Tagged with energy transition

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

Concerns about the energy transition in EU’s neighbours

Concerns about the energy transition in EU’s neighbours

At a time when the EU strives to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, coal still represents more than half of electricity across much of the Western Balkans and other EU neighbouring countries, writes Janez Kopač, director of the Energy Community Secretariat on the Euractiv website. Making things worse, coal plants are intensively supported … 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