Did you know...
Back in 2008, carbon prices were in a slump mainly due to the downturn in the economy which caused a decline in the demand for the various products that emit greenhouse gasses like electricity from coal powerplants, manufacturing,
etc. The carbon credits business is a supply and demand business like any other. In 2008 there was less demand for businesses to purchase carbon credits and there was a supply buildup. As you can see from the charts below, the
price has picked up quite a bit. This chart is in Euros...
The whole cap and trade industry is in it's infancy and everybody is ironing out the kinks in the system. The way I see it, it's an opportunity that's just waiting to happen. An investment back in 2008 would have brought you a nice
4x return on your money. And as you can see, it's going up pretty fast! Every country/area has it's own system and prices, so it's sort of hard to get a grip on pricing (the chart below is in USD)...
Often people complain "I have no luck"! Well... luck is nothing more than opportunity meeting preparation. If the opportunity comes along and you are not prepared for it, it may easily just pass you by without you ever knowing about
it. But if you educate yourself now about the carbon credit business, you'll see those carbon opportunities coming a mile away before everybody else does. And all those who missed it will think you are the luckiest person on Earth!
In simple terms, just one way to make money with carbon credits goes something like this... you help a business chain like convenience stores or hotels become more green. They charge a small fee to their customers. Part of the fee
goes to you, part to purchase carbon credits to instantly reduce their carbon footprint, and part goes to the company to invest in eco friendly upgrades. They can now call themselves a "green" company. It's a win win situation!
And... those types of deals are easy as pie to sell.
This is a chart of where carbon reduction measures are mandated...
P.S. Whether you believe in global warming or not does not matter. Those that do are in charge and they are abiding by the Kyoto Protocol. The US and China will follow suit soon. Cap and trade is here and you can make money in this
business whether you believe global warming is manmade or natural.