Market forces will see oil majors forced to adopt more climate-friendly investment strategies

While lawsuits may add public pressure, the courts aren’t the major forces of change right now. Paul Griffin, Distinguished Professor of Management at the University of California, Davis writes on The Conversation website that investors and the markets now hold more power that will lead to significant change.   A court ruling on Shell’s climate … Continue reading Market forces will see oil majors forced to adopt more climate-friendly investment strategies

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

Climate change: “We see a growing gap between the rhetoric and what is happing in the energy markets”

The International Energy Agency says massive investment shift is needed in the next decade to get to net zero in 2050. Steven Mufson discusses the recent IEA study in an article on the Washington Post website.   A ‘narrow’ pathway to a net zero future for greenhouse gases, IEA says To limit climate change, by … Continue reading Climate change: “We see a growing gap between the rhetoric and what is happing in the energy markets”

Upcoming events in June

Here are three important not-to-be-missed events in June.   eceee summer study – June 7-11 eceee’s bi-annual summer study is coming June 7-11, this year as a virtual event. The theme is “A New Reality” which definitely seems appropriate in this pandemic environment. There is an increasingly urgent climate crisis, and we simply can’t go … Continue reading Upcoming events in June

Coverage of the High-Level Dialogue on Energy: Working Group on the Energy Transition

The High-Level Dialogue on Energy is the first global gathering on energy under the auspices of the UN General Assembly since the UN Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy in 1981.   Second meeting of the Technical Working Group on the Energy Transition The second meeting of the Technical Working Group on the … Continue reading Coverage of the High-Level Dialogue on Energy: Working Group on the Energy Transition

We need to be clear what role nuclear and hydrogen can play in our transition to being carbon neutral

Jonathon Porritt, the environmentalist and founder-director of Forum for the Future provides his comments on our energy transition in an article on the Guardian website. Big industry players pushing techno-fixes are ignoring the only realistic solution to the climate crisis: renewables.   Don't believe hydrogen and nuclear hype – they can’t get us to net … Continue reading We need to be clear what role nuclear and hydrogen can play in our transition to being carbon neutral

Our global Covid recovery plans are still not giving enough attention to sustainability

Madeleine Cuff writes on the inews website that less than a fifth of the Covid recovery spending announced by governments around the world has been earmarked for green projects. How do we get that to change?   Less than 20 per cent of global Covid recovery spending is green, report says Despite promises to “build … Continue reading Our global Covid recovery plans are still not giving enough attention to sustainability

There is currently limited evidence for a quick transition to renewables in Africa

Galina Alova and Philipp Trotter of the University of Oxford write on The Conversation website about how they see the energy transition unfolding in Africa. Worryingly, it is going to be difficult to transition to renewable energies. Renewables represent only 10 % of Africa’s electricity production and even though they will significantly expand this decade, … Continue reading There is currently limited evidence for a quick transition to renewables in Africa

New scheme launched in Seville to produce an entirely different kind of juice from the unwanted oranges: electricity

Having been to Seville, the oranges are delicious. Yet now unwanted oranges that fall on streets will  be used to use the methane produced as the fruit ferments to generate clean electricity. Stephen Burgen explains in an article on The Guardian website.   'A role model': how Seville is turning leftover oranges into electricity In … Continue reading New scheme launched in Seville to produce an entirely different kind of juice from the unwanted oranges: electricity

Many Canadian condominiums opting for geothermal heating and cooling

While most geothermal systems in the past 40 years have been installed in single-family homes, those in the industry say growth in the market is now driven by condominiums. Emily Chung writes on the CBC website about the increasing interest in this technology. What are your views?   Why geothermal is a hot trend in … Continue reading Many Canadian condominiums opting for geothermal heating and cooling