Reflections on the urgency of the IEA preparing a new scenario that puts the Paris Agreement’s objectives at its centre

Reflections on the urgency of the IEA preparing a new scenario that puts the Paris Agreement’s objectives at its centre

The latest IEA press releases suggest that Dr Birol, its Executive Director, has the attention of global decision-makers and business leaders. EiD congratulates the IEA and Dr Birol for this achievement. However, EiD, like 60 leaders from within the climate community, worries about the potential delayed climate action which might be triggered by the IEA … Continue reading

Energy transition challenge: the Canadian government backs both climate action and its oil and gas sector

Energy transition challenge: the Canadian government backs both climate action and its oil and gas sector

For countries that have based much of their economy on fossil fuel resource extraction, a low-carbon energy transition is a major challenge. Ryan Heath discusses these challenges in an article on the Politico website.   Justin Trudeau walks sustainability tightrope Canada has long been on a climate collision course. The country extracts some of the … Continue reading

New analysis notes that extended lockdown into the winter months could exacerbate fuel poverty in the UK

New analysis notes that extended lockdown into the winter months could exacerbate fuel poverty in the UK

Cecilia Keating writes on the Business Green website about new analysis from the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) calls on the government to implement vast energy efficiency programmes for homes that will lower heating bills while reducing carbon, spurring jobs and levelling regional inequalites.   ECIU: Leaky homes and extended lockdown could exacerbate households’ … Continue reading

The current debate in Australia over energy policy and emissions shows that in the absence of supportive, or even neutral, government policies

The current debate in Australia over energy policy and emissions shows that in the absence of supportive, or even neutral, government policies

Clyde Russell, columnist for Reuters, writes about how the government is not driving investment in a clean-energy future as a means to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, as many other countries are.   Australia shows how policy can stifle renewable energy future One of the themes emerging as the world looks to recover from the … Continue reading

The coronavirus is impacting on public transport but, optimistically, train journeys might one day be something people actually look forward to

The coronavirus is impacting on public transport but, optimistically, train journeys might one day be something people actually look forward to

Would you take a train journey right now? Any travel during this pandemic can be risky but people still are travelling and as the economies start to grow again, no doubt we will be taking more journeys. Marcus Mayers, Visiting Research Fellow and David Bamford Professor of Operations Management,  both from Manchester Metropolitan University, write … Continue reading

Need to “think bigger and focus on designing or redeveloping entire communities that are zero energy”

Need to “think bigger and focus on designing or redeveloping entire communities that are zero energy”

Charles F. Kutscher, Fellow and Senior Research Associate, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder writes on The Conversation website about the need to take an entirely different approach to reduce emissions from the building sector to zero. What are your views?   Buildings consume lots of energy – here’s how … Continue reading