This paper by Mari Luomi examines current trends in domestic climate policy in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. Given the politicisation of the topic at the international level, the paper takes a bottom-up approach that departs from the countries’ national circumstances, capabilities and vulnerabilities. It emphasises the opportunities inherent in integrating the goals of […]
The issue of climate change and its consequences is increasingly acknowledged on a global level and the idea of moving towards a low-carbon economy is increasingly becoming conventional wisdom. However, the actual implementation of emission reduction measures is a complicated process that is subject to many uncertainties and conflicting political and economic interests. Meanwhile, global […]
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.
This presentation was given by Lindsay Tuthill at the 27 February 2008 Productivity Workshop at the Department of Economics, University of Oxford.
The European Commission has proposed a very ambitious overhaul of its climate change policies. But the renewable energy target could prove a distracting sideshow to the main task of reducing emissions, argues David Buchan.
In his latest Energy and Environment Comment, Dr Benito Müller looks at the recent controversy about discouraging consumers particularly in the UK from buying produce of least developed countries because of their ‘food miles’, i.e. the transport carbon emissions (especially from air freight), and the effect that such an environmental consumer boycott has on the […]
The consultation process on nuclear power in the UK has ended and the Government is considering the way forward. This Comment, by Malcolm Keay, explores the difficult dilemma the Government is facing. On the one hand, nuclear power looks necessary for energy security and to meet climate change targets. On the other hand, nuclear does […]
The European Union faces a difficult autumn carrying forward its three pronged energy programme. The problem so far, argues David Buchan, is less the policies cutting across each other than the 27 member states, with their differing views on Russia, competition and green priorities.
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 […]
New OIES paper: Oilsands firms have shown financial resiliency through cost reduction & vertical integration but se… https://t.co/npp6Nff3mL
Saudi Arabia’s Next Oil Move https://t.co/3SxvDUpSWE
Between 20-30 mb based on difference between tanker- tracking estimates & official customs data gone into bonded ta… https://t.co/SEEfIzEVwn
Renewable investment will benefit MENA oil-rich countries whether or not oil demand peaks; question is how to enabl… https://t.co/nrYEg4hc0w