Canadian Climate Policy and Your Vote

October 19, 2015 by Mark Jaccard

“Policy academics are cheap dates.” One of my mentors, professor Aiden Vining, loved saying that. His point was that we policy academics will gladly pay for our own dinner if we think that a politician, of any political stripe or shape, wants or needs our advice.[read more]

UK Election Aftermath: The Energy Industry

May 14, 2015 by Melinda Fairfax

UK Election and Energy Impacts

After witnessing a political storm around the general election, it is time to start looking at what the Conservatives will be doing to the United Kingdom country over the next five years. This is the first majority Conservative government since 1992 when John Major lead the party.[read more]

Climate Change in UK General Election Manifestos

April 21, 2015 by Adam Whitmore

Climate Change and UK Politics

Comparing manifestos for May’s United Kingdom general elections highlights important similarities as well as differences among the parties. All of the manifestos published by UK-wide parties make reference to climate change policy, but to greatly differing and telling extents.[read more]

Energy at a Crossroads

March 10, 2015 by Melinda Fairfax

Future Energy Planning in the UK

The election in the UK is soon approaching, which means the candidates will be hungry to gain ground on each other to secure that career defining opportunity. It seems like politicians are throwing money at green energy, which is great, but the industry is lacking direction. How will the future of energy be shaped?[read more]

Bullets Can't Stop India's Heroes

April 30, 2014 by Justin Guay

India Elections and Energy

Indian economic development is at a critical juncture. From slowing economic growth to the depreciating rupee to widespread disgust with rampant corruption, India's current model has failed to provide a realistic, prosperous future for its people.[read more]

Women, Energy Access, and India's Elections

April 28, 2014 by Justin Guay

By May 12, an expected 815 million voters will have gone to the polls to vote in India's general election. With Indian women voting at increasing rates, politicians are attempting to court female voters more than ever. But the topic of energy should not be overlooked in this election.[read more]

Modi, Energy, and the Indian Elections

April 9, 2014 by Justin Guay

Modi and Indian Elections

On the coast of India's Gulf of Kutch in Western Gujarat, near a small town called Mundra, an iconic fight against Tata Power's Mundra coal plant is brewing. This fight has become the epicenter of a 'rousing struggle' against coal expansion - and a microcosm of India's election politics.[read more]

Australia's Climate Follies: Abbott Government the Bellwether of Global Carbon Debate

October 30, 2013 by Roger Pielke, Jr.

Australia and Carbon

Australia’s longest-running tragedy is starting a new season with a new cast, including a newly elected Prim Minister, but it continues on with the exact same and dubiously familiar follies. Of course I am talking about Australian climate policy.[read more]

Why Gasoline Prices are Falling

October 10, 2013 by Robert Rapier

Gas Prices

Fall is always a welcome change of pace after a long, hot summer. Not only from the heat, but fall often brings relief at the gasoline pump. Pundits frequently notice this phenomenon during election years, but there is a more straightforward explanation to what’s going on.[read more]

Australia Elects New Prime Minister, Scraps Old Carbon Tax

September 10, 2013 by Joshua Hill

Australia Elections and Carbon Tax

According to news agencies in Australia, Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott will attempt to repear the carbon tax, instituted by the previous government, which required entities emitting over 25,000 tonnes per year of carbon dioxide to pay a tax per tonne of CO2 emitted.[read more]

Australian Green Party's Christine Milne and Nuclear Cognitive Dissonance [VIDEO]

August 27, 2013 by Rod Adams

Nuclear Debate and Cimate Change

Ben Heard, the principal at Think Climate Consulting, discusses nuclear and environmental issues with Christine Milne, a leader of the Australian Green Party. Elections in Australia are upcoming, with energy and climate being important issues in the campaigns.[read more]

Canada: Five years, three elections, and still no climate policy

September 10, 2009 by Simon Donner

With the distinct possibility of yet another Canadian election this fall and news the Conservative government, after several years in power, is just now working on a climate policy, and a policy that would "favour" the oil sands (more on this tomorrow), it's interesting a look at a column I wrote five years and three elections ago. Or...[read more]