energy policy Articles

  • Following the fuel: How portable biomass energy generation may help rural communities

    The forests that surround many of California’s mountain communities tend to have an abundance of woody biomass and a pressing need for thinning to reduce fire danger. Revenue from selling forest residues to biomass power plants could help to support fuel reduction activities, but in many cases the nearest plant is so far away that hauling costs are prohibitive. The remoteness of such ...


    By All Power Labs

  • The Rationale for Accelerating Regionally Focused Climate Intervention Research

    Abstract Ten years ago, Paul Crutzen asked whether the time had come to consider undertaking research into intentionally intervening in the climate system so that it might be considered a policy option comparable to reducing emissions for limiting human-induced climate change. Crutzen’s article pointed out how little progress had been made in reducing emissions and suggested that ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Energy efficiency policy in Slovenia

    Slovenia set up its own energy efficiency policy in the Strategy of Energy Use and Supply of Slovenia, adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia in early 1996. Energy efficiency policy in Slovenia is in harmony with the European Commission's policy concerning the promotion of energy efficiency. The new Energy Act, adopted in September 1999, defines energy efficiency as equally ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy Policy Scenarios to 2050

    So much has changed in the world of energy since WEC last prepared scenarios in the 1990s. While these were updated at the turn of the century to take into account new assumptions about population, the prices of oil and gas, climate change, and technology developments, it became apparent that the real issues today are the emergence of massive new energy demand in China and India, the market power ...


    By World Energy Council

  • Emerging policies for European energy

    This paper gives an overview of the Conference on Emerging Policies for European Energy, convened by The Royal Institute of International Affairs in association with The British Institute of Energy Economy and the International Association for Energy Economics, London, 28-29 November 1994. Two opening sessions were mainly concerned with the context in which policies for European energy need to be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Urban energy policy design

    Over 60 per cent of global energy demand is consumed in cities, where roughly half of the world's population lives. Moreover, the urban population is expected to continue increasing rapidly due to growing urbanisation in emerging economies and developing countries, putting cities at the centre of the sustainable energy challenge. Cities can play an important role in the application of sustainable ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy policy in Latvia

    The paper shows the energy policy of Latvia as a part of the national economic policy. It describes the situation in the Latvian energy sector's legislation, and discusses the measures for energy conservation policy and the tendencies of the main character parameters in the energy sector.Keywords: energy, policy, consumption emissions, overview, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Southeast energy policy briefs

    The World Resources Institute (WRI)—together with the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA), Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), and Southface—compiled high-level overviews of regional opportunities to enhance energy efficiency, develop renewable electric power resources, and manage water-energy ...

  • Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Technology to produce food waste slurry key to project implementation - and helps generators comply with California organics recycling mandates. The Sanitation Districts’ JWPCP in Carson (CA) treats an average of 280 million gallons/day of wastewater. One of the two anaerobic digestion tanks above has been used for codigestion, with the second serving as the control. Photos ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Zero Waste Co., Ltd, Bangkok, Thailand - Case Study

    Thailand has a very comprehensive waste management system. Their national disposal plan is organized by the Royal Thai Government, and then distributed among the central government, regional governments, and local governments. Each agency oversees different part of the system. The central government and its ministries set standards and policies and define regulatory regimes. Provincial and ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Some elements of energy conservation policy under the energy policy guidelines of Poland

    This paper discusses the energy conservation policy issues in the context of an overall state energy policy, including regulations which came into force under the new Energy Law provisions. As a result of the analysis performed, it was confirmed that in the period of market transformation in Poland, a key factor of energy efficiency improvement would be an appropriate energy pricing policy. At ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy and climate policy: colleagues or competitors?

    Forecasts and scenarios foresee increasing levels of energy consumption and CO2 emission. Even without strong interventionist policies, the CO2 growth rate may level off. The question is whether this slow-down will be in time from a climate perspective. A combination of early CO2 stabilisation in the OECD, Eastern Europe and the former USSR in combination with more expenditure on R&D might enable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy efficiency policies and measures in Hungary

    The article analyses Hungarian energy efficiency policies and measures in different sectors. The energy efficiency measures are ranked in the following sectors: energy, industry, transport, household and tertiary. The primary and final energy intensities and the energy efficiency index are examined in the frame of macroeconomic analysis. The energy consumption trends and the driving forces are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integrating sustainability in energy policy modelling

    As a major challenge to humanity, sustainable development calls for safe, environmentally sound, and economically viable energy pathways. This is a global challenge, not only to energy policy change and defining operational terms of sustainability, but also to improving analytical tools and modelling frameworks. To this end, fundamental requirements of sustainable development are discussed from a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ukraine: energy and economic situation, energy conservation policy distinctions of energy consumption

    In the article, the main directions of state policy in the field of energy conservation are considered. An analysis of the energy and economic situation is carried out, the condition and directions of development of a fuel and energy complex in Ukraine are shown. The subject of energy conservation policy is determined, its priority directions chosen, the evaluation of energy consumption ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Basic direction of energy saving policies in the Republic of Belarus

    The distinctive particularity of the economy of the Republic at present is that the realisation of crisis-proof measures by the end of 1995 managed to stabilise the situation in the majority of sectors of industry, but as from 1996, the objective is to ensure a growing volume of production whilst reducing the consumption of energy resources. The guidelines for the law on energy saving and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Policy support for renewable energy continues to grow and evolve

    Throughout much of the world, support policies for renewable energy technologies have increased dramatically over the last decade. Historically, policy design has evolved from supporting research and development in the 1970s and 1980s to today’s focus on technology deployment and market development. Starting in the mid-2000s, deployment-focused policies have been enacted at a rapid pace, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Realisation of the energy saving policy in the Czech Republic

    The article provides a survey on the principal tendencies during the implementation of the energy saving policy in the last decade in the CR, and the principal framework for improvement of the system for the implementation of the policy of energy saving and utilisation of renewable energy sources in the Czech Republic as provided by the Energy Management Act. The energy savings projects are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Institutional support for the energy and environment policy in Latvia

    In this paper, we describe institutional support for the energy and environmental policy in Latvia. This includes large state institutions, sector administration and main functions. The main connections between energy and environmental institutions are defined. We describe the scientific institutions providing research on energy and environmental policy and, in particular, the research carried ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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