Monthly Archives: June 2012

Profit of doom: it’s the end of the world as we know it, and BP’s doing fine

It must be rewarding to present the BP annual statistical review of world energy, as their chief economist did in Brussels yesterday. For all of the impressive data gathering and authoritative explanation, he is basically describing what happened last year, … Continue reading

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Europe has three days to help save your money… and the planet’s future

Wednesday will most probably see the final round of EU negotiations on a proposed law to reduce the EU’s energy use (the so called EU Energy Efficiency Directive).  A good result would pave the way for lower energy bills, more … Continue reading

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EU renewables manufacturing – Terminal decline or simple shake-out?

Reading the frequent headlines of solar manufacturing bankruptcies and factory closures, it is easy to see why many have come to the conclusion that austerity driven cuts to solar support schemes have pushed the sector to the brink of collapse.  … Continue reading

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