Tag Archives: energy policy

Italy’s lesson: Paying for Nuclear Energy You Don’t Have

by Alberto Perego Italy is the only G8 member that doesn’t use nuclear power plants for electricity generation. Germany is on the way of phasing out nuclear, and some other countries in Europe and beyond are considering following Germany’s example. Italy stopped its NPPs a while ago. In this article, I would like to look […]

The Week in Review September 5 – 12

by Sophie Nguebana, Daniel Tsvetanov, Patrick Osborne, Alberto Perego, Alexander Geysman, Timothy Abraham – Featured photo by Jerry Mathes III Egypt to Use Gas from Cyprus In the end of August, Cyprus and Egypt signed an agreement, under which natural gas from offshore fields located in Cyprus will be supplied to Egypt. The agreement (which […]

Myanmar’s Energy Sector: An Overview

by Alissa Nicole Thompson Abstract Myanmar is straddling a new national development plan. Since the new civilian government took office in 2011, reforms were necessary after the changes resulting from the sanctions previously imposed on the country. Energy will undoubtedly play a role Myanmar’s growth, and the country is expected to receive significant amounts of […]

Venezuela: From Oil-Rich to Desperate

By Michael Roh When it rains it pours. In Venezuela’s case, when it doesn’t rain, the country with over 60% of its domestic electricity produced by hydropower, inevitably suffers. But the country that once experienced great fortune with its oil riches has already been suffering. With or without the rain, poor economic policy, along with […]

Louis Skyner’s series of seminars for ENERPO

by Aaron Wood ENERPO Students at EUSP engaged in a series of seminars last week, from April 11th to 14th with Louis Skyner, a senior associate at the renowned London firm of Clifford &Chance. Mr. Skyner has worked for several years in energy law, and at Clifford & Chance, he specializes in banking and finance […]

Tax Changes in Russian Oil and Gas

by Zachary Waller No matter where in the world you are, taxes are a complicated thing if you’re a large business. Russia is no exception to this rule. With the fall in oil and natural gas prices (and subsequent decline in state tax revenue from the sector), the Russian Federation (specifically the Russian Ministry of […]

The Week in Review (March 07 – 12)

The Monitoring Team: Michael Roh, Henrik Vorloeper    The European Union Commission Holds Talks with Gazprom on Anti-trust Case The meeting on March 9th between Gazprom’s deputy chief Medvedev and the European Competition Commissioner Verstegen allegedly turned out to be “mutually acceptable” for both parties in the antitrust case imposed by the European Union against […]

Viewpoint: IMF Distorts Energy Subsidy Facts to Vilify the Fossil Fuel Sector

by Jerry Byers The International Monetary Fund is muddying the already cloudy waters on how the world should address energy development and trade. The original report, released in May of this year, would have the casual observer believing that governments are using tax dollars to fund the energy industry to the tune of over 5 […]

ENERPO Workshop Series: Maxim Titov on Russia’s Energy Efficiency

By Michael Carmada ENERPO hosted its sixth and final workshop series of the year 2015 with Maxim Titov of the Energy Efficiency Finance Program of the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group. Titov’s presentation was a first for ENERPO as it addressed the very important, but somewhat ignored topic of energy efficiency and […]