ESG, Recycling, & Climate | Weekly Thematic

“Let It Snow”: Carbon Costs, Values and Behavioral Change
December 23, 2020
Products Mentioned:
Carbon, Hydrogen, PET, Ethanol, Paraxylene, Ethylene Glycol, PTA, LNG, Industrial Gas
Companies Mentioned:
Gevo, ExxonMobil, Gulf Coast Sequestration, LNG Canada, Shell, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Trinseo, BASF, JP Morgan
Subjects Covered:
Recycling, Renewables, Carbon Capture, Emissions, New Energy, The Hydrogen Economy, ESG Investing

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“Let It Snow”: Carbon Costs, Values and Behavioral Change 


  • The best mechanism for curtailing carbon and equivalent emissions remains undecided, with a mixture of penalties, incentives, and trading mechanisms spanning the globe. Canada has thrown down the gauntlet with an aggressive tax.
  • The ideal “balanced” mechanism creates incentives for investment, which will produce jobs (CCS, renewable power, hydrogen, for example) at least as fast as it removes them from traditional energy sector companies. No obvious proxy exists, but we think a tax can do the trick with the right construct and accountability.
  • We discuss the mathematical problem facing 100% recycled polymer initiatives

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