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IEA has become increasingly supportive of clean energy yet “continues to appeal to its oil-producing funders, ducking hard questions about the endgame for dirty energy”

IEA has become increasingly supportive of clean energy yet “continues to appeal to its oil-producing funders, ducking hard questions about the endgame for dirty energy”

Under its Executive Director, Fatih Birol, the IEA leads talk of a green recovery, yet dodges hard questions about phasing out dirty energy. Chloé Farand discusses in an article on the Climate Change News website.   For all its green talk, the IEA still gives comfort to oil and gas producers When oil major Total … Continue reading

Understanding how we can improve the energy performance of Europe’s industry

Understanding how we can improve the energy performance of Europe’s industry

In January 2020, the European Commission presented its European Green Deal investment Plan to mobilise EU funding and create an enabling framework to facilitate and stimulate the public and private investments needed for the transition to a climate-neutral, green, competitive and inclusive economy. The plan expects to mobilise at least €1 trillion of sustainable investments … Continue reading

Germany’s energy transition: the role of blockchain in promoting renewable energy technologies

Germany’s energy transition: the role of blockchain in promoting renewable energy technologies

Joao Francisco writes on the Business Blockchain HQ website about how several German companies are using blockchain to help deploy renewable energy in the energy transition to a low-carbon economy.   Blockchain Plays Leading Role in Germany’s Renewable Energy Evolution Germany’s renewable energy push is taking shape as the country abandons coal and nuclear-based energy … Continue reading

A new report identifies four specific reasons why banks should support the just transition to a low carbon economy

A new report identifies four specific reasons why banks should support the just transition to a low carbon economy

Tomaso Ferrando, Research Professor at the University of Antwerp and Daniel Tischer, Lecturer in Management at the University of Bristol write on The Conversation website about a new report from the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics that private British banks should have a central role in financing climate action. They argue … Continue reading

China’s energy transition still dominated by coal

China’s energy transition still dominated by coal

The enormous expansion of coal-fired generation already underway does inevitably mean that, throughout China’s regions, there are now more vested interests likely to be distinctly antipathetic to any swift moves to decarbonise the Chinese economy further. Andrew Warren, former special advisor to the House of Commons environment select committee explains in an article on the … Continue reading

As the world confronts a changing climate, India is a crucial unknown, and its decisions could either doom efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions — or jump-start them

As the world confronts a changing climate, India is a crucial unknown, and its decisions could either doom efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions — or jump-start them

Joanna Slater writes on the Washington Post website about the crucial role India plays in our global low-carbon future. What do you think?   Can India chart a low-carbon future? The world might depend on it. Dusk was falling as Sadanand Jha drove his electric three-wheeler through the streets of this north Indian city, passing … Continue reading

Australia’s energy market is outdated and that’s holding back the transition to renewable energy

Australia’s energy market is outdated and that’s holding back the transition to renewable energy

Reform would help create a modern grid designed around clean energy, pushing coal-fired generators to retire earlier writes Daniel J Cass, Research Affiliate, Sydney Business School at the University of Sydney in an article on The Conversation website.   Energy giants want to thwart reforms that would help renewables and lower power bills Australia’s energy … Continue reading