Britain comes out with long-awaited energy white paper as part of its strategy to help “clean up” the country’s energy system

James Murray writes on the NS Energy website about the key points in the recently published energy white paper. What are your views?   What are the key points of the UK energy white paper? The government said the plan will support up to 220,000 British jobs and “put affordability at the heart of the … Continue reading Britain comes out with long-awaited energy white paper as part of its strategy to help “clean up” the country’s energy system

The exponential drop in the cost of solar, storage and power electronics is accelerating the energy transition already underway

Doug Arent and Adam Warren from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory discuss in the January 2021 Issue on the Financier Worldwide website the opportunities available to invest in clean energy technologies because of their dramatic cost reductions in the past decade.   Financing clean energy: unprecedented momentum and opportunity Clean energy technologies, particularly solar photovoltaics … Continue reading The exponential drop in the cost of solar, storage and power electronics is accelerating the energy transition already underway

To reach net-zero emissions as quickly as possible not all low-carbon energy sources are equally useful

Simone Abram, Alton Horsfall and Andrew Crossland from Durham University write on The Conversation website  argue that only talking about decarbonisation obscures the inherent choice between energy pathways. What are your views?   'Decarbonisation' may be the wrong goal for energy – here's why Electricity generated by nuclear power plants, wind turbines and solar panels … Continue reading To reach net-zero emissions as quickly as possible not all low-carbon energy sources are equally useful

Energy efficiency measures in buildings & industrial facilities are key driver to accelerate the energy transition

A news item on the Energy Voice website discusses the latest report from DNV GL provides strategies and solutions that help change how—and how much—energy is used. What are your views.   Energy efficiency the ‘secret weapon’ in reducing emissions - News for the Oil and Gas Sector Energy efficiency measures in buildings and industrial … Continue reading Energy efficiency measures in buildings & industrial facilities are key driver to accelerate the energy transition

American philanthropies playing big role in climate technology development

Everyone is pushing for more technology developments that will help us cut GHG emissions and reduce energy demand. Katherine Ellison writes on the Washington Post website about the role philanthropies are playing in funding many of these innovations. What are your views?   Philanthropies flow funds to climate technologies Dave’s team launched a start-up in … Continue reading American philanthropies playing big role in climate technology development

Fast-growing countries can not only develop their own sustainable energy systems but provide a source of learning and knowledge to influence global trends

Radhika Khosla from University of Oxford, Ajinkya Shrish Kamat from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Venkatesh Narayanamurti from Harvard University explain in an article on The Conversation website that globally we have much to learn from India, China and Brazil as we continue with our clean energy transition.   What the world can learn from … Continue reading Fast-growing countries can not only develop their own sustainable energy systems but provide a source of learning and knowledge to influence global trends

IEA has become increasingly supportive of clean energy yet “continues to appeal to its oil-producing funders, ducking hard questions about the endgame for dirty energy”

Under its Executive Director, Fatih Birol, the IEA leads talk of a green recovery, yet dodges hard questions about phasing out dirty energy. Chloé Farand discusses in an article on the Climate Change News website.   For all its green talk, the IEA still gives comfort to oil and gas producers When oil major Total … Continue reading IEA has become increasingly supportive of clean energy yet “continues to appeal to its oil-producing funders, ducking hard questions about the endgame for dirty energy”

British company uses Artificial Intelligence to predict when electricity demand will emerge and collects the power in gigantic batteries, ready to unleash

Simon English writes on the London Evening Standard website about a London-based company that is using AI to improve what it calls the “balancing mechanism” – the way the renewable power can move reliably though the grid.   How AI could lead the green energy drive DOES a London tech firm hold the answer to … Continue reading British company uses Artificial Intelligence to predict when electricity demand will emerge and collects the power in gigantic batteries, ready to unleash

In Southeast Asia, Indonesia scored poorly in terms of energy transition readiness

All countries need to review their policies to ensure they are on the right path for the low-carbon energy transition. Fadhila El Discha writes on the ASEAN Post website that Indonesia has much to do to reach the levels of readiness of their regional neighbours.   Indonesia needs a better clean energy policy While ASEAN … Continue reading In Southeast Asia, Indonesia scored poorly in terms of energy transition readiness

Two new studies about the potential for economic growth in the clean energy sector

It is always good for us to learn about new studies that provide important results about the impact of our low carbon energy transition. Elizabeth Perry writes on the workandclimatechangereport.org website about two important new studies from Canada. Let us know what you think of these studies.   With progressive policies, Canada’s clean energy sector … Continue reading Two new studies about the potential for economic growth in the clean energy sector