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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”

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

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

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

New IISD report on how to pay for an energy revolution

New IISD report on how to pay for an energy revolution

Catherine Benson Wahlén writes on the SDG Knowledge Hub website of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) about a new report from IISD that calls for policymakers to promote clean energy as part of fossil fuel reforms.   IISD Report Showcases How Countries Implement Clean Energy Swaps The International Institute for Sustainable Development’s (IISD) … Continue reading

Latest update on clean energy commitments

Latest update on clean energy commitments

Stefan Jungcurt from the SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the latest update on global developments in clean energy commitments.   Clean Energy Commitments: South Africa, California, Facebook Update Targets as Cities Pledge Net-zero Buildings Every day countries, sub-national actors, businesses and organizations announce new commitments supporting the global … Continue reading

Surprise supporter of clean energy in US

Surprise supporter of clean energy in US

One knows that the energy transition is making good headway when a strong right-winger is fully committed to the low-carbon energy transition and gives a good reason why. Ivan Penn explains in an article in the New York Times. A Gun-Owning Trump Fan’s New Crusade: Clean Energy Debbie Dooley’s conservative profile seems impeccable. The gun-owning … Continue reading

A defining moment for clean energy

A defining moment for clean energy

Undoubtedly, people define the expressions “clean energy” or even “renewable energy” differently and it can be frustrating when we have no idea what is included. Meg Charlton writes on the Slate website that we don’t really have common, useful definitions for these things. While not included, we could even include the term “energy efficiency” that … Continue reading

New survey shows how important clean energy is to indigenous communities in Canada

New survey shows how important clean energy is to indigenous communities in Canada

Increasingly we know about the benefits of sustainable energy. Margo McDiarmid writes on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website about a recent survey that provided several surprises about the benefits of sustainable energy.   Indigenous communities embracing clean energy, creating thousands of jobs An increasing number of Indigenous communities are becoming partners in renewable energy projects … Continue reading