developing nations

UN Sustainable Energy Goals Falling "Substantially Short"

May 22, 2015 by Katherine Tweed

Energy Transition and Developing Economies

Although renewable energy is the fastest-growing portion of new electricity generation in many countries, its rate of growth is still not fast enough to meet the UN goals and unseat legacy sources of generation, primarily coal.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'One of the Most Politically Dangerous Acts there Is'

May 10, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Energy Subsidy Risks

Rolling back energy subsidies is one of the most vexing problems energy export-revenue-dependent countries face. The problems start innocently enough when countries discover vast natural resource deposits and begin profiting substantially from their development.[read more]

The Carbon Emissions Quandary

January 14, 2012 by Robert Rapier

 In the first episode of R-Squared Energy TV for 2012, I give a short presentation on global warming. I believe there are a number of misconceptions around the U.S. contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, and I provide some graphics that may surprise some viewers.  Some of the topics discussed are: What do I think about...[read more]

Increasing Rates of Technology Adoption

October 11, 2011 by Alex Trembath

Via Sonia Arrison at Volokh Conspiracy:New technologies are almost always adopted by the rich first, but over time they eventually reach everyone, and the historical record shows that the distribution of new technology is speeding up, not slowing down. For instance, it took forty-six years for one-quarter of the population to get...[read more]

Me First? No, You First — I Insist.

June 18, 2011 by Lou Grinzo

China, India Want Rich-Nation Emissions to Peak Before 2013: Brazil, China, India and other emerging nations said greenhouse-gas output from developed nations “should peak without any delay no later than 2012.” Developed countries should cut emissions 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2020 under an extended Kyoto Protocol, the countries...[read more]