Carbon Trading

  • Missouri’s Kenney

    Nov 09, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    State regulators are closely watching the roll out of new federal carbon emissions rules as well changes in utilities’ business strategies. EnergyBiz recently discussed these issues with Robert S. Kenney, chairman of the Missouri Public Service Commission, at a gathering of regulators.

  • Nov 15, 2012 | Wayne Barber

    A top Democrat and Republican on energy matters in the Senate left the door open to compromise on a potential carbon tax, but a top Republican House energy leader seemed less receptive during a Nov. 15 seminar in Washington, D.C.

  • Aug 07, 2012 | Ken Silverstein

    If Mitt Romney wins the presidency, the implications on energy and the environment could be far-reaching. But figuring out what he actually believes is a challenge -- or whether he is just a drifter who shifts with the political winds and hopes to land in the Oval Office.

  • Jul 17, 2012 | Ken Silverstein

    Conservative thinkers are playing host to a liberal idea: the enactment of carbon taxes. The issue is making news right before the national elections in the fall, and it could gain increasing momentum.

  • Auctions Set

    Apr 26, 2012 | Al Senia

    California is set to take another jaw-dropping energy gamble with the next step in the state's cap-and-trade system, which state energy officials believe will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But skeptics fear it will place upward pressure on energy prices.

  • National Test Underway

    Nov 02, 2011 | Ken Silverstein

    When it comes to buying and selling carbon credits, California is about to kick off. But will the new cap-and-trade program just adopted there promote cutting edge investments or will it cost jobs?

  • AEP at the vortex of debate

    Jul 18, 2011 | Ken Silverstein

    Coal's salvation may be lost. Now that American Electric Power, the biggest burner of coal-fired power in the United States, has decided to delay its critical carbon sequestration venture, the coal sector has taken a powerful blow.

  • Jul 07, 2011 | Ken Green

    The featured columnist, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, co-authored a study in 2007 that said that a revenue-neutral carbon tax was better than cap-and-trade, which would be better than regulation. But now Ken Green's feelings have changed.

  • Black & Veatch today released the results of its fifth annual Strategic Directions in the Electric Utility Industry survey in which more than 700 U.S. utility leaders took part.
  • Renewable energy. Smart grids. Overcoming public fear of nuclear energy. These are just a few of the myriad, complex issues facing the energy industry as its leaders prepare to gather for the 3rd Annual EnergyBiz Leadership Forum (, February 27 to March 1, 2011 at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington, D.C.
  • Journalists Look Back, Look Forward

    EnergyBiz Leadership Forum - surveying the major developments in energy
    Jan 07, 2011 | Martin Rosenberg

    Nuclear power, the future coal and the rising power of Chinese energy production are likely to be big issues in the energy news in 2011 - as they were in 2010.

  • Regulations go forth

    Jan 05, 2011 | Ken Silverstein

    Carbon capture and sequestration is possible within a decade, says the feds. That, in turn, will help coal maintain relevance. The tools to allow for such advancement, however, will remain elusive unless federal lawmakers act to price carbon emissions and commit to 5 demonstration projects in the coming years.

  • Venture Capitalist and Clean Tech Score Victory over Oil Interests

    Nov 10, 2010 | Ken Silverstein

    The national electorate has spoken. So, too, have the people of California. They overwhelmingly rejected the efforts to sideline the state's global warming law in which critical new details are to be unveiled soon.

  • Energy Central has announced an outstanding roster of energy business leaders, government leaders, and innovators who will attempt to map out a five year strategy plan for senior utility executives attending the 2011 EnergyBiz Leadership Forum.
  • Natural Gas Use to Soar

    Coal pile
    Oct 29, 2010 | Martin Rosenberg

    Coal generation construcdtion is off in coming years. Its future depends on national carbon policy and carbon sequestration technology.

  • UN says Business Endorsement is Critical

    Oct 14, 2010 | Ken Silverstein

    Nearly a year after the Copenhagen summit to reduce the global carbon footprint, advocates for change feel they have the momentum. Round two of the conference is to begin in Cancun, Mexico in November with at least 300 major businesses on board.

  • Ken Silverstein
    Sep 29, 2010 | Ken Silverstein

    The cyclical nature of economies means that at some point a sustained recovery will occur. And when it does, policymakers must bargain in good faith and create a durable energy policy in which utility planners can bank. The capital markets will then loosen, allowing bankers, bondholders and investors to finance projects and bring the generation and transmission systems up-to-date.