With greater ambition, Germany can meet all its energy demand with renewable energy within next 15 years

Charlotte Nijhuis writes on the Clean Energy Wire about a new report by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) showing that Germany can meet its entire energy demand in little more than a decade by renewable energy. Now, let’s see if the country takes up the challenge.   Germany can fulfil entire energy … Continue reading With greater ambition, Germany can meet all its energy demand with renewable energy within next 15 years

Vienna Energy Forum 2021 features first-ever Youth Forum

The Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) is a biennial global, multi-stakeholder forum with the objective of exploring developmental challenges within the realm of sustainable energy. The Forum introduces a platform for policy- and decision-makers from all sectors of society to conceive practical solutions to sustainability issues. Since its founding in 2008 by a joint initiative of … Continue reading Vienna Energy Forum 2021 features first-ever Youth Forum

A policy paper for fossil-free districts and cities from Energy Cities now available

A new report by Energy Cities details the key drivers and solutions to ensure that cities can deliver heat planning if required and drive the transition toward a fossil-free future. Good practices that cities are already implementing to phase out natural gas are also showcased.   Why and how fossil fuels in buildings will be … Continue reading A policy paper for fossil-free districts and cities from Energy Cities now available

The EC’s “Fit for 55” out soon: here’s what to anticipate

The European Commission will table a package of energy and climate laws on July 14th aimed at reaching the EU’s 2030 goal of cutting emissions by 55%, and putting it on track to hit net zero by 2050. Kira Taylor and Sean Goulding Carroll write on the EURACTIV website to give you the lowdown on … Continue reading The EC’s “Fit for 55” out soon: here’s what to anticipate

Blog from Jane Marsh: Will Clean Hydrogen Be Cost-Competitive by 2030?

As the eco-conscious movement expands, environmental scientists must access sustainable growth in the renewable energy industry. President Biden acknowledged the necessity for expansion and developed the Build Back Better plan. His plan allocates trillions of dollars to clean energy development and employment. A significant portion of research and production occurs in the solar power sector … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: Will Clean Hydrogen Be Cost-Competitive by 2030?

REN21 publishes its Renewables 2021 Global Status Report

Released on 15 June, the Renewables 2021 Global Status Report compiles developments from the past year on the market, policy and technology trends in renewable energy. The report’s findings are truly global as they are crowdsourced from hundreds of contributors from industry, NGOs, governments and academia from around the world. Additionally, the chapters go through … Continue reading REN21 publishes its Renewables 2021 Global Status Report

Coming soon: World Sustainable Energy Days, 21-25 June 2021

Boosting economic recovery with the energy transition! This is the focus of the next World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) from 21-25 June 2021 in Wels,Austria. Take a look at the programme! The event is a “special edition” of their annual conference as a hybrid event: You can participate online from anywhere in the world. According to current planning, on-site participation will also be possible (following COVID rules in … Continue reading Coming soon: World Sustainable Energy Days, 21-25 June 2021

We need to look at hydrogen optimisation, where, when and how best to deploy green hydrogen development, deployment and use

We are getting more and more news and information about hydrogen and where it fits in our carbon-neutral energy transition. Paul McCormack with Hydrogen Ireland writes on the Renewable Energy Magazine about how to address the identified obstacles.   Navigating the Obstacles to Green Hydrogen Deployment Green hydrogen will prove to be a key link … Continue reading We need to look at hydrogen optimisation, where, when and how best to deploy green hydrogen development, deployment and use

Efforts to improve Bitcoin’s sustainability

The process of creating Bitcoin consumes large amounts of electricity. Bitcoin operates on the blockchain, a digital ledger of transactions. A new Bitcoin Mining Council has been created to improve sustainability, largely through the use of renewable energy. Rory Cellan-Jones discusses latest developments in an article on the BBC News website.   Bitcoin Mining Council … Continue reading Efforts to improve Bitcoin’s sustainability

Irish renewable energy experts designing “next generation” smart buildings

Lorna Siggins writes on The Times website about a project in Ireland that is focusing on smart buildings where different technologies “talk” to each other. This is part of a larger  IDEAS Horizon 2020 project   Experts develop new wave of smart buildings Irish renewable energy experts are designing “next generation” smart buildings where different … Continue reading Irish renewable energy experts designing “next generation” smart buildings