Secret work to help power companies protect their profits and fight the transition to cleaner forms of energy

Hundreds of pages of leaked internal documents in the US show how power companies are protecting their profits and, worryingly, fighting the transition to clean energy. Miranda Green discusses latest developments in an article on The Guardian website.   Leaked: US power companies secretly spending millions to protect profits and fight clean energy The CEO … Continue reading Secret work to help power companies protect their profits and fight the transition to cleaner forms of energy

Blog from Erik Gudbjerg: How do we turn this energy crisis to our advantage?

Some of us are old enough to remember the oil crises of 1973-74 and again of 1979. It wasn't funny. No driving on Sundays, lights out in stores outside business hours, turned off street lights and lower temperatures everywhere. The thing is, today we can be happy about the oil crises. If it was not … Continue reading Blog from Erik Gudbjerg: How do we turn this energy crisis to our advantage?

Does expanding nuclear energy in Britain make sense?

We are in the midst of a zero-carbon energy transition globally and Britain has shown leadership with its strategy that sets out policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy to meet the net zero target by 2050. The UK Government is putting nuclear at the centre of its strategy to reach … Continue reading Does expanding nuclear energy in Britain make sense?

“The legacy of all that climate disinformation remains”

David Klepper from The Associated Press writes on the National Newswatch website about the role of climate disinformation. Starting in the 1980s and 1990s, as public awareness of climate change grew, fossil fuel companies poured millions of dollars into public relations campaigns denouncing the accumulating evidence supporting the idea of climate change. We are paying … Continue reading “The legacy of all that climate disinformation remains”

We have a lot of work cut out for us to get the energy efficiency improvements we need

Minimum energy performance standards for buildings coupled with generous tax rebates for renovations – 110% in Italy – could unlock the energy service company market in Europe. Sonja van Renssen discusses the main issues with Jessica Stromback in an article on the Energy Monitor website.   Expect a “seismic shift” on energy efficiency – Jessica … Continue reading We have a lot of work cut out for us to get the energy efficiency improvements we need

Although the gap with fossil fuel power generation continues to widen due to oil and gas prices rising even faster, challenges across the renewables supply chain are becoming increasingly worrying

So far, the narrative has focused on cheap renewables to counter fossil fuels but without well-functioning and diversified supply chains to ensure energy security, the energy transition is at risk. Francesco Luise discusses in an article on the impakter website.   For a Successful Energy Transition: Keeping Cost of Renewables Low Is Not Enough Adding … Continue reading Although the gap with fossil fuel power generation continues to widen due to oil and gas prices rising even faster, challenges across the renewables supply chain are becoming increasingly worrying

New IISD report on how Glasgow Statement signatories can meet their commitment to shift international public finance out of fossil fuels and into clean energy by the end of 2022

The International Institute for Sustainable Development has recently published Turning Pledges Into Action. Glasgow Statement signatories made a commitment to end new international public finance for fossil fuels by the end of 2022 and fully shift their focus toward financing clean energy. Now, it's time to turn those pledges into action. This report analyses the … Continue reading New IISD report on how Glasgow Statement signatories can meet their commitment to shift international public finance out of fossil fuels and into clean energy by the end of 2022

What works to slow climate change?

Kevin Trenberth, Distinguished Scholar, NCAR; Affiliated Faculty at the University of Auckland, writes on The Conversation website argues that that the most effective way to address the climate change problem is to decarbonise economies not to have such alternatives as geoengineering; carbon capture and storage, including “direct air capture”; and planting trees. What are your … Continue reading What works to slow climate change?

Blog from Jane Marsh: Can solar energy become a regular part of the grid?

The idea of off-grid living — free of failing public utilities and exorbitant bills — is a lifestyle many have only dreamed of. However, decentralizing the electric grid isn't as unfeasible as some may have thought with the advanced renewable energy options now available. Regardless of the legal implications and stringent safety requirements of tapping … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: Can solar energy become a regular part of the grid?

New report from EIB on what drives firms’ investment in climate change

The European Investment Bank has recently published its most recent EIB investment survey. From extreme heatwaves and wildfires to in North America to the deadly flooding in Western Europe and Asia in 2021, the dramatic rise in catastrophic weather events has repercussions for firms. At the same time, cutting emissions sufficiently to limit global warming … Continue reading New report from EIB on what drives firms’ investment in climate change