Tagged with energy policy

US regulatory “reform” could hurt more than help

US regulatory “reform” could hurt more than help

Everyone is watching the steps taken by the Trump administration to form its regulatory framework for energy. Lauren Urbanek writes an important article on the Natural Resources Defense Council website about the possible impact of revising the current regulatory framework.   Standards Save Trillions. Why Mess With a Good Thing, DOE? The Department of Energy … Continue reading

Re-thinking the energy market in Britain

Re-thinking the energy market in Britain

Keith Baker, Research Associate in Sustainable Urban Environments from the Glasgow Caledonian University expresses his frustration with how the British electricity market has evolved with a call for a more radical approach. Keith Baker provides this article on The Conversation website.   Electricity is a rip-off – we need a truly radical intervention in the … Continue reading

India and the energy transition

India and the energy transition

Mukta Patil from IndiaSpend writes a good article on the Business Standard website about India’s ambitions in its energy transition. You should enjoy this.   India’s ambitious new energy policy draft tries to bridge dreams, reality By 2040, India’s electricity demand will rise 4.5 times over 2012 levels. While clean energy (like renewables, nuclear and … Continue reading

Efficiency First

Efficiency First

Joseph Dutton writes an important article on the E3G website. It is important because, while discussing the dynamics in the gas sector in the UK, his message is simple: we must give more attention to decreasing demand.   Britain’s gas: Let’s focus on efficiency, not fracking The closure of the UK’s largest gas storage facility … Continue reading

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