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California has clear lessons to offer the rest of the US and the world in energy efficiency achieved through persistent pressure on energy appliance standards and clever public regulation of its private energy companies. Energy efficiency is increasingly important if the task of de-carbonizing the power and transport systems of growing economies is not to […]
California’s plan to cap and trade emissions has survived the Republican onslaught at the ballot box. David Buchan explains its importance as North America’s first economy-wide cap and trade scheme, as the potential core of a regional system, and as a test bed for finding the right market/regulatory mix in climate policy.
The objective of this Report is to explore the potential for addressing developing country greenhouse gas emissions at scale through bilateral ‘Joint Commitment Framework Agreements’ (JCFA). It focuses on the potential to reduce the growth of coal-based emissions in the Chinese power sector through large-scale collaboration between European and Chinese enterprises in the production of […]
David Buchan argues that Angela Merkel has got her fellow EU leaders to agree at their March 8-9 summit to goals giving her a strong hand in chairing this year’s G-8 climate change negotiations. But making the emission trading scheme work would be a better long- term route to promoting clean energy than setting renewables […]
Recent weeks have seen an outburst of target-setting on climate change, most recently in the UK Government’s new climate change strategy. But experience shows that governments’ track record of delivery in this area is very poor – nearly all climate change targets have been missed. In this Comment, Malcolm Keay suggests that to make targets […]
Climate change represents an enormous long term threat to global ecosystems and the world’s economies. The convergence of high oil prices and climate change at the top of political agendas has resurrected many of the energy policy debates of the 1970s. Advocates of different fuels each claim to have the solution, high oil prices are […]
Even its supporters would probably now accept that in its early days nuclear power was oversold – the costs were underestimated (“too cheap to meter”); the practical problems (eg waste disposal) minimised; the benefits overstated; alternatives summarily dismissed; the risks ignored. The legacy of this overselling has been unhelpful – emotions are high on both […]
The United Kingdom (UK) has ratified the Kyoto Protocol and in its 2003 Energy White Paper the current government committed the UK to reducing carbon dioxide emissions some 60% below 1990 levels by 2050 with an aspiration to achieve a reduction of 20% by 2020. Under the European Union (EU) Renewables Directive, the UK is […]
China Gas: Pipeline company reform has potential to stimulate gas demand but recent price cut unlikely to have any https://t.co/LnMNI8EH7M
New OIES paper on future of natural gas in transport: Natural Gas Vehicles grown significantly particularly in Asia… https://t.co/EEAIeVpj2f
Iranian Sanctions 2.0: Oil Market Risks and Price Stakes https://t.co/b76ZrjTvfr