Market forces will see oil majors forced to adopt more climate-friendly investment strategies

While lawsuits may add public pressure, the courts aren’t the major forces of change right now. Paul Griffin, Distinguished Professor of Management at the University of California, Davis writes on The Conversation website that investors and the markets now hold more power that will lead to significant change.   A court ruling on Shell’s climate … Continue reading Market forces will see oil majors forced to adopt more climate-friendly investment strategies

G7 summit in Cornwall ended with little cause for celebration from anyone worried about climate change

This year’s G7 was considered an important step before the COP26 climate conference in November. Both are hosted in Britain. Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science, Director of Oxford Net Zero at the University of Oxford reflects on the pledges, non-pledges and things that weren’t mentioned at all in an article on The Conversation website. … Continue reading G7 summit in Cornwall ended with little cause for celebration from anyone worried about climate change

Gathering better data to address energy justice

Jeff Brady writes on the NPR website about recent research that focus on energy justice in the US. The researchers reflect on the importance of more and better data.  What are your views?   Tackling 'Energy Justice' Requires Better Data. These Researchers Are On It Poor people and people of color use much more electricity … Continue reading Gathering better data to address energy justice

What’s clear is the current system of shipping heavy, throwaway wine bottles around the globe is unsustainable

Glass bottles are the largest source of the wine industry’s carbon footprint. Several companies are experimenting with new shipping methods. Eric Asimov writes on the New York Times website about recent developments.   The Message in a Reusable Wine Bottle: Combat Climate Change Last month, a 24,000-liter hermetically sealed plastic container, or flexitank, carrying organically … Continue reading What’s clear is the current system of shipping heavy, throwaway wine bottles around the globe is unsustainable

REN21 publishes its Renewables 2021 Global Status Report

Released on 15 June, the Renewables 2021 Global Status Report compiles developments from the past year on the market, policy and technology trends in renewable energy. The report’s findings are truly global as they are crowdsourced from hundreds of contributors from industry, NGOs, governments and academia from around the world. Additionally, the chapters go through … Continue reading REN21 publishes its Renewables 2021 Global Status Report

New EEA assessments on urban environmental change

European cities have the potential to lead the way towards green, sustainable future, according to two assessments on urban environmental change, published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) recently.   Cities play pivotal roles in shifting to green, sustainable future Cities face huge challenges in trying to shift to a greener future in the wake … Continue reading New EEA assessments on urban environmental change

We need to look at hydrogen optimisation, where, when and how best to deploy green hydrogen development, deployment and use

We are getting more and more news and information about hydrogen and where it fits in our carbon-neutral energy transition. Paul McCormack with Hydrogen Ireland writes on the Renewable Energy Magazine about how to address the identified obstacles.   Navigating the Obstacles to Green Hydrogen Deployment Green hydrogen will prove to be a key link … Continue reading We need to look at hydrogen optimisation, where, when and how best to deploy green hydrogen development, deployment and use

Upcoming webinar June 21st not to miss – Strategic Debrief: Six financial-policy levers to decarbonise Europe’s buildings

Experts will discuss the urgent financial-policy measures which can decarbonise EU buildings in line with the Renovation Wave strategy. The session will be opened with some framing words from the Laudes Foundation on its overall work and how their funding of this project fits within that content. Then Peter Sweatman, Chief Executive of Climate Strategy, … Continue reading Upcoming webinar June 21st not to miss – Strategic Debrief: Six financial-policy levers to decarbonise Europe’s buildings

To meet its climate goals under the Paris Agreement, India will have to further ramp up its efforts to decarbonise the industrial sector

The road to India’s prosperity has its own set of obstacles and challenges. While industries are the growth engines of our country’s economic development, they are also highly energy-intensive. To meet its climate goals under the Paris Agreement, India will have to further ramp up its efforts to decarbonise the industrial sector. That work has … Continue reading To meet its climate goals under the Paris Agreement, India will have to further ramp up its efforts to decarbonise the industrial sector

Sustainability in the building industry gaining momentum in the US

Ben Ikenson writes on the Washington Post website discussing developments to ensure buildings in the US become more sustainable. Are you seeing the same developments in your country?   'Cool’ roofs, cooler designs as the building industry embraces energy sustainability The southwestern New Mexico town of Columbus, site of a 1916 raid by Pancho Villa, … Continue reading Sustainability in the building industry gaining momentum in the US