Energy economics http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23994/all en UPDATE 4-Brazil's hot, dry summer may lead to energy rationing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-4-brazils-hot-dry-summer-may-lead-energy-rationing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Hydroelectric dam reservoir levels critically low</p> <p>* Energy minister dismisses private concerns of rationing</p> <p>* Greater use of thermo-power expected to push up rates</p> <p>By Anthony Boadle</p> <p>BRASILIA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Brazil faces the possibility of<br /> widespread energy rationing for the first time since 2001, as a<br /> hot, dry summer has deprived hydroelectric dams of needed water<br /> while boosting power use to run air conditioners in sweltering<br /> cities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-4-brazils-hot-dry-summer-may-lead-energy-rationing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dilma Rousseff Energy energy Energy crisis Energy development Energy economics Energy policy Energy rationing Hydroelectricity Landscape Management Natural Disaster Person Career Quotation Rationing Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731510 at http://www.globalpost.com Global contest seeks energy-efficient computer monitors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/global-contest-seeks-energy-efficient-computer-monitors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Winners will be named from four regions</p> <p>* Group's previous effort identified energy-efficient TVS</p> <p>By Ayesha Rascoe</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - An international clean energy coalition is searching for the world's most energy-efficient appliances, and has launched a contest to find the top energy-saving computer monitors as part of an effort to drive down electricity usage.</p> <p>The contest will be sponsored by U.S. Energy Department and other governments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/global-contest-seeks-energy-efficient-computer-monitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy energy Energy economics Energy policy Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:00:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732278 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Brazil's clean energy system could get dirtier amid threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/rpt-brazils-clean-energy-system-could-get-dirtier-amid-threat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats Monday item to additional subscribers with no changes; previous story carried POINT CARBON headline tag)</p> <p>* Below-normal rains depleted reservoirs at hydro facilities</p> <p>* Government had to tap into network of thermoelectric units</p> <p>* Experts see increasing use of natural gas in years to come</p> <p>By Marcelo Teixeira</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/rpt-brazils-clean-energy-system-could-get-dirtier-amid-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Energy energy Energy economics Environment Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734837 at http://www.globalpost.com Beijing's toxic smog was years in the making, had many sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/beijings-toxic-smog-was-years-the-making-had-many-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Stanway</p> <p>BEIJING, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Chinese leaders dazzled the world by clearing the skies as if by edict before the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008. Fast forward to January 2013, and the government seems powerless against those same skies, tarnished by an opaque, toxic cloud that has smothered the city for nearly a week.</p> <p>The number-two leader in the country's Communist Party hierarchy, Li Keqiang, appealed this week for Beijing's 20 million residents to show patience during what he said would be a "long-term" clean-up.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/beijings-toxic-smog-was-years-the-making-had-many-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beijing Business Energy economics Human Interest Law North China Plain Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:15:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735287 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany takes leave of power market fundamentals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/germany-takes-leave-power-market-fundamentals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Wholesale prices at rock-bottom due low demand, renewable supply</p> <p>* This undermines utility profits</p> <p>* But householders pay record prices as state fees balloon</p> <p>* Solution up to policymakers</p> <p>By Vera Eckert and Christoph Steitz</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/germany-takes-leave-power-market-fundamentals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Energy economics Renewable energy Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737649 at http://www.globalpost.com EU energy chief appeals to Germany to drop energy isolation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/eu-energy-chief-appeals-germany-drop-energy-isolation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* EU's Oettinger says Germany must work with neighbours on energy</p> <p>* Needs to align green power reforms, grid expansion, research</p> <p>* Must avoid over reliance on Russia for raw materials</p> <p>By Vera Eckert and Christoph Steitz</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Germany must turn away from its go-it-alone energy shift and work more with the European Union to build a cost-efficient, secure and sustainable sector, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/eu-energy-chief-appeals-germany-drop-energy-isolation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> energy Energy economics Energy policy Guenther Oettinger Günther Oettinger Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:45:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737695 at http://www.globalpost.com Energy leaders say climate crisis more urgent http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/energy-leaders-say-climate-crisis-more-urgent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Energy industry leaders on Wednesday called for a fresh push in the fight against climate change and urged governments to make it easier for the world's poor to access power sources.</p> <p>"The three main global long-term challenges... (are) security of supply, struggle against climate change, and fight against energy poverty," World Energy Council chairman Pierre Gadonneix said at an industry summit in New Delhi.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/energy-leaders-say-climate-crisis-more-urgent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy development Energy economics Pierre Gadonneix AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 08:00:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747233 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-White House wants $2 bln to give cleaner transport a boost http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-2-white-house-wants-2-bln-give-cleaner-transport-boost <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Plan announced in State of the Union speech</p> <p>* Would require congressional action</p> <p>* Much smaller than action taken in Obama's first term</p> <p>* White House says proposal has bipartisan, industry support</p> <p>By Patrick Rucker</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-2-white-house-wants-2-bln-give-cleaner-transport-boost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Energy Energy development Energy economics Entertainment Environment Health Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755016 at http://www.globalpost.com Reliance on imported oil 'serious threat' to APEC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/reliance-imported-oil-serious-threat-apec <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Asia Pacific's increasing dependence on imported oil poses a "serious threat" to the economic stability and energy security of the region, a report warned Thursday.