We must take a global view of fair trade in energy, which is conscious of the true cost of our low to zero-carbon technologies

We must take a global view of fair trade in energy, which is conscious of the true cost of our low to zero-carbon technologies

As renewable energy becomes more mainstream, it is necessary to see all aspects of its exploitation. David Flynn, Professor, Embedded Intelligence in Energy Systems, Merlinda Andoni, Research Associate and Valentin Robu, Associate Professor, Smart Systems Group, all from Heriot-Watt University raise an important sustainability issue in an article on The Conversation website. While the energy … Continue reading

Renewables make big gains in India

Renewables make big gains in India

We are watching the energy transition in India with great interest. Haley Zaremba writes on the Oilprice website that, for the first time in history, investing in India’s renewable energy sector surpassed that of traditional fossil fuel-based power production in 2017.   India’s Renewable Investments Near $20 Billion For the first time in history, investing … Continue reading

Dieselgate goes global and Africa pays the price

Dieselgate goes global and Africa pays the price

Sophie Mbugua writes a good article on the Deutsche Welle website about how industrialised countries are sending their used and unwanted diesel vehicles to Africa with serious air quality implications. For starters, there is a need for African countries to improve their environmental regulations and ensure good enforcement.   Is Africa becoming the world’s dumping … 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 July update on global developments in climate adaptation finance.   Adaptation Finance Update: Experience Sharing Enhances Access to Climate Finance, Improves Adaptation Practices During the month of July, several adaptation programmes around the world achieved access to climate finance. The Adaptation … Continue reading