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Data is key if we are to address climate change

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

To meet GHG emissions targets, Canada needs better data

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

New OECD book on carbon prices

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

Number of the week – 400

Number of the week – 400

Kiley Kroh provides the following data in Climate Progress In terms of total solar power capacity per capita, Germany crushes every other country. At the end of 2012, it had approximately 400 MW of solar power capacity per million people, considerably more than #2 Italy at 267 MW per million people, #3 Belgium at 254 … Continue reading

More interaction . . .

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

New report on private green investments

The year 2013 promises long strides away from the fossil-fueled Industrial Era as illuminated by the Ethical Markets Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) which tracks private investments growing the green economy worldwide since 2007, finding $4.1 trillion invested or committed as of Q4 2012. The year 2012 was an inflection point for the green transition worldwide.  … Continue reading