Reviewing, Reforming, and Rethinking Global Energy Subsidies: Towards a political economy research agenda – Ecological Economics

ABSTRACT This article provides a review of global energy subsidies—of definitions and estimation techniques, their type and scope, their drawbacks, and effective ways to reform them. Based on an assessment of both policy reports and peer-reviewed studies, this article presents evidence that energy subsidies could reach into the trillions of dollars each year. It also … [Read More] Reviewing, Reforming, and Rethinking Global Energy Subsidies: Towards a political economy research agenda – Ecological Economics

The Future of Energy: As business commitments to renewable energy increase, so must the sector’s respect for human rights – Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Extract from an article by Jim McClelland, Times (UK) Much has happened since 195 countries adopted the first universal, legally binding climate deal to limit global warming below 2C, as signatories to the COP21 Paris Agreement, 2015… There is resilience to this shared vision for renewables and upwards trajectory, despite Brexit and President Trump, observes … [Read More] The Future of Energy: As business commitments to renewable energy increase, so must the sector’s respect for human rights – Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

How Aged Care Facilities Can Achieve Net Zero for Energy and Improve Wellbeing – The Fifth Estate

Extract from an article by Willow Aliento Energy efficiency consultancy Conservia has partnered with Verdia and Westpac to develop a package for the aged care industry it says can cut energy bills by up to 80 per cent while improving resident comfort and staff productivity. Conservia business development manager Reinhold Wieland said a combination of cool … [Read More] How Aged Care Facilities Can Achieve Net Zero for Energy and Improve Wellbeing – The Fifth Estate

An integrated approach to climate change, income distribution, employment, and economic growth – Ecological Economics

ABSTRACT A demand-driven growth model involving capital accumulation and the dynamics of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentration is set up to examine macroeconomic issues raised by global warming, e.g. effects on output and employment of rising levels of GHG; offsets by mitigation; relationships among energy use and labor productivity, income distribution, and growth; the economic significance … [Read More] An integrated approach to climate change, income distribution, employment, and economic growth – Ecological Economics

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