Climate Change

Carbon retirement portfolio: a faster, fairer way to retire carbon-emitting assets 

A carbon retirement portfolio can be designed to be attractive to sellers, buyers and government.

A carbon retirement portfolio can be designed to be attractive to sellers, buyers and government. Image: Zbynek Burival / Unsplash

Brad Handler
Researcher and Program Lead, Sustainable Finance Lab, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines
Morgan Bazilian
Director of the Payne Institute and Professor of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines
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A carbon bonus calculation for the Bakken field example cited above Image: MJ Bradley, Payne Institute
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A Bakken field well's monthly oil equivalent production... Image: Payne Institute estimates
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...and its cumulative present value Image: Payne Institute estimates
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