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The Paris climate agreement without the USAPublished: 17 of October, 2017

Donald Trump, the president of the United States of America, promised during his election campaign that, if elected, he would remove the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. The Presidential Executive Order „Promoting Energy Independence” on ...

A fourth energy package? Summer proposals to amend EU energy market regulationsPublished: 26 of October, 2015

In July 2015 the European Commission published a package of proposals to amend the regulation of the energy markets. The “summer energy package” includes the modification of regulations governing the operation of the emission trading system and the ...

Mecsek coal mining relaunchedPublished: 1 of March, 2015

Last December tha Pannon Thermal Power Plant Inc. resstarted production at the open pit Pécs-Vasas coal mine. Surveys suggest that the 4.2 km2 site shelters about 3 million tons of extractable coal of which over 100 thousand tons are directly accessible ...

The 2030 European climate policy plansPublished: 1 of March, 2014

The current regulatory instrument applied by the EU to curb the emission of greenhouse gases, the emission trading system (ETS) has for years been suffering from a substantial oversupply and low prices, thus in its current form it is not capable of ...

The effects of a stricter climate policy on the economy of HungaryPublished: 1 of September, 2011

For some years now there has been a heated debate in the European Union about whether it is enough to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 20% from their 1990 levels by 2020, or should they be reduced by 30%. With the publication of Roadmap 2050 the ...

Carbon free European electricity generation by 2050?Published: 1 of September, 2010

In 2009 December in Copenhagen the European Union made great efforts to reach an agreement with other participating countries on the post-Kyoto obligations to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The EU carried on with the negotiations knowing that it had ...