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David Hone: October 2009
Climate Change Adviser, Shell Group

David Hone: October 2009

David Hone is the climate change adviser for the Shell Group and vice chairman of the International Emissions Trading Association. He also works closely with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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How much change is possible?

Nuclear energy has played a big role in France. But what has been achieved? Starting 40 years ago in the late 1960s, France pursued some very major energy and energy-related policy initiatives. If emissions reduction had been the goal in...

By David Hone | October 27, 2009; 02:58 PM ET | Comments (10)

Towards a global carbon market

Offsets are an integral part of a broad market driven approach to reducing emissions. Whereas a carbon tax will always remain a domestic fiscal policy instrument with no real reach beyond national borders, a cap-and-trade system is very different. It...

By David Hone | October 21, 2009; 05:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wheel of Fortune?

There is no doubt about the science, but what remains is uncertainty. By "the science" I mean the fact that CO2 (and other trace gases) absorbs in the infrared range, warms the atmosphere as a result and that increasing CO2...

By David Hone | October 14, 2009; 06:52 PM ET | Comments (5)

The Challenges Ahead

The world is a very different place in 2009 than 1997, so the challenge is now the same for all -- actually reducing emissions in the face of rising energy demand globally. Although burgeoning demand is accelerating the use of...

By David Hone | October 4, 2009; 10:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

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