Selling the Blue Sky

Fisher, Daniel
March 2008
Forbes Asia;3/10/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p70
The article profiles Andrew Ertel, head of Evolution Markets, which sells chits that companies use to offset their emissions of air pollutants. Evolution, perhaps the world's largest vendor of credits for the suppression of carbon dioxide, sells them to polluters outside the U.S. that have agreed to help curtail carbon emissions. The company made the world's first cross-border carbon trade in 2002 when it brokered the sale of credits for 200,000 tons of carbon dioxide from the government of Slovakia to a Japanese buyer.


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