Decarbonization policy has focused thus far on low hanging fruit, especially energy efficiency and renewables. Attention will need to move to other sectors, especially transport and buildings, which together account for about 60% of energy-related carbon emissions in the EU. Consumers will be active participants and at the centre of this energy transition. This reinforces […]
This third OIES Brexit publication looks at the European-wide EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) issues. We argue that the many burdensome patches to be implemented, together with those that are already agreed or discussed, are as nothing compared to the Brexit unknowns if there is no united political will.
On 2 June 2014 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its proposed performance standards to reduce CO2 emissions from existing power stations. In 2012, these stations accounted for about 38.5% of US energy-related CO2 emissions, chiefly from coal. To date, the EPA proposal is the most substantial federal policy initiative aimed at reducing CO2 […]
This paper by Howard Rogers addresses the issue of the challenges in establishing Carbon Capture and Sequestration at a commercial scale in the power generation sector, especially as this has been repeatedly proposed as a key policy in furtherance of CO2 emission abatement in the last decade. For those who have become increasingly frustrated by […]
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 Economist cites an OIES study: until oil-exporting countries shift economies away from oil, they need to cover… https://t.co/qylvo2LwFw
OIES's @thierry_bros interviewed by Radio Vatican on East Med gas. https://t.co/pRhtO5AtfN
After the Gazprom-Naftogaz arbitration: commerce still entangled in politics https://t.co/Pljui3Ao56