World’s first crewless, fully electric cargo ship to set sail

The world’s first fully autonomous and electric cargo ship will launch on its first commercial operation in Norway later this year, which if successful could transform the highly-polluting shipping industry. Lewin Day discusses latest developments in an article on the Hackaday website.   The World’s First Autonomous Electric Cargo Ship Is Due To Set Sail … Continue reading World’s first crewless, fully electric cargo ship to set sail

MyEnergy2050 Podcast – check out this podcast series

The MyEnergy2050 platform highlights the people building a clean and sustainable energy system. The founder, Michael LaBelle, an associate professor at Central European University, wants to tell the story of their work on their path towards a zero-emissions energy system by 2050. Engaging content in a variety of media formats. MyEnergy2050 website was founded to … Continue reading MyEnergy2050 Podcast – check out this podcast series

To avert catastrophic warming, the global community must rapidly reduce how much of these fossil fuels it extracts and burns

Daniel Welsby, James Price and Steve Pye from University College London write on The Conversation website that their research found that nearly 60% of global oil and fossil gas reserves will need to remain in the ground in 2050. This supports Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the IEA, who told The Guardian: “If governments are … Continue reading To avert catastrophic warming, the global community must rapidly reduce how much of these fossil fuels it extracts and burns

New EEA briefing on the importance of innovation for sustainability

Innovation is a political priority across Europe that can deliver many benefits for society but also generate costs that are often unaccounted for. A European Environment Agency briefing, published this week, looks at how innovation can respond to sustainability challenges and how Europe needs to look for solutions beyond technological innovation.   Innovating for sustainability … Continue reading New EEA briefing on the importance of innovation for sustainability

If we want results in addressing climate change, “we may need to go beyond simply demanding action and instead focus on changing the way the global economy is organised and governed”

Nick Bernards, Associate Professor of Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick, gives his views on what it will take to get real action to address climate change in an article on The Conversation website.   Climate change: why government failure to act isn’t the problem The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report … Continue reading If we want results in addressing climate change, “we may need to go beyond simply demanding action and instead focus on changing the way the global economy is organised and governed”

New white paper for an ‘energy responsible’ cannabis market

The cannabis industry isn’t world-wide but it is growing. Javier Hasse discusses a white paper linking energy efficiency with the cannabis market in an article on the yahoo!finance website.   Cannabis And Energy Efficiency: New White Paper Features Key Recommendations New York’s Castetter Cannabis Group, a cannabis expert policy consultancy, released an industry white paper … Continue reading New white paper for an ‘energy responsible’ cannabis market

West Africa needs infrastructure and expertise to exploit hydropower capacity to ensure electricity efficiency

Innocent Odoh writes on the Leadership website about efforts to put its energy system on a more sustainable footing.   ECOWAS Quest For Energy Efficiency Amid Challenges West Africa has large energy resources, which accounts for about one-third of African gas and oil reserves and over 23,000 Megawatt (MW) of technically exploitable hydropower capacity according … Continue reading West Africa needs infrastructure and expertise to exploit hydropower capacity to ensure electricity efficiency

New report on cutting emissions through fossil fuel subsidy reform and taxation

Earlier this month, the latest IPCC report gave its starkest climate warning yet. As United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, this must sound a "death knell" for fossil fuels, starting with an end to new production and with shifting fossil fuel subsidies into renewable energy. The dire message comes amidst some reasons for hope. We … Continue reading New report on cutting emissions through fossil fuel subsidy reform and taxation

European Green Deal to help get Cyprus back on a sustainable path

The Financial Mirror in Cyprus writes about the benefits that Cyprus will receive because of the European Green Deal together with the Recovery and Resilience Facility.   Green recovery meets energy efficiency Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s ambitious recovery and resilience plan are doable, unlike many ideas, strategies and declarations churned out from Brussels … Continue reading European Green Deal to help get Cyprus back on a sustainable path

With planned increase in offshore wind turbines, ocean engineers must think ecologically to help species live and evolve through the difficult decades ahead

Susan Gourvenec and Rebecca Sykes of the University of Southampton write on The Conversation website about new engineering approaches that are needed to lower the negative impact a range of costs involved in the life cycle of the product.   Offshore wind turbines could number 30,000 by 2030 – new ideas in ocean engineering are … Continue reading With planned increase in offshore wind turbines, ocean engineers must think ecologically to help species live and evolve through the difficult decades ahead