Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are essentially cumulative in character; but much of the economic analysis and policy making in relation to the mitigation of CO2 emissions fails to reflect fully this fundamental feature of any analysis of the impact of emissions on climate. The cumulative and irreversible nature of CO2 emissions implies that a significantly […]
The OIES Energy and Environment paper by Dr Benito Müller looks at the recent UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and evaluates what happened and suggests what lessons ought to be learned. Review – Teaching Climate Law
In this OIES Energy and Environment Paper, Dr Benito Müller (Director Energy and Environment at the OIES) looks at the controversial additionality criterion of the Clean Development Mechanism, and discusses some of the arguments for and against it. The paper concludes with an alternative interpretation of additionality which may overcome some of the key concerns […]
This presentation, given by Malcolm Keay to the Electricity Policy Research Group in Cambridge, looks at the impact of environmental policy on the electricity industry in the UK – and concludes that liberalisation is not likely to survive in any meaningful form.
Dr Benito Müller (Director Energy and Environment at the OIES) and Dr Prodipto Ghosh (Distinguished Fellow TERI, New Delhi, and former Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, India) propose a way in which the Clean Development Mechanism can be used to implement the provisions of the UNFCCC Bali Action Plan on reducing developing country emissions.
This presentation was given at OIES by Marianne Haug, Professor of Energy Policy and Sustainable Development, University of Hohenheim (Germany) and senior research advisor to the Institute.
This presentation was given by Lindsay Tuthill at the 27 February 2008 Productivity Workshop at the Department of Economics, University of Oxford.
Benito Müller analyses the recent UN climate change conference, with a particular focus on what happened on the last day, and what implications that will have for the upcoming negotiations.
This opinion piece by Dr Benito Müller argues that probably the only way of reprieving the Russian Convention track proposal is by way of a generalised version of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), allowing for sectoral, programmatic, or generally policy based emission reduction activities in developing countries (‘policy CDM’), together with ‘CER Put Options’ issued […]
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 […]
Has the recent climate change conference in Nairobi really been the failure that some would have us believe? In this comment, Dr Benito Müller argues that, on the contrary, there has been some considerable success – at least in the context of adaptation to adverse impact in general, and adaptation funding in particular; issues which […]
New OIES paper on China’s gas reform: By 2030 the government plans for gas to represent 15% of total primary energy… https://t.co/lHing4ydFR
China’s Long March to Gas Price Freedom: Price Reform in the People’s Republic https://t.co/WhcqlipJYI
New OIES paper on DME Oman: Settlement based on relatively large volume of trades but volumes fall rapidly as last… https://t.co/e6az1QtNJn