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Expert View
Expert View

COP16 day three: the controversial issue of how to follow on from Kyoto rears its head once again

On the third day of the COP16 conference in Cancun, two key issues were raised about the future of the Kyoto Protocol and the need for greater scientific development. The latter is a given, even if how to fund those developments remains a sticking point. The future of Kyoto, however, will be a major issue, with implications for global cleantech investment and abatement levels.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Dec 2010
Expert View
Expert View

COP16 ends by sidestepping binding deal and slouching toward technology transfers

While COP16 talks ended with an agreement of sorts, the modest measures fall well short of the type of action that scientists believe is necessary to stop climate change from having grave effects within mere decades. The deal does not move the world closer to a new binding agreement, and the political realities of the US will continue to pervert any such progress for at least the next two years.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Dec 2010
Expert View
Expert View

COP16 slightly exceeds low expectations, but signals a more complex business environment

As had been widely predicted, the last two weeks of negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico did not conclude with a new international agreement. However, the 16th Conference of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which ended on Saturday, did make significant progress in key areas such as deforestation and aid for the poorest countries.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Dec 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Copenhagen must be mindful of the implications for network infrastructure

The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, COP15, will see countries making commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, even if no overarching international agreement is reached. Datamonitor encourages delegates at the summit to be mindful of the consequences of carbon abatement and renewable energy targets for their country's utility network infrastructure.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Nov 2009
Expert View
Expert View

Copenhagen will not deliver carbon price certainty for utilities

At the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, Europe's negotiating position will be to retain and develop the Kyoto Protocol and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme free market mechanism. Although the EU will seek to leverage this together with other operational and well established mechanisms to achieve its emissions reduction targets, Copenhagen will not deliver caps and floors for the carbon price.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Nov 2009
Expert View
Expert View

Copenhagen: China and the US must adopt climates of change and co-operation

At the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, world leaders will seek to agree on a framework by which to tackle climate change. The world is looking to China and the US to overcome tremendous economic and political hurdles and set the agenda for a meaningful global climate effort. Ultimately Copenhagen will fail to deliver a final agreement on a new and credible framework.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Oct 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Copenhagen: China talks tough; Obama skirts domestic rifts to bridge gaps

At the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, world leaders will seek to agree on a global framework by which to tackle climate change. The world is looking to China and the US to overcome tremendous economic and political hurdles and set the agenda for a meaningful global climate effort.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Nov 2009
Expert View
Expert View

Crunch time for Nabucco

Turkish prime minister Tayyip Recep Erdogan delivered a pointed message to European energy markets on a three-day visit to Brussels last week, stating that, if talks on Turkey's accession to the EU remain blocked: "we would of course review our position". This was Ankara 'playing the energy card', and demonstrated how developments through 2008 have changed Europe's energy outlook.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2009
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Expert View

Datamonitor on Copenhagen, the "plot to kill Kyoto" and carrots and sticks

At Copenhagen, the world will look to China and the US to overcome economic and political hurdles and set the agenda for a meaningful global climate effort. However, with China unwilling to commit to hard emissions targets and the US unlikely to overcome its zero-sum mindset suspicious of burden-sharing, Datamonitor examines a third, albeit equally contentious, 'carrots and sticks' approach.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Oct 2009
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Expert View

Echelon pushes smart grid processing to the edge

Smart grid specialist Echelon has announced the launch of its Edge Control Node, which utilities can use to process data closer to the point of creation and thus reduce the latency in a centralized data processing architecture. Ovum believes that advanced smart grid functionality such as electric vehicle recharging will be the tipping point that makes edge processing a necessity.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Oct 2010

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