energy policy

Australia: Giant electricity machine is degrading – Financial Review – 26/09/2017

After debating about how to run it for more than a decade, the giant machine that provides electricity to the east coast of Australia continues to slowly degrade. Higher prices are a market signalling supply shortages. The threat of blackouts is the next logical warning of what happens when we manage to argue about a [...]

By |October 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Brazil’s renewable energy potential attracts investors – Financial Times – 20/09/2017

In João Camara, a remote area in Brazil’s north-east, the car in which I am a passenger drives beneath a great row of wind turbines in João Camara, halting at one of the looming towers that make up this wind farm.

Source:  Financial Times, 20/09/2017

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Potential New German Coalition Government Likely to Clash on Energy – The scientist – 27/09/2017

On Sunday (September 24), Angela Merkel, Germany’s Chancellor since 2005, won her fourth term in office. Despite securing another four years as the country’s leader, her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), lost a considerable amount of power—it won 32.9 percent, down from 41.5 percent since the last election in 2013.

Source:  The scientist, 27/09/2017

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Turkey’s energy insecurity drives hunt for supplies – Financial Times – 28/09/2017

Geography has endowed Turkey with great strategic importance, situated as it is at the crossroads between Europe, Asia and the Arab world, yet it has been less generous in its allocation of natural resources.

Source:  Financial Times, 28/09/2017

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

China to start new-energy-vehicle production quota from 2019, delaying it by a year – The Straits Times – 28/09/2017

China ordered most carmakers to sell a minimum number of new-energy vehicles (NEV) every year starting 2019, giving them more time to comply with a key policy shift in the world's largest market.

Source:  The Straits Times, 28/09/2017

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Australia needs 75% renewables by 2030 to meet Paris targets, cut costs – Reneweconomy – 25/09/2017

Less than one year after the Australian government agreed to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change, a new report has warned that Australia risks falling short of its own national emissions targets without significantly ramping up the electricity sector’s shift to renewable energy.

Source:  Reneweconomy, 25/09/2017

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

French President Macron says Europe needs significantly higher carbon price – Reuters – 26/09/2017

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that Europe needed a significant minimum carbon price to boost investment in its energy transition, and a European carbon tax at the bloc’s borders to guarantee fair competition for its companies.

Source:  Reuters, 26/09/2017

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Australia’s sloth on energy policy puts economy at risk – Investment Magazine – 27/09/2017

That said, no amount of moaning with fellow expats and crying into our warm beer about the country of our birth’s lack of long-term vision is going to solve the problems we face. We need action and we need it now. We urgently need to find a way forward on energy transition and climate policy [...]

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Trump Wants to Repeal Obama’s Climate Plan. The Next Fight: Its Replacement. – The New York Times – 28/09/2017

President Trump failed again this week to fulfill his promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature health plan. Now he is taking aim at Mr. Obama’s central environmental legacy, the Clean Power Plan.

Source:  The New York Times, 28/09/2017

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

These 7 Countries Want to Say Goodbye to Fossil Fuel-Based Cars – Futurism – 20/09/2017

Now that 192 nations have ratified the historic Paris Climate Agreement, many have beefed up their efforts to reduce carbon emissions. One measure is to promote the sale of only 100 percent electric cars or to ban fossil fuel cars on the roads.

Source:  Futurism, 2017/09/20

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |