Tag: Low Carbon Economy

  • Energy Efficiency – Should We Take It Seriously?

    By: Malcolm Keay

    In this Paper, Malcolm Keay looks at governments’ uncritical reliance on energy efficiency to achieve multiple energy policy objectives.  He concludes that most existing programmes are ill-directed, badly monitored and probably ineffective in reducing energy demand and emissions – indeed they may be diverting attention from more effective measures.  A more targeted approach is needed […]

  • US Energy and Climate Legislation – The Big Deal

    By: David Robinson

    US energy and climate change legislation will have a powerful influence on any global agreement replacing the Kyoto Protocol when it expires in 2012. Dr. David Robinson analyzes draft US legislation (specifically the Waxman Markey Bill) and argues that it will fail to promote an early transition to a low carbon economy mainly due to […]