Investments in renewable energies (with the exception of bioenergy) are characterised by high upfront costs and low operational costs. Once an investment decision has been taken, investors have little room for adapting it to changing regulatory and market conditions. Political or regulatory uncertainty increases the risk for investors, and consequently raises the cost of capital,38 making the overall investment more costly.39 Some Member States have made retroactive changes to their RES support schemes, which has undermined investors' confidence.40
This paper analyses the development of renewable energy sources (RES) in the EU, with a focus on support mechanisms at the EU and Member State level, including current and upcoming reforms. It presents the principal support mechanisms for RES, as well as developments in selected Member States, outlines the main technical and regulatory challenges associated with an increasing share of renewable energy and highlights the involvement and positions of the European Parliament. The development of renewable energy sources (RES) is a priority for the European Union. One of the goals of the EU Energy Union strategy is making the EU the world leader in renewable energies
Conference (whole video of) “Mobilising Business, Acting on Climate Change” at 'Imperial College Business School' & 'The Grantham Institute' - www.deanstalk.net/deanstalk/2016/04/conference-whole-video-of-mobilising-business-acting-on-climate-change-imperial-college-business-sch.html
Looks like palm oil moratorium working.12 times size of Singapore protected so far by refusal permits.breakthrough? https://t.co/YzuPEckS9y— Paul Polman (@PaulPolman) May 25, 2016
A fantastic initiative which should be supported and amplified: https://t.co/owDfgObC80— Peter Sutherland (@PDSutherlandUN) May 26, 2016
US admitted 225 Syrian refugees Monday, setting new single-day record. To meet target of 10,000 this year, arrivals must average 60 per day.— Peter Sutherland (@PDSutherlandUN) May 26, 2016
Gamification: Still a Gamble, but One with Real Payoffs https://t.co/1gRJXcW7UW— Jose Esteves (@JMesteves13) December 18, 2015
Not sure. I had to put it on hold to focus on other research projects. Gamification is just part of what I do. https://t.co/22IhINkPOb— Kevin Werbach (@kwerb) April 5, 2016
'The clean energy revolution: science and policy' w Daniel Kammen, Science Envoy US Secretary of State tonight 5pm. https://t.co/c6O77Fl694— INET Oxford (@INETOxford) May 17, 2016
@ dan_kammen— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) May 18, 2016
Professor of Energy, U of California, Berkeley, Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab (RAEL) https://t.co/zF0l8ePiu4
World Oil companies are pressed to address climate change - MIT +BCG report May 12 https://t.co/TihrfEtQSV— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) May 12, 2016
Encouraging study from MIT & BCG -"Investing For a Sustainable Future "https://t.co/s4QWgxcyAP— Mark Tercek (@MarkTercek) May 13, 2016
and Ajay Mathur, Director-General of the Energy and Resources Institute of India, is Co-Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission.— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) May 13, 2016
Here's what it would take for the US to run on 100% renewable energy, (Stanford U) https://t.co/6I6lhBURPS— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) May 12, 2016
El Club Español de la Energía y Orkestra-Instituto Vasco de Competitividad de la Universidad de Deusto
La presentación tendrá lugar el 23 de mayo, lunes, a las 12:00 horas, en la sede del CLUB ESPAÑOL DE LA ENERGÍA en el Paseo de la Castellana, 257. 1ª planta en Madrid.
Rise of solar-plus-storage will require better ways to pay for the grid, German groups say https://t.co/piAIrg6Lwq— Jeffrey Char (@JSeedVentures) May 8, 2016
An influential German think tank and a national energy storage industry association have both said that long-term solutions need to be found for residential solar-plus-storage owners’ part-time reliance on the grid.
Energy-Storage.News spoke with Christoph Podewils, director of communications for Agora Energiewende, a think tank that once had Rainer Baake, the country’s state secretary for economics and energy, as its director.
Rise of solar-plus-storage will require better ways to pay for the grid, German groups say https://t.co/mSRkSxqwr3— Energy Storage News (@energystoragenw) May 4, 2016
May 9 2016— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) May 10, 2016
This Animation Lets You Watch Global Warming Heat Up Over 166 Yearshttps://t.co/K0QH6M6SGD
“The cost was about 4¢ a kilowatt-hr without the mandates, in both solar and wind,” Chu said at Stanford U (teaches) https://t.co/2AVYIMQpbI— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) May 8, 2016
UCI chemists create battery technology with off-the-charts charging capacity https://t.co/Z7al2bMD64 April 20, can be recharged 100Ks times— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) May 8, 2016
Remember: "Energy Within Environmental Constraints A quantitative introduction to the energy system and its environmental impacts"- www.edx.org/course/energy-within-environmental-constraints-harvardx-engsci137x Starts on June 8, 2016
The blended approach opens up new models of teaching. https://t.co/JuhTqrbmfm— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) May 3, 2016
Anant Agarwal, CEO edX, May 3
The Rich Experience of Sophisticated Online Education, 21 March 2006— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) May 3, 2016
Santiago Iñiguez, Dean IE
Misleading Talk about Decoupling CO2 Emissions and Economic Growth https://t.co/LwEgH6aJ7L May2 by Prof Robert Stavins (Harvard) “pet peeve”— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) May 3, 2016
Robert N. Stavins is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, Director of Graduate Studies for the Doctoral Program in Public Policy and the Doctoral Program in Political Economy and Government, Co-Chair of the Harvard Business School-Kennedy School Joint Degree Programs, and Director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements.
