Tagged with clean energy

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

Cementing change

Cementing change

With all of the attention that has been given to the Obama administration’s moves to implement climate change policies, it is hard to find a new angle for readers. Chris Mooney writes in the Washington Post that the current renewable energy boom in the US actually made it easy for the Environmental Protection Agency to … Continue reading

Turn around in investments in clean energy

Turn around in investments in clean energy

Pilita Clark writes in the Financial Times about the growing global interest in clean energy after a lengthy period of decline.   Investment in clean energy rising after two years of decline Investor interest in clean energy is starting to rise around the world after two years of decline largely thanks to growth in China … Continue reading