Seven challenges to achieving sustainable energy

Seven challenges to achieving sustainable energy

Lynn Wagner writes on IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub about a keynote address from Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) about the challenges we face in achieving sustainable energy. This is an important message for all.   SEforALL CEO Outlines Challenges in Achieving Sustainable Energy for All Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive … Continue reading

Employment opportunities in renewable energy

Employment opportunities in renewable energy

Lucy Jolin writes a good article in The Guardian about the hunt for graduates to work in the fast growing renewable energy industry. It would be good to see a similar article for the range of employment opportunities in energy efficiency. If you have one, please let EiD know.   Renewable energy: the growth industry … Continue reading

Scaling up energy efficiency projects

Scaling up energy efficiency projects

Daniel Hill writes a good article on the Sustainable Brands website about scaling up investments in energy efficiency for commercial buildings. What is your experience?   Making Large-Scale Energy Efficiency Easier (and More Affordable) Energy efficiency is a simple, quick and cost-effective method to reduce both costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That’s why companies … Continue reading

Developing an even smarter electricity grid

Developing an even smarter electricity grid

The digital world is transforming everything. Mike Orcutt writes on the MIT Technology Review website about the role the blockchain technology can have an important impact on smart grids.   How Blockchain Could Give Us a Smarter Energy Grid On an electricity grid, electrons generated from the sun, wind, or other renewable sources are indistinguishable … Continue reading

Latest update on mitigation finance

Latest update on mitigation finance

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the latest update on global developments in mitigation finance.   Climate Mitigation Finance Update: First Emerging Economy Green Bond, Large Scale Forest Restoration in Amazonia Several climate mitigation finance initiatives have been launched in recent weeks, including the first sovereign emerging market … Continue reading

Novel solution for energy storage

Novel solution for energy storage

The University of Southern California reported on the eurekalert website about a miniature solution for storing renewable energy. If you know of other such solutions, please let us know.   A new miniature solution for storing renewable energy Scientists have long searched for the next generation of materials that can catalyze a revolution in renewable … Continue reading