Tagged with energy transition

Britain’s the Orkney Islands being used as a laboratory to learn how to make all the components of a fully renewable energy network function together

Britain’s the Orkney Islands being used as a laboratory to learn how to make all the components of a fully renewable energy network function together

Steve Hanley writes on the CleanTechnica website that there are a lot of pieces to the puzzle to fit together before we can be completely dependent on renewable energy. Well, they are trying on the Orkney Islands. What are your views?   Orkney Islands Are Key To Renewable Energy In The UK There’s theory and … Continue reading

Thoughts on the low-carbon energy transition

Thoughts on the low-carbon energy transition

If the world is to quit coal and gas for renewable energy sources, they have to be reliable and affordable. Is that realistic? Researchers have crunched the numbers and come up with some surprising answers. Gero Rueter explains in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   How to make the world affordably carbon-free How … Continue reading

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

Big business and the energy transition

Big business and the energy transition

Jesse Barron writes a long article on the New York Times website about how big business is hedging its bets in the energy transition. It will take you a few minutes but it is worth reading. How Big Business Is Hedging Against the Apocalypse Rex Tillerson stood under a 32-foot pipe organ at the Morton … 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

There is an extraordinary opportunity for the IEA to step up its leadership in the low-carbon energy transition

There is an extraordinary opportunity for the IEA to step up its leadership in the low-carbon energy transition

EiD was pleased to read the letter signed by investors/scientists and sent to Dr. Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Prior to this letter, in 2018 EiD published a post which compares the energy demand in the 2018 Efficient World Scenario included in the IEA’s flagship energy efficiency publication entitled … Continue reading

Tracing our fossil fuel use

Tracing our fossil fuel use

Simon Pirani, Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford explains how difficult it is to trace our use of fossil fuels in an article on The Conversation website. What do you think?   Why it’s so hard to trace the patterns of unsustainable fossil fuel use Our future depends on a transition away … Continue reading

Digital market comes to Africa

Digital market comes to Africa

From solar panels to apps that cut food waste, green tech is helping transform Africa. But its success rests on the continent’s digitalization. Smart Africa’s new Director General Lacina Koné told DW connectivity is key. Lacina Koné became Director General of Smart Africa, an initiative with 24 African member countries that aims to use ICT … Continue reading