In Germany the Energy Avant-Garde Anhalt shows its commitment to a sustainable energy future

It is encouraging to see some of the sustainability efforts underway. In Sachsen-Anhalt, one of the former Eastern German Länder, here is one group of very engaged people that deserves more attention. They come from various backgrounds – citizens, research institutes, municipal energy companies – has a goal of pushing “a socially just energy transition … Continue reading In Germany the Energy Avant-Garde Anhalt shows its commitment to a sustainable energy future

Analysing Britain’s Energy Performance Certificates

An Everest study analyses 15,623,536 home Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) across the country to reveal the best and worst rated areas for energy efficiency. It is explained in an article on the Open Access Government website.   Revealed: The best and worst areas for energy efficiency Britain’s houses are some of the oldest and coldest … Continue reading Analysing Britain’s Energy Performance Certificates

How First Nations in Canada are addressing climate change – “This is power to the people — literally and metaphorically”

Sandeep Pai, an award-winning investigative journalist and researcher and Savannah Carr-Wilson who works in the field of environmental and Aboriginal law in British Columbia, have written an article on TheTyee.ca about the low-carbon actions of T’Sou-ke First Nation. Hopefully this is an inspiration to many others.   Towards ‘Total Transition’: How One First Nation ‘Took … Continue reading How First Nations in Canada are addressing climate change – “This is power to the people — literally and metaphorically”

In advance of publication from UN climate science panel, one expert raises concerns about public apathy

Leo Barasi, author of The Climate Majority: Apathy and Action in an Age of Nationalism, published by New Internationalist, writes in the Guardian about the effect of public apathy concerning climate change. As he writes: “Persuading people to cut down on things they enjoy for the sake of the climate might seem impossible.”  However, we … Continue reading In advance of publication from UN climate science panel, one expert raises concerns about public apathy

What secrets to success can forest ecosystems offer companies?

It is summer and it is important for us to be refreshed with new ideas.  Katharina Wecker writes on the Deutsche Welle website about what businesses can learn from forests.  Don’t dismiss this.  There are some good ideas whether we are having holidays (even in a forest) or still at work. What are your views? … Continue reading What secrets to success can forest ecosystems offer companies?

How sparrows cope with noise from oil and gas infrastructure

It is not often that one reads about the impact of our energy industries on love songs from birds. Hiroko Tabuchi writes in the New York Times about how sparrows in Canada have adapted to the noise of the oil and gas industry. You should enjoy this.   Near Noisy Oil Fields, Lovesick Birds Change … Continue reading How sparrows cope with noise from oil and gas infrastructure

Benefits of improved energy efficiency

It is always good to see how other analysts assess the impact of energy efficiency. Sheryl Carter and David B. Goldstein of the Natural Resources Defense Council wrote a good blog on its website as part of a series of blogs on NRDC’s new report, “America’s Clean Energy Frontier: The Pathway to a Safer Climate … Continue reading Benefits of improved energy efficiency

Change is underway in our relationship with cars

It is fascinating to see the evolution of various aspects of the energy transition. Giles Parkinson writes a fascinating article on the reneweconomy website about the evolution of our use of cars. What do you think?   Death spiral for cars. By 2030, you probably won’t own one By 2030, you probably won’t own a … Continue reading Change is underway in our relationship with cars