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Energy Innovation, especially in nuclear power generation

April 11th, 2010 by François Lévêque, Ecole des mines de Paris

Bill Gates recently gave a talk at Ted.com on innovating to zero carbon that starts as follows: “I am going to talk today about energy and climate. And that might seem a bit surprising because my full-time work at the foundation is mostly about vaccines and seeds, about the things that we need to invent and deliver to help the poorest two billion live better lives. But energy and climate are extremely important to these people, in fact, more important than to anyone else on the planet”. Click on ‘Continue Reading’ to see Bill Gate’s talk.
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Energy Security in the EU

October 6th, 2008 by Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Energy

It is misleading to only focus on energy external relations in analysing issues of security of supply. There are many crucial instruments to improve the energy security in the EU, including the Third Package, transEuropean network policy, energy efficiency and crisis mechanisms. I recently discussed these instruments in details at the CESSA final conference at Brussels. Here is the videopodcast.
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Electricity Market Design

June 25th, 2008 by William Hogan, Harvard University

Locational marginal pricing, scarcity pricing and uplift payments present difficult challenges to energy regulators. I recently addressed these three issues in a conference organized by IDEI and the Toulouse School of Economics. Here is the videopodcast.
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Beyond Kyoto: Negotiating the Road Forward

April 12th, 2008 by Thomas Heller, Stanford Law School

How should we be thinking about the problem of climate change? What is the state of the negociations that begun at Bali? What should we do about the most important piece of the negociations which is the relationship with China and Chinese growth? I recently addressed these three questions in a conference. Here is the videopodcast.

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Achieving 20 % less CO2 by 2020

March 16th, 2008 by Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Energy

Which mix of policy tools is required to achieve the 2020 objective? My answer is we need both market based instruments and regulations. I recently discussed this issue in a Conference on Integrated Climate and Energy Policy at Bocconi University. Here is the videopodcast. Continue reading »

The role of the Energy Charter Treaty in securing European gas supply

March 9th, 2008 by Andrey Konoplyanik, Energy Charter Secretariat

What are the new risks within and outside the EU in the value chain of Russian gas? Here is the videopodcast of the speech I delivered at the last CESSA conference (Cambridge, 14-15 December 2007). Continue reading »

European gas security

January 20th, 2008 by Jonathan Stern, Oxford University

What does mean security of supply and what are the most important issues? Here is the podcast of the keynote speech I delivered at the last CESSA conference (Cambridge, 14-15 December 2007). Continue reading »