Recent posts by Phil Burns
January 8th 2013
The European Union is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80-95% below 1990 levels by 2050, in the context of necessary reductions by developed countries as a group. At the end of 2011, the European Commission published the Energy Roadmap 2050, which explores the challenges posed by delivering the EU's decarbonisation objective while at the same time ensuring security of energy supply and competitiveness.
July 26th 2012
The UK government’s present policy position finds itself firmly skewered on the horns of a dilemma that the recent contributions by David Kennedy and Guy Newey illustrate all too vividly. That is, how to balance the delivery of low carbon energy with the need to keep the bill for customers (or taxpayers) as low as possible.