Climate Change Capital

Kiran Stacey

In this week’s readers’ Q&A session, James Cameron, vice chairman of Climate Change Capital, answers your questions.
In this second post, he tackles renewable heat, biofuels and carbon regulation. Read more

Kiran Stacey

In this week’s readers’ Q&A session, James Cameron, vice chairman of Climate Change Capital, answers your questions.

In the first of two posts, he discusses how discredited the European emissions trading scheme is and what the jump in oil prices means for renewables.

In the second post, published later, he will tackle renewable heat, biofuels and carbon regulation.

Next in the hotseat is Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director of the environmental film Gasland. He will be answering your questions next Friday, February 11th. Send in your questions for consideration by the end of Sunday, February 6th to energysource@ft.com.

But for now, over to James: Read more

Kiran Stacey

James Cameron, one of the key advocates for carbon trading, has leapt to the defence of the beleaguered European emissions trading scheme, insisting, “We have no option but to make this work.” Read more

Kiran Stacey

Many thanks for all your questions for Ian Simm, chief executive of Impax Asset Management. His answers will appear on this site on Friday, January 28th.
Next week, the person in the hotseat will be James Cameron, vice chairman of Climate Change Capital, the boutique investment bank specialising in carbon trading. Read more

Kiran Stacey

There have already been some noises off between the UK government and the green energy industry over the green investment bank, the government’s proposed investment vehicle for funding clean energy projects. Apart from anything, many in the sector simply don’t think the £1bn promised by Chris Huhne, the energy secretary, is enough.
But another faultline opened up today at a briefing attended by both Sam Laidlaw, the chief executive of Centrica, and Huhne himself. Specifically, the pair seemed to be at odds over whether the green investment bank could be used to fund energy efficiency initiatives. Read more

Kiran Stacey

When Chris Huhne, the UK energy secretary, announced last month that he was cancelling the public funding for the Severn barrage – the massive tidal power project which was due to provide around 5 per cent of the UK’s electricity needs – it initially looked like the project was dead in the water. Read more