Policy

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
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
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
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
17/March/2017

Is it really carbon neutral?

IPCC author questions burning of biomass (04:15)
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.
11/October/2016

History lessons in why expensive is proving cheap

Plotting past trends in the cost of electricity clearly shows the way forward (06:37)
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 (04:52)
06/July/2016

Your assumptions might be wrong

Environmental regulation does not make countries uncompetitive, says the OECD (04:43)
04/July/2016

Reality surprised us

On energy trends the IEA admits that prediction is difficult – especially of the future (04:14)
02/July/2016

Redirecting the global flow of money

Developing countries need around $300 billion annually by 2020 to limit their carbon emissions (05:17)
29/June/2016

A fiscal Stockholm syndrom

Government budgets are hooked on fossil-fuel derived tax revenues. Making the break is tough (04:10)
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