At a meeting last year, oil industry leaders contradicted public claims that emissions of climate-warming methane are under control

Do oil companies have emissions under control or not? Hiroko Tabuchi writes on the New York Times website about a recording of a meeting of a group of energy company representatives that reveal their real views.   A Secret Recording Reveals Oil Executives’ Private Views on Climate Change Last summer, oil and gas-industry groups were … Continue reading At a meeting last year, oil industry leaders contradicted public claims that emissions of climate-warming methane are under control

Many US states and cities are suing oil companies for the damage they say their products have caused due to climate change

In a wave of recent lawsuits, local governments are demanding some of the nation’s biggest energy firms pay for the cost of dealing with increasing temperatures and rising seas. Dino Grandoni explains latest developments in an article on the Washington Post website.   States and cities scramble to sue oil companies over climate change More … Continue reading Many US states and cities are suing oil companies for the damage they say their products have caused due to climate change

Global utility companies have been slow to go green, undermining efforts to tackle climate change

A new study from the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford  found that of the 3,000 utilities studied most remain predominantly invested in fossil fuels. Jo Harper discusses in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   Climate change: Major energy companies lag in green shift Global utility companies … Continue reading Global utility companies have been slow to go green, undermining efforts to tackle climate change

Recent analysis shows only 1.2% of the GHG emissions released by Australia’s top 65 emitting companies had to be offset under federal and state laws

Murray Griffin of Footprint News writes on The Guardian website  that both levels of governments opted not to exercise legislative powers to be more ambitious in limiting GHG emissions.   Australia’s big polluters required to offset just 1.2% of greenhouse gas emissions Only 1.2% of the greenhouse gas emissions released by Australia’s top 65 emitting … Continue reading Recent analysis shows only 1.2% of the GHG emissions released by Australia’s top 65 emitting companies had to be offset under federal and state laws

The energy transition: most electric utility companies still stuck in old paradigm

We read about the new approaches taken by electric utilities to make a major contribution to our decarbonisation approaches, but recent analysis shows this is true in only a small percentage of utilities. Jillian Ambrose explains in an article on The Guardian website.   Only one in 10 utility firms prioritise renewable electricity – global … Continue reading The energy transition: most electric utility companies still stuck in old paradigm

Behavioural energy efficiency programmes’ economic performance and impact on climate change recently analysed

A new report released by Oracle Utilities and the Analysis Group discusses how energy efficiency programmes play a critical role in lowering carbon emissions. The report is described in a news article on the Smart Energy International website.   Energy efficiency could make or break utility climate commitments The report looks at how energy efficiency … Continue reading Behavioural energy efficiency programmes’ economic performance and impact on climate change recently analysed

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: How Community Choice Aggregation empowers communities to increase sustainable energy: Key findings from the feasibility study in Arlington County, Virginia

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) has been discussed in previous EiD posts. This innovative business model is gaining popularity in several states in the U.S. as a tool to support cities to increase sustainable energy and achieve their climate goals. In particular, cities in California have been able to fully embrace the opportunity and many have … Continue reading Blog from Silvia Zinetti: How Community Choice Aggregation empowers communities to increase sustainable energy: Key findings from the feasibility study in Arlington County, Virginia

Germany’s energy transition increasingly seen to be key to the economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic

Freja Eriksen and Julian Wettengel write on the Clean Energy Wire about the importance given to the energy transition in Germany as a means to have the country recover from the serious economic impacts of the crisis.   German states and utilities say Energiewende central to economic recovery The energy transition must remain high on … Continue reading Germany’s energy transition increasingly seen to be key to the economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic

Utilities in the US are being required to increase energy efficiency to address climate change challenges

Rachel Gold from ACEEE writes on the GreenBiz website about the efforts by several states in the US to lean on local utilities to ramp up their energy efficiency programmes. What are utilities in your region doing?   States step up climate efforts by requiring utilities to increase energy efficiency Before the COVID-19 pandemic adjourned … Continue reading Utilities in the US are being required to increase energy efficiency to address climate change challenges

Regulated utilities in state of New York ordered to ramp up energy savings

As more utilities get involved in saving energy, it is useful to see what the state of New York is doing to require its regulated utilities to increase their effort.  Samantha Wilt explains in an article on the Natural Resources Defense Council website.   More Efficiency for New York Means More Savings, Carbon & $ … Continue reading Regulated utilities in state of New York ordered to ramp up energy savings