As the climate crisis gets more deadly, the finger is pointing at the oil industry

In a news item compiled by The Energy Mix staff, one meeting in Edinburgh recently showed the sharpness of the positions of climate campaigners and the oil industry. Please read on. This reflects the tensions that are not going to change significantly in the near future. This shows many of the issues of the carbon-neutral … Continue reading As the climate crisis gets more deadly, the finger is pointing at the oil industry

Fierce debate over what decarbonisation conditions should be imposed to developing nation organisations seeking to access funding from Green Climate Fund

Board members from developing countries insisted that making a 2050 net zero goal a condition for accreditation to the fund breaches equity principles. As we get closer to COP26, this is a significant issue that needs to be addressed. Chloé Farand discusses the issues in an article on the Climate Change News website.   Dispute … Continue reading Fierce debate over what decarbonisation conditions should be imposed to developing nation organisations seeking to access funding from Green Climate Fund

The future of air conditioning in a world marked by rising temperatures has come sharply into focus

A new study published on Wednesday in Nature provides valuable insights on the world's energy use as our weather gets more extreme. Molly Taft discusses the study in an article on the Gizmodo website.   Rising Temperatures Will Change Air Conditioning Use—But Not How You Might Expect After a summer of deadly heat, the future … Continue reading The future of air conditioning in a world marked by rising temperatures has come sharply into focus

Highlights of the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2021

The International Energy Agency has long been accused of undermining climate action. Now, ahead of a global climate summit, it has called on governments to make stronger commitments. Farah Bahgat discusses the main highlights in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   IEA warns world's clean energy transition is 'too slow' Investment in renewable … Continue reading Highlights of the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2021

“The integrity of the Paris agreement is critically undermined by the Energy Charter Treaty”

Concerns are growing that a treaty originally intended to protect EU energy firms when the Soviet Union collapsed could undermine the Paris Agreement on climate change. Arthur Neslen discusses the issues in an article on the Thomson Reuters Foundation News website.   Energy lawsuits pact seen threatening Paris climate deal Fear of multi-billion-euro lawsuits from … Continue reading “The integrity of the Paris agreement is critically undermined by the Energy Charter Treaty”

China’s energy crisis and what it means for our global long-term climate goals

Jun Du, Professor of Economics, Centre Director of Centre for Business Prosperity (CBP) at Aston University in an article on The Conversation website discusses latest developments in China to expand the use of coal as it copes with recent energy problems. Even with these issues, China is committed to decarbonisation. Professor Jun Du concludes: “The … Continue reading China’s energy crisis and what it means for our global long-term climate goals

Calls for Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, to help the finance world do better to address climate change

Catherine Abreu writes on the National Observer website that Mark Carney has a key role in ensuring the financial community raise their efforts in addressing climate change as we head towards COP26 in Glasgow in a few weeks.   Mark Carney needs to raise the bar on climate action for financial institutions Mark Carney is … Continue reading Calls for Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, to help the finance world do better to address climate change

What will it take to have carbon capture technology effective?

We have read to much for years about the great future for carbon capture technologies. Peter Styring, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, at the University of Sheffield provides his views in an article on The Conversation website.   How soon could carbon capture technology solve industry CO₂ shortages? The recent spike in natural gas … Continue reading What will it take to have carbon capture technology effective?

Focusing solely on technical solutions will fail to solve the climate crisis

The University of Utah provided details of a new study on the Science Daily website that examined the comparative effectiveness of energy efficiency improvement and renewable energy production in the United States. For the past 150 years, humans have pumped extraordinary amounts of greenhouse gasses, such as CO2, into the atmosphere and warmed the planet … Continue reading Focusing solely on technical solutions will fail to solve the climate crisis

Plans underway for subsea cable to export electricity from Morocco with UK

Ed Reed writes on the Energy Voice website about plans from Xlinks to export electricity from Morocco to the UK from their renewable energy project in Morocco. It is going to be very interesting to see how this project evolves.   Xlinks launches Morocco-UK renewable energy plan Xlinks has set out plans to export clean … Continue reading Plans underway for subsea cable to export electricity from Morocco with UK