The energy transition away from oil : climate-related policy or wider strategic move ?

September 14th, 2017

Until recently, the issue of energy transition was mainly dealt with in terms of structure of power generation capacities. Why ? Quite simply because this sector concentrates the highest potential of massive energy substitutions. Endogenous [...]

US/North Korea: testing China with the oil weapon threat

September 7th, 2017

Last week, on 3 September 2017, North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test. This is not just an additional test. It contributes to significantly increase tensions between North Korea and Western powers, in particular with [...]

Floods in Texas: a reality check for Trump’s cabinet?

August 30th, 2017

Tropical storm Harvey is currently causing extreme flooding in the state of Texas, where 54 counties have been declared state disaster areas. In the city of Huston, it reached diluvian proportions, forcing thousands of people [...]

Last European primary forests threatened by loggers?

July 27th, 2017

Last European primary forests threatened by loggers?

A few days ago, the European Commission referred Poland to the Court of Justice for illegal logging in the Bialowieza forest, one of the oldest forests in Europe. It [...]

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Frankfurt Event: How Cool is Your Investment Portfolio?

July 20th, 2017

 
Frankfurt Event: How Cool is Your Investment Portfolio?
 

Beyond Ratings is pleased to be co-hosting with Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH a breakfast presentation in Frankfurt on 27 July 2017, 9:30am to 11am.

Learn how to measure carbon exposure risks for the sovereign [...]

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Electricity Access in Developing Countries

September 14th, 2017

The vast majority of people without access to electricity are in sub-Saharan Africa and the Oceania region, and most of them live in rural areas.

“In Africa, nearly 60% of people have no access to reliable [...]

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Carbon pricing schemes are planned or in place all round the world

September 14th, 2017

This map shows the schemes already in place or planned. Most schemes focus on carbon intensive sectors, but their scope is expanding to other industries. They are also expanding geographically to cover a significant proportion [...]

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Global Infrastructure investment needs are huge

September 7th, 2017

The World today invests some $2.5 trillion a year on transportation, power, water and telecommunications systems. Yet it’s not enough – and needs are only growing steeper. The McKinsey Global Institute finds that the world [...]

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Global distribution of natural gas deposits

September 7th, 2017

Natural gas is environment-friendly. It exists abundantly and can be supplied stably. Expansion of its use is expected in the future.

“Natural gas, which is primarily composed of methane, when burned, generates only small amounts of [...]