Clean energy funding to surge 12% in 2022, remains insufficient

Global energy investment is set to increase by 8% this year, the energy forum has estimated. Dimitris Mavrokefalidis discusses the IEA report on the Energy Live News website. The report is available here.   IEA: “Capital spending is insufficient to tackle the energy and climate crises” The current level of global capital spending is still … Continue reading Clean energy funding to surge 12% in 2022, remains insufficient

A review of recent studies has ruled out hydrogen playing a major role in the heating of buildings

Investigations repeatedly find that H2 will prove to be too expensive and inefficient compared to other clean alternatives such as heat pumps. In an article on the RECHARGE website, Leigh Collins discusses the findings of a total of 18 independent studies.   Revealed | What 18 independent studies all concluded about the use of hydrogen … Continue reading A review of recent studies has ruled out hydrogen playing a major role in the heating of buildings

New DNV report predicts that the amount of hydrogen in the energy mix will be only 0.5 percent in 2030 and 5 percent in 2050

Robin Whitlock discusses the new DNV Hydrogen Forecast to 2050  in an article on the Renewable Energy Magazine website, noting that while it has a crucial role to play in global decarbonisation, update will be too slow without urgent, significant, policy interventions. DNV forecasts hydrogen to meet a third of what is required for Paris … Continue reading New DNV report predicts that the amount of hydrogen in the energy mix will be only 0.5 percent in 2030 and 5 percent in 2050

The challenges to making steel more sustainably

The wonder material is single-handedly responsible for almost 10% of global warming — but solutions for cleaning up steel are expensive and hard to scale. Ajit Niranjan discusses those options in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   Making steel without damaging the climate It's a building block of modern life and is both … Continue reading The challenges to making steel more sustainably

There is a need to cut emissions of methane and other climate pollutants: focusing soley on reducing fossil fuel emissions is not enough

Scientists warn we need to cut our emissions of short-lived climate pollutants. Maryam Zakir-Hussain discusses in an article on The Independent website.   Slashing CO2 emissions isn't enough to prevent climate catastrophe, study warns Reducing carbon dioxide emissions is not enough to prevent devastating effects of global warming, a new study warns. But cutting the … Continue reading There is a need to cut emissions of methane and other climate pollutants: focusing soley on reducing fossil fuel emissions is not enough

No matter if your concern is financial, environmental or health-related, there are plenty of reasons to worry about the plastics industry

Declining market share and increased governmental and public pressure should sway the plastics industry toward more sustainable practices, a recent report says. Ethan Freedman discusses in an article on The Independent website.   ‘This industry is an environmental disaster’: Experts warn EU plastics industry to evolve - or die Declining market share and increased regulation are threatening … Continue reading No matter if your concern is financial, environmental or health-related, there are plenty of reasons to worry about the plastics industry

Without adequate funding, meeting Britain’s net zero target is doomed

In an article on The Conversation website, Keith Baker, Researcher in Fuel Poverty and Energy Policy, Built Environment Asset Management (BEAM) Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University argues why the UK government needs to come up with a clear funding plan if long-term climate and energy objectives are to be met. This is not just a … Continue reading Without adequate funding, meeting Britain’s net zero target is doomed

To beat the climate crisis and mitigate its impacts, we need to unleash the power of digitalisation

Pekka Lundmark, President and Chief Executive Officer at Nokia provided this article at the World Energy Forum, currently underway. There are important messages on the role of digitalisation.   Why digitalization is our best shot at saving the planet To beat the climate crisis and mitigate its impacts, we need to unleash the power of … Continue reading To beat the climate crisis and mitigate its impacts, we need to unleash the power of digitalisation

New survey reveals global industry is accelerating investment in energy efficiency

A global survey commissioned by ABB highlights current and future plans of companies to invest in energy efficiency to achieve Net Zero. Key findings: 90 percent will increase spending over the next five years while 52 percent plan to achieve Net Zero within the same period Growing impact of energy costs on profitability means that … Continue reading New survey reveals global industry is accelerating investment in energy efficiency

Germany “pulling out all the stops to become less dependent on Russian energy” by giving greater focus to energy efficiency

The German government wants to fast-track energy efficiency measures and the move away from fossil fuels in industry. It has recently published its new work plan. Nikolaus J. Kurmayer discusses recent developments in an article on the EURACTIV website. What are your views?   Germany presents energy efficiency ‘work plan’ to reduce fossil fuel demand … Continue reading Germany “pulling out all the stops to become less dependent on Russian energy” by giving greater focus to energy efficiency