Chapter One: What are Green Premiums?

Overview of the Episode

Which Sectors and Agents to Focus on in the Podcast

Figure 1: Global greenhouse gas emissions in 2014, by sector (IPCC, 2014).
  • Governments can incentivize low-carbon technologies either by taxing carbon-based products or making the cleaner version cheaper. Ideally, a combination of those may work better (Breakthrough Energy, n.d.). Governments can also shape financial markets to incentivize better investments and invest in research and developments.
  • Companies and investors can focus on cleaner alternatives, support green technology startups, and invest in R&D. Advocating for helpful government policies is also beneficial.
  • Individuals can affect both governments and companies. First, by holding their elected officials accountable, secondly by voting for parties with beneficial policies. Perhaps more importantly, consumers can actively choose products emitting lower levels of greenhouse gases. Increased demand for such products signals consumer interest in sustainability and increases economies of scale, reducing costs.
Figure 2: The green premium for green electricity is much higher than green fuel. It provides evidence that we should incentivize quicker adaptation of green electricity, but keep innovating new, cheaper, liquid fuels (Breakthrough technologies, n.d.).

Willingness to Pay and Green Premiums

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Publishing my book on “Green Premiums”, analyzing the podcast episodes in Green Premiums Podcast. Student at Minerva University. Contact me: frosteman@gmail.com

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Publishing my book on “Green Premiums”, analyzing the podcast episodes in Green Premiums Podcast. Student at Minerva University. Contact me: frosteman@gmail.com

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