Ensure sustainable travel will require state intervention and employers making adjustments

Choosing the train over the plane costs more in time and money. That’s where the state and employers can step in, explains Michael Segalov in an article on The Guardian website.   People want to travel more sustainably. But we need help to do it It’s almost funny – the start of a comedian’s dark, … Continue reading Ensure sustainable travel will require state intervention and employers making adjustments

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

Why one First Nations clean energy specialist finally accepted Canada’s highest honour

Many countries have some form of honour system for good works for their society. There are several examples in many countries for recognition of such efforts in the field of sustainable energy. This article by Judith Sayers (Kekinusuqs), an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria in Business and Environmental Studies and from the Hupacasath … Continue reading Why one First Nations clean energy specialist finally accepted Canada’s highest honour

Encouraging approach to sustainable energy in Scotland’s Orkney Islands

A tech revolution – and an abundance of wind and waves – mean that the people of Orkney now produce more electricity than they can use. Robin McKie explains in an article on The Observer website.   How Orkney leads the way for sustainable energy It seems the stuff of fantasy. Giant ships sail the … Continue reading Encouraging approach to sustainable energy in Scotland’s Orkney Islands

Thailand’s energy transition plans raise concerns

Pratch Rujivanarom writes on The Nation website about concerns raised by Greenpeace about the impact of Thailand’s Power Development Plans.   Power plan ‘a setback for sustainable energy’ Environmental watchdog Greenpeace has called Thailand’s Power Development Plan 2018 (PDP) “sugar-coated” despite its embrace of more renewable energy, saying it still hinders efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas … Continue reading Thailand’s energy transition plans raise concerns

America’s national capital planning major effort in sustainable energy

Washington DC is an important symbol in the US and this could be even more so as it plans for greater renewable energy, improved building standards and much more.  Peter Jamison explains in an article in the Washington Post. Climate bill would move D.C. to 100% renewable energy by 2032 The District would adopt one … Continue reading America’s national capital planning major effort in sustainable energy

How the link between economic growth and rising energy use has broken and what it means

Economic growth no longer translates directly into energy use. Tom Chivers explores  in an article on the Business Green website how the link between economic growth and rising energy use has broken - and what it means fora modern, service-oriented economy.   Is a very low energy economy something to aspire to? You might think … Continue reading How the link between economic growth and rising energy use has broken and what it means

Nanoparticles producing hydrogen could dissolve plastic waste mountain

Everyone is trying to figure out what we can do with all the plastic we use and dispose. Cahal Milmo writes on the i news website about a new scientific breakthrough that could have discarded plastic used as a fuel for hydrogen-powered vehicles.   Waste plastic could be used to fuel cars using recycling technique … Continue reading Nanoparticles producing hydrogen could dissolve plastic waste mountain

Small Greek island to become first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power

The first time in Greece, I was amazed how little solar and wind power were used. Now, the energy transition is truly underway. A news item from Associated Press on the CBC website explains about the latest developments on the island of Tilos. If any of you have been there, please let us know what … Continue reading Small Greek island to become first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power

Can we stay cool sustainably? Cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide but they are also big contributors to global warming

Irene Banos Ruiz discusses in an article on the Deutsche Welle website about the issues relating to cooling more sustainably than we are now.   How to prevent cooling from warming up the world Cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide, particularly with rising temperatures. But while such appliances save lives, they're also … Continue reading Can we stay cool sustainably? Cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide but they are also big contributors to global warming