There is no room for complacency

There is no room for complacency

The recent IEA energy efficiency report also leads Joshua S Hill to reflect in an article on the CleanTechnica website on one of the report’s key messages. What is your understanding from the report?   Governments Must Remain Focused Or Risk Losing Energy Efficiency Gains The International Energy Agency has warned governments that they must … Continue reading

Scotland changes its approach to promoting renewable energy

Scotland changes its approach to promoting renewable energy

Ben Chapman writes in The Independent that the Scottish government will be creating a new publicly-owned, not-for-profit renewable energy company. What are your views about this development?   Scotland to set up publicly-owned, not-for-profit renewable energy company Scotland will set up a publicly-owned, not-for-profit energy company, providing locally generated renewable energy, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. … Continue reading

Commenting on energy efficiency programmes in Britain

Commenting on energy efficiency programmes in Britain

Recently the British government published its Clean Growth Strategy and that has led to more debate on the state of energy efficiency in the country. The UK is interesting because we are seeing significant differences in how the regions are implementing energy efficiency. Ross Gillard and Carolyn Snell from the University of York write a … Continue reading

New survey shows how important clean energy is to indigenous communities in Canada

New survey shows how important clean energy is to indigenous communities in Canada

Increasingly we know about the benefits of sustainable energy. Margo McDiarmid writes on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website about a recent survey that provided several surprises about the benefits of sustainable energy.   Indigenous communities embracing clean energy, creating thousands of jobs An increasing number of Indigenous communities are becoming partners in renewable energy projects … Continue reading

The circular economy comes to the wind industry

The circular economy comes to the wind industry

The wind industry has rapidly expanded and as it has evolved, often wind turbines are replaced by larger ones. George Marsh writes on the Renewable Energy Focus website about what happens with turbine blades that are replaced. Given that there are already an estimated 345,000 utility scale wind turbines installed around the world (based on … Continue reading

Promoting industrial energy efficiency in Singapore

Promoting industrial energy efficiency in Singapore

Narendra Agarwal writes on the Business Times website from Singapore about an important award won by Shell Chemicals Seraya for its activities to promote energy efficiency in its facilities. It is important to see the progress made in other countries.   Committed to a low-carbon future FOR adopting energy-efficiency practices, Shell Chemicals Seraya (Pte) Ltd … Continue reading

Latest update on mitigation

Latest update on mitigation

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the September update on global developments in mitigation.   Mitigation Update: Catholic Organizations, Soot-free Buses, Net-zero Buildings, and Citizens Advance Mitigation Action Recent mitigation news includes a diversity of measures through which governments, civil society organizations, the private sector and citizens are … Continue reading