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Obama, Netanyahu and the Supremes

What if Supreme Courts were the actual key players in the energy business? That was not really expected but, over the last two months, two major decisions coming from the highest courts in countries under our coverage might have reshuffled the cards of energy policy, whether in the short or long term. In early February, […]

By |March 30th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , |

Groningen: the wind of change?

The Dutch central agency for statistics, Statistics Netherlands, released on Wednesday provisional key figures for Q1’15 in the energy field. Few figures were also given for the Q3’15 and what is striking in this release is the fact the country brought in more fuel than it exported on that period. Even though the security of […]

Potential GHG benefits of substituting natural gas for coal in the power sector

Note: Analysis assumes efficiencies of 42% for supercritical coal and 59% for natural gas CCGT, for power plants installed in China in 2020 based on IEA (2013c), and methane leakage of 0.0045 kg CO2e per MMBtu of coal produced, based on U.S. data (U.S. EPA 2014), for lack of better global estimates. We use a […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , , |