The latest EU state to leave the Energy Charter Treaty: Luxembourg

The Luxembourg government has decided to exit the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), an international trade and investment agreement concluded in the early 1990s to protect investments in the energy sector, Luxembourg’s Minister of Energy and Spatial Planning, Claude Turmes, announced on Friday 18 November. Frédéric Simon discusses latest developments in an article on the Euractiv website.   … Continue reading The latest EU state to leave the Energy Charter Treaty: Luxembourg

French food group Danone sets up global energy programme

Danone SA executives expect a global energy programme announced Nov. 17 to improve energy efficiency by 35% by 2025 and to reduce the company’s Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by a minimum of 42% by 2030. Through the programme, Danone also plans to increase its use of renewable energy and have 100% of its … Continue reading French food group Danone sets up global energy programme

How to reduce your dog’s carbon pawprint by almost 700 per cent

Your choice of dog or cat food makes a radical difference to the amount of carbon dioxide you produce, scientists have found. Meat-rich wet food causes eight times more emissions, giving some dogs the same carbon footprint as a human. Damian Carrington discusses the carbon pawprint in an article on the Guardian website.   Wet … Continue reading How to reduce your dog’s carbon pawprint by almost 700 per cent

15 ways to conserve energy and save on your electric bill

Energysage has produced a handy tool to learn more about how to conserve energy and electricity in your home. Given the price of electricity these days, these tips can be quite valuable to EiD readers. Let us know how useful they are to you. What is energy conservation? At its core, energy conservation is the practice … Continue reading 15 ways to conserve energy and save on your electric bill

A strategy to unleash the green energy potential of vacant space in towns and cities should begin – and not end – with car parks

Dylan Ryan, Lecturer in Mechanical & Energy Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University writes on The Conversation website about the benefits of a wider programme to see solar panels installed not only on parking lots but also on derelict or vacant lots. What do you think?   France’s plan for solar panels on all car parks … Continue reading A strategy to unleash the green energy potential of vacant space in towns and cities should begin – and not end – with car parks

A country’s ability to pursue major energy reforms hinges on the government’s capacity to defuse political opposition

Jared Finnegan, Lecturer in Public Policy at University College London (UCL) writes on The Conversation website about why some have been more successful than others in pursuing energy reform.   Energy transitions: why countries respond differently to the same problem Russia’s invasion of Ukraine upended global energy markets. Sanctions on Russian exports and the suspension … Continue reading A country’s ability to pursue major energy reforms hinges on the government’s capacity to defuse political opposition

In an age of climate chaos and economic crisis, the ideas of the father of ecological economics that inspired a movement to live within our means are increasingly essential

Herman Daly became convinced that economics should no longer prioritize the efficiency of this one-way process but instead focus on the “optimal” scale of an economy that the Earth can sustain. Today, the imprint of his career can be found far and wide, including measures of the Genuine Progress Indicator of an economy, new Doughnut … Continue reading In an age of climate chaos and economic crisis, the ideas of the father of ecological economics that inspired a movement to live within our means are increasingly essential

With the current architecture for climate finance, cities are being left out

The current architecture of the institutions and funds that provide climate finance is, however, not designed to work at a sub-national level. Therefore across the globe, cities are being left out. This situation is even more pertinent for African cities as Africa is both the fastest urbanising continent in the world and among the most … Continue reading With the current architecture for climate finance, cities are being left out

Blog from Jane Marsh: The future of renewable energy in the home

Every expert in the energy sector understands renewable energy and how prevalent it’s becoming across all industries and the world. Governments and citizens are growing more concerned about the looming climate crisis, as the negative impacts of climate change are ever-present. In the coming years, an increasing number of residential properties will likely rely on … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: The future of renewable energy in the home

India’s energy transition: there are now roughly 1.75 million e-rickshaws

The country’s electric push is fuelled by sales of two- and three-wheelers. Salimah Shivji discusses the trend to both e-rickshaws and electric vehicles in an article on the CBC News website.   How India's electric rickshaw revolution is forging a low-carbon future A faded battery-powered rickshaw weaves in and out of traffic in New Delhi's … Continue reading India’s energy transition: there are now roughly 1.75 million e-rickshaws