There is currently limited evidence for a quick transition to renewables in Africa

Galina Alova and Philipp Trotter of the University of Oxford write on The Conversation website about how they see the energy transition unfolding in Africa. Worryingly, it is going to be difficult to transition to renewable energies. Renewables represent only 10 % of Africa’s electricity production and even though they will significantly expand this decade, … Continue reading There is currently limited evidence for a quick transition to renewables in Africa

Energy efficiency provides a near-immediately deployable solution in the drive for electrification

The electrification transformation continues to gain steam as all customer segments adopt electric technologies to lower their utility bills, engage with newly developed and efficient technologies, access plug-and-play ease of use, and reduce negative environmental impacts, writes Jessie Mehrhoff, a research analyst contributing to Guidehouse Insights’ DER Solutions service on the Smart Energy International website. … Continue reading Energy efficiency provides a near-immediately deployable solution in the drive for electrification

Important upcoming event on industry and the energy transition

We have to do everything possible to achieve our Paris climate agreement objectives and to further the low-carbon energy transition. Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes (EEIP) and the European Copper Institute are organising an event on April 26th in Brussels to discuss the role electrification can play in the transition. Industry has many options at … Continue reading Important upcoming event on industry and the energy transition

Utilities should pursue “beneficial” electrification as well as promote energy efficiency

There is no doubt that electricity companies are part of the solution in our energy transition but their role is still in flux. Max Baumhefner writes a good article on the Natural Resources Defense Council website about ensuring energy efficiency and electrification policies are complementary, not in conflict.   Are Efficiency and Electrification Policies in … Continue reading Utilities should pursue “beneficial” electrification as well as promote energy efficiency