Tagged with climate change

Understanding the energy transition in Texas

Understanding the energy transition in Texas

Texas is one of those interesting regions where there are competing views of the energy system and the energy transition. Steve Hanley discusses latest developments in an article on the CleanTechnica website.   Renewable Energy Advocates Learn To Not Say “Climate Change” In Texas Renewable energy, particularly wind power, has been hugely successful in Texas, … Continue reading

Latest on Germany’s energy transition

Latest on Germany’s energy transition

Germany could fall 10 points short of a deadline to cut emissions by 40% from 1990 levels. Austin Davis and Jens Thurau write on the Deutsche Welle website about latest developments.   Lofty goals of German ‘climate cabinet’ met with scepticism Germany’s “climate cabinet” convenes as protests grow, fines for noncompliance loom and political impasses … Continue reading

Concerns about rate of global warming in Canada

Concerns about rate of global warming in Canada

Canada is, on average, experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, with Northern Canada heating up at almost three times the global average. A recent news item from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation explains recent developments.   Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds Canada is, on average, … Continue reading

Human impact since 19th century industrialisation

Human impact since 19th century industrialisation

It is always instructive to understand the role of humans as we try to address climate change concerns.  Guillaume Paris and Pierre-Henri Blard from the Université de Lorraine write on The Conversation website about what has been happening over the past 160 years.   How humans derailed the Earth’s climate in just 160 years Climate … Continue reading

Climate change and the economy

Climate change and the economy

The scenarios raised in a recent report from Cambridge University about a global financial crisis brought on by the collision of climate change and insurance fit the historical pattern of the industry. Korey Pasch, PhD Candidate in Political Science and International Relations at Queen’s University in Canada raises the question whether climate change could spark … Continue reading

New report on China’s climate and energy policies

New report on China’s climate and energy policies

The fourth edition of the report “Mapping China’s Climate & Energy Policies” describes, maps and analyzes China’s national-level Party, government agencies, academic and research institutions, and state-affiliated enterprise climate actors in China on a policy by policy basis. The report is supported by the British Embassy in Beijing, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of … Continue reading

‘System change not climate change’

‘System change not climate change’

We are increasingly inspired by what the youth are saying in terms of how to address climate change.  Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, who has led the action, was recently in Brussels to explain her views. Sheila M. Cannon, Assistant Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Trinity College Dublin describes the world Greta is … Continue reading