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In this Issue:
WE NEED A CLIMATE POLICY CERTAINTY THAT UNLEASHES ENERGY INVESTMENT
With the Paris COP 21 climate change talks now just six months away, the world’s energy community has called on negotiators to do all they can to commit to a policy framework conducive to the massive investments – estimated at US$53 trillion – needed for the transition to a low-carbon energy economy.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH YONGPING ZHAI OF THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
How the bank is working with governments, co-financers, other development agencies and the private sector to resolve the energy trilemma in Asia and Pacific.
FOCUS ON ITALY – High on the agenda of Italy’s energy decision-makers are energy prices, geopolitical uncertainties, and the emergence of LNG as a credible transport fuel.
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ACCESS ‘must progress faster’ to meet TARGETS ... RENEWABLE energy JOBS up 18% to 7.7 million ... INDIA’S LNG-for-power SUBSIDIES attract strong utility interest ... JAPANESE power utilities form ALLIANCE ... OIL PRICE falters as OPEC output DECISION LOOMS
Plus our round-up of key global events and more ...