Green hydrogen – nobody seems to want to talk about water

Irina Slav writes on the Oilprice website about the water needed to produce green hydrogen. What are your views?   The Green Hydrogen Problem That No One Is Talking About Gigawatt upon gigawatt of green hydrogen capacity is being planned across Europe, Asia, and Australia. According to proponents of the technology, green hydrogen - the … Continue reading Green hydrogen – nobody seems to want to talk about water

Understanding carbon-free construction

Buildings and construction generate nearly 40% of global carbon emissions. As urbanisation skyrockets, the sector needs to find ways to rapidly decarbonise through net-zero building as required under the EU Energy Performance In Buildings Directive and to meet our long-term climate and energy objectives. Stuart Braun provides a good account to understanding carbon-free construction in … Continue reading Understanding carbon-free construction

Green hydrogen seen as way forward for Scotland’s whisky distilleries

The aim is for green hydrogen to be produced using energy generated by onshore and offshore wind farms. The fuel could be used in industrial processes, such as heating stills for whisky distilleries, or plant operations in the port. Greig Cameron discusses latest developments in an article on The Times website.   Whisky goes green … Continue reading Green hydrogen seen as way forward for Scotland’s whisky distilleries

There is currently limited evidence for a quick transition to renewables in Africa

Galina Alova and Philipp Trotter of the University of Oxford write on The Conversation website about how they see the energy transition unfolding in Africa. Worryingly, it is going to be difficult to transition to renewable energies. Renewables represent only 10 % of Africa’s electricity production and even though they will significantly expand this decade, … Continue reading There is currently limited evidence for a quick transition to renewables in Africa

Recent study shows energy-intensive industries failing to meet long-term Paris climate objectives

Only 14% of publicly listed companies in the steel, cement, aluminum, paper and mining sector are on track to meet the Paris Agreement’s 2°C climate target, according to a report by the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), a global investor group supported by the UN. Still, some European companies offer hope, Lukas Scheid reports on the … Continue reading Recent study shows energy-intensive industries failing to meet long-term Paris climate objectives

To reach our climate change targets and produce real, meaningful energy savings we have to think bigger

Cher Murphy writes on The Stewardship Report website about the need for us to be much more ambitious in our actions to improve energy efficiency. What are your views?   Why Small Changes Are Not Enough in Energy Efficiency Millions of people take steps each year to try to reduce their carbon footprint and save … Continue reading To reach our climate change targets and produce real, meaningful energy savings we have to think bigger

GM’s electric car goal blindsides rivals

Every carmaker is trying to figure out how to make the leap before governments force it and Tesla and other start-ups lure away drivers. Now Neal E. Boudette and Coral Davenport write on the New  York Times about the news that GM is making the transition to electric vehicles and shaking up the car industry. … Continue reading GM’s electric car goal blindsides rivals

Britain’s energy transition: creating jobs requires effective policies to promote energy efficiency

The potential for jobs creation in energy efficiency is immense. But this will only be realised if it is matched by government enthusiasm behind effective policies. Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, discusses the situation in Britain in the January issue of Energy in Buildings & Industry.   Jabs and jobs go … Continue reading Britain’s energy transition: creating jobs requires effective policies to promote energy efficiency

Calls to overhaul the Energy Performance Certificate system in UK underpinning the ratings amid mounting evidence that they are inaccurate

Energy performance certificates (EPCs) were introduced in 2007. Yet in a report last month the Climate Change Committee gave warning that the certificates had “extensive issues” and that there was an urgent need to make them fit for purpose. Emily Gosden discusses the problem in an article on The Times website.   Energy certificate ‘flaws’ … Continue reading Calls to overhaul the Energy Performance Certificate system in UK underpinning the ratings amid mounting evidence that they are inaccurate

One man’s love of hydrogen

Hydrogen is getting a lot of attention these days as efforts are underway to decarbonise. Roy Furchgott writes on the New York Times website about one man’s devotion to hydrogen fuel-cell energy. He even refines  hydrogen fuel in his yard himself.   The Gospel of Hydrogen Power In December, the California Fuel Cell Partnership tallied … Continue reading One man’s love of hydrogen