Climate change academics from some of the regions worst hit by global warming are struggling to be published

Researchers from the Carbon Brief website examined the backgrounds of around 1,300 authors involved in the 100 most cited climate change research papers from 2016-2020. They found that some 90% of these scientists were affiliated with academic institutions from North America, Europe or Australia. Matt McGrath discusses the findings of the report in an article … Continue reading Climate change academics from some of the regions worst hit by global warming are struggling to be published

This year’s co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics led the way with influential climate science paper written in 1967

With all of us trying to catch up on all aspects of climate policy and climate science before COP26 starts, it is good to know that much of the analytical foundation goes back to the 1960s. Piers Forster, Professor of Physical Climate Change; Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at University of Leeds … Continue reading This year’s co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics led the way with influential climate science paper written in 1967

Blog from Nick Eyre: Re-thinking the zero-carbon energy transition

Delivering the energy transition at the rate needed to meet agreed climate targets will require changes much faster than we have achieved for decades. On that there is agreement. But what is the role of efficiency improvement and demand reduction in this? We know what the energy industry vested interests think. According to the Shell … Continue reading Blog from Nick Eyre: Re-thinking the zero-carbon energy transition

Calls for Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, to help the finance world do better to address climate change

Catherine Abreu writes on the National Observer website that Mark Carney has a key role in ensuring the financial community raise their efforts in addressing climate change as we head towards COP26 in Glasgow in a few weeks.   Mark Carney needs to raise the bar on climate action for financial institutions Mark Carney is … Continue reading Calls for Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, to help the finance world do better to address climate change

What will it take to have carbon capture technology effective?

We have read to much for years about the great future for carbon capture technologies. Peter Styring, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, at the University of Sheffield provides his views in an article on The Conversation website.   How soon could carbon capture technology solve industry CO₂ shortages? The recent spike in natural gas … Continue reading What will it take to have carbon capture technology effective?

Focusing solely on technical solutions will fail to solve the climate crisis

The University of Utah provided details of a new study on the Science Daily website that examined the comparative effectiveness of energy efficiency improvement and renewable energy production in the United States. For the past 150 years, humans have pumped extraordinary amounts of greenhouse gasses, such as CO2, into the atmosphere and warmed the planet … Continue reading Focusing solely on technical solutions will fail to solve the climate crisis

Plans underway for subsea cable to export electricity from Morocco with UK

Ed Reed writes on the Energy Voice website about plans from Xlinks to export electricity from Morocco to the UK from their renewable energy project in Morocco. It is going to be very interesting to see how this project evolves.   Xlinks launches Morocco-UK renewable energy plan Xlinks has set out plans to export clean … Continue reading Plans underway for subsea cable to export electricity from Morocco with UK

Northwest US now giving more emphasis to renewables than energy efficiency

The Northwest Power Plan guides the electricity demand decisions of the Bonneville Power Administration over the next 20 years. Its latest draft power plan is dramatically different from previous versions, now giving more emphasis to renewable energy.  Courtney Flatt discusses latest developments in an article on the Oregon Public Broadcasting website.   More renewable energy, … Continue reading Northwest US now giving more emphasis to renewables than energy efficiency

Does nuclear energy have a role to play in addressing climate change?

Ten years since the Fukushima disaster, expensive nuclear energy plants are being shut down across the world as renewable power prices plummet. Stuart Braun discusses nuclear power today in an article on the Deutsche Welle website. What are your views?   Nuclear power: Downward trend ahead of climate summit In the face of soaring gas … Continue reading Does nuclear energy have a role to play in addressing climate change?

European Commission publishes recommendation and guidelines on the ‘Energy Efficiency First’ principle

Energy efficiency first has been a guiding principle in European climate and energy policies for many years. It considers energy efficiency as a source of energy in its own right and as a “first fuel” in planning processes and investment decisions. It has been an essential element of the energy union and the Clean energy for … Continue reading European Commission publishes recommendation and guidelines on the ‘Energy Efficiency First’ principle