Crises can accelerate structural change and spur an absolute decoupling of CO2 emissions from economic growth.
Tag: Energy Policy
The unnecessary burden of war
Governments could help millions of people and save a lot of money with targeted energy subsidies.
The spillover effects of rising energy prices following 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine from February 24, 2022, energy prices rose by up to 20% worldwide for five months. WTI crude oil was $92.77 per barrel on February 24, 2022, but rose and averaged $106.96 (+15.3%) from February 28 to August 3.
Identifying global poverty from space
A new IIASA-led study proposes a novel method to estimate global economic wellbeing using nighttime satellite images.
Affordable policy which could stop fossil fuels causing global warming – report
Imagine a single policy, imposed on one industry, which would, if enforced consistently, stop fossil fuels causing global warming within a generation.
No ‘silver bullet’ for UK reaching net zero carbon emissions for electricity
CO2 emissions from electricity in the UK fell by two thirds in the last decade due to several factors working together, rather than a single panacea.
An action agenda for Africa’s electricity sector
A new scientific article outlines how to undertake the much needed expansion and modernization of Africa’s electricity sector.
Empowering citizens for successful energy transitions
A new study explored options for empowering citizens as a driver for moving from awareness about the need to transform energy systems to action and participation.
Is it worth investing in solar PV with batteries at home?
Researchers looked into some of the issues that hamper the uptake of residential solar energy and proposed different policies to encourage the use of this technology.
Don’t Look to Mature Forests to Soak up Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Mature forests are limited in their ability to absorb “extra” carbon as atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations increase. These findings may have implications for New York state’s carbon neutrality goals.
U.S. Carbon and Pollution Emissions Policies are ‘Up in the Air’
Tangles in courts and in Congress threaten emissions-related energy regulations and incentives. If these are lost, carbon emissions are projected to climb, and the fight against health-damaging ozone may lose traction, allowing it to resurge, too. An expert explains the legal messes.