Carboff

“The Chancellor has just effectively put a carbon tax on carbon free electricity, which will mean fewer renewables and more uncertainty for the industry.” (http://www.foe.co.uk/blog/like-making-apple-juice-pay-alcohol-tax-clean-energy-faces-carbon-tax)

Snappy name: car-bon, like ‘good car’. Have I stumbled upon the fossils fuelling this oxymoron? Or am I just another fool who’ll be paying it?

Re-peat

“Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has proposed a 39-turbine development at Strathy South in Sutherland, which would only operate for a maximum of 25 years … [and yet] could take up to 24.8 years to ‘pay back’ the carbon impacts of its construction … [because it] would be situated on a peatland site.” (http://www.rspb.org.uk/media/releases/398890-sse-windfarm-at-strathy-south-could-take-over-20-years-to-become-carbon-neutral)

Renewable — capable of being renewed, on a 25 year contract, without perceivable benefit.

Umped

“Carbon reserves were becoming more concentrated at the top as fossil fuel companies struggling with slumps in coal and oil markets merged. … Investors who dumped their fossil fuel holdings over the past five years actually earned 1.2% a year more than those remaining in coal, oil and gas.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/19/carbon-reserves-held-by-top-fossil-fuel-companies-soar)

Fossil fuel dumps and coal and oil slumps
Give billionaires grumps as their gravy gets lumps.

Regalikarian

“Large polluters will find these conclusions to their linking since they may escape a meaningful pollution price signal for at least another decade. With renewable energy and efficiency targets barely above business as usual trends, a carbon market that will remain irrelevant for a decade and nothing to reign in coal power, Europe’s early efforts to combat climate change and advance clean energy have been set adrift.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7354)

Unlinked large polluters should seek opportunities in a coaligarchy.

Carbonomy

“While the competitiveness concerns linked to the UK carbon floor price are understandable, the Government’s decision to freeze the floor price, combined with other recent policy decisions, is improving the economic outlook for the UK’s polluting coal power stations.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7071)

Procrastination over the frozen floor is skating on thinning ice.