Britain’s genuinely ambitious project to significantly improve the energy performance of its building stock as an important element of its strategy to meet its Paris climate obligations

Britain’s genuinely ambitious project to significantly improve the energy performance of its building stock as an important element of its strategy to meet its Paris climate obligations

It is widely recognised in Europe and throughout the world that a key aspect of meeting our Paris climate obligations is by improving the energy performance of our existing buildings. Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation and a regular contributor to EiD, has written in the July/August issue of Energy in Buildings … Continue reading

New report reveals that renewables are now providing more electricity than nuclear power in over half the US states and more electricity than coal in a third

New report reveals that renewables are now providing more electricity than nuclear power in over half the US states and more electricity than coal in a third

Regardless of the policies of the Trump administration, the momentum to deploy renewables in the US is gaining strength. Kelly Pickerel explains in an article on the Solar Power World website.   Renewable energy provides more electricity than nuclear power in over half of U.S. states Citing concerns about “national security” and “grid reliability,” the … Continue reading

We must take a global view of fair trade in energy, which is conscious of the true cost of our low to zero-carbon technologies

We must take a global view of fair trade in energy, which is conscious of the true cost of our low to zero-carbon technologies

As renewable energy becomes more mainstream, it is necessary to see all aspects of its exploitation. David Flynn, Professor, Embedded Intelligence in Energy Systems, Merlinda Andoni, Research Associate and Valentin Robu, Associate Professor, Smart Systems Group, all from Heriot-Watt University raise an important sustainability issue in an article on The Conversation website. While the energy … Continue reading

Renewables make big gains in India

Renewables make big gains in India

We are watching the energy transition in India with great interest. Haley Zaremba writes on the Oilprice website that, for the first time in history, investing in India’s renewable energy sector surpassed that of traditional fossil fuel-based power production in 2017.   India’s Renewable Investments Near $20 Billion For the first time in history, investing … Continue reading

Dieselgate goes global and Africa pays the price

Dieselgate goes global and Africa pays the price

Sophie Mbugua writes a good article on the Deutsche Welle website about how industrialised countries are sending their used and unwanted diesel vehicles to Africa with serious air quality implications. For starters, there is a need for African countries to improve their environmental regulations and ensure good enforcement.   Is Africa becoming the world’s dumping … Continue reading