Tag: SP26

  • The Energiewende – Germany’s gamble

    By: David Buchan

    Germany has set itself a huge challenge in trying to move away from fossil fuels and abandon nuclear power, while remaining a major industrial power. This challenge to create an Energiewende – an energy turnaround or transformation – has ambitious targets. David Buchan argues that Germany is on track to meet only one of its […]

  • Optimal fiscal policy in the face of oil windfalls and other known unknowns

    By: Lavan Mahadeva

    When a country discovers large new natural resource energy reserves, its citizens are gifted with possibility of financing a great economic transformation. Yet, often, the state which manages the transformation fails to deliver a sufficient high and well timed contribution to the well being of current and future citizens. Is it a lack of depth […]