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The EU ETS will require emissions to rise

As the cornerstone of EU emissions policy, the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) will require emissions to rise to increase the price of carbon in order for the scheme to have the desired effect.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Apr 2013
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The dynamic between China and the US need not be the main attraction at COP16

In the coming weeks, the global media will focus on trying to determine whether the US and China might find sufficient common ground at COP16 for some semblance of a deal to emerge. Although this is in no way a futile endeavor (after all, the US and China are the world's two largest polluters and energy users) Datamonitor believes the business community could yield equally interesting results.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2010
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The contribution of developing nations to the growth of the renewable market is set to increase

The global renewable energy sector has recovered from the global recession due to rising investments, particularly in the wind and solar markets. While this growth has been fueled by both developed and developing economies so far, Datamonitor believes that the latter will become increasingly important over the coming years.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Apr 2011
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The biorefineries value chain could be worth $300 billion by 2030, but Europe may miss out

According to the World Economic Forum, the value chain around biorefineries might be worth $300 billion by 2030. Europe is in a uniquely favorable position to capture some of this, but unless it has the political will to do so, Brazil, China, Indonesia and the US are likely to reap the benefits.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Aug 2010
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The Australian cuts to green programs are misguided

The Australian government's decision to replace ecological programs with carbon price legislation represents both injudicious thinking and a massive political gamble. This is another reversal of direction in national environmental policy, and will mean that businesses remain unsure of the market and thus reluctant to take significant climate change action in case the goalposts move yet again.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Feb 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Tepco: nuclear shutdown

Japanese power giant Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has announced the shutdown of the last of its nuclear reactors. This puts the government's long-term energy plans at risk as Japan may face an acute electricity shortage in the summer.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2003
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Sustainability is on the rise across sectors and geographies

The last decade saw rising interest in sustainability among governments, industries, and the public. With the effects of the recession still lingering, state and private stakeholders are looking towards green and energy-efficient technologies as new avenues for growth. The key emerging trends around the sustainability space relate to industries as diverse as energy, transport, and construction.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Feb 2011
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Stalemate at COP16 makes life tougher for enterprises, but creates IT opportunity

It is both sad and ironic that the most likely result of negotiations at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change this week and next in Cancun, Mexico, will be the very "tragedy" that Mexican President Felipe Calderon warned against in his opening remarks: a failure to look beyond national interests and make real progress toward concerted international action.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Dec 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

South Korea: investing in smart grid technology to support renewable power generation

State-owned Korea Electric Power Corporation has announced plans to invest $1.8bn in smart grid technology as part of its efforts to reduce carbon emissions. In addition, the corporation has recently joined IBM's Global Intelligent Utility Network Coalition, signaling an intention to be among the world leaders in the development and deployment of smart grid technology.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2011
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Solar subsidies spell the beginnings of a solar boom in China

China's recent announcement of a national feed-in tariff for solar power installations is a vote of limited confidence in European solar markets, as well as a strong indication that the long-awaited boom in solar uptake in China is on its way. The world's largest supplier of solar power equipment is also set to become its largest consumer.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2011

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