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The True Cost of Coal

Page | August 26, 2010 at 18:49

There is a tremendous human, environmental and governmental cost to coal that is not reflected in its market price. Instead, these costs are borne by society - in other words, by taxpayers like you and me.

Fossil fuel power generation investment

Page | July 13, 2010 at 20:58

Under the Reference or "business as usual" scenario, investment in renewable electricity generation will be $1.2 trillion. This compares to $7.2 trillion in the advanced Energy [R]evolution scenario. How investment is divided between the...

Feed-In Tariffs

Page | July 14, 2010 at 15:42

For those countries with higher levels of potential renewable capacity, the creation of a new sectoral no-lose mechanism generating emission reduction credits for sale to Annex I countries, with the proceeds being used to offset part of the...

State of global fuel supply

Page | July 14, 2010 at 19:05

Public data about oil and gas reserves is strikingly inconsistent, and potentially unreliable for legal, commercial, historical and sometimes political reasons. The most widely available and quoted figures, those from the industry journals Oil &...

Renewable energy

Page | July 14, 2010 at 19:11

Nature offers a variety of freely available options for producing energy. Their exploitation is mainly a question of how to convert sunlight, wind, biomass or water into electricity, heat or power as efficiently, sustainably and cost-effectively...

Energy resources and security

Page | July 14, 2010 at 18:55

The issue of security of supply is now at the top of the energy policy agenda. Concern is focused both on price security and the security of physical supply. At present around 80% of global energy demand is met by fossil fuels. The unrelenting...

Key principles

Page | July 13, 2010 at 21:02

The climate change imperative demands nothing short of an energy revolution. The expert consensus is that this fundamental shift must begin immediately and be well underway within the next ten years in order to avert the worst impacts. What is...

Financing with FTSM

Page | July 14, 2010 at 17:59

Based on both Energy [R]evolution Scenarios for developing (non-OECD) countries, a calculation has been done to estimate the costs and benefits of an FTSM program using the following assumptions.

Policy recommendations

Page | July 14, 2010 at 19:26

If the Energy [R]evolution is to happen, then governments around the world need to play a major part. Their contribution will include regulating the energy market, both on the supply and demand side, educating everyone from consumers to...

Renewable energy technologies

Page | July 15, 2010 at 16:05

Renewable energy covers a range of natural sources which are constantly renewed and therefore, unlike fossil fuels and uranium, will never be exhausted. Most of them derive from the effect of the sun and moon on the earth's weather patterns. They...

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