Policy and Politicshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2157©2014 Petroleum Economist60Policy and PoliticsIraq’s lingering power crisisIt will take longer than the government hopes to fix the country’s electricity problem, writes Derek Browerhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3332761/Iraqs-lingering-power-crisis.htmlTue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMTIt’s time to get seriousThe energy sector must take a leading role in tackling carbon emissions – and it needs to act nowhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3332753/Its-time-to-get-serious.htmlTue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMTLibyan port deal puts pressure on crude prices http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3332749/Libyan-port-deal-puts-pressure-on-crude-prices.htmlTue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMTHome looks best for Lukoilhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3330895/Home-looks-best-for-Lukoil.htmlTue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe end of the road for UK Coalhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3330485/The-end-of-the-road-for-UK-Coal.htmlMon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMTIraq’s draft electricity law: what’s right, what’s wrong?The government wants to expand power generation capacity rapidly, but proposed new legislation is inadequate for the task, say Luay Al-Khatteeb and Harry Istepanianhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3328028/Iraqs-draft-electricity-law-whats-right-whats-wrong.htmlMon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMTHigher energy bills for an independent Scotlandhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3329429/Higher-energy-bills-for-an-independent-Scotland.htmlSat, 12 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMTIndustry sitting on 'cyber-attack timebomb'http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3328901/Industry-sitting-on-cyber-attack-timebomb.htmlWed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMTUncertainties over stark climate warnings http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3328475/Uncertainties-over-stark-climate-warnings.htmlTue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMTUK energy output hits new low as net imports soar http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3324757/UK-energy-output-hits-new-low-as-net-imports-soar.htmlFri, 28 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTUK freezes carbon tax to cut energy costshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3322736/UK-freezes-carbon-tax-to-cut-energy-costs.htmlMon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTGas shortage dents Australia's CBM-to-LNG exportshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3322174/Gas-shortage-dents-Australias-CBM-to-LNG-exports.htmlFri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTEfficiency and innovation could slash energy demand growthRising costs and improving technology will be the driving forces behind future energyhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3321531/Efficiency-and-innovation-could-slash-energy-demand-growth.htmlThu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTDisruptive technologies spark energy revolutionInnovation is happening more rapidly than expected – and it will vastly improve energy efficiency in the next few yearshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3321532/Disruptive-technologies-spark-energy-revolution.htmlThu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTSolar emerges from the shadowsSun comes into its own as power generation sector looks for viable alternatives to fossil fuels http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3321533/Solar-emerges-from-the-shadows.htmlThu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTPlace in the sunIf you're looking to Europe and the US to set the pace for the growth in renewable energy solar generation you're looking in the wrong place. Try the Middle East instead. Chris Nelder explains whyhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3321534/Place-in-the-sun.htmlThu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTDriving in the futureRising fuel-economy standards, shifts in consumer behaviour and new technologies should make road transportation much more efficient, even as the total number of vehicles riseshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3321535/Driving-in-the-future.htmlThu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTTime for a greener Big Oil?The supermajors have fallen on hard times - costs have surged, output has fallen. Investors have grown frustrated by low returns and high oil prices have not proven to be the remedy they had hoped. What comes next?http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3321536/Time-for-a-greener-Big-Oil.htmlThu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTA bridge, not a destinationAbundant gas reserves are here to stay. But can the world afford to burn them all?http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3321537/A-bridge-not-a-destination.htmlThu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTEnergy sector at the crossroadsAs pressure to de-carbonise grows, the industry faces a stark choice http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3321543/Energy-sector-at-the-crossroads.htmlThu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTUncertain times for nuclearWith the rise of cheaper and safer alternatives, in addition to the Fukushima Dai'ichi disaster in 2011, is this the end of the line for nuclear power?http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3321545/Uncertain-times-for-nuclear.htmlThu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTCarbon capture on its way?The ‘unproven’ technology may finally prove its worth as projects around the world are getting the green light, writes Robin M Millshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3321544/Carbon-capture-on-its-way.htmlThu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTChina eyes greener future China could take the lead in low-carbon energy as it battles deadly smog to calm rising social unrest http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3321546/China-eyes-greener-future.htmlThu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTWater and wind power Brazil’s green growthLatin America’s largest country is blazing a sustainable energy path, despite some objectionshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3321547/Water-and-wind-power-Brazils-green-growth.htmlThu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe power to transform Africa?Spurred on by economic factors, renewable energy has seen considerable growth across the continent both at a large and much smaller scalehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3321548/The-power-to-transform-Africa.htmlThu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTShort-term surgeOil output is rising quickly, but many problems still afflict Iraq’s energy sector, writes Derek Browerhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3320947/Short-term-surge.htmlWed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTAfter the revolution, reformEgyptian policy-makers faces significant challenges - not least stabilising the country's energy sector and encouraging much-needed inward investment. Justin Dargin looks at the optionshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3320135/After-the-revolution-reform.htmlMon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTPutin's Asia playWestern threats against Russian energy give China the perfect chance to seal a long-term gas supply deal on good terms, writes Justin Jacobshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3320257/Putins-Asia-play.htmlMon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTVenezuela on the brinkA YEAR after the death of Hugo Chávez, the movement he left behind is fighting for its survival without its comandante. http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3319726/Venezuela-on-the-brink.htmlFri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTUK warned of carbon investment bubbleA parliamentary committee which audits energy policy has issued a stern warning. Helen Robertson reportshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3318944/UK-warned-of-carbon-investment-bubble.htmlThu, 13 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT