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Turkey’s Renewable Energy Policy

By Okan As a country that imports 98% of its natural gas and 92% of its oil, one of Turkey’s main goals is energy security (1). Energy independence will not only reduce reliance on Russian and Iranian natural gas, but will also improve trade deficit driven by the energy imports (>$60 billion of energy imports […]

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The Economic and Environmental Case for a National Renewable Portfolio Standard

By Anonymous The best way to increase market share of renewable energy and to encourage significant private investment in innovation in the space is for the US government to enact national Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) regulation that mandates at least 20% of all public utility energy consumption in must come from renewable sources. Although public […]

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Should Australia reset its renewable energy target?

By Anonymous There has been much debate in Australia surrounding two pieces of renewable energy legislation: the now-abandoned carbon tax and the renewables energy target (“RET”) scheme. Given the scrapped carbon scheme, the question to still be addressed is whether to reset the currently legislated RET of 20% by 2020. Initially set at a fixed […]

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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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Can China’s entrepreneurs help meet the nation’s ambitious energy targets?

By Thomas With our recent class revolving around environmental issues in China, it is clear that in addition to waste and water, energy is of paramount importance to the government and its continued GDP growth. This blog post will lay out a few of the issues in this area and make a case for entrepreneurs […]

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