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German Energy Policy Following the 2017 Election

26 September 2017

As the dust settles on the results of the German election, it is becoming obvious that the fall in votes for the two largest parties, including Angela Merkel’s CDU, will mean significant changes in German policies in a number of areas. There has also been speculation that the CDU will form a [read more]

Water, energy, food can’t be seen separately

20 September 2017

by Joydeep Gupta Climate change is making it imperative that the nexus between the three is integrated into all development plans You need water and energy to grow food. You need water to generate energy, even in a solar farm. You need energy to pump water. The water-energy-food nexus is a [read more]

The uncertain death of king coal

4 August 2017

by Omair Ahmad After three years of declining coal production, China has suddenly seen a rise in both its production and consumption. While analysts debate whether this is a mere blip in an overall declining trend of coal use, the rest of Asia is also caught in the midst of a strange debate where [read more]

Indus Cascade – a disaster in the making

5 July 2017

The Indus Cascade project will not help Pakistan, argues Hassan Abbas, instead it will come at great cost, and will make Pakistanis vulnerable to natural disasters or enemy attack Hassan Abbas, July 5, 2017 In May 2017, Pakistan and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding through which China [read more]

The Role of ExxonMobil

10 April 2017

There are many groups which promote a different view from that of the IPCC and of the scientific community, and a number of these groups are commercially funded by energy companies and others with a strong commercial interest in denial.  One of the most important statements of the dangers of [read more]

Throttling climate science, Trump style

29 March 2017

Joydeep Gupta The US President’s executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan will not impact the policies of other countries, but moving money away from climate research will. US President Donald Trump’s executive order repealing previous president Barack Obama’s Clean Power [read more]

China’s hydro expansion will fail without energy market reform

13 January 2017

Liu Qin: China’s government must tackle wastage in the energy sector before bringing more hydropower online in the southwest and Tibet. Energy demand in China is slowing. This is causing a major headache for the hydropower sector, which has invested heavily in new projects in recent years. The [read more]

Can renewable energy help address poverty in China?

3 November 2016

By installing solar home systems in the poorest villages, write Sam Geall and Shen Wei, China hopes to boost the incomes of 200 million households China is fast becoming a green energy superpower, leading the world in investment and installation of low-carbon technology. The most widely discussed [read more]

Adani should bow out gracefully from its Carmichael coal mine

31 August 2016

John Quiggin  – Professor, School of Economics, The University of Queensland (reproduced from “The Conversation”) The rejection by the Federal Court of the most serious remaining legal challenges to the proposed Carmichael mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin means it is finally [read more]
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