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«Dodgy» Greenhouse Gas Data Threatens Paris Accord

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

«Dodgy» Greenhouse Gas Data Threatens Paris Accord

by Matt McGrath*

Potent, climate-warming gases are being emitted into the atmosphere but are not being recorded in official inventories, a BBC investigation has found.

Air monitors in Switzerland have detected large quantities of one gas coming from a location in Italy

Why Electric Cars Are Everywhere Except Here, Now: QuickTake Q&A

Monday, July 31, 2017

Why Electric Cars Are Everywhere Except Here, Now: QuickTake Q&A

by Bloomberg New Energy Finance*

It might seem like there’s more news about electric cars lately than actual electric cars on the road. Tesla took a step toward becoming a mass-producer this month when the $35,000 Model 3 sedan started rolling off a California assembly line. Volvo said it will begin phasing out cars that run just on fossil fuels in two years


Qatari LNG Development to Extend LNG Surplus Into Mid-2020s

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Qatari LNG Development to Extend LNG Surplus Into Mid-2020s

by Ross McCracken*

Qatar’s announcement Tuesday that it will double the size of its proposed new development on the giant North Field to 4 Bcf/d and use the gas for LNG exports will throw off course multiple new LNG projects elsewhere in the world. According to the International Gas Union, there were 879 million mt/year of proposed LNG projects waiting in the wings at the start of 2017

Trackers Blanket Global Market

Monday, July 10, 2017

Trackers Blanket Global Market

by Charles W. Thurston *

Trackers: Solar tracker manufacturers are blanketing the global market faster than ever, as regulatory regimes open new country markets, as marketers push sales beyond the massive U.S. market, and as major players vie for the bulge bracket.


Think Tank: Lack of EU Heating and Cooling Laws a «Real Failure»

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Think Tank: Lack of EU Heating and Cooling Laws a «Real Failure»

by James Crisp*

The lack of hard EU legislation for the decarbonisation of Europe’s heating and cooling systems is a failure that puts the bloc’s climate goals at risk, Maarten De Groote, the head of research at the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, has warned


The Long-Term Price of Oil Is ...

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Long-Term Price of Oil Is ...

by Liam Denning*

What's the right way to think about the long-term price of oil?

This question consumes the industry -- and markets -- no matter what prices are on any given day

Five Reasons to Attend 10th South East Europe Energy Dialogue (SEEED) in Belgrade

Friday, June 09, 2017

Five Reasons to Attend 10th South East Europe Energy Dialogue (SEEED) in Belgrade

by Nikola Tomasović*

Actual energy issues will be raised and discussed at the 10th SEEED, organized by the Regional Institute of Energy for South East Europe (IENE), which will take place in Belgrade on June 13-14. The IENE major study – “SE Europe Energy Outlook 2016/2017” will be presented at the conference for the first time in this region. The audience will be provided with an insight into the region covering counties from Slovenia to Turkey and address the regions main energy sector challenges


The Paris Accord and the Reality of Presidential Power

Saturday, June 03, 2017

The Paris Accord and the Reality of Presidential Power

by Noah Feldman*


To critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, it may seem like presidential fiat is a very dysfunctional way to do foreign policy. How, exactly, is such overwhelming power consistent with checks and balances? How can one man, even if he is the president, single-handedly alter our international obligations?


What Lies Beneath

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

What Lies Beneath

Ian Clover*

MLPE analysis: The growth of the module-level power electronics industry has tended to bring more questions than answers, chiefly concerning the cost-performance ratio when compared to traditional string inverter solution

Saudi Arabia's Failed Oil War

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Saudi Arabia's Failed Oil War

by Nicholas Borroz and Brendan Meighan*

Saudi King Salman’s ongoing visit to Asia, through which he hopes to attract Japanese and Chinese investment in Saudi Arabia, is another indication of how committed the country is to reforming its economy


Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

by Francisco Jaime Quesado*

We face a New Agenda for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be more and more the new enabler of competitiveness in Europe and it is essential to mobilize the universities, companies and other actors to the challenge of competitiveness

What’s Next for Turkey’s Economy Under 'New System'?

Friday, April 21, 2017

What’s Next for Turkey’s Economy Under 'New System'?

by Mustafa Sonmez*

Following Turkey’s momentous constitutional referendum on April 16, Turkey’s best-selling daily Hurriyet trumpeted the arrival of a “new system.” Turkish voters, it said, sealed the end of “a parliamentary system implemented since 1923” in favor a new presidential regime


The South Corridor Under Scrutiny

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The South Corridor Under Scrutiny

by Costis Stambolis*

As Turkey is preparing to hold its contentious referendum on April 16 and Greece’s radical left government is grappling with the harsh realities of the West’s capitalist system, unable as yet to come to terms with its lenders bail out conditions, the energy links between the two countries are quietly being forged as the so called Southern Energy Corridor takes shape

History Shows Energy Drives the Plot in Gasoline, Natural Gas

Thursday, March 30, 2017

History Shows Energy Drives the Plot in Gasoline, Natural Gas

by Jeffrey Bair*

I love it when I come across something random during the day that points back to my work. (Here’s where the cynics will say, “Said no one, ever …” — but bear with me.)

We’ve just past a solemn anniversary that led to great leaps forward in energy safety


Here's How Electric Cars Will Cause the Next Oil Crisis

Monday, March 06, 2017

Here's How Electric Cars Will Cause the Next Oil Crisis

by Tom Randall*

Despite all this, there’s still reason for oil markets to be skeptical. Manufacturers need to actually follow through on bringing down the price of electric cars, and there aren’t yet enough fast-charging stations for convenient long-distance travel


Loaded Terms in the Bioeconomy

Friday, February 24, 2017

Loaded Terms in the Bioeconomy

The use of emotionally misleading terms needs to be avoided if we are to have efficient policies, writes Zoltán Szabó*.

Can East Med Gas Be Exported?

Monday, February 13, 2017

Can East Med Gas Be Exported?

by Costis Stambolis*

The question is not rhetoric and alludes to the fact that 10 years after the discovery of the gigantic Leviathan field offshore in Israel and 6 years after the finding of the smaller, but significant nevertheless, Aphrodite reservoir within Cyprus’ EEZ, not a single cubic feet of gas has been exported nor is it likely any time soon


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