Britain’s sustainable energy transition

Britain’s sustainable energy transition

This coming week, the UK will be formally notifying the EU of its decision to leave. The “divorce” is not simple, there has been much hostility raised about the “interference” of EU directives, and there are many issues about what energy efficiency legislation makes sense to retain. Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency … Continue reading

The Brussels Winter Package whirlwind

The Brussels Winter Package whirlwind

The European Commission’s clean energy – or ‘winter’ – package is producing a whirlwind of activity in its approval process. I have seen it at first hand over the past few weeks, at meetings, workshops and conferences reviewing impact assessments, addressing energy efficiency financing, and discussing the central role of consumers in the winter package. … Continue reading

Energy trading in the twenty-first century

Energy trading in the twenty-first century

Diane Cardwell write in the New York Times about a neighbourhood in the New York that has created a virtual trading platform for solar energy producers to sell excess electricity. Is this the model for the future?   Solar Experiment Lets Neighbors Trade Energy Among Themselves Brooklyn is known the world over for things small-batch … Continue reading

Electric vehicles in Norway

Electric vehicles in Norway

Lars Bevanger writes on the Deutsche Welle website about latest developments in Norway. It is encouraging to see how the country is promoting electric vehicles. With more than 100,000 electric cars already on the road, oil and gas-rich Norway aims to phase out fossil fuel cars altogether by 2025. How electric cars take over oil-rich … Continue reading

Power dressing

Power dressing

How we dress says much about the person. With new developments underway in India, our closes will soon be able to be mini power plants. Sovi Vidyadharan explains in an article on the New Indian Express website.   Now, wear power-packed dress and meet your energy needs on the move Has your mobile phone run … Continue reading

Benefits of emission standards for vehicles

Benefits of emission standards for vehicles

As the Trump Administration in the US argues whether fuel efficiency standards for vehicles should be scrapped or lowered, it is encouraging to read an article in The Conversation about the benefits of such standards in Australia. Scott Ferraro and Claire Painter from ClimateWorks Australia and Monash University give a good account of the benefits … Continue reading