Blog from Jane Marsh: The first half of 2022 marked by renewables generating over 25% of electricity in the US

A shift toward renewable power is more evident than ever amid calls to reduce energy consumption and bolster energy security in the United States. According to recorded data by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), energy from sun, wind and heat resources enabled a 25% increase in electricity generation in 2022 — a feat the U.S. … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: The first half of 2022 marked by renewables generating over 25% of electricity in the US

Going to 100% renewable energy expensive but new study shows payback would take just six years

Mark Jacobson and his team at Stanford University have published a renewable energy study in which they argue the payback time is just 6 years. Steve Hanley discusses in an article on the Clean Technica website.   Switching The World To Renewable Energy Will Cost $62 Trillion, But The Payback Would Take Just 6 Years … Continue reading Going to 100% renewable energy expensive but new study shows payback would take just six years

Unless Australia reduces its energy consumption, it’ll be almost impossible for renewable energy to replace fossil fuels by 2050

In an article on the Conversation website, Mark Diesendorf, Honorary Associate Professor at UNSW Sydney explains why long-term renewable energy targets will not be met without cutting energy consumption. This is an important message for all countries.   It’ll be impossible to replace fossil fuels with renewables by 2050, unless we cut our energy consumption … Continue reading Unless Australia reduces its energy consumption, it’ll be almost impossible for renewable energy to replace fossil fuels by 2050

The proponents of unchecked hydrogen use are on the wrong side of the evidence, and history

No colour of H2 makes sense to decarbonise heating, and pretending otherwise risks delaying urgent action to slash emissions, write Richard Lowes and David Cebon in an article on the Recharge website.   'Wrong side of history' | Wake up to the hype around green hydrogen for heating Governments around the world are developing strategies … Continue reading The proponents of unchecked hydrogen use are on the wrong side of the evidence, and history

The US energy and climate transition: carbon capture to play a big role

In an article on The Conversation website, Wil Burns, Professor of Research in Environmental Policy at the American University School of International Service discusses what the US climate bill means for the energy transition. What are your views?   The climate bill’s projected emissions cuts rely heavily on carbon capture – it would mean thousands … Continue reading The US energy and climate transition: carbon capture to play a big role

Coping with the crisis in Germany: “If the industry can no longer produce here, the demand doesn’t fade. What we produce here will simply be manufactured in other countries, under worse and less sustainable conditions.”

Not a week goes by without warnings of rising gas prices or renewed calls to save energy any way possible. But how are German companies that are highly dependent on the fossil fuel preparing for a looming shortage? Thomas Kohlmann provides some answers in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   How German industry … Continue reading Coping with the crisis in Germany: “If the industry can no longer produce here, the demand doesn’t fade. What we produce here will simply be manufactured in other countries, under worse and less sustainable conditions.”

Secret work to help power companies protect their profits and fight the transition to cleaner forms of energy

Hundreds of pages of leaked internal documents in the US show how power companies are protecting their profits and, worryingly, fighting the transition to clean energy. Miranda Green discusses latest developments in an article on The Guardian website.   Leaked: US power companies secretly spending millions to protect profits and fight clean energy The CEO … Continue reading Secret work to help power companies protect their profits and fight the transition to cleaner forms of energy

The number of clean air zones across Europe has risen 40% since 2019, forcing older and more polluting vehicles off the road

Low-emission zones, now in 320 cities, are increasing as EU battles pollution health emergency Dirty air is the greatest environmental threat to human health, cutting life expectancy by almost two years. Arthur Neslen explains latest developments in an article on The Guardian website.   Old cars forced off road as Europe’s clean air zones nearly … Continue reading The number of clean air zones across Europe has risen 40% since 2019, forcing older and more polluting vehicles off the road

Although the gap with fossil fuel power generation continues to widen due to oil and gas prices rising even faster, challenges across the renewables supply chain are becoming increasingly worrying

So far, the narrative has focused on cheap renewables to counter fossil fuels but without well-functioning and diversified supply chains to ensure energy security, the energy transition is at risk. Francesco Luise discusses in an article on the impakter website.   For a Successful Energy Transition: Keeping Cost of Renewables Low Is Not Enough Adding … Continue reading Although the gap with fossil fuel power generation continues to widen due to oil and gas prices rising even faster, challenges across the renewables supply chain are becoming increasingly worrying

New IISD report on how Glasgow Statement signatories can meet their commitment to shift international public finance out of fossil fuels and into clean energy by the end of 2022

The International Institute for Sustainable Development has recently published Turning Pledges Into Action. Glasgow Statement signatories made a commitment to end new international public finance for fossil fuels by the end of 2022 and fully shift their focus toward financing clean energy. Now, it's time to turn those pledges into action. This report analyses the … Continue reading New IISD report on how Glasgow Statement signatories can meet their commitment to shift international public finance out of fossil fuels and into clean energy by the end of 2022