Posts Tagged ‘Policy’

If we take a look at some of the numbers behind the Waxman-Markey Bill, we get a clearer sense of its ambition, its limitations and the winners and losers. Content of the Bill From reading much of the coverage of the bill, one might be forgiven for believing that the bill is nothing more than […]

The American Clean Energy and Security Act, ACES, H.R. 2454, previously known as the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill, was recently passed by the US House of Representatives on 26 June 2009. The key elements of the bill are presented below. Sponsors The Bill is authored by the House Energy & Commerce Committee and is […]

Whether we are able to address climate change will come down to our ability to develop, commercialise and deploy low carbon technologies. This will not happen miraculously – some type of policy intervention will be necessary, but what type? As a fist step to exploring this subject, I want to look at the lessons that […]

This second case study looks at the development and deployment of flue gas desulphurisation technologies in the US. Flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) describes a range of technologies employed to remove SO2 from exhaust flue gases in coal-fired electricity generators. Between the 1950s and the 1990s, the U.S. government employed a number of policy instruments that […]

The first of the innovation and technology case studies looks at atmospheric fluidized bed combustion technology in the United States. For more detail, take a look at the key references shown at the end of the post. Atmospheric fluidized bed combustion (AFBC) originated in the chemical industry and was transferred to the power sector in […]