Climate Economics

Global Food Security

Research published in Science highlights the potentially deleterious effects of climate change on global food security. As defined by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, food security has a number of components.  These include food availability, access and utilization…

Analysis Suggests China's Solar Market Dominance Not "Intrinsic"

Over the last decade, the world’s solar photovoltaic (PV) industry grew robustly – bucking the trend of other industries during the downturn of 2008 - with a sustained annual growth rate of 52%. Over the same period, Chinese production of the dominant PV product, crystalline silicon (c-Si) PV, increased from negligible to nearly two-thirds of global output.

Forecasts, Scenarios and Outlooks. Perspectives on our Energy Future. Holmes Hummel

Canadian Parliament’s Honorable Stephané Dion frames the afternoon presentations for YCEI’s Fifth Annual Conference by summarizing the stark and constantly growing challenge of reducing CO2 emissions even as energy demand grows.  

The first presenter is Holmes Hummel, a protege of panelists Zhang Xiliang and Dr. Nakocenovic, and recent Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy.  Holmes discusses various “species of analytic tools” that the DOE and others use to anticipate the future energy landscape.

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