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The best of times, the worst of times – A Tale of two Reports

The two most authoritative accounts of the global power markets, including the role of renewables, were recently published: World Energy Outlook 2014 from the International Energy Agency (IEA) and REthinking Energy from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).     … Continue reading

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EU’s Energy Policy: confusion is now complete

Before his nomination, European Commission (EC) president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker said he wanted “to reform and reorganise Europe’s energy policy into a new European Energy Union”. He added: “I am neither in favour of nuclear, nor in favour of fracking, because … Continue reading

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EU 2030 triple-target “could save 21 billion”

Germany, Denmark and Portugal renewed calls for the EU to adopt binding 2030 targets for renewables, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions at a crucial Heads of State meeting next week as a new study claimed an ambitious triple-goal … Continue reading

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EU policymaking by diktat

Let’s say you want to end most of the renewable energy subsidies in Europe and dramatically change the rest. Let’s say that you want to do it fast. Let’s say you want to make it legally binding. Let’s say that … Continue reading

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Markets of make-believe

The EU Heads of State have given themselves about half a year to agree on a EU climate and energy policy framework for 2030. The governments should use some of the time they have granted themselves to provide the public … Continue reading

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