Energy Evolution: “Fighting Climate Change with Carbon Offsets and Fossil Fuel Retirement Credits”

RFF Fellow Brian Prest is a guest on an S&P Global podcast episode about how carbon offset markets and oil and gas retirement credits and help serve decarbonization efforts.

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Nov. 10, 2023

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On this episode of Energy Evolution, we are talking about carbon offset markets and oil and gas retirement credits. What function do these tools serve in the broader decarbonization push, and how exactly are we calculating them anyway? What are the policies needed to make these offsets and credits work appropriately? How useful are these mechanisms in comparison to directly reducing emissions? Listen in to find out!

Today’s speakers include Brad Handler, Program Manager for the Sustainable Finance Lab at the Colorado School of Mines’ Payne Institute for Public Policy, and Brian Prest, an economist and fellow at nonprofit Resources for the Future.

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