Addressing how to achieve ‘net-zero’

A new report by Nick Eyre and Jan Rosenow reiterates that energy and carbon are different problems requiring different solutions. Lloyd Alter writes on the Treehugger website what their report means as we address ‘net-zero.’   Reinventing Energy Efficiency in a Net-Zero World For nigh on 50 years since the Arab oil embargo, energy security … Continue reading Addressing how to achieve ‘net-zero’

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

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

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