Understanding China’s past and future energy demand: An exergy efficiency and decomposition analysis

Research article by Paul E. Brockway, Julia Steinberger, John Barrett, Tim Foxon on 1 Oct 2015

There are very few useful work and exergy analysis studies for China, and fewer still that consider how the results inform drivers of past and future energy consumption. This is surprising: China is the world’s largest energy consumer, whilst exergy analysis provides a robust thermodynamic framework for analysing the technical efficiency of energy use. In […]

An integration of net imported emissions into climate change targets

Research article by Kate Scott, John Barrett on 1 Oct 2015

There is an international divide between net emissions importers and net emissions exporters, with industrialised nations mainly falling into the former and emerging economies the latter. Integrating emissions transfers into climate policy, so as not to disadvantage export-intensive countries, has been suggested to increase participation in international emissions reduction commitments. Consumption-based scenarios are presented for […]

Microfinance and climate change adaptation: an overview of the current literature

Research article by Adrian Fenton, Jouni Paavola, Anne Tallontire on 28 Sep 2015

Abstract There is growing interest in the role microfinance could play in facilitating adaptation to climate change. This article contributes to this interest by reviewing the state of the literature on microfinance and climate change adaptation which has two key areas. The first area of the literature focuses on the potential for microfinance to facilitate […]

Lessons from energy history for climate policy

Working paper by Roger Fouquet on 28 Sep 2015

This paper sought to draw lessons from long run trends in energy markets for energy and climate policy. An important lesson is that consumer responses to energy markets change with … read more »