Category Archives: Energy

Energy and Environment in China

Arthur Kroeber’s book on China’s economy includes an excellent section on energy but a rather selective account of its environmental issues. Arthur Kroeber’s book China’s Economy in Oxford University Press’s What Everyone Needs to Know series (1) deserves a wide … Continue reading

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Signal and Noise in the Oil Market

Conventional wisdom has been that cost of finding and extracting oil is on a secular rising trend.  Given the current low price of oil, is that still credible? A famous saying attributed to Keynes was his challenge to a critic: … Continue reading

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Progress with Carbon Capture and Storage

The recent launch of a large-scale power station retro-fitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an important step forward in addressing climate change.  It is no criticism to add that many issues surrounding CCS remain to be resolved. The … Continue reading

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Do We Need a Renewables Policy?

Question: If an effective carbon tax or cap-and-trade policy is in place to limit greenhouse gas emissions, is there any point in having a separate policy to promote renewable energy sources? I have read several times recently that the answer … Continue reading

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