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“Using less energy should be the beginning point, the ending point and occupy every in-between point on the path to sane energy use”

“Using less energy should be the beginning point, the ending point and occupy every in-between point on the path to sane energy use”

Don Fitz writes on the Resilience website about concerns (“myths”) about renewable energy in our low carbon energy transition.  He has one key message – we must reduce our energy demand.   What Is Energy Denial? The fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth Day of 1970 will be in 2020. As environmentalism has gone mainstream … Continue reading

Many Asian countries’ existing and expanding dependence on coal power is undermining international efforts to fight greenhouse gas emissions

Many Asian countries’ existing and expanding dependence on coal power is undermining international efforts to fight greenhouse gas emissions

Harry Cockburn writes on The Independent website about the dependence on coal power in many Asian countries. Renewable sources are struggling to compete with cheap coal amid surge in demand.   Asia’s growing coal use could negate global climate change progress, UN says Many Asian countries’ existing and expanding dependence on coal power is undermining … Continue reading

30 by 30 it must be!

30 by 30 it must be!

Who ever thought achieving a net zero carbon economy was impossible? The UK has now made a commitment to achieving it by 2050, but Andrew Warren, Chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, makes a strong argument in the July/August edition of ‘Energy in Buildings and Industry’ that Britain should push that date forward to … Continue reading

We’ve already installed enough fossil fuel infrastructure to commit to more than 1.5 degrees Celsius of planetary warming

We’ve already installed enough fossil fuel infrastructure to commit to more than 1.5 degrees Celsius of planetary warming

A new study finds we’ve already installed enough fossil fuel infrastructure to commit to more than 1.5 degrees Celsius of planetary warming, even without new planned installations. Chris Mooney explains more about the study in an article in the Washington Post.   Existing fossil fuel plants will push the world across a dangerous climate limit, … Continue reading