Tagged with energy policy

New review of Poland’s energy policies

New review of Poland’s energy policies

The International Energy Agency has recently published its 2016 review of Poland’s energy policies and programmes. Energy policy is complicated because of the country’s dependence on domestic coal. While Poland has made some progress on improving energy efficiency and installing renewable energy, it is obvious that much more is needed, even if the IEA’s executive … Continue reading

Keeping energy affordable and financing the growth of the energy sector are two critical challenges for India

Keeping energy affordable and financing the growth of the energy sector are two critical challenges for India

Rangan Banerjee, is Head, Department of Energy Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay, provides a good article in the EnergyWorld section of India’s Economic Times to first look at what America is now doing under the new administration and then comparing it to the challenges in meeting India’s long-term energy security.   India shouldn’t replace … Continue reading

Energy transition in Britain is a bumpy road

Energy transition in Britain is a bumpy road

We are repeatedly reading about problems in the UK with nuclear plans, with the closing of energy efficiency in buildings programmes, in cutbacks in subsidies for renewables. Ian Johnston writes a good article in The Independent, arguing that repeated changes by the government are driving away investors at the dawn of a new era in … Continue reading

The energy transition in Britain

The energy transition in Britain

It is amazing to read every day about the ups and downs of Britain’s energy policy. There are plans to build 6 nuclear plants by different consortia, using different technologies. Obviously, everyone is reading about the plans for Hinkley Point C and the recent delays to review China’s role. Then we read about how the … Continue reading

Understanding energy policy in Massachusetts

Understanding energy policy in Massachusetts

We often get caught up in our own policy tangles, trying to figure out how to effect the changes that will achieve our long-term goals. It is instructive to see how policies develop elsewhere. John Rogers, a senior energy analyst, writes a very informative blog on the Union of Concerned Scientists website. You should enjoy … Continue reading

Questions about the energy transition in China

Questions about the energy transition in China

Is there a contradiction in China’s commitment to greater sustainability? Wade Shepard raises the question on the Forbes website about the supposed contradiction between promoting renewable energy – for many environmental benefits – and yet the drive to construct more and more coal-fired power plants. What are your views?   If China Is So Committed … Continue reading