Unveiling Assigned Amount Unit (AAU) Trades: Current Market Impacts and Prospects for the Future

Elizabeth Lokey Aldrich
Read Dr. Elizabeth L. Aldrich’s (WMS Sustainability Department Chair) Latest Article
Prior to coming to The White Mountain School, Dr. Elizabeth Lokey Aldrich’s research as doctoral candidate and later assistant professor at Boise State University, Idaho, brought her into the complex world of climate change, carbon offset markets and international development.Dr. Aldrich writes, “Overall, my research has focused on the design of greenhouse gas markets. In particular, I have explored questions of renewable energy, carbon capture and sequestration under greenhouse gas legislation. I have also looked into indirectly linking together future domestic and international emission trading schemes through offsets and at the impact of Eastern European and Russian emissions on the final days of the Kyoto Protocol’s first commitment period. I also examined ways to remedy environmentally questionable incentives that currently encourage Annex I countries (such as Russia, the Baltic states and some Central and Eastern European nations) to avoid emissions-reducing legislation. I have also studied ways to finance renewable energy projects in Latin America through carbon offsets.”

Dr. Alrich’s work is widely publishlished and includes, 13 peer-reviewed journal publications, three peer-reviewed book chapters, four publications in industry/trade publications and one book with Earthscan publishers.  You can find references to much of her work here, http://works.bepress.com/elizabeth_aldrich/.

Dr. Aldrich’s most recent article, “Unveiling Assigned Amount Unit (AAU) Trades: Current Market Impacts and Prospects for the Future”, can be found at this link http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/3/1/229/.

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