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Can the world convert to total renewable energy by 2050?

In 2009, Stanford University engineering professor Mark Jacobson outlined a plan for the world to get all its energy – including transport and heating fuel and electricity – from wind, water and solar resources by 2050. Considered radical at the

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How the structure of global oil markets fuels authoritarianism and war

by Zack Beauchamp Almost every day, even if you don’t own a car, you probably buy something made from oil. Usually we don’t think about where that money goes – because the answer, at least some of the time, is

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Rockefeller Fund: ‘The oil age is coming to an end’

Stephen Heintz, president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, explains to DW how it makes perfect sense that a fund which got rich on oil is now divesting from fossil fuels. With its announcement to pull out of oil and coal, the

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The gas market will become a regional market

We have interviewed Emanuele Belsito, Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group, after ENI’s discovery of a gas field off the Egyptian coast, to understand the potential implications of this discovery. What does the gas field discovery mean

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The need for good rules to ensure quality in a country

Interview with Roger Abravanel, expert in the energy business, rules and meritocracy You have written two important books – Meritocracy and Rules – two concepts that are closely linked to the world of energy. How would you interpret the energy

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Externalities need government recognition for business

Interview with Rolando Polli, co-founder of Ambienta, Europe’s main environmental private equity fund. Although well known in academic circles, the concept of externalities is not fully recognised and applied in the energy sector when it comes to implementing energy plans and

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Easy access will determine future energy use

Interview with Prof. Maurizio Masi, full professor of  Politecnico of  Milan Why is the concept of externality – well known in the academic world – neither recognised nor applied when it comes to planning or implementing energy policies? Simply because politics itself

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Low-cost oil is an opportunity to rethink corporate strategies and energy policy, RES4MED’s Vigotti says

Roberto Vigotti speaks exclusively with Behind Energy to explains why the plunge in commodity prices should force a rethink in global energy polices and in already pushing utilities overhaul their business propositions. When we talk about subsidies for different energy sources, the

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Interview with Michele Appendino: why I set up Behind Energy

Michele Appendino, Chairman of Behind Energy, talks with Entrepreneur Country Global about his latest venture. Michele Appendino founded AME ventures in 2005. AME Ventures is an investment holding, focused on early stage companies active in the internet sector and in renewable energies

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