“While capturing carbon will be essential in tackling the climate crisis, it shouldn’t be used to delay action now”

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is widely anticipated to play a key role in this transformation by helping to cut carbon emissions worldwide. But relying on CCS may overshadow solutions that focus on reducing our energy demand and making behavioural changes that put sustainability first. Avit K Bhowmik, Assistant Professor of Risk and Environmental Studies … Continue reading “While capturing carbon will be essential in tackling the climate crisis, it shouldn’t be used to delay action now”

In this increasingly complex world, there is no time to push climate action out into the future

Rachel Kyte, Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University writes on The Conversation website about how things have evolved since COP26. Ms. Kyte should know. Prior to joining Fletcher, Kyte served as special representative of the UN secretary-general and chief executive officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL). She previously was the World Bank Group vice … Continue reading In this increasingly complex world, there is no time to push climate action out into the future

California has set a new record of 97.6% instantaneous renewables on its grid early April

Joshua S Hill writes on the renew economy website about a new milestone for renewables achieved in California.   “Re-imagining the grid:” California reaches record 97.6% renewable share California has set a new record of 97.6% instantaneous renewables on its grid, marking a major new milestone on the way to a carbon free grid by … Continue reading California has set a new record of 97.6% instantaneous renewables on its grid early April

Blog from Jane Marsh: 10 Things to Know About Renewable Energy Recycling

When Russia invaded Ukraine, global gas prices skyrocketed. Individuals search for alternative fuel sources to meet their transportation and energy demands. Rising gas prices and the green revolution influence society’s renewable energy adoption. The solar and wind power industries effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. After photovoltaic (PV) panels and turbines reach their expiration dates, they … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: 10 Things to Know About Renewable Energy Recycling

What are our prospects for renewable energy and social anxiety?

Richard Maxwell, Ph.D. and Toby Miller, Ph.D. write on the Psychology Today website discuss anxiety that generally takes the form of concerns regarding cost, employment, and reliability. People are even anxious about their views and property values diminishing when it comes to implementing renewable energy, like onshore wind farms. The research shows that intense public … Continue reading What are our prospects for renewable energy and social anxiety?

Blog from Jane Marsh: Why We Need a Decarbonization Roadmap

By 2022, most countries developed independent sustainability goals to improve the environment and the global economy. Achieving net-zero emission goals requires nations to adopt new practices, technologies, industries and other related features. Environmentalists developed decarbonization roadmaps that guide individuals towards a sustainable future. Before adopting the roadmaps, countries must assess the efficiency and logistics of … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: Why We Need a Decarbonization Roadmap

Experts have warned that the world’s biggest economies lack unified plans to protect their electricity grids from digital threats as they increasingly switch to renewable power

As we confront all the implications from the war in Ukraine, there is a need to ensure that our energy infrastructure is robust and free from cyber-attacks. Keeping energy supplies safe from hackers is becoming more important, as countries decarbonise their economies and modernise electricity grids. Ajit Niranjan discusses many of the issues in an … Continue reading Experts have warned that the world’s biggest economies lack unified plans to protect their electricity grids from digital threats as they increasingly switch to renewable power

A “solar-canal solution” is about to be tested in California

While there have been solar panels installed over canals before in other countries, two academics explain how they could provide many benefits to California’s climate change objectives. Roger Bales, Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of California, Merced updates a post on EiD from May 2021 on The Conversation website.   First solar canal … Continue reading A “solar-canal solution” is about to be tested in California

The development of a green hydrogen economy in Africa is gathering considerable attention

Patrick Prestele writes on the ESI-Africa website. Africans realise that to meet their Paris climate obligations they need to achieve significant carbon emission reductions, even though the carbon footprint is relatively low.  Green hydrogen is seen as a major solution.   Analysis: Green hydrogen, the new energy frontier in Africa The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, … Continue reading The development of a green hydrogen economy in Africa is gathering considerable attention

China’s removal of renewable energy subsidy will affect fight against climate change

China, the largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is also the largest user of energy and amid this, the country's growing population is putting pressure on Beijing to amend plans to fulfil its ever-growing energy needs. China's subsidy policy was mostly to cover excessive installation and production costs of renewable energy but the country has decided … Continue reading China’s removal of renewable energy subsidy will affect fight against climate change