We need to think about the wide range of ways to cut shipping emissions in the coming decade

One of the sectors doing the most damage is international shipping, the emissions of which are almost equivalent to those of an industrial country like Germany. Simon Bullock, PhD Candidate in Shipping and Climate Change at the University of Manchester provides 10 ways to reduce GHG emissions in an article on The Conversation website.   … Continue reading We need to think about the wide range of ways to cut shipping emissions in the coming decade

How solar panels provide new prospects for agriculture

Solar panels generate electricity in the fields, helping both farmers and climate protection. Gero Rueter of Deutsche Welle recently visited a German solar farm and discusses what this means for the agriculture sector.   Farmers reap double benefits with solar power in fields Fabian Karthaus grew up with solar energy. "My father built the first … Continue reading How solar panels provide new prospects for agriculture

MyEnergy2050 Podcast – check out this podcast series

The MyEnergy2050 platform highlights the people building a clean and sustainable energy system. The founder, Michael LaBelle, an associate professor at Central European University, wants to tell the story of their work on their path towards a zero-emissions energy system by 2050. Engaging content in a variety of media formats. MyEnergy2050 website was founded to … Continue reading MyEnergy2050 Podcast – check out this podcast series

Three emerging technologies that could help increase US renewable energy storage capacity by as much as 3,000% by 2050

Kerry Rippy, a researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory writes on The Conversation website about three energy storage technologies that show considerable potential to significantly increase storage capacity.   These 3 energy storage technologies can help solve the challenge of moving to 100% renewable electricity In recent decades the cost of wind and solar … Continue reading Three emerging technologies that could help increase US renewable energy storage capacity by as much as 3,000% by 2050

To avert catastrophic warming, the global community must rapidly reduce how much of these fossil fuels it extracts and burns

Daniel Welsby, James Price and Steve Pye from University College London write on The Conversation website that their research found that nearly 60% of global oil and fossil gas reserves will need to remain in the ground in 2050. This supports Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the IEA, who told The Guardian: “If governments are … Continue reading To avert catastrophic warming, the global community must rapidly reduce how much of these fossil fuels it extracts and burns

New EEA briefing on the importance of innovation for sustainability

Innovation is a political priority across Europe that can deliver many benefits for society but also generate costs that are often unaccounted for. A European Environment Agency briefing, published this week, looks at how innovation can respond to sustainability challenges and how Europe needs to look for solutions beyond technological innovation.   Innovating for sustainability … Continue reading New EEA briefing on the importance of innovation for sustainability

Flagship DNV report says energy efficiency remains the biggest opportunity to tackling climate change as the world drifts further away from achieving Paris climate agreement

DNV’s annual Energy Transition Outlook presents the results from their independent model of the world’s energy system. It covers the period through to 2050 and forecasts the energy transition globally and in 10 world regions. An article on the evwind website provides a good commentary on the report.   Electrification Not Enough to Meet Net … Continue reading Flagship DNV report says energy efficiency remains the biggest opportunity to tackling climate change as the world drifts further away from achieving Paris climate agreement

How managing building energy demand can aid the clean energy transition

Since buildings consume 75% of electricity in the U.S., they offer great potential for saving energy and reducing the demands on our rapidly changing electric grid. But how much, where, and through which strategies could better management of building energy use actually impact the electricity system? Dan Hounsell discusses the report in an article on … Continue reading How managing building energy demand can aid the clean energy transition

One German village prepares for climate-friendly future

While Germany mulls over better solutions for a climate-friendly future, one northern village has already made the transition. And its residents say the benefits are worth every penny. Gero Rueter of Deutsche Welle paid a visit to Sprakebüll.   Sprakebüll: A German village embraces a solar future "I am proud of Sprakebüll. It's great to … Continue reading One German village prepares for climate-friendly future

“Despite increased climate ambitions, the amount of economic recovery funds being spent on clean energy is just a small sliver of the total”

Global carbon emissions are set to rise to record highs in 2023 unless governments around the world do more to channel Covid-19 recovery spending towards green projects, the IEA warns. This is an important message in a year when climate issues will be at the forefront at COP26. Worryingly, the IEA says that only two … Continue reading “Despite increased climate ambitions, the amount of economic recovery funds being spent on clean energy is just a small sliver of the total”