Category: Energy Transition

U.S. Risks Roiling Oil Markets in Trying to Tighten Sanctions

By pressuring China and India to end or sharply reduce oil purchases from Iran and Venezuela, American officials are seeking to cut off a key economic lifeline for what the administration considers to be two rogue nations that threaten the stability of the Middle East and Latin America. New York Times

Phasing out Coal in the German Energy Sector

This detailed reader summarises how Germany’s coal phase-out can succeed and explains the most relevant aspects of climate and energy policy as well as the economic consequences of phasing out coal. Ecologic Institute

Siemens wants to shift responsibility for nuclear waste onto German state

Germany’s nuclear power plant operators have paid over 24 billion euros into a publicly-owned fund that is charged with financing the country’s nuclear clean-up. While the energy companies pay for deconstructing their nuclear plants, the state is responsible for ensuring that nuclear waste is stored safely. Clean Energy Wire

McKinsey Global Energy Perspective 2019

Energy systems around the world are going through rapid transitions that will bring important changes to the way we fuel our cars, heat our homes, and power our industries. These trends will have widespread implications for businesses, governments, and individuals in the coming decades. . McKinsey