Proposals for alternative mechanisms for funding emissions reduction schemes

Annabel Andrews writes on the newpower website about a new study in the UK that shows that it would be more effective to pay for energy policy through taxation. What are your views?   Paying for energy policy through taxation would reduce energy bills for 70% of households, says UKERC Some 70% of UK households … Continue reading Proposals for alternative mechanisms for funding emissions reduction schemes

Turkey takes important step forward in its energy efficiency strategy

Turkey is definitely in the midst of its energy transition. Both energy efficiency and renewable energy are gaining in importance in the overall energy strategy. Increasingly, Turkey is also aligning itself with EU energy directives. The Daily Sabah website writes about the approval of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan that is an obligation for … Continue reading Turkey takes important step forward in its energy efficiency strategy

What California is doing to address energy equity

Increasingly we discuss fuel poverty but it is not normally looked at from an equity perspective. Maria Stamas and Isaac Sevier explain recent developments in California in an article on the writes on the Natural Resources Defense Council website.   California Takes 5 Steps Toward Energy Equity Approximately one in five California households lives at … Continue reading What California is doing to address energy equity

Reviewing Sweden’s energy policy

Sweden’s Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy, Ibrahim Baylan recently spoke to representatives at the Open Access Government website about the importance of a sustainable Swedish energy policy. A continued focus on improving Swedish energy policy The goal of Swedish energy policy is: “to ensure, with as little environmental impact as possible, a secure electricity … Continue reading Reviewing Sweden’s energy policy

Kenya determined to have nuclear energy but . . . is it a wise course of action?

For more than five years, Kenya has been pursuing the installation of nuclear power in the country. Brendon J. Cannon, Assistant Professor of International Security, Department of Humanities and Social Science at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi provides his views in an article on The Conversation website.   Why Kenya’s push for nuclear power rests … Continue reading Kenya determined to have nuclear energy but . . . is it a wise course of action?

California Energy Commission unanimously adopted energy-saving targets for 2030

As Europe is still in the process of revising its targets for 2030, California has established a new energy savings target for 2030. Given the lack of leadership at the federal level, this is welcome news. Mohit Chhabra explains in an article on the Natural Resources Defense Council.   California Establishes a Path to an … Continue reading California Energy Commission unanimously adopted energy-saving targets for 2030

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 US regulatory “reform” could hurt more than help

It’s time for governments to get serious about helping everyone to join the energy transition

We have been dealing with fuel poverty issues for many years but the energy transition is complex and affects poor households in many ways. Alan Pears Senior Industry Fellow at RMIT University in Australia writes a good article in The Conversation about some of the issues confronting policymakers in Australia today. These issues are equally … Continue reading It’s time for governments to get serious about helping everyone to join the energy transition

Important steps towards a reliable grid system

Sara Hastings-Simon and Binnu Jeyakumar from the Pembina Institute in Alberta write on their website about the role of baseloads in our grid management. They argue that a different approach may prove more sustainable.   Baseload myths and why we need to change how we look at our grid As the mercury climbed in Alberta … Continue reading Important steps towards a reliable grid system

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 Re-thinking the energy market in Britain