September, a coalition of over 200 building renovation leaders from across Europe will meet in Madrid -WorldGreenBuC https://t.co/uvoESfXHpt— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) April 29, 2016
At 1st annual conf of Imperial College Business School with Grantham Inst of Climate & Environment on Mobilising Business, Acting on Climate— Anand Anandalingam (@DeanAnand) April 21, 2016
Cleanenergy era needs public & private investment in early-stage tech. ForeignAffairs: https://t.co/dYOUTAYUq3 (via Stanford Energy)— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) April 21, 2016
New report, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) with support European Climate Foundation->Mix of Investors Is Necessaryhttps://t.co/drXg6eMXIw— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) April 21, 2016
“Laur Hesse Fisher is the project manager of the Climate CoLab”. TEDxTalks, 30 Oct 2015 https://t.co/WEbJlJYZ2X— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) April 20, 2016
Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) April 18, 2016
Inaugural High Level Assembly–Washington, DC
April 15, 2016https://t.co/oFRdlvYxpZ
Climate Crowd Ignores a Scientific Fraud— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) April 16, 2016
WSJ April 15, 2016 https://t.co/n0TPF1uM0y answer increasingly appears 2 be a real scientific fraud
“Finding Purpose: Environmental Stewardship as a Personal Calling”— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) April 17, 2016
April30 Prof Andrew Hoffman (U Michigan bschool) https://t.co/uwoyGpw3Wp
“Prof Hoffman (Erb UMichigan) has condensed the myriad approaches 2 climate communication” 100 pages March 11, 2015 https://t.co/fAKlmIExlH— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) April 17, 2016
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warns of financial stability risk posed by climate change https://t.co/jEsIG8zjS2 🔓— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 14, 2016
Investors holding more than $5 billion in Exxon push to outline potential effects of climate-change initiatives https://t.co/GHn6jcQUkb 🔓— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 13, 2016
We have repackaged the data from a newer compilation put together by the Berkeley Earth, which is affiliated with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Study combines 1.6 billion temperature reports from 16 pre-existing archives. It is nicely packaged and allows for slicing into interesting subsets (for example by country).
Climate change: the biggest threat of our age or a myth based on dodgy science? We're turning the data over to you https://t.co/E8PjZxFYMH— Kaggle (@kaggle) March 17, 2016
At Skoll Forum April 13: We know what’s right and we’ve seen what’s wrong,” he said. Citing the abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage and ending apartheid are all examples that show that’s what’s right and good eventually wins out. (Blogmaster BizDeansTalk:author is forgetting he mentioned the obtaining of gay rights across the USA as well.)
(Blogmaster BizDeansTalk:) Mr. Gore also mentioned how "Carbon bubble" is much more absurd than even the "sub-prime" bubble, as the whole planetary system would collapse before even a part of existing carbon reserves (still on the books as "assets") could be burned.
Yale,progress in << its endowment portfolio’s exposure to < environmentally sound investmts-stocks of cos that ++ cc https://t.co/I6uwXD0ujJ— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) April 13, 2016
...Yale was asking its managers to consider the financial risks of climate change and the risks that those investments held if governments did impose carbon taxes.
Monday, 11 Apr 2016
"Now it is the turn of business, of investment managers to say 'OK, how are we going to get there, how do we have to change our investment patterns, how do we have to change the way in which we have been working for such a long time, in order to be able to get to the decarbonized economy in time?'"
Figueres' comments come in the wake of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stating that clean energy was "one of the greatest economic opportunities the world has ever seen."
Climate scientist James Hansen: 'I don't think I'm an alarmist' https://t.co/4Gcp8xxiBR interview with Yale Environment 360— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) April 12, 2016
Why Does the Media Ignore Grid-Scale Solar? https://t.co/vIqCMKBC8O cool factor of DG beats economics of large scale in media— Severin Borenstein (@BorensteinS) April 4, 2016
There are certainly examples of the press covering the benefits of the grid. For example, The Economist had a recent piece that was largely about grid electricity. But, the coverage is disproportionately of the off-grid sector.
I’m not against solar home systems or solar lanterns. My concern is that those technologies are getting a disproportionate share of the media coverage relative to the potential benefits they can provide. If policymakers follow the media’s lead and emphasize off-grid solutions, we’re overlooking much higher impact on-grid solutions. And, if the ambitious entrepreneurs and funding follow the media, we’re ignoring the most important part of the picture.
To my mind, this is a huge omission. I hope we see more coverage of companies working on grid-scale solutions in the months to come.
Congrats to Prof Catherine Wolfram for being named Director of Nat'l Bureau of Economic Research's prog on Environmental & Energy Economics.— Rich Lyons (@richlyons) April 11, 2016
NBER,Environmental and Energy Economicshttps://t.co/zJz2pRcxve— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) April 11, 2016
studies all aspects of the energy sector &the environment- interdependence.
Global warming may be far worse than thought, cloud analysis suggests --Totally dismaying. Can we achieve urgency? https://t.co/eKvtApKSFI— Alison Kemper (@ProfAlisonK) April 7, 2016
Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms Video https://t.co/kN9wSiDGhk Watch this. You will only be sorry you didn't know this 30 years ago.— Alison Kemper (@ProfAlisonK) March 23, 2016
“We have a responsibility to take decisive action on climate change”: U of Toronto president, March30 https://t.co/FXz42foTkq U of T’s $6.5B— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) April 9, 2016