In Southeast Asia, Indonesia scored poorly in terms of energy transition readiness

All countries need to review their policies to ensure they are on the right path for the low-carbon energy transition. Fadhila El Discha writes on the ASEAN Post website that Indonesia has much to do to reach the levels of readiness of their regional neighbours.   Indonesia needs a better clean energy policy While ASEAN … Continue reading In Southeast Asia, Indonesia scored poorly in terms of energy transition readiness

Two new studies about the potential for economic growth in the clean energy sector

It is always good for us to learn about new studies that provide important results about the impact of our low carbon energy transition. Elizabeth Perry writes on the workandclimatechangereport.org website about two important new studies from Canada. Let us know what you think of these studies.   With progressive policies, Canada’s clean energy sector … Continue reading Two new studies about the potential for economic growth in the clean energy sector

New IISD report on how to pay for an energy revolution

Catherine Benson Wahlén writes on the SDG Knowledge Hub website of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) about a new report from IISD that calls for policymakers to promote clean energy as part of fossil fuel reforms.   IISD Report Showcases How Countries Implement Clean Energy Swaps The International Institute for Sustainable Development’s (IISD) … Continue reading New IISD report on how to pay for an energy revolution

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 Latest update on clean energy commitments

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 Surprise supporter of clean energy in US

How disused coalmines can help in our energy transition

Amin Al-Habaibeh, Professor of Intelligent Engineering Systems at the Nottingham Trent University explains in an article on The Conversation website how disused coalmines can provide clean energy.   OPINION: How the legacy of dirty coal could create a clean energy future Energy from coal is now being linked to global warming and pollution on a … Continue reading How disused coalmines can help in our energy transition

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 A defining moment for clean energy

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

Growing interest in trade of clean technology and services

There are growing opportunities to expand the trade in clean technologies. Glen Hodgson, senior vice-president and chief economist at the Conference Board of Canada writes about the opportunities from a Canadian perspective on the Policy Options website. There are important lessons for everyone.   The opportunity of green trade It’s time to think globally about … Continue reading Growing interest in trade of clean technology and services

Disputes over a full transition to renewable energy

Can we get to 100% renewable energy? There have been debates about it and no doubt there will be many more. Eduardo Porter writes a very good article on the New York Times website about one of those debates currently underway in the US.   Fisticuffs Over the Route to a Clean-Energy Future  Could the … Continue reading Disputes over a full transition to renewable energy