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Transport and energy: gloomy announcements raise questions over supposed 'green shoots' of recovery

Declines in the Baltic Dry Index and international air cargo volumes, along with forecasts of weak crude oil demand until 2012, have raised questions over various claims of a quicker-than-expected global economic recovery. Despite the recent rally in the stock market brought on by these claims, these new announcements indicate that a full recovery is still a long way off.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2009
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Australia ETS: watered down but vital before Copenhagen

The Australian government's attempts to introduce a National Emissions Trading Scheme ahead of climate talks in Copenhagen should be commended. However, in its current format, the scheme is likely to suffer the same fate as its flawed European counterpart, with damaging consequences for Australia's ability to meet its ambitious emissions targets.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jul 2009
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Adoption of home energy management systems restricted by cost and control issues

While home energy management systems are a useful way of reducing energy use, with benefits for consumers and utilities alike, the adoption of this technology is likely to be hampered by a number of factors including concerns over privacy and a lack of return on investment. As a result, uptake is likely to be optional and driven by sophisticated users and utilities struggling to meet peak demands.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jul 2009
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G8 leaders agree on temperature rise limit, but the necessary policies are still lacking

At the G8 summit in July, America and the other seven richest economies agreed to work towards the common goal of preventing the world's average temperature from rising more than 2C by collectively cutting their emissions by 80% by 2050. However, the various green policies required for the G8 to deliver on that commitment are clearly lacking.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2009
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Indian rig industry set to benefit from increased E&P activity

Exploration and production activity in India has increased significantly in the last decade, with foreign players entering the market prompted by the government's New Exploration and Licensing Policy regime. While this has provided opportunities for exploration and production players and the rig industry alike, domestic rig firms must update business models to compete with international rivals.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2009
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Latest Indian gas price dispute leads to government intervention

Although the Indian exploration and production industry holds great potential for all stakeholders, the lack of transparent or consistent regulatory guidelines has left investors skeptical. The government has been forced to intervene in the latest conflict caused by these market limitations, which could have far reaching consequences for the activities of domestic and international E&P players.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Aug 2009
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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
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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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Hedging and softening: stage management of the prospects for a Copenhagen agreement

The incoming 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) president and Danish minister for climate and energy, Connie Hedegaard, has be keen to emphasize that the upcoming UN climate change conference absolutely must deliver a politically binding framework that tackles global climate change. However, there is a real possibility that a substantive agreement will not be reached.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Nov 2009
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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

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