Tagged with climate change

Do you understand carbon pricing?

Do you understand carbon pricing?

We use many tools to address climate change and one of the most widely discussed is carbon pricing. Canada is still in the midst of fleshing out its climate change strategies (there is more than one since it is a federal system). Mia Rabson writes an article for The Canadian Press about what Canadians know … Continue reading

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: Spring thoughts on local energy aggregation: Similarities between the Italian Hera Group and the Community Choice Energy programs in California

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: Spring thoughts on local energy aggregation: Similarities between the Italian Hera Group and the Community Choice Energy programs in California

In the past three articles, I analyzed several aspects of the Hera Group, its strong dedication to sustainable development, and how the company is advancing energy efficiency in industry. There is one more thing I would like to mention and in particular Hera’s organizational structure and some common features with the Community Choice Energy (CCE) … Continue reading

The climate crisis highlights the importance of advancing a deep and just transition that decarbonises society and provides a new basis for organising society to endure climate shocks

The climate crisis highlights the importance of advancing a deep and just transition that decarbonises society and provides a new basis for organising society to endure climate shocks

Vishwas Satgar, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa gives us much to think in an article on The Conversation website about as we struggle with how we are going to achieve the low-carbon energy transition globally. He discusses a Marxist approach, noting that in the 20th … Continue reading

The concept of “carbon neutrality” is a lofty ambition for cities, but is it achievable?

The concept of “carbon neutrality” is a lofty ambition for cities, but is it achievable?

Cities are playing an ever-increasing role in our low-carbon strategies. Many are working towards being 100% on renewables or carbon neutral. Joe Blakey, PhD Researcher and Sherilyn MacGregor, Reader in Environmental Politics at the Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester question whether cities can truly be carbon neutral. They present a good argument … Continue reading

“A leading solution may be hidden in plain sight”

“A leading solution may be hidden in plain sight”

Working in industrial energy efficiency, it has been difficult to tap into the potential for energy savings in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This report from Canada assesses the opportunities for SMEs to cut their carbon emissions. In Europe, this is also a relatively untapped sector that needs addressing, especially to improve its energy performance. … Continue reading