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Energy Innovation Doesn't Just Happen: How Government Policies Destroyed and Regenerated the U.S. Wind Turbine Industry, Twice

December 8, 2014 by Nathaniel Horner
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Wind Industry and Government Policy

Policies like the PTC and Renewable Portfolio Standards have not only incentivized wind turbine construction, they also have an effect on the rate of turbine innovation. The way in which these sorts of policies are implemented can make or break new tech, as the history of wind development in the U.S. shows.[read more]

The Climate Resilience Toolkit Is an Important Resource

December 2, 2014 by Joe Casola

Climate Resilience Toolkit

Anyone who needs to plan for future risks needs good information that’s easy to find and easy to use. The federal government took an important step to help managers plan for the impacts of climate change with the release this month of the Climate Resilience Toolkit.[read more]

Canadians Deserve Honest Climate Talk

August 11, 2014 by Mark Jaccard

In 2007, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government asked me and four other economists if we agreed with its study showing huge costs for Canada to meet its Kyoto commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2010. We all publicly agreed.[read more]

Australian Energy Utilities at the Brink?

May 24, 2014 by Nigel Morris
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In case you hadn’t noticed, there is a lot going on in the Australian solar energy industry right now. In fact, I’ll rephrase that – there’s a lot going on in the Australian energy industry right now and in case you hadn’t noticed, solar is a major player.[read more]

Abbot's Systematic Destruction of Solar Energy Support in Australia Continues

April 17, 2014 by Nigel Morris
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The rationale behind the Abbott Government’s incessant unravelling of support for solar power is unclear. What is clear is that almost every single day, we find another example of their systematic destruction of an opportunity that many countries would be jumping at.[read more]

Powering Myanmar: Investors Watch Closely as Government Cautiously Cuts Subsidies

March 24, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman

Myanmar and Investment

The government in Myanmar is showing resolve: just months after backing down over price hikes to electricity, the issue is back on the table. On Wednesday, in a move many expected only after next year’s elections, Myanmar’s parliament approved a new block tariff scheme for households and industry.[read more]