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Tackling energy subsidies: What role for international institutions?

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Written by Harro van Asselt and Thijs Van de Graaf Tuesday, 14 July 2015 00:00

A workshop convened by the SEI Initiative on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change and the Research Network on Fragmentation and Complexity in Global Governance (REFRACT) brought together perspectives on the issue from international relations and international law.

 

Is natural gas really a bridge to a greener future?

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Written by Michael Lazarus and Kevin Tempest Monday, 01 June 2015 00:00

Gas firms say they’re cleaner than coal and offer a low carbon source of energy, but that’s just part of the story.

   

Challenges of measuring the environmental footprint of Swedish food consumption

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Written by Christel Cederberg Thursday, 02 April 2015 16:41

A team of researchers from the Department of Energy and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg is leading work within the PRINCE project on exploring indicators for the food and agricultural footprints of Swedish consumption. Team leader Christel Cederberg discusses opportunities and challenges presented by this work.
 

Accountability must be at the heart of the Paris climate pact

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Written by Harro van Asselt, Håkon Sælen and Pieter Pauw Monday, 30 March 2015 17:00

The first pledges for the 2015 UN climate change agreement have started to trickle in. To ensure that the agreement is effective, countries need to provide for a robust assessment and review process for contributions.

   

Falling battery prices boost outlook for electric vehicles

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Written by Björn Nykvist and Måns Nilsson Monday, 23 March 2015 13:02

The cost of batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) has been dropping fast and is almost certainly well below the estimates used by many analysts. Policy-makers, transport and energy planners, and investors should take note.

   

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