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Did China’s carbon emissions really fall in 2014?
Emerging data suggest that Chinese coal consumption may have fallen in 2014, for the first time since 1998, as the country invested in renewable energy, GDP growth slowed, and air quality topped the p
Is Germany showing us the future of power markets?
Germany is attempting something quite revolutionary. It is attempting to create the first real market for power with lots of buyers and sellers in which both sides can react quickly to price signals,
Making sense of the recent rally in oil prices
Normally a rise in inventories is a signal of excess supply in the market and usually prices fall in response to that demand-supply imbalance. However we do not live in normal times. For the week endi
Are coal and carbon capture made for each other?
One is a commodity facing collapsing prices and an existential threat as a result of its contribution to climate change. The other is a clean coal technology which until now has lacked a powerful spon
Lighting oligopoly faces incumbent’s dilemma
Ever cheaper LEDs are threatening established lighting markets, in just the same way as renewable energy is disrupting electric utilities, showing how digital technologies will re-model power systems
10 reasons why renewables unaffected by falling oil price
With oil prices below $50 and still struggling to find a bottom there is growing concern that it will be increasingly difficult to meet climate change goals going forward and that much of the momentum