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17 Feb2012

Předražené německé slunce

Published by Hospodářské noviny

2012-02-17 V Německu spěje k hořkému konci jeden z největších experimentů se zelenou energií na světě. Spolková republika se kdysi pyšnila titulem "fotovoltaického světového šampiona", když rozdělovala lidem štědré dotace (podle výzkumu německé Porúrské univerzity více než 130 miliard dolarů), aby investovali do sluneční energie. Nyní však německá vláda slibuje, že dotace seškrtá a během následujících pěti let podporu ukončí. (...)

16 Feb2012

Lomborg op-ed: Germany’s Sunshine Daydream

Published by Project Syndicate

2012-02-16 COPENHAGEN – One of the world’s biggest green-energy public-policy experiments is coming to a bitter end in Germany, with important lessons for policymakers elsewhere. Germany once prided itself on being the “photovoltaic world champion”, doling out generous subsidies – totaling more than $130 billion, according to research from Germany’s Ruhr University – to citizens to invest in solar energy. But now the German government is vowing to cut the subsidies sooner than planned, and to phase out support over the next five years. What went wrong...

30 Jan2012

Don’t Invest in Current Clean Energy, Back Future Technology

Published by Bloomberg Briefs

30 Jan, 2012 in Bloomberg Briefs Interview with Bjørn Lomborg Lomborg tells Siobhan Wagner of Bloomberg New Energy Finance there is too much focus on cutting carbon-dioxide and clean-tech subsidy funds would be better spent on research and development.

16 Jan2012

Lomborg at World Future Energy Summit

Published by World Future Energy Summit

World Future Energy Summit 2012 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Jan 16, 2012 Dr. Lomborg gave a 15 minute talk to the plenary between the three ministerial panels. He talked about how to get a green energy future going: focus on dramatic investments in green research and development to make future green energy competitive, and do not spend the money on subsidies to current inefficient green technologies. Jan 17, 2012 Dr. Lomborg is giving a talk to the Young Future Energy Leaders students at Masdar.

25 Nov2011

Lomborg op-ed in USA Today: Government shouldn't be picking Solyndras

Published by USA Today

The lesson from the federal government's failed backing of Solyndra is not that the United States should abandon energy innovation. It is that the government should not try to pick industry winners in the race to replace fossil fuels with an alternative. Solyndra is the now-bankrupt solar-panel manufacturer that received a $535 million federal loan guarantee in 2009 to build a factory based on the proposition that solar power should be captured through solar cylinders rather than the more established technology of silicon wafers. Solyndra lost the gamble on its technology — and...

17 Nov2011

Lomborg op-ed in The Australian: Carbon tax a costly feel-good gesture that won't reduce emissions

Published by The Australian

Bjorn Lomborg From: The Australian November 17, 2011 12:00AM GLOBAL warming is real, man-made and important, but the present response has not worked for 20 years, won't work now and won't solve it in the future. This is especially true for Australia, which has introduced a carbon tax that will not work, while stifling debate on an alternative solution. Let me elaborate. Simple physics tells us that, all else being equal, carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels will raise temperatures. Simple economics tells us temperature rises will eventually be negative for the world as a...

14 Nov2011

Lomborg op-ed: Seeming Green at Project Syndicate

Published by Project Syndicate

2011-11-14 Seeming Green Bjorn Lomborg COPENHAGEN – When Denmark’s new government ministers presented themselves to Queen Margrethe II last month, the incoming development minister established his green credentials by rolling up to the palace in a tiny, three-wheeled, electric-powered vehicle. The photo opportunity made a powerful statement about the minister’s commitment to the environment – but probably not the one he intended. (...)

5 Sep2011

The Lomborg Challenge

Published by Energy Opportunities

Sept 5, 2011 The Lomborg Challenge How can we innovate the price of green technologies? Politicians are incentivised to announce emission targets and solar panel installations rather than commitments to scientific research. Bjørn Lomborg, Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, argues that this means we are wasting large sums of money on reducing carbon emissions by only a few tonnes rather than preparing for a truly low carbon future. What are the stumbling blocks to this necessary investment? How can we encourage politicians to think differently? What incentives are necessary for...

5 Aug2011

FreedomLab video interview with Lomborg

Published by FreedomLab

Powershift videos by FreedomLab Interview with Lomborg Powershift - Update or upgrade? Lomborg is on 3:49-4:24 Vimeo-album for the entire interview series: http://vimeo.com/album/1630739 http://vimeo.com/25632835

5 Aug2011

Lomborg's Project Syndicate op-ed: Green Bootleggers and Baptists

Published by Project Syndicate

2011-07-15 Green Bootleggers and Baptists NEW YORK – In May, the United Nations’ International Panel on Climate Change made media waves with a new report on renewable energy. As in the past, the IPCC first issued a short summary; only later would it reveal all of the data. So it was left up to the IPCC’s spin-doctors to present the take-home message for journalists. (...)

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