Focus on industrial energy efficiency in Europe

Focus on industrial energy efficiency in Europe

The gods are obviously shining down on industrial energy efficiency in Europe these days. For too long, energy efficiency policies and programmes were geared towards the buildings sector. Yes, there is a requirement for mandatory audits for large industry and there is promotion for energy management systems and to help SMEs, but the overall effort … Continue reading

Promoting improvements in the energy performance of the petrochemical industry in Singapore

Promoting improvements in the energy performance of the petrochemical industry in Singapore

It is encouraging to see the improvements in energy efficiency in the petrochemical industry in Singapore. These efforts started several decades ago and are not letting up. Narendra Aggarwal explains in an article on The Business Times website.   Striving to better energy performance PROACTIVE in energy-conservation efforts since the beginning of its operations in … Continue reading

The energy transition in Africa has some concerns

The energy transition in Africa has some concerns

We have read many articles recently about the deployment of renewable energy technologies in Africa but we also have to appreciate that countries such as China are investing heavily in coal plants. David Obura, Adjunct Fellow from the University of Queensland, writes about concerns about the overall environmental impact.   The environmental impact of a … Continue reading

Latest update on climate adaptation finance

Latest update on climate adaptation finance

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the September update on global developments in climate finance for adaptation.   Climate Adaptation Finance Update: GCF Adaptation Projects Get Underway During the month of September, Caribbean countries received financial assistance in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Cambodia secured funds … Continue reading

Latest update on climate finance institutions

Latest update on climate finance institutions

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the September update on global developments in climate finance institutions.   Climate Finance Institutional Update: Green Bond Issuance Reaches US$96 Billion September was marked by a flurry of meetings, announcements and reports by multilateral development banks (MDBs), climate funds and other actors … Continue reading

Climate change and the film industry

Climate change and the film industry

One advantage of EiD coming out on the weekend is that there is always the need for posts that are not your usual news items. Melena Ryzik provides an excellent article in the New York Times about the role the film industry plays in addressing climate change. What do you think?   Can Hollywood Movies … Continue reading