Clean energy funding to surge 12% in 2022, remains insufficient

Global energy investment is set to increase by 8% this year, the energy forum has estimated. Dimitris Mavrokefalidis discusses the IEA report on the Energy Live News website. The report is available here.   IEA: “Capital spending is insufficient to tackle the energy and climate crises” The current level of global capital spending is still … Continue reading Clean energy funding to surge 12% in 2022, remains insufficient

A review of recent studies has ruled out hydrogen playing a major role in the heating of buildings

Investigations repeatedly find that H2 will prove to be too expensive and inefficient compared to other clean alternatives such as heat pumps. In an article on the RECHARGE website, Leigh Collins discusses the findings of a total of 18 independent studies.   Revealed | What 18 independent studies all concluded about the use of hydrogen … Continue reading A review of recent studies has ruled out hydrogen playing a major role in the heating of buildings

New DNV report predicts that the amount of hydrogen in the energy mix will be only 0.5 percent in 2030 and 5 percent in 2050

Robin Whitlock discusses the new DNV Hydrogen Forecast to 2050  in an article on the Renewable Energy Magazine website, noting that while it has a crucial role to play in global decarbonisation, update will be too slow without urgent, significant, policy interventions. DNV forecasts hydrogen to meet a third of what is required for Paris … Continue reading New DNV report predicts that the amount of hydrogen in the energy mix will be only 0.5 percent in 2030 and 5 percent in 2050

The pace of the transition is inadequate compared to the level necessary to address the worst risks of climate change

Today’s disruptive world, resulting from Covid-19 and the Ukraine-Russia war, presents the option to us – to gear up concrete actions on the ground to increase clean energy capacity and reshape end-use energy demand to phase down conventional energy sources and reduce external price shocks. Shafiqul Alam, an environmental economist, provides his views in an … Continue reading The pace of the transition is inadequate compared to the level necessary to address the worst risks of climate change

Blog from Jane Marsh: Powering Your Home with Micro-hydropower Systems

Residential eco-consumers search for low-impact equipment to shrink their homes’ carbon footprints. Many homeowners are targeting energy-related emissions with alternative electricity sources. Solar panels and wind turbines can generate abundant amounts of electricity in some regions. Areas with minimal sunlight and weak wind patterns may benefit from hydropower. The largest quantity of renewable energy globally … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: Powering Your Home with Micro-hydropower Systems

The number of hotels distributing green claims over the last several years has increased significantly as customers and hotels are paying more attention

Jefrey Walter writes on the hospitalitynet website what green marketing can do for hotels.   The Truth behind Hotel’s Green Marketing and Energy Efficiency Unfortunately, some hotels seem to have integrated environmental issues into their activities simply to distinguish themselves from competitors, without essentially making any practical or in-depth changes in the hotel’s environmental activities. … Continue reading The number of hotels distributing green claims over the last several years has increased significantly as customers and hotels are paying more attention

Tarsands in Canada have found novel way to export some carbon emissions but still not on path to net zero

Fossil fuel companies have largely made commitments to become net zero for some time in the future. No one said it would be easy but it is absolutely essential as we realise we need to fully decarbonise to meet our long-term climate and energy objectives. Emily Chung writes on the CBC News website about how … Continue reading Tarsands in Canada have found novel way to export some carbon emissions but still not on path to net zero

A Turkish industry group has drawn up a comprehensive energy strategy for the country

The Anadolu Agency wrote on the Daily Sabah website about an industry group’s proposed energy strategy, focusing primarily on a transition from conventional sources to clean and renewable ones. It includes a national energy efficiency drive with $20 billion in financing for investments over the next 10 years.   Industry group's 11-point plan to boost … Continue reading A Turkish industry group has drawn up a comprehensive energy strategy for the country

In this increasingly complex world, there is no time to push climate action out into the future

Rachel Kyte, Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University writes on The Conversation website about how things have evolved since COP26. Ms. Kyte should know. Prior to joining Fletcher, Kyte served as special representative of the UN secretary-general and chief executive officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL). She previously was the World Bank Group vice … Continue reading In this increasingly complex world, there is no time to push climate action out into the future

California has set a new record of 97.6% instantaneous renewables on its grid early April

Joshua S Hill writes on the renew economy website about a new milestone for renewables achieved in California.   “Re-imagining the grid:” California reaches record 97.6% renewable share California has set a new record of 97.6% instantaneous renewables on its grid, marking a major new milestone on the way to a carbon free grid by … Continue reading California has set a new record of 97.6% instantaneous renewables on its grid early April