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IEA Calls for Energy Cooperation of EU

International Energy Agency calls for greater integration and cooperation of European Union to shift to renewable energy and ensure energy security throughout Europe. IEA commended EU’s progress in liberalizing the energy markets and leadership on carbon reduction, but the transition to a low-carbon system faces many challenges and requires more...
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China Published New Energy Development Plan 

China’s State Council published its Energy Development Strategy Action Plan on November 19, which outlined the road map of China’s energy use and development from 2014 to 2020. According to the plan, China will cap the energy usage annual growth at 3.5% or less till 2020, equivalent to 4.8 billion tons of standard coal, and total coal use at roughly 4.2 billion tons by 2020...
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Nuclear Energy Becomes an Option in Australia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he has "no theological objection" to nuclear energy. Nuclear energy operation is allowed in Australia, but will not receive government subsidies. Mr Abbott's deputy Liberal leader, the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, also said that nuclear should be part of the debate about Australia's energy options. He thinks that nuclear...
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Clean, Sustainable Energy: Combining Policy, Profit and Public Good

By Christiana Figueres (Executive Secretary, UNFCCC)

"What must happen next year in Paris UNFCCC is that governments pull this effort together at the international level with a new universal, and above all, meaningful, climate agreement"... "The climate is making us an offer we simply cannot refuse: to use the challenge of addressing climate change to transform energy systems in order to power-up a low carbon century."
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Looking Beyond European Union Energy Policy

by Janez Potočnik (Environmental Commissioner, European Commission)

"For Europe energy has always been at the top of its political agenda but despite the many achievements in strengthening its infrastructure and diversifying its suppliers, the EU remains vulnerable to energy shocks and disruptions to energy supplies... In the long-term EU energy security is inseparable from its need to move to a competitive, low-carbon economy"...
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Essay Contest - Overview

Global Energy Initiative is delighted to announce the 2014 Global Energy Essay Contest. This year we are asking students to present their thoughts on the topic “The Road to Paris 2015: Vision, Reality, and Solutions for a Climate Agreement.” We expect more than 1,000 students from 100 countries to participate in this exciting contest.

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Essay Contest - Prizes

*Global First Place Winner: $2,000
*Global Second Place Winner: $1,000
*Regional Winners (5): $500 each
*Global Winners to receive awards at GEI's Global    Conference at the UN Headquarters in April 2015
*Winning essays will be published in GEI magazine -  Global Energy Affairs.

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Essay Contest - Eligibility

*Currently enrolled college/university students OR *Degree holders who graduated in 2014.
*Length of Essay: 1,000-1,200 words
*Submission Deadline: 28 February 2015.
*Winners Announcement: 31 March 2015

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