickens Plan in a version...

On the move / MF Global Weekly Carbon Outlook

I will be out Monday and Tuesday to attend the CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference and a unique chance to see T. Boone Pickens speak this week. I will be back on Wednesday. Rachel Koning Beals will take over the editor’s spot while I am...

Commentary: September 28, 2009

Another nice piece by Paul Krugman Sunday in the New York Times in today’s Lead Stories. I was at a cancer fund raiser this past weekend and got into a discussion with a two guests about global warming and cap-and-trade. One said he didn’t believe in...

Five Minutes with Thomas Lewis

Tom Lewis was named the new CEO of Green Exchange on Monday. He spoke with Jim Kharouf about bringing his experience as former CEO of Ameritrade and Automated Power Exchange Inc. (APX) to the exchange. Q: Green Exchange hasn’t had a CEO since its inception more than...

Cultural Differences

After traveling to London and then attending the Swiss Futures & Options Association conference in Interlaken last week, one thing is clear from Europe. They have their attention on the United States and what may be coming from Congress regarding climate change....

Green Exchange – marks a date

In the day after Green Exchange’s subtle move back into the carbon market with an announced three-month fee waiver, we took a look at volume on day one – September 2.The exchange posted volumes of 257 In Delivery Month EUA contracts on September 2 and five...

Carbon fists

Today’s lead story US Congress inquiry reveals fake letters from ‘voters’ opposed to climate bill from the Guardian is not exactly a new story. (It’s a week or so old now.) But it does highlight one important trend and fact that needs to be...

How Congress has lost its mind

A friend of mine in this space likes to say that “Congress understands cap, but they don’t understand trade.” And after reading today’s top story Goldman Faces Carbon Market Curbs in Senate Proposals from Bloomberg, it’s quite obvious...

China’s climate dilemma

So the US and China made nice on climate change right? On Tuesday they signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says “provides our countries with direction as we work together to support international climate negotiations and...

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