Filed under energy transition

Generations after people learned to make ice in the desert, the same technique under development to provide us with radiative cooling

Generations after people learned to make ice in the desert, the same technique under development to provide us with radiative cooling

Sarah Kaplan writes on the Washington Post website about the innovation from one scientist at the University of California at Los Angeles to use ancient techniques to demonstrate  electricity-free electricity. It will be interesting to follow these developments in the future.   Bringing the chill of the cosmos to a warming planet Long ago, in … Continue reading

Making telecommuting sustainable

Making telecommuting sustainable

Hannah Budnitz, University of Oxford, Emmanouil Tranos, University of Bristol and Lee Chapman, University of Birmingham write on The Conversation website what it will take for the transition of working from home if we are to make it sustainable.   A transition to working from home won’t slash emissions unless we make car-free lifestyles viable … Continue reading

While Germany has seen recent gains in renewable energy there is still a long way to go to reach the 65% renewable target by 2030

While Germany has seen recent gains in renewable energy there is still a long way to go to reach the 65% renewable target by 2030

While all the world has been watching Germany’s ambitious Energiewende (energy transition), while there have been many improvements there are still many challenges to reach its long-term goals. Recent developments in renewables is described in a news item on the renews.biz website.   German renewables hits ‘almost 50%’ of consumption Renewable energy accounted for 48% … Continue reading

Fast-growing countries can not only develop their own sustainable energy systems but provide a source of learning and knowledge to influence global trends

Fast-growing countries can not only develop their own sustainable energy systems but provide a source of learning and knowledge to influence global trends

Radhika Khosla from University of Oxford, Ajinkya Shrish Kamat from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Venkatesh Narayanamurti from Harvard University explain in an article on The Conversation website that globally we have much to learn from India, China and Brazil as we continue with our clean energy transition.   What the world can learn from … Continue reading

What do Canadians think about the role oil and gas should play in Canada’s energy future, and how polarised is the conversation?

What do Canadians think about the role oil and gas should play in Canada’s energy future, and how polarised is the conversation?

A University of Ottawa survey finds opinions polarized by party affiliation more than ideology, with party rhetoric amplifying ideological differences. Rafael Aguirre, Stephen Bird and Monica Gattinger discuss the survey on the Policy Options website.   What Canadians think about the future of oil and gas The past 12 months have roiled the global oil … Continue reading

Strong consumer protections are necessary in Scotland as energy efficiency measures for homes become more complex

Strong consumer protections are necessary in Scotland as energy efficiency measures for homes become more complex

A news item on the Scottish Housing News website explains the steps that are taken to protect consumers as renovations become more ambitious. What is the situation in your country?   Citizens Advice Scotland outlines plans to protect consumers in move to net-zero There remains a significant risk consumers who invest in energy efficiency measures … Continue reading

Many US states and cities are suing oil companies for the damage they say their products have caused due to climate change

Many US states and cities are suing oil companies for the damage they say their products have caused due to climate change

In a wave of recent lawsuits, local governments are demanding some of the nation’s biggest energy firms pay for the cost of dealing with increasing temperatures and rising seas. Dino Grandoni explains latest developments in an article on the Washington Post website.   States and cities scramble to sue oil companies over climate change More … Continue reading