“One belt, one road” ambitions for China’s export ambitions

Lucy Hornby writes in the Financial Times about a new proposal by a Chinese company to export power as far as Europe. The idea is intriguing as long as the power is from renewables and not their numerous coal power plants.   China looks to export surplus energy to Germany China’s proposed investments in long-distance, … Continue reading “One belt, one road” ambitions for China’s export ambitions

The crumbling and mismanaged state of the energy infrastructure in Africa

As we concern ourselves about Millennium Development Goals, Sustainable Energy for All and global climate change agreements, there are other development concerns. Pilita Clark writes a good article in the Financial Times describing how poor the energy infrastructure is in Africa and what it means to the socio-economic development of the region.   Badly run … Continue reading The crumbling and mismanaged state of the energy infrastructure in Africa

Assessing the cost of energy efficiency

Merriam Borgeson writes an excellent blog for Switchboard, Natural Resources Defense Counsel Staff Blog, on a recent study comparing the cost of energy efficiency and the cost of building coal power plants.   New Analysis: The Cost of Energy Efficiency is Under Half the Cost of Building Dirty Coal Power Plants After mining the results … Continue reading Assessing the cost of energy efficiency