Concerns about renewable energy dependent on non-renewable resources such as rare earth elements

Concerns about renewable energy dependent on non-renewable resources such as rare earth elements

Parakram Pyakurel, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering at Southampton Solent University writes on The Conversation website about concerns such as energy security because of the dependence of renewable energy technologies on non-renewable resources. Lithium is finite – but clean technology relies on such non-renewable resources Renewable energy is generally … Continue reading

New briefing from BPIE: Policy Innovation for Building Renovation – How can policy innovation scale up the decarbonisation of the building stock in Europe?

New briefing from BPIE: Policy Innovation for Building Renovation – How can policy innovation scale up the decarbonisation of the building stock in Europe?

This year with the Clean Energy Package in Europe now at the stage of implementation it is important that there are fresh ideas leading to more effective action. The Buildings Performance Institute Europe has just published an important new briefing arguing that accelerating deep renovation requires a systemic transformation of the construction sector, which can … Continue reading

Spanish utility now using blockchain to “guarantee” that the energy it supplies to its customers comes from 100 percent renewable sources

Spanish utility now using blockchain to “guarantee” that the energy it supplies to its customers comes from 100 percent renewable sources

Blockchain technology is starting to become an important tool for many industries. Anmar Frangoul explains how the energy company Iberdrola is using it to promote renewable energy in an article on the CNBC website.   Iberdrola uses blockchain to ensure renewable energy supply Major utility provider Iberdrola has used blockchain technology to “guarantee” that the … Continue reading

Ecological grief – need to expand the narrative of climate change and find ways to support one another, encourage action, and create healthy communities

Ecological grief – need to expand the narrative of climate change and find ways to support one another, encourage action, and create healthy communities

As climate change marches forward, it will exact a mounting, tangible toll on our collective mental health and productivity. Michaela Cavanagh writes on the undark website about the wide range of impacts of climate change.   It’s Time to Talk About Ecological Grief When I called Courtney Howard, one of the authors of the recent … Continue reading

A mother has won the right to a fresh inquest over whether air pollution caused the death of her nine-year-old daughter

A mother has won the right to a fresh inquest over whether air pollution caused the death of her nine-year-old daughter

EiD writes regularly about the impact of air pollution. Jasmine Andersson writes on the I newsletter website about the efforts of one mother to have a new inquest to determine whether air pollution caused the death of her nine-year-old daughter. It will be important to follow future developments in the inquest.   Death of nine-year-old … Continue reading