Tagged with energy statistics

New OECD book on carbon prices

New OECD book on carbon prices

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a book, titled ‘Effective Carbon Prices,’ which synthesizes a number of case studies on carbon prices in 15 selected countries and sectors. The book provides estimates of the costs to society of reducing carbon dioxide emissions in 15 countries using different policy instruments in five sectors: … Continue reading

Number of the week – 400

Number of the week – 400

Kiley Kroh provides the following data in Climate Progress In terms of total solar power capacity per capita, Germany crushes every other country. At the end of 2012, it had approximately 400 MW of solar power capacity per million people, considerably more than #2 Italy at 267 MW per million people, #3 Belgium at 254 … Continue reading

European Environment Agency to give emphasis to climate change and energy in its new work programme

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released its “Annual Management Plan 2013,” which outlines the EEA work programme that will address a broad range of issues including: air quality and noise; air pollutant emissions; climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; energy; and transport. The Annual Management Plan includes sections on: EEA mission statement, vision and strategic objectives; … Continue reading

Ontario shows the way forward in decreasing electricity demand

Ian MacLeod of the Ottawa Citizen writes about Ontario being the only place in North America where electricity demand is decreasing, in large part because of energy conservation.  Ontario’s decelerating appetite for electrical power leaves it as the only electricity-generating jurisdiction in North America to forecast negative growth in winter demand and flat growth in … Continue reading

Renewables in India

Renewables in India

While discussing India, it is interesting to know that a total installed capacity of over 10,400 MW has been added from various renewable power generation projects during the last three years:  2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12. This consists of 7,112 MW wind power, 965 MW small hydropower, 1,414 MW bio-power and 940 MW solar power, photovoltaic … Continue reading

Energy savings targets revisited

Energy savings targets revisited

Negotiators of the draft Energy Efficiency Directive have been struggling for months to settle on a strategy to achieve the 2020 energy savings target.  The Commission, Council, Parliament and all stakeholders agree that the indicative 20% energy savings target will not be achieved with current policies and programmes.  There have been debates about how to … Continue reading

IEA unveils new initiatives on sustainable energy policies and technologies in the buildings sector

IEA unveils new initiatives on sustainable energy policies and technologies in the buildings sector

Cutting back on the amount of energy consumed in buildings all over the world will represent a significant step forward in efforts to strengthen energy security and combat climate change, International Energy Agency Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven said as she announced new IEA initiatives on sustainable energy policies and technologies in the buildings … Continue reading

Briefly speaking . . .

Briefly speaking . . .

China increase in energy consumption Bloomberg News reports that China’s energy use rose at the fastest pace in four years in 2011, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Consumption climbed 7 % to 3.48 billion metric tons of standard coal equivalent. That was the fastest rate since 2007, when it grew 7.8 %. However, … Continue reading