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As regions struggle with storms and wildfires, microgrids puts communities on the path to self-reliance

As regions struggle with storms and wildfires, microgrids puts communities on the path to self-reliance

Whether it is Australia or western United States or many other global regions, disasters have meant a struggle in providing needed electricity. Jeanie Chin, Manager, Centre for Grid Innovation at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology writes on The Conversation website about the benefits of microgrids.   Storms and wildfires can cut electricity, but microgrids … 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

There is an extraordinary opportunity for the IEA to step up its leadership in the low-carbon energy transition

There is an extraordinary opportunity for the IEA to step up its leadership in the low-carbon energy transition

EiD was pleased to read the letter signed by investors/scientists and sent to Dr. Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Prior to this letter, in 2018 EiD published a post which compares the energy demand in the 2018 Efficient World Scenario included in the IEA’s flagship energy efficiency publication entitled … Continue reading