Climate Pragmatism: Introduction
Last summer, an international group of scientists and policy analysts under the auspices of the London School of Economics launched an ambitious effort to reshape the debate over global warming policy in a document known as The Hartwell Paper. This July, a similar group followed up with a new report, titled "Climate Pragmatism: Innovation, Resilience and No Regrets," which puts the earlier work into a North American context.
Get Creative, Skip the Path of Least Resistance
In training for a sport, the common wisdom is "no pain, no gain." The same is true when it comes to fostering creativity in the workplace. Force yourself and your organization out of the easy path, break out of the rut, and gain as a result.
The Development of U.S. Shale Gas Resources: Regulation and Litigation
The rise of shale gas in U.S. energy markets has profound economic implications. It has the potential to transform the existing market and bring opportunities for new markets. But shale gas also raises regulatory challenges and the likelihood of litigation. Here's an introduction to the issue and a primer on the regulatory and legal ramifications of the shale revolution.
TREND: Geothermal Heats up after Fukushima
While the vast power of one form of energy below Earth's crust (tectonic plate shifts) doomed the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan last March, using another form—heat and steam—is getting renewed attention in the wake of the Japanese meltdown.
Utility Managers Ponder Rules, Money, People
What's on the agenda for the utility industry today and into the future? Platts and Capgemini asked the industry leadership in their latest survey. The answers revolve around regulation, finance, and human resources.
WTO China Ruling Could Impact Rare Earths
Uncertainty about China's role in world trade and its current monopoly over critical rare earth minerals continues to roil supply chains in energy technology markets. Will the World Trade Organization bring China into the fold, or will China ignore the international forum that it lobbied hard to join several years ago?