The maritime industry gives considerable attention to real-time data

Every sector is encouragingly giving more attention to the importance of data. The maritime industry is no different. This is an article originally published on the Sofar Ocean website. Sofar connects the world's oceans to provide insights to science, society, and industry for a more sustainable planet. The company deploys and grows the world’s largest … Continue reading The maritime industry gives considerable attention to real-time data

New EC report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport

For the first time, the European Commission has published a report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport. The report analyses the CO2 emissions and energy efficiency information of all the ships over 5,000 gross tonnage, which performed maritime transport activities related to the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2018. A news item on the Hellenic … Continue reading New EC report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport

Data is key if we are to address climate change

Recently, EiD had a post that Canada needed better data on GHG emissions if it was to meet its long-term objectives.  Now Stefan Hogendoorn, CTO at Cloud Technology Solutions, writes on the Data Economy website of the importance of good data in addressing climate change.   Data will lead the fight against climate change This … Continue reading Data is key if we are to address climate change

To meet GHG emissions targets, Canada needs better data

Data are so essential for our low-carbon energy transition. Even for the preparation of the long-term renovation strategies in Europe that are currently underway, many countries have faced problems with data of consumption and of the housing stock. Eric Andrew-Gee and Tavia Grant write on Canada’s Globe & Mail website that Canada has a different … Continue reading To meet GHG emissions targets, Canada needs better data

Ireland has recently launched a new interactive energy data portal

Good analysis needs good data. It is encouraging to see a new energy data portal has been launched in Ireland. Jim Scheer, Programme Manager at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) explains the recent developments.   Explore Ireland's Energy Use In the current age of fast paced and tweet sized communications, getting the message … Continue reading Ireland has recently launched a new interactive energy data portal

Dealing with air pollution creating greater transparency in China

China knows it has an air quality problem that has to be tackled directly and effectively.  Surprisingly, this is including the disclosure of data on air pollution, as shown in the following article by Simon Denyer in the Washington Post, and now 15,000 factories are required to publicly report details on their air emissions and … Continue reading Dealing with air pollution creating greater transparency in China

New OECD book on carbon prices

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a book, titled 'Effective Carbon Prices,' which synthesizes a number of case studies on carbon prices in 15 selected countries and sectors. The book provides estimates of the costs to society of reducing carbon dioxide emissions in 15 countries using different policy instruments in five sectors: … Continue reading New OECD book on carbon prices

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In the past few months, we have had data hubs from the IEA’s Sustainable Building Centre and the BPIE.  They are both excellent, and constantly evolving, which is good. On February 8th, EiD had a post that included reports coming from ENTRANZE, a project funded by Intelligent Energy Europe to support policy making to encourage … Continue reading More interaction . . .