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Can We Really Decouple Living Standards from Energy Consumption?

HighlightsReductions in energy intensity is arguably our most important tool to achieve a sustainable energy futureDeveloped nations have reduced energy consumption since the financial crisis and the US has seen continued GDP growthHowever,...

Posted June 8, 2015    

Internalized Costs of Storage Results from the Seeking Consensus Project

Energy storage is quite a hot topic nowadays and the three articles on the internalized costs of energy storage therefore enjoyed broad readership and thorough discussions. Results from the internalized costs of mature storage technologies,...

Posted May 26, 2015    

Internalized Costs Results from the Seeking Consensus Project

Important!Please keep this discussion focussed on interpretation of the data presented in the article. If you want to dispute the accuracy of the data presented, please do so in the linked article about the energy option in question: oil, coal, gas...

Posted April 27, 2015    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Energy Conservation

Important!Please keep this discussion focussed by following the guidelines at the bottom of this article. In particular, all comments comparing energy options like nuclear and renewables are off-topic. So is the rebound effect. What is meant by...

Posted March 31, 2015    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Energy Efficiency

Important!Please keep this discussion focussed by following the guidelines at the bottom of this article. In particular, all comments comparing energy options like nuclear and renewables are off-topic. So is the rebound effect. What is meant by...

Posted March 23, 2015    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Bioenergy

Important!Please keep this discussion focussed by following the guidelines at the bottom of this article. In particular, all comments comparing energy options like nuclear and renewables are off-topic.What is meant by "internalized costs"?...

Posted February 24, 2015    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Solar Thermal Energy

Important!Please keep this discussion focussed by following the guidelines at the bottom of this article. In particular, all comments comparing energy options like nuclear and renewables are off-topic.What is meant by "internalized costs"?...

Posted February 13, 2015    

Evaluating Fifteen Years of IEA Energy Forecasts

HighlightsThis article analyses historical IEA forecasts of global energy consumption.Three major forecasting challenges are observed and briefly analysed:Overprediction of oil consumptionUnderprediction of coal consumptionUnderprediction of other...

Posted December 17, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Distributed Solar PV

Important!Please keep this discussion focussed by following the guidelines at the bottom of this article. In particular, all comments comparing energy options like nuclear and renewables are off-topic.What is meant by "internalized costs"?...

Posted November 26, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Utility Scale Solar PV

Important!Please keep this discussion focussed by following the guidelines at the bottom of this article. In particular, all comments comparing energy options like nuclear and renewables are off-topic.What is meant by "internalized costs"?...

Posted November 4, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Offshore Wind

Important!Please keep this discussion focussed by following the guidelines at the bottom of this article. In particular, all comments comparing energy options like nuclear and renewables are off-topic.What is meant by "internalized costs"?...

Posted October 28, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Onshore Wind

Important!Please keep this discussion focussed by following the guidelines at the bottom of this article. In particular, all comments comparing energy options like nuclear and renewables are off-topic.What is meant by "internalized costs"?...

Posted October 21, 2014