Rhein on Energy and Climate

Archives for US climate policy

Coal-fired power plants are the worst emitters of greenhouse gases. This goes for US, China, India, Australia, Poland and many other countries. It is therefore urgent to curb their emissions. This can be done by: fixing strict C02 emission standards; inviting banks to make loans for power plants subject to strict emission standards. The USA… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Economists keep telling us that demand is insensitive to oil price changes because consumers are so hooked on petrol that they are ready to pay any price. Recent experience in the USA seems to prove them wrong, provided there is a jumbo price rise. Under the impact of the doubling of oil prices over the… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

The extent of climate change on earth hinges decisively on the outcome of the US elections on November 4th. Without a radical reversal of US energy and climate policy, expectations for a satisfactory outcome of the International Climate Conference in Copenhagen in early December 2009 look bleak. Never before did US presidential and Congressional elections… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein