Ontario,Canada  has a 60% “local content” requirement for renewable energy installed in the province.This is illegal according to WTO but unless someone challenges it in the body nothing will come out of it China from 2004 to 2010 had a “70% local content” requirement.Now that their wind turbine makers are making major inroads into foreign […]

There have been numerous industry rumors that Spain may cut back on the guaranteed FIT rates that it has given to solar plants in the past.This would not only cause a huge amount of problem for renewable energy in Spain but have repercussions throughout the world as private investors in renewable energy  rethink about the […]

I have never been a fan of carbon credit mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol.While it is a market driven mechanism it has features which allow it to be gamed ,if not defrauded by connected people and organizations.Why should a hotel for example get a carbon credit for increasing energy efficiency for installing CFL lights while […]

With Obama’s election there were lots of hope on the climate change issue with regards to the USA. Under the previous Republican administrations US was actively trying to kill each and every initiative on climate change , so it was assumed that Obama would change that . But except for token measures under ARRA , […]

Copenhagen was a disaster and there has been no agreement on how to proceed with policies on a global basis to deal with the ever growing problem of climate change and global warming. Its each country adopting its own policies and targets with reducing carbon emissions, which can only work on a local or at […]

EREC has released a  new report “Re-thinking 2050″ outlining the roadmap to make Europe 100% powered by renewable energy by 2050  . The report was released in the European parliament .While the report discusses a lot about the benefits  to getting to the objective,it has precious little on the specifics of the costs and policies […]