Shippers and refiners have been actively preparing for the IMO transition and engaged in a lively debate on how it would play out, and since the second half of 2019, making active preparations for it. Chinese refiners, however, seem to have been less preoccupied with it than their Western peers. This may seem surprising given […]
Decarbonisation should be very much on the radar of new LNG projects currently taking FID, commissioning around 2024-25 and planning to operate up to 2050. The LNG community needs to replace an `advocacy’ message – based on the generality of emissions from combustion of natural gas being lower than from other fossil fuels – with […]
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 […]
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