By Simon Skillings
Explaining the Electricity Market Reform Landscape
Liberalised electricity markets have existed around the world for over two decades and have delivered many benefits to consumers. However, in some regions we are now witnessing calls for reform of these markets to meet the three major challenges of the future: security of supply, environmental objectives and affordability.
GE and E3G have
By E3G Admin
On Wednesday, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) held its first public hearing following its inquiry, Protecting the Arctic: The Government’s response.
Last year, the EAC recommended that a moratorium on Arctic drilling should occur; however, the Government has rejected this call, arguing that existing efforts to protect the Arctic environment are “more likely to be effective”. The
By E3G Admin
On 22nd January, E3G is participating in an event entitled “Renewables in Turkey: refocusing EU-Turkey energy cooperation”. The event was co-organised by E3G alongside Climate Parliament and Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii), and with the support of Europacable.
Last year, the European Commission and the Turkish government announced enhanced cooperation between the EU and Turkey on
By E3G Admin
On 14th December 2012 E3G, Smart Energy for Europe Platform (SEFEP) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) co-organised “Re-energising Europe - Debate on the future of Europe’s energy systems”, an event hosted by the permanent representation of Cyprus.
Representatives from the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU,
By Chris Littlecott
Last week the government unveiled its long-awaited Energy Bill, which will be scrutinised in Parliament during 2013. Funding for renewables via the Levy Control Framework was also confirmed. Today, the government published its Gas Generation Strategy as part of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. This has been heavily trailed as proposing a high level of new gas generation capacity, with some
By Amal-Lee Amin
Today, an unprecedented group of 15 leading environmental and development cooperation organisations launched the Green Growth Best Practice Initiative (GGBP). Designed to help governments strengthen the quality of green growth planning and implementation through analysis and peer-to-peer learning, the initiative is set to drive progressive green policy-making around the globe.
By Pelin Zorlu
As the Government prepares to decide on Wednesday how much new gas supply to build, an expert study finds that a gas-heavy electricity system in the UK could be a far more expensive option than a renewables based system.
A groundbreaking new study has been published today highlighting the financial risks the UK could face by pursuing a new dash for gas. The study is published as the Quad of
By Energy and Climate Change Committee Select Committee
For Immediate Release:
OUTGOING UK SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE
FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
The Energy and Climate Change Committee will take evidence in public with John Ashton CBE, the outgoing UK Special Representative for Climate Change, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, at 10.05 am on Thursday 21 June 2012 in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House.
The session is expected to explore a range of
By Tom Burke
E3G Founding Director, Tom Burke, has produced a blog on Osborne’s policy on planning.
Martin Wolf is one of the world’s most trusted, authoritative and influential economic commentators. A central reason for his ascent to such a height has been the rigour of his thinking. He is, above all, the champion of public policy based on evidence rather than anecdote or prejudice.
By Tom Burke
E3G Founding Director, Tom Burke, gives his reaction to the environmental impacts of the budget. Full text below. He was also interviewed on the same topic last night on The World Tonight.
What Cameron put together Osborne is now taking apart. Detoxifying the Conservative Party while in Opposition has been the Prime Minister’s greatest political success. It got him his current job. It also