Policy

Authoritative explainers on policy, best practice governance & legislation driving positive change

6-7 min.
Americans say they lack the consensus for the change seen in Europe18/April/2018

Utilities and distributed generation

Americans say they lack the consensus for the change seen in Europe
10 min.
mind the gap07/March/2018

Mind the gap

On International Women’s Day, FORESIGHT looks at the gender gap in the energy sector and why more women could boost the transition to a renewable energy economy
6-7 min.
01/March/2018

Danish businesses drive electric revolution, but government remains in park mode

Interview with Jeppe Juul, recently appointed president of the board of Transport & Environment (T&E), the Brussels-based organisation that helped break the dieselgate scandal
5-6 min.
14/November/2017

Green tech must engage with big business

Former EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Denmark’s first minister for climate and energy, Connie Hedegaard, in conversation with FORESIGHT
6-7 min.
07/July/2017

The dangers of using a sharp instrument

Auctions of power purchase contracts as a price-setting mechanism for wind energy are proving to be sharp tools for driving down cost. But sharp tools need handling with care
3-4 min.
07/July/2017

The shaky case for negative emissions

Achieving negative emissions could bridge the gap for meeting global warming targets, but could also be a dangerous distraction
4-5 min.
17/March/2017

Entry of China heralds emissions trading shake up

When China later this year introduces its emissions trading system, it will double the combined size of all existing carbon markets
4-5 min.
17/March/2017

Is it really carbon neutral?

IPCC author questions burning of biomass
7-8 min.
17/March/2017

A clear case of protectionist policy adding to the cost

Offshore wind in the US is in its early infancy. A century old law is making life unnecessarily difficult and is hindering market growth.
6-7 min.
11/October/2016

History lessons in why expensive is proving cheap

Plotting past trends in the cost of electricity clearly shows the way forward
5-6 min.
11/October/2016

A more nuanced approach to accounting for carbon

Better methodologies for allocating responsibility for carbon emissions would spark greater effort from underperformers
5-6 min.
06/July/2016

Your assumptions might be wrong

Environmental regulation does not make countries uncompetitive, says the OECD
4-5 min.
04/July/2016

Reality surprised us

On energy trends the IEA admits that prediction is difficult – especially of the future
5-6 min.
02/July/2016

Redirecting the global flow of money

Developing countries need around $300 billion annually by 2020 to limit their carbon emissions
4-5 min.
29/June/2016

A fiscal Stockholm syndrom

Government budgets are hooked on fossil-fuel derived tax revenues. Making the break is tough