Energy Policy is established worldwide as the authoritative journal addressing those issues of energy supply, demand and utilization that confront decision makers, managers, consultants, politicians, planners and researchers. Major articles cover a comprehensive range of topics from national energy pricing to energy efficiency potential in the domestic sector; from the politics of US energy policy to the economic evaluation of nuclear power; from the environmental impacts of fossil fuel use to energy demand management in developing countries.
California's policies can significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions through 2030
A new model of the impact of California's existing and proposed policies on its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals suggests that the state is on track to meet 2020 goals, and could achieve greater emission ...
Wind energy cuts the electricity bill
The promoting of renewable energy is at the heart of the current debate on energy policy. From an economic perspective, the question focusses on determining the cost of the feed-in tariff systems. Firstly, ...
Cool roofs in China can save energy and reduce emissions
(Phys.org) —Working with Chinese researchers, the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has conducted the first comprehensive study of cool roofs in China and concluded ...
UK failing to harness bioenergy potential
The UK could generate almost half its energy needs from biomass sources, including household waste, agricultural residues and home-grown biofuels by 2050, new research suggests.
Modeling buildings by the millions: Building codes in China tested for energy savings
China can build its way to a more energy efficient future—one house, apartment and retail store at a time—by improving the rules regulating these structures, according to a study by the Department of ...
Building a structure for efficiency
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, working with partners at the China Academy of Building Research (CABR), analyzed current and future building energy use in rural China and developed an ...
'Hybrid' nuclear plants could make a dent in carbon emissions
Many efforts to smooth out the variability of renewable energy sources—such as wind and solar power—have focused on batteries, which could fill gaps lasting hours or days.
Energy-saving: It's a social thing
With energy bills again rising and the winter approaching, researchers from Keele University in the UK have found a positive way of helping householders to keep their energy costs down and houses warm.
Britain and Norway avoid the 'carbon curse' of fuel-rich countries
Countries rich in coal, oil and gas emit more carbon dioxide to generate the same amount of economic output as countries where fossil fuels are scarce, according to an Oxford University study.
Winds of change may be blowing for wind turbines, study suggests
A new study from Western University shows the winds of change may be blowing when it comes to operating large-scale turbines in rural Ontario.
Alternative-fuel cars are no carbon cure-all
(Phys.org) —Making cars more fuel-efficient is great for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but rather than promoting sales of electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles, policymakers should turn their ...
Fully renewable electricity could be competitive
(Phys.org) —A carbon price of between $50 and $100 per tonne of carbon dioxide would make coal-fired and gas-fired power less economical than renewable electricity, a UNSW study shows.
Studies find Midwesterners open to wind farms, especially in rural areas
(Phys.org) —Indiana residents are overwhelmingly receptive to wind farms in their communities, even in areas that have rejected turbine development, according to Purdue University studies.
Researchers map out an alternative energy future for New York
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will soon decide whether to approve hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the state. To date, no alternative to expanded gas drilling has been proposed.