EEA published latest GHG inventory showing substantial reductions in 2020

The European Union continued to record substantial greenhouse gas emissions reductions in 2020, posting an 11% drop compared to 2019, according to the latest official data published this week by the European Environment Agency. The data confirms a 30-year downward trend which led to the EU achieving its 2020 target to reduce emissions by 20% … Continue reading EEA published latest GHG inventory showing substantial reductions in 2020

Tarsands in Canada have found novel way to export some carbon emissions but still not on path to net zero

Fossil fuel companies have largely made commitments to become net zero for some time in the future. No one said it would be easy but it is absolutely essential as we realise we need to fully decarbonise to meet our long-term climate and energy objectives. Emily Chung writes on the CBC News website about how … Continue reading Tarsands in Canada have found novel way to export some carbon emissions but still not on path to net zero

A Turkish industry group has drawn up a comprehensive energy strategy for the country

The Anadolu Agency wrote on the Daily Sabah website about an industry group’s proposed energy strategy, focusing primarily on a transition from conventional sources to clean and renewable ones. It includes a national energy efficiency drive with $20 billion in financing for investments over the next 10 years.   Industry group's 11-point plan to boost … Continue reading A Turkish industry group has drawn up a comprehensive energy strategy for the country

While committed to climate action, new Australian government still supports expansion of fossil fuel exports

Australia could fall into what is called the “Norway trap”: clean at home, dirty abroad. Jeremy Moss, Professor of Political Philosophy at UNSW Sydney in an article on The Conversation website, discusses the challenges facing the new government.   To walk the talk on climate, Labor must come clean about the future for coal and … Continue reading While committed to climate action, new Australian government still supports expansion of fossil fuel exports

To beat the climate crisis and mitigate its impacts, we need to unleash the power of digitalisation

Pekka Lundmark, President and Chief Executive Officer at Nokia provided this article at the World Energy Forum, currently underway. There are important messages on the role of digitalisation.   Why digitalization is our best shot at saving the planet To beat the climate crisis and mitigate its impacts, we need to unleash the power of … Continue reading To beat the climate crisis and mitigate its impacts, we need to unleash the power of digitalisation

Concerns about EU Innovation Fund not advancing European renewable energy technology

Several European renewable energy associations have united to call for changes to the EU’s Innovation Fund as its award criteria ‘puts renewable energy projects at a structural disadvantage’. Amir Garanovic discusses in an article on the offshore energy website.   Renewable energy industry losing confidence in EU’s Innovation Fund Associations – including Ocean Energy Europe, … Continue reading Concerns about EU Innovation Fund not advancing European renewable energy technology

“While capturing carbon will be essential in tackling the climate crisis, it shouldn’t be used to delay action now”

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is widely anticipated to play a key role in this transformation by helping to cut carbon emissions worldwide. But relying on CCS may overshadow solutions that focus on reducing our energy demand and making behavioural changes that put sustainability first. Avit K Bhowmik, Assistant Professor of Risk and Environmental Studies … Continue reading “While capturing carbon will be essential in tackling the climate crisis, it shouldn’t be used to delay action now”

In this increasingly complex world, there is no time to push climate action out into the future

Rachel Kyte, Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University writes on The Conversation website about how things have evolved since COP26. Ms. Kyte should know. Prior to joining Fletcher, Kyte served as special representative of the UN secretary-general and chief executive officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL). She previously was the World Bank Group vice … Continue reading In this increasingly complex world, there is no time to push climate action out into the future

If the world’s energy consumption grows at the pre-COVID rate, technological change alone will not be enough to halve global CO₂ emissions by 2030

Mark Diesendorf, Honorary Associate Professor at UNSW Sydney explains in an article on The Conversation website that we may need to take reducing energy consumption more seriously. Technology alone is not the answer. What are your views?   Net zero by 2050 will hit a major timing problem technology can’t solve. We need to talk … Continue reading If the world’s energy consumption grows at the pre-COVID rate, technological change alone will not be enough to halve global CO₂ emissions by 2030

Calling for greater energy efficiency to reduce EU dependence on Russian fossil fuels

Initiatives to improve energy efficiency can reduce the EU’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels. They can also help increase the union’s influence in the global south. Mats Engstrom discusses the issues in an article on the European Council on Foreign Relations website.   Efficient influence: Energy initiatives for a geopolitical Europe Russia’s brutal war on … Continue reading Calling for greater energy efficiency to reduce EU dependence on Russian fossil fuels