At Davos, UN Secretary General critical of fossil fuel industry of refusing to abandon a business model at odds with human survival

The Secretary General has really taken the lead to work at every angle to get climate change policies on track to meet our Paris climate agreement. At COP27, he was very vocal, thankfully. This week Mr. Guterres was at Davos, criticising big companies that, ‘like the tobacco industry’, ride roughshod over their own science. Larry … Continue reading At Davos, UN Secretary General critical of fossil fuel industry of refusing to abandon a business model at odds with human survival

‘Make Europe the home of clean tech’: European Commission President calls for more subsidies to fund EU’s future

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen proposed a "Net Zero Industry Act" to boost clean tech. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, she also vowed to support Ukraine "as long as it takes." Deutsche Welle provides a news item on Mme von der Leyen’s announcement.   European Commission outlines plan for clean tech … Continue reading ‘Make Europe the home of clean tech’: European Commission President calls for more subsidies to fund EU’s future

Indonesia’s energy transition: a role for renewable energy?

Firdaus Cahyadi Indonesia Team Leader for the climate campaign group 350.org,, writes on the Mongabay website on the Indonesian government’s approach to renewable energy. Do any of you have experience in Indonesia? For readers not familiar with Mongabay, it is a nonprofit environmental science and conservation news platform that produces original reporting in English, Indonesian, Spanish, … Continue reading Indonesia’s energy transition: a role for renewable energy?

Telling the difference between a marketing buzzword and an effective carbon strategy for sustainable flying

Carbon neutral, net zero, offsetting and sustainable aviation fuels – what does it all really mean for travellers? Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible Travel getsto the bottom of these popularised terms in an article on the inews website.   Is sustainable flying possible? From offsetting flights to green aviation fuel Tourism needs to emit much … Continue reading Telling the difference between a marketing buzzword and an effective carbon strategy for sustainable flying

The climate priorities for the Swedish Presidency of the EU Council

With European economies severely affected by the war, the green and energy transitions take centre stage, with the ‘Fit for 55’ package setting the framework for climate action. Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson recognises the EU’s climate leadership and declared Sweden’s intention to strengthen this position during the Presidency.  The Bellona  Foundation, an independent non-profit … Continue reading The climate priorities for the Swedish Presidency of the EU Council

Even with all the bad news significant changes are underway that have the potential to create a more sustainable world

Rachel Kyte, Dean of the Fletcher School, Tufts University writes on The Conversation website about her views on the global shift to clean energy. Ms Kyte was the former CEO of Sustainable Energy for All, and Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All.   How Putin’s war and small islands … Continue reading Even with all the bad news significant changes are underway that have the potential to create a more sustainable world

The EU’s new carbon market includes a reformed Emissions Trading System (ETS)

The European Union has negotiated its "biggest climate law" ever. With emitters forced to pay more, billions of euros are expected to go toward a climate social fund. Tim Schauenberg takes a closer look in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   EU reforms Emissions Trading System: What you need to know The European … Continue reading The EU’s new carbon market includes a reformed Emissions Trading System (ETS)

Less toxic, super-high capacity and ultra-long life battery developed in Australia

The sodium-sulphur batteries are far less toxic as they are made from sea water.  Anthony Cuthbertson discusses latest developments in an article on The Independent website.   Breakthrough battery holds 4x charge of smartphone batteries at fraction of the cost Researchers have created a new type of battery that holds four times the amount of … Continue reading Less toxic, super-high capacity and ultra-long life battery developed in Australia

Universities starting to adopt fossil-free careers service

Four British universities have now banned fossil fuel companies from recruiting through their career services as a way to promote the zero-carbon pathway. Damian Carrington discusses latest developments in an article on The Conversation website. Is this happening in other countries?   Fossil fuel recruiters banned from three more UK universities Three more UK universities … Continue reading Universities starting to adopt fossil-free careers service

Launch of commercial flights of aircraft designed to reduce aviation’s damaging impact on the climate could be delayed by a shortage of net zero fuels

We shouldn’t be surprised by delays in the aviation sector not decarbonising. Jasper Jolly discusses latest developments in an article on The Guardian website.   Airbus boss warns of delay in decarbonising airline industry The launch of commercial flights of aircraft designed to reduce aviation’s damaging impact on the climate could be delayed by a … Continue reading Launch of commercial flights of aircraft designed to reduce aviation’s damaging impact on the climate could be delayed by a shortage of net zero fuels