Questions tagged [energy-policy]

Questions related to policies regarding the consumption, production and distribution of energy within a certain country. Use this tag alongside the country in question.

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Would renewable energy be more prominent if the USA removed all energy subsidies?

I am not an expert in the field, but my understanding is that the us is at, or at least very close to, grid parity for renewable energy sources like solar and wind power. From what I can tell it also ...
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Is there a comparison of the cost structure of residential electricity in the EU?

I can easily find the total cost of residential electricity for each country in the EU, but I would like to know/see how much of that is taxes and fixed network tariff. I could find such information ...
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If grid parity has already been reached, why is it so expensive to switch to renewable energy?

Grid parity happens when the renewable energy source is competitive with fossil fuels without government subsidies. It has apparently already been reached by wind and solar power, at least in some ...
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How can choosing petroleum origin when refueling be arranged?

A statutory instrument becomes effective in May 2020 in Sweden saying that petroleum providers need to declare country of origin of liquid and gaseous fuel. How could this be arranged as an active ...
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Why don't politicians push for fossil fuel reduction by pointing out their scarcity?

Fact A: Climate change is predominantly caused by fossil fuel usage (focusing only on what we humans control). Fact B: Many people do not believe that climate change is an important issue. Fact C: ...
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Why does the U.S. oppose the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project?

Why does the U.S. oppose the €9.5 billion Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project?
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Why does Hungary no longer seem to support the BRUA gas pipeline project?

According to this article, BRUA gas pipeline project seems to be on hold after a surprise decision coming from Hungary: The Hungarian transmission system operator FGSZ took the European gas ...
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Why does Germany seem to not favor EU energy independence (from Russia)?

Following US newest sanctions towards Russia, Germany reacted against this new wave of sanctions: Germany threatened on Friday to retaliate against the United States if new sanctions on Russia ...