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New report on China’s climate and energy policies

New report on China’s climate and energy policies

The fourth edition of the report “Mapping China’s Climate & Energy Policies” describes, maps and analyzes China’s national-level Party, government agencies, academic and research institutions, and state-affiliated enterprise climate actors in China on a policy by policy basis. The report is supported by the British Embassy in Beijing, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of … Continue reading

Smart phones for smart electricity systems

Smart phones for smart electricity systems

Throughout Africa, access to electricity has been a challenge. Increasingly, however, mobile phones are everywhere. Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, Joseph Mutale, Mathaios Panteli and Pierluigi Mancarella from the University of Manchester write on The Conversation website   How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning Access to reliable and affordable electricity brings many … Continue reading

Energy transition underway in Asia

Energy transition underway in Asia

The low-carbon energy transition includes many important choices for the future.  Ben Smee and Daniel Hurst write in The Guardian that Japan has made an important choice. Australia’s largest export customer for thermal coal is scrapping plans to build power plants.   Energy analysts forecast ‘the end of coal’ in Asia as Japanese investors back … Continue reading

BP changes its tune on climate change

BP changes its tune on climate change

Where they will be when we fully decarbonise by 2050 is hard to know, but some oil giants are starting to talk more positively about needing to take climate change seriously.  Steven Mufson writes about BP in an article in the Washington Post. Let us hope this is a positive step and not simply greenwashing. … Continue reading

“Climate change is not the only reason to ditch fossil fuels”

“Climate change is not the only reason to ditch fossil fuels”

Three academics –  Noel Healy, Associate Professor of Geography at Salem State University; Jennie C. Stephens, Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy, Director, School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University; and Stephanie Malin, Associate Professor of Sociology, at Colorado State University – discuss in an article on The Conversation … Continue reading

New waste-plastic enhanced bitumen is also cheaper, stronger, longer lasting and more flexible than standard bitumen to resurface roads and fill potholes

New waste-plastic enhanced bitumen is also cheaper, stronger, longer lasting and more flexible than standard bitumen to resurface roads and fill potholes

We have a waste plastic problem but EiD was not expecting to see it used for resurfacing roads.  Tom Bawden writes on The i newsletter about latest developments.   Why plastic roads could be the future Carrier bags, bottles and nappies will be used to resurface roads and fill potholes across Cumbria – leading a … Continue reading