Tagged with clean energy

A defining moment for clean energy

A defining moment for clean energy

Undoubtedly, people define the expressions “clean energy” or even “renewable energy” differently and it can be frustrating when we have no idea what is included. Meg Charlton writes on the Slate website that we don’t really have common, useful definitions for these things. While not included, we could even include the term “energy efficiency” that … Continue reading

New survey shows how important clean energy is to indigenous communities in Canada

New survey shows how important clean energy is to indigenous communities in Canada

Increasingly we know about the benefits of sustainable energy. Margo McDiarmid writes on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website about a recent survey that provided several surprises about the benefits of sustainable energy.   Indigenous communities embracing clean energy, creating thousands of jobs An increasing number of Indigenous communities are becoming partners in renewable energy projects … Continue reading

African clean energy programme in turmoil

African clean energy programme in turmoil

The African head of a $10 billion programme has recently quit, accusing donors of a deliberate strategy to “railroad” Africans into rubber-stamping projects selected by Europeans. Megan Darby writes on the Climate Home website about the turmoil   EU, France accused of hijacking ‘Africa-led’ clean energy scheme A $10bn clean energy programme launched at the … Continue reading

Testing a stretch of highway to generate electricity

Testing a stretch of highway to generate electricity

The energy transition is bringing forward some good innovation in all areas. Gabriel Samuels writes in The Independent about a pilot project in California to use road traffic to vibrate crystals in order to generate electricity. Interestingly, the technology has been around since the Second World War. Samuels writes that scientists estimate crystals placed on … Continue reading

2015 was a good year for sustainable energy

2015 was a good year for sustainable energy

It is normal in January to reflect on the progress made in the previous year. The Rocky Mountain Institute provides what it believes are the 12 major developments on the Energy Efficiency Markets website.   Rocky Mountain Institute’s 12 Clean Energy Developments of 2015 Philips-LA-Steet-Lights-58It was a good year for clean energy development, says the … Continue reading