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Renewable energy firms are failing on serious ethical issues, with not one of those assessed “fully meeting” their responsibilities to human rights

Renewable energy firms are failing on serious ethical issues, with not one of those assessed “fully meeting” their responsibilities to human rights

Of the 16 largest publicly traded solar and wind companies assessed against the new Renewable Energy and Human Rights benchmark, not one was found to be respecting land rights, and only one has a public commitment on indigenous rights. The sector overall has faced allegations of human rights abuse, including killings, threats and land grabs, … Continue reading

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: How Community Choice Aggregation empowers communities to increase sustainable energy: Key findings from the feasibility study in Arlington County, Virginia

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: How Community Choice Aggregation empowers communities to increase sustainable energy: Key findings from the feasibility study in Arlington County, Virginia

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) has been discussed in previous EiD posts. This innovative business model is gaining popularity in several states in the U.S. as a tool to support cities to increase sustainable energy and achieve their climate goals. In particular, cities in California have been able to fully embrace the opportunity and many have … 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Australia’s energy market is outdated and that’s holding back the transition to renewable energy

Australia’s energy market is outdated and that’s holding back the transition to renewable energy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

The current debate in Australia over energy policy and emissions shows that in the absence of supportive, or even neutral, government policies

The current debate in Australia over energy policy and emissions shows that in the absence of supportive, or even neutral, government policies

Clyde Russell, columnist for Reuters, writes about how the government is not driving investment in a clean-energy future as a means to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, as many other countries are.   Australia shows how policy can stifle renewable energy future One of the themes emerging as the world looks to recover from the … Continue reading

This year’s EU Responsible Islands Prizes go to . . .

This year’s EU Responsible Islands Prizes go to . . .

Recognising achievements in local renewables production for power, heating, cooling and transport, prizes are awarded to discover and reward European islands that were taking real steps towards building proper sustainable communities. This year’s winners were announced in a news item on the Renews website.   Danish islands and Orkney take EU sustainability prize The Danish … Continue reading

Coal power developers risk wasting hundreds of billions of pounds as new renewable sources are now cheaper than new coal plants

Coal power developers risk wasting hundreds of billions of pounds as new renewable sources are now cheaper than new coal plants

Roger Harrabin discusses the results of a new report by Carbon Tracker in an article on the BBC website, showing how renewables are now cheaper than new coal plants.   Coal power developers ‘risk wasting billions’ Coal power developers risk wasting hundreds of billions of pounds as new renewable sources are now cheaper than new … Continue reading