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Scientists hoping that findings from Great Pyramid of Giza can help our energy transition

Scientists hoping that findings from Great Pyramid of Giza can help our energy transition

What secrets do ancient societies have that can help our current concerns? Josh Gabbatiss writes in The Independent that researchers are increasingly convinced that revelations from the pyramids could have technological applications such as creating effective solar cells. What do you think?   Great Pyramid of Giza may be able to focus electromagnetic energy through … Continue reading

Better understanding Britain’s energy transition

Better understanding Britain’s energy transition

Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation and a regular contributor to EiD, argues falling energy use should spark a reappraisal in the government’s future assumptions and policy priorities. The article first appeared on the Business Green website. So much for ‘predict and provide’ – UK energy use keeps on falling Last Thursday … Continue reading

Japan continues shift to renewable energy

Japan continues shift to renewable energy

This week we have seen the devastation caused by major flooding. At the timing of writing, over 200 have died and it is considered the worst flooding in 36 years. It is encouraging to see that Japan is taking a sensible long-term perspective in its low-carbon energy transition. A staff report in the Japan Times … Continue reading

Government-appointed commission is to take responsibility for planning the Germany’s exit from coal

Government-appointed commission is to take responsibility for planning the Germany’s exit from coal

No one said the energy transition would be easy. Germany, which has taken many steps forward in its low-carbon energy transition, still has much to do. No other country burns as much lignite as Germany. The government has appointed 31 individuals, including trade unionists, employers, scientists, environmentalists and people who live in areas where coal … Continue reading

Mixed signals for India’s energy transition

Mixed signals for India’s energy transition

EiD has provided many posts on the energy transition developments in India. Sushma UN writes on the Quartz India website that the banking sector are backing coal-based power projects. India wants more renewables, but its banks are pouring billions into coal Even as the Narendra Modi government pushes for renewable energy, Indian financiers are backing … Continue reading