Tagged with energy transition

“Climate change is not the only reason to ditch fossil fuels”

“Climate change is not the only reason to ditch fossil fuels”

Three academics –  Noel Healy, Associate Professor of Geography at Salem State University; Jennie C. Stephens, Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy, Director, School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University; and Stephanie Malin, Associate Professor of Sociology, at Colorado State University – discuss in an article on The Conversation … Continue reading

New waste-plastic enhanced bitumen is also cheaper, stronger, longer lasting and more flexible than standard bitumen to resurface roads and fill potholes

New waste-plastic enhanced bitumen is also cheaper, stronger, longer lasting and more flexible than standard bitumen to resurface roads and fill potholes

We have a waste plastic problem but EiD was not expecting to see it used for resurfacing roads.  Tom Bawden writes on The i newsletter about latest developments.   Why plastic roads could be the future Carrier bags, bottles and nappies will be used to resurface roads and fill potholes across Cumbria – leading a … Continue reading

Who is acting in our best interest?

Who is acting in our best interest?

Anand Giridharadas, in an article in The Guardian, raises important issues about the elite’s charade about changing the world. Without taking a position, EiD simply presents this to you to make you pause and think about the dynamics of change.   The new elite’s phoney crusade to save the world – without changing anything A … Continue reading

Important lessons from the energy transition in Spain

Important lessons from the energy transition in Spain

The Transnational Institute (TNI) published an article on its website about important developments in Spain’s energy transition. What do you think?   A renewable energy model based on participation, collective ownership and gender equity The Spanish electricity sector has undergone major changes since 1997, when the government of José María Aznar adopted a decision to … Continue reading

EEA report shows progress on increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency is slowing across the European Union

EEA report shows progress on increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency is slowing across the European Union

Progress on increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency is slowing across the European Union, putting at risk the EU’s ability to achieve its energy and emissions reduction targets. Rising energy consumption, particularly in the transport sector, is to blame for the slowdown, according to preliminary data released today in the European … Continue reading

Looking at Poland’s energy transition

Looking at Poland’s energy transition

Poland, host of the upcoming COP24 climate conference, has long had a love affair with coal. Can it say goodbye and commit to renewables? Irene Banos Ruiz discusses these transition issues in an article from Deutsche Welle.   Can Poland end its toxic relationship with coal? Poland’s love affair with coal goes way back. For … Continue reading