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Response (2) to US Shift to Natural Gas – Effects on EU Coal Consumption

By Mohamed (Note: This is a response to another post here. It’s entered as a new post in order to maintain the graphics – John) I would also highlight that the EU’s increased consumption of coal started in 2009, which is around the same time when the Euro crisis took place (see Exhibit 1). The […]

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Response to: US Shift to Natural Gas – Effects on EU Coal Consumption

By Amy (Note: This is a response to another post here. It’s entered as a new post in order to maintain the graphics – John) Samantha brought up some very interesting points. It is fascinating that a developed country like Germany, who has been the role model for clean energy, is now building coal-fired power […]

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US Shift to Natural Gas – Effects on EU Coal Consumption

By Samantha T. A theme we have discussed several times in class is that rich countries have the luxury to choose which energy sources they want to use, while poor countries do not. What we often do not discuss however is how one country’s choices may impact the options available to other countries. I want […]

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EU 2030 Targets – sending weak signals

By Kat Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 23–24, the EU Commission outlined its plans for climate and energy policy until 2030. French President François Hollande said the deal would send a clear message to big polluters such as China and the United States ahead of UN talks in Paris next year to agree global legally […]

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Can Renewable Energy Be the Answer to Europe’s Energy Problems?

By Daniel L. With the continuation of the Ukraine crises, there seems to be no end to Europe’s energy crisis. Europe currently imports half of its energy (predominantly in the form of fossil fuels). In aggregate, 25% of the European Union’s gas imports are from Russia, and about 80% of this amount comes through the […]

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A Carbon Certification System for Companies

By Sam Smolkin While working at the EBRD last summer, I spent some time researching the EU’s Energy Performance in Buildings Directive.[1] The directive mandates minimum standards for energy efficiency in new buildings and in buildings undergoing renovation, and outlines a system to ensure that these standards are met. A critical component of this system […]

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