2018/04/30: key findings:
Renewable energy policies must focus on end-use sectors, not just power generation;
The use of renewables for heating and cooling requires greater policy attention, including dedicated targets, technology mandates, financial incentives, generation-based incentives, and carbon or energy taxes;
Policies in the transport sector require further development, including integrated policies to decarbonise energy carriers and fuels, vehicles and infrastructure;
Measures are needed to support the integration of variable renewable energy, taking into account the specific characteristics of solar and wind power
Achieving the energy transition requires holistic policies that consider factors beyond the energy sector itself.
An interview with Spanish economist Susana Mart195173n Belmonte on her work on monetary reform, commons-oriented P2P systems and future economies.
Nafeez Ahmed: A new post-carbon era dawns as the old fossil fuel system dies. It's time to step up.