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Alternative energy in Lithuania and the Baltics

Last Build Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2010 17:25:10 +0000


oil and gas we go!justinas

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 15:40:11 +0000

Polls show Lithuanians are rather pro-wind, but better take a look at these graphs. Self-explanatory. Advertisements

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concepts. defining ‘subsidy’justinas

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 03:44:33 +0000

The fact that conventional (fossil fuel based) energy has been subsidized by governments for decades is already common sense. When I was looking for support to analogous argument in my paper, came up with this amusing document. The European Commission makes a statement that financial support from the EU (IIDS fund) of €170 million to […]

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Regulating Electricity Marketsjustinas

Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:19:42 +0000

UK was one of the first countries to pursue deregulation, privatization and competition in electricity markets. The EU model replicates majority of the features. JP Meloche, MPA candidate at the LKY school, was working in the Office of the Electricity and Gas Market (UK) in the early stage of market development. He kindly agreed to […]

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innovation strategy!justinas

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 07:53:09 +0000

Probably first time in history Lithuania has a comprehensive innovation document – Lithuanian Innovation Strategy 2010 – 2020. That surely is a promising sign from the current government. Starting a transition towards new mode of economic development, perhaps? However, nothing is perfect and neither is the strategy. Let me shed some light on the doc […]

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everyone likes EVs (me too)justinas

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 17:31:10 +0000

I have already posted couple entries on EVs in this blog. The idea behind them was simple: electric vehicle is obviously a winner in transport cleantech; countries and companies across the world now compete for fastest transition locally and new market niches abroad. However, this press release made me raise my eyebrows. Finally, there is a […]

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Lithuanian wind energy > interviewsjustinas

Wed, 27 Jan 2010 09:24:17 +0000

During the break I had a chance to interview people involved in wind power development. Was delighted that many business, government and ngo representatives replied to my emails and kindly committed their time for a semi-structured talk. Thank you all! While it was rather challenging to acquire general knowledge on local electricity production in the […]

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back to businessjustinas

Wed, 27 Jan 2010 06:08:49 +0000

Yeap, back to singapore, school, classes, college green, PAE, basketball & etc. Around 100 days left till (hopefully?) graduation. Quite excited about 3 modules will be taking this semester: public policy for sustainability, frontiers of social innovation and change agents. Though quite reading – intensive, they will leave me 2-3 days every week to proceed […]

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a social enterprise, perhaps?justinas

Sun, 27 Dec 2009 16:44:30 +0000

In fact, we care little about climate change. Our role in world’s struggle against global warming is minor. Ultimately –  we have showed terribly little political will, effort and innovation to achieve energy security since regaining independence. We’ve been unable to sell renewables. Even today, alternative energy is perceived as a supplement Brussels demands (we […]

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hopenhagen, climate change and a local ‘green party’justinas

Tue, 22 Dec 2009 00:42:36 +0000

Much has been said about COP15 already. While media is vocal bringing Obama’s quotes, EU disappointment (Ed Miliband) and Wen Jiabao’s perspective, I found a fair and insightful review written by Robert Stavins at Belfer center. [Myself, I tend to the same conclusion Ann Florini advocates: we need to rethink global energy related organizational infrastructure]. […]

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EVs again (a bit of optimism?)justinas

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:00:02 +0000

Building on my previous post: London Mayor Boris Johnson announced plans to add 25,000 charging stations for electric cars across the city by 2015, turning London into a center of plug-in vehicle technology. The rationale is to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of air for the citizens. I have stated previously there’s […]

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