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The Challenge of Unlocking Solar Capacity in the Pacific Islands

March 21, 2015 by Katherine Tweed

Pacific Island and Solar

It’s no secret that most islands pay a high price for electricity. From Bermuda to Fiji, the cost of electricity would shock even Europeans. But for most island economies, it’s not as simple as just swapping imported fossil fuels for renewable generation, even if the high-level economics seem promising.[read more]

Energy Quote to the Day: India Seeks Balance Between Taxing Pollution and the Price of Power

March 12, 2015 by Edward Dodge

India, Power, and Pollution

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set ambitious new targets for reducing coal consumption and scaling up renewables. India will double the tax on coal production, promote renewable energy projects and electric vehicles to balance out emissions from coal-fired power plants.[read more]

Treading Water

June 17, 2014 by Roger Pielke, Jr.

Transition Stagnation

The proportion of overall carbon-free energy consumption is generally a far more important metric of energy transition progress with respect to the challenge of stabilizing the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere than looking at carbon dioxide emissions.[read more]