Wednesday, February 16, 2005


Now that the Kyoto Protocol has come into effect, why not get in on the game and buy up some carbon? You remember's one of the many international treaties based on multilateral cooperation that President Bush stymied in his first term, even bore 9/11 "changed everything." lets you estimate how much carbon your household creates, and then purchase the rights to produce that much carbon. Carbon you purchase is carbon that can no longer be produced by private corporations.

How much does carbon cost? Well, it trades on a market, therefore individual economic agents with competing demands and factor endowments set the price. According to's estimates of my household consumption, carbon is going for about $6/ton, or about as much as a nice cheese steak sub.


At 2:56 PM, Anonymous buermann said...

I don't know anything about this carbon market stuff, I read some of the complaints at and they didn't seem entirely uncooked, betterthannothing notwithstanding.


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