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The Taj Mahal is a wonder of the modern world but air pollution is having a devastating effect

The Taj Mahal is a wonder of the modern world but air pollution is having a devastating effect

The Taj Mahal is one of the most iconically beautiful buildings in the world, says Carolyn Roberts, Entrepreneur in Residence, Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership at Keele University, in an article on The Conversation website.  However, India’s Supreme Court recently told the government to restore the Taj or demolish it this globally recognised building is … Continue reading

Can we stay cool sustainably? Cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide but they are also big contributors to global warming

Can we stay cool sustainably? Cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide but they are also big contributors to global warming

Irene Banos Ruiz discusses in an article on the Deutsche Welle website about the issues relating to cooling more sustainably than we are now.   How to prevent cooling from warming up the world Cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide, particularly with rising temperatures. But while such appliances save lives, they’re also … Continue reading

Major concerns about air quality in India

Major concerns about air quality in India

We are reading too many stories about air pollution and the devastating effects it is having globally. Well, we must continue to hear more because only then will it dawn on us that something serious needs to be done. Gayathri Vaidyanathan writes on the National Observer website about the impact in India’s industrial north.   … Continue reading

Better understanding our global resource footprint

Better understanding our global resource footprint

On Aug. 1, humans consumed more natural resources in 2018 than the Earth can regenerate this year. This is getting worse every year and is simply not sustainable. Robert B. Richardson, Associate Professor of Sustainable Development at Michigan State University provides an article on the “full story” behind these estimates.   Yes, humans are depleting … Continue reading

Expert reaction to Trump administration plans to roll back on fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

Expert reaction to Trump administration plans to roll back on fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

While announced a week ago, there is still great concern about the pull back on fuel efficiency standards. Alyssa Danigelis provides a good article on the Environmental Leader website about the reaction from auto industry experts.   Auto Industry Responds To Fuel Efficiency Standards Rollbacks In the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement last week … Continue reading

New research on the benefits of improved energy efficiency

New research on the benefits of improved energy efficiency

It is always good to see new analysis undertaken to show the benefits of improved energy efficiency.  The UK’s University of Manchester has recently reported on its university website about the results of several projects.   Manchester research reveals the benefits of energy efficiency investment Several projects at The University of Manchester’s Urban Institute are … Continue reading

Egypt making good progress on its energy transition

Egypt making good progress on its energy transition

Matthew Phelan writes on the Inverse website about the progress Egypt is making in deploying renewable energy technologies. This is quite encouraging.   2030 Renewable Energy Goals: View Record Setting Solar, Wind Farms in Egypt The Egyptian government wants to get 42 percent of its energy sector powered by renewables by 2025, leaving a healthy … Continue reading

Britain’s genuinely ambitious project to significantly improve the energy performance of its building stock as an important element of its strategy to meet its Paris climate obligations

Britain’s genuinely ambitious project to significantly improve the energy performance of its building stock as an important element of its strategy to meet its Paris climate obligations

It is widely recognised in Europe and throughout the world that a key aspect of meeting our Paris climate obligations is by improving the energy performance of our existing buildings. Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation and a regular contributor to EiD, has written in the July/August issue of Energy in Buildings … Continue reading

New report reveals that renewables are now providing more electricity than nuclear power in over half the US states and more electricity than coal in a third

New report reveals that renewables are now providing more electricity than nuclear power in over half the US states and more electricity than coal in a third

Regardless of the policies of the Trump administration, the momentum to deploy renewables in the US is gaining strength. Kelly Pickerel explains in an article on the Solar Power World website.   Renewable energy provides more electricity than nuclear power in over half of U.S. states Citing concerns about “national security” and “grid reliability,” the … Continue reading