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  • Media articles by Dieter Helm

    Lech Energy Forum comments - Energy DG Newsletter April 2014

    11th April 2014

    There is a new mood of realism pervading debates about European energy and climate policy, and this was reflected in discussions at the April 2014 Lech Energy Forum. The new realism reflects three big challenges.  First, US shale gas has changed the terms of trade, and there is almost no new energy intensive investment in Europe. Second, the renewables are not going to be competitive against conventional fuels for a long time to come. The illusion that European leaders had a decade ago...

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    Stumbling towards crisis

    20th March 2013

    Energy crises are often triggered by surprises—from the Arab oil embargo in the early 1970s to more recently the Fukushima disaster. Britain’s energy crisis is, however, unlikely to be a surprise.

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    To Slow Warming, Tax Carbon

    13th November 2012

    Article from the New York Times - find it HERE Or download a PDF below

    Carbon Climate Energy Environment

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    New Paths to Power

    10th November 2012

    Article in The Spectator. Find it HERE Or download a PDF below

    Carbon Climate Energy Environment

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    Forget the Kyoto Accord And Tax Carbon Consumption by Dieter Helm: Yale Environment 360

    8th November 2012

    Given the failure of international climate negotiations, a tax on carbon consumption is the most effective way of lowering CO2 emissions. If nations are serious about addressing climate change, then they must pay for the carbon pollution caused by what they consume. Read it HERE Or download a PDF below

    Carbon Climate Energy Environment

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    Forget The Huhne Hype About Wind Power

    6th February 2012

    Dieter Helm: Forget The Huhne Hype About Wind Power The Times, Monday, 06 February 2012 15:25 Dieter Helm.

    Energy Environment Renewables

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    A carbon border tax can curb climate change

    6th September 2010

    Article in the Financial Times As global growth picks up after the economic crisis, carbon emissions are going back up too. With China and India back on track to double their gross domestic product every decade, and with coal providing nearly 30 per cent of global energy, the chances of stabilising and reducing emissions are low. Indeed, little progress has been made in the last two decades. Only recessions lower emissions – and then only for a short time... PDF HERE

    Carbon

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    Nuclear alone won’t keep the power flowing

    11th November 2009

    From The Times - by Dieter Helm Britain’s energy policy is an incoherent mess. We need a simple and explicit carbon tax to fund the greenest alternatives. FULL ARTICLE:

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    Don't blow our £100 billion on wind power

    16th July 2009

    Article in The Times - may also be found HERE. Instead of pouring money into renewable energy, we should invest in technology that will really tackle climate change. Climate change is an existential threat. It presents huge challenges to governments and, inevitably, we will have to pay a significant price to keep the temperature from rising by more than two degrees. Politicians across the world increasingly understand this. This is in itself a big step forward in the build-up to the Copenhagen...

    Climate Energy Environment Renewables

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    Britain must save and rebuild to prosper

    4th June 2009

    Financial Times piece. How did the UK get into such an economic mess? There are many causes, but central to any explanation is that consumption has been unsustainably high at least since 2000, and this excess has been based upon ever-higher levels of private and public debt. In simple terms, we have been writing a large mortgage on future generations, without bequeathing them a compensating set of assets. The implication is that a sustained economic recovery depends upon a major rebalancing of...

    Energy Infrastructure