Tagged with clean energy

Latest update on clean energy commitments

Latest update on clean energy commitments

Stefan Jungcurt from the SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the latest update on global developments in clean energy commitments.   Clean Energy Commitments: South Africa, California, Facebook Update Targets as Cities Pledge Net-zero Buildings Every day countries, sub-national actors, businesses and organizations announce new commitments supporting the global … Continue reading

Surprise supporter of clean energy in US

Surprise supporter of clean energy in US

One knows that the energy transition is making good headway when a strong right-winger is fully committed to the low-carbon energy transition and gives a good reason why. Ivan Penn explains in an article in the New York Times. A Gun-Owning Trump Fan’s New Crusade: Clean Energy Debbie Dooley’s conservative profile seems impeccable. The gun-owning … Continue reading

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