Author: Dustin Stephenson-Reynolds

CCS in Poland and Germany

Both Poland and Germany could greatly reduce GHG emissions with the use of CCS technology. However,  political and financial barriers will inhibit the deployment of CCS. Keep reading if you’d like to find out what those barriers are, and recommendations

Why is the ETS in the dumps?

Source: The Guardian   Why is the world’s premiere market-based solution to greenhouse gas emissions not functioning properly? What policy solutions have the EU adopted to mitigate the problem? This blog post provides an introduction to the EU’s ETS. It

What’s the deal with CCS in the UK?

  Source: The Guardian The UK began to shift away from coal in 1990.  This trend has continued to play out in recent years, to the point that in 2008 natural gas produced 45 percent of the UK’s electricity, while

Prospects for Nuclear Energy in the Post-Fukushima World

 Source: The Guardian A common argument you might hear about is that the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power plant disaster scared the world away from pursuing nuclear energy. The only problem is that argument is not particularly well-supported by the evidence.

Energy Production Part II

Renewable technology? REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov In an effort to build more interest for the Major Economies and Climate Change presentation on April 22nd, 2014, I will outline some of the basic findings and policy recommendations coming from the Renewable Energy section

Nuclear Power in Germany: No Return

The conventional wisdom holds that the nuclear phaseout in Germany is a reaction to the Fukushima disaster on March 11, 2011. The story goes something like this: Fukushima changed Germany’s views on nuclear energy by “scaring” German politicians and constituents

Introduction to Power Production and Renewables

In 2010, electricity and heat production accounted for 41% of global CO2 emissions, representing the single largest contribution to greenhouse gas emissions on the sectoral level. Moreover, the sector’s emissions will likely continue to increase as developing countries strive to meet

An Introduction to the European Union Part I

Before taking the deep dive into European politics by examining the domestic implementation challenges for greenhouse gas reductions within the European Union (EU), I thought it would be appropriate to begin with a series of posts examining some of  the