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New report from UN Economic Commission for Europe to accelerate energy transition

New report from UN Economic Commission for Europe to accelerate energy transition

Recently, the UNECE has published a report to accelerate the shift to improved energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment in selected countries of South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and in the Russian Federation.   UNECE issues recommendations to accelerate energy efficiency and renewable energy shift in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Russian … Continue reading

Not only can renewable energy lower carbon emissions but it can potentially eliminate one of the primary causes of conflict between nations

Not only can renewable energy lower carbon emissions but it can potentially eliminate one of the primary causes of conflict between nations

Wars have been fought over oil and the recent attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia could lead to more conflict. Steve Hanley argues on the Clean Technica website that the transition to an economy based on renewable energy could lower those concerns. While it is not stated, one imagines that renewable energy deployment needs … Continue reading

Brexit fallout: When Britain leaves the European emissions trading scheme, the proposed new tax could make a mockery to the country’s claim to be a world leader against climate change

Brexit fallout: When Britain leaves the European emissions trading scheme, the proposed new tax could make a mockery to the country’s claim to be a world leader against climate change

Andrew Warren, in his September column to Energy in Buildings & Industry, discusses the planned new tax to replace Britain being in the European emissions trading scheme.   Why this new tax could increase emissions All UK companies are almost certain shortly to cease participating in the European emissions trading scheme (EU:ETS). Should no formal … Continue reading

“Using less energy should be the beginning point, the ending point and occupy every in-between point on the path to sane energy use”

“Using less energy should be the beginning point, the ending point and occupy every in-between point on the path to sane energy use”

Don Fitz writes on the Resilience website about concerns (“myths”) about renewable energy in our low carbon energy transition.  He has one key message – we must reduce our energy demand.   What Is Energy Denial? The fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth Day of 1970 will be in 2020. As environmentalism has gone mainstream … Continue reading