Gas security in the land of insecurity: Governance challenges of shale gas development in Mexico

This article identifies the governance challenges of shale gas development. Mexico has vast shale gas reserves and production and exploration of natural gas were liberalised after the energy reform was adopted into law in 2014. This reform established the governing system that will rule the upstream oil and gas sectors. This governing system consists of a regulatory setting composed of federal institutions that lack human resources specialising in shale development.

Confronting wicked problems: Climate, energy and environmental governance

“ ‘Wicked’ problems are large-scale, long-term policy dilemmas in which multiple and compounding risks and uncertainties combine with sharply divergent public values to generate contentious political stalemates; wicked problems in the environmental arena typically emerge from entrenched conflicts over natural resource management and over the prioritization of economic and conservation goals more generally.”

Balint et al 2011 Wicked Environmental Problems: Managing Uncertainty and Conflict, Island Press

Critical analysis of current regulatory frameworks to encourage investment in solar PV in Indonesia

Indonesia is one of the largest energy users and greenhouse gas emitters in South East Asia. Rapid acceleration of investment in solar PV generation is urgently required for transition to clean energy and to avoid lock-in to a carbon intensive path of development. However, the recent record of investment in solar PV in Indonesia has been relatively slow compared to other Asian nations.

Energy governance in China's SOEs: a city level look at how massive refineries and petrochemical plants respond to regulation in energy efficiency

The PhD midterm review seminar provides an opportunity for PhD scholars to give an update on the progress of their doctoral research and to receive feedback from beyond their supervisory panel.

This PhD project is a city level study of regulation. It looks at the regulation of energy efficiency in giant Chinese state-owned enterprises operating in refining and petrochemicals. Using the framework of regulatory theory, the project studies the factors that affect energy efficiency regulation in these state-owned enterprises in three Chinese cities.

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