India must pursue a deep decarbonisation strategy encompassing all pathways

India will need to contend with goals across sectors that are at odds with each other, and resolve the contradictions. Deepak Gupta, former secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Kollura Krishnan, chairman of CVC India Infrastructure, provide their views in an article on the Financial Express website.   Getting it right … Continue reading India must pursue a deep decarbonisation strategy encompassing all pathways

The future of cooling our buildings must become a present-day priority

At the moment, reducing cooling energy demand is not explicitly part of energy policies for buildings in the UK. Of concern is that it’s projected that 75% to 85% of UK households will install air conditioning in response to rising temperatures by the end of the century. Radhika Khosla Associate Professor of Sustainable Development at … Continue reading The future of cooling our buildings must become a present-day priority

Blog from Jane Marsh: How Does Low Carbon Housing Benefit the Environment?

The U.S. generates 5.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide each year, which come from activities like powering appliances or heating your home. In addition, carbon is released when building materials, such as concrete, are manufactured. The overproduction of carbon can lead to air pollution and increase global warming. These emissions also disturb natural habitats … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: How Does Low Carbon Housing Benefit the Environment?

The technology to capture carbon is in development, but one burning question remains: where on Earth should we store all that carbon?

Kian Mintz-Woo, Lecturer in Philosophy, Environmental Research Institute at the University College Cork writes on The Conversation website about the challenges to use carbon capture and storage to reach zero emissions.   Carbon capture and storage: where should the world store CO₂? It’s a moral dilemma The recent Glasgow climate pact committed 197 countries to … Continue reading The technology to capture carbon is in development, but one burning question remains: where on Earth should we store all that carbon?

One of the important levers to curb carbon emissions is improved energy efficiency

Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Electric makes a strong case for improving energy efficiency in our drive to address climate change in an article for the World Economic Forum on the European Sting website. Do you agree?   Why energy efficiency is the unsung hero of the fight against climate change … Continue reading One of the important levers to curb carbon emissions is improved energy efficiency

Legal process under Energy Charter Treaty poses real threat to the Paris climate agreement

Jennifer Rankin writes on the Guardian website about the concerns being raised that lawsuits by fossil fuel companies allowed under the Energy Charter Treaty could threaten the decarbonisation needed under the Paris climate agreement. What are your views?   Secretive court system poses threat to Paris climate deal, says whistleblower A secretive investor court system … Continue reading Legal process under Energy Charter Treaty poses real threat to the Paris climate agreement

The new heat and buildings strategy boosts the UK’s credentials as a global leader yet it has ignored some critical actions

With much fanfare, the UK government announced its heat and buildings strategy last week. Ran Boydell, Visiting Lecturer in Sustainable Development at Heriot-Watt University discusses the strategy to see if it is fit for purpose to help Britain achieve its net-zero objectives in an article on The Conversation website.   Heat and buildings strategy: the … Continue reading The new heat and buildings strategy boosts the UK’s credentials as a global leader yet it has ignored some critical actions

Blog from Nick Eyre: Re-thinking the zero-carbon energy transition

Delivering the energy transition at the rate needed to meet agreed climate targets will require changes much faster than we have achieved for decades. On that there is agreement. But what is the role of efficiency improvement and demand reduction in this? We know what the energy industry vested interests think. According to the Shell … Continue reading Blog from Nick Eyre: Re-thinking the zero-carbon energy transition

Flagship DNV report says energy efficiency remains the biggest opportunity to tackling climate change as the world drifts further away from achieving Paris climate agreement

DNV’s annual Energy Transition Outlook presents the results from their independent model of the world’s energy system. It covers the period through to 2050 and forecasts the energy transition globally and in 10 world regions. An article on the evwind website provides a good commentary on the report.   Electrification Not Enough to Meet Net … Continue reading Flagship DNV report says energy efficiency remains the biggest opportunity to tackling climate change as the world drifts further away from achieving Paris climate agreement

The challenges for Australia’s industry to reach net zero by 2050

Alison Reeve, Deputy Program Director, Energy and Climate Change at the Grattan Institute explains in an article on The Conversation website the challenges that Australia’s industries face to help the country achieve net-zero emissions. Around 30% of Australia’s emissions come from the industrial sector — from facilities such as coal mines, liquefied natural gas platforms, … Continue reading The challenges for Australia’s industry to reach net zero by 2050