15 Jul '11, 10pm

Unburnable Carbon

Unburnable Carbon

Unburnable Carbon – Are the world’s financial markets carrying a carbon bubble? This new analysis by Carbon Tracker discovers that: Already in 2011, the world has used over a third of its 50-year carbon budget of 886GtCO2 , leaving 565GtCO2 All of the proven reserves owned by private and public companies and governments are equivalent to 2,795 GtCO2 Fossil fuel reserves owned by the top 100 listed coal and top 100 listed oil and gas companies represent total emissions of 745GtCO2 Only 20% of the total reserves can be burned unabated, leaving up to 80% of assets technically unburnable (click image for larger version of map) Distribution of reserves across exchanges By allocating reserves to exchanges, it is possible to build up a picture of where reserves are listed. The map shows how the listings of coal, oil and gas reserves are distributed, indicating that capital market...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/business/research/report/2011/07/...

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