</p> <p>The region is projected to import 44 percent of its primary oil needs by 2035, up from 36 percent in 2010, said the report carried out on behalf of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) based in Singapore.</p> <p>Oil production in the region has risen "only slightly" since 1990, outpaced by a significant increase in demand, said the study by the Tokyo-based Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/reliance-imported-oil-serious-threat-apec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Energy development Energy economics oil AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:15:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761845 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-UPDATE 3-US execs united on oil drilling, divided on gas exports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/update-1-us-ceos-back-more-oil-drilling-and-keystone-xl-pipelin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Officials should ease rules as oil, gas sectors boom, executives say</p> <p>* Controversial oil sand pipeline a good idea, CEOs say</p> <p>* Help for clean energy, more efficiency also part of mix</p> <p>By Patrick Rucker and Valerie Volcovici</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Chief executives from some of the largest U.S. companies offered an energy blueprint on Monday that would expand drilling but they dodged thorny questions such as whether the nation's oil and gas wealth should be exported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/update-1-us-ceos-back-more-oil-drilling-and-keystone-xl-pipelin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Energy economics Fuel gas Hydraulic fracturing Keystone Pipeline Natural gas Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:15:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5766164 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ IEA sees weak 0.9% growth in 2013 global oil demand http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/urgent-iea-sees-weak-09-growth-2013-global-oil-demand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The International Energy Agency forecast on Wednesday that global demand for oil would grow at a weak pace of 0.9 percent this year amid uncertainty generated by the US budget negotiations, slower-than-anticipated Chinese business activity and chronically high unemployment in Europe.</p> <p>The IEA's estimated nominal growth figure of 820,000 barrels per day contrasted with average growth in demand of 1.4 million b/d in non-recessionary years, a monthly report said.</p> <p>wai/lc</p> Energy economics International Energy Agency Petroleum politics AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 09:30:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782055 at http://www.globalpost.com IEA sees weak 0.9% growth in 2013 global oil demand http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/iea-sees-weak-09-growth-2013-global-oil-demand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The International Energy Agency forecast on Wednesday that global demand for oil would grow at a weak pace of 0.9 percent this year amid uncertainty generated by the US budget negotiations, slower-than-anticipated Chinese business activity and chronically high unemployment in Europe.</p> <p>The IEA's estimated nominal growth figure of 820,000 barrels per day contrasted with average growth in demand of 1.4 million b/d in non-recessionary years, a monthly report said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/iea-sees-weak-09-growth-2013-global-oil-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy economics Energy policy International Energy Agency Petroleum politics Technology AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 09:30:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782059 at http://www.globalpost.com Pressure mounts on UK to build gas storage as stocks dwindle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/pressure-mounts-uk-build-gas-storage-stocks-dwindle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Henning Gloystein and Sarah Young</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Political pressure in Britain is mounting to increase natural gas storage capacity as high winter energy demand has depleted storage levels and exposed the country's growing reliance on more risky imports.</p> <p>British gas prices shot to near record highs several times in March on the National Balancing Point (NBP), a virtual trading location, and storage levels are down 90 percent, threatening outages if imports cannot meet high demand.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/pressure-mounts-uk-build-gas-storage-stocks-dwindle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Energy economics Fuel gas Natural gas storage Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:15:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5793300 at http://www.globalpost.com UK says efficiency steps to cut 11 percent from power bill rise by 2020 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/uk-says-efficiency-steps-cut-11-percent-power-bill-rise-2020 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Susanna Twidale</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government said household energy bills were headed for an 18 percent increase by 2020 but its policies promoting domestic energy efficiency, including its so-called Green Deal, would make the rise significantly smaller.</p> <p>The average British household could face an energy bill of 1,496 pounds per year by 2020, according to a report published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on Wednesday, up from the 1,267 pounds it expects homes to pay this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/uk-says-efficiency-steps-cut-11-percent-power-bill-rise-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy energy Energy economics Energy in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:46:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5794846 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgaria seeks EU help for energy sector reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/bulgaria-seeks-eu-help-energy-sector-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bulgaria said Thursday it had asked the European Commission for expert help to reform its troubled energy sector as sanctions loom owing to lagging liberalisation of the country's energy market.</p> <p>During talks in Brussels with European Council president Herman van Rompuy, Bulgaria's caretaker premier Marin Raykov asked Wednesday for "a thorough analysis of (Bulgaria's) energy issues by the specialised units in the European Commission -- the Directorates-General for Energy and Competition," a government statement said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/bulgaria-seeks-eu-help-energy-sector-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy economics Europe Politics of Belgium AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:00:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796107 at http://www.globalpost.com