C-MACC Weekly “CRETER” (Climate etc.)
Planet Claire – Where The Idealists and Extremists Live
- It is imperative that regulators and investors recognize the need for “bridges” to a lower or net-zero carbon world. These bridges are not lifejackets for the oil and gas industry, they are job creators and will limit energy price inflation. CCS is one of them – continued growth in US LNG is likely another.
- Plastic recycling is constrained by economics – it is too expensive relative to virgin polymer and a different purchaser mindset is needed. Even if recycled polymer pricing was based on costs, it would likely still not create enough supply to meet potential demand.
- We note some meeting of the minds – or at least the potential, both on controlling or pricing emissions and on ESG measurement standardization. Both are good steps in the right direction in early 2021.
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