Tagged with energy transition

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

What is a just transition to a clean energy economy?

What is a just transition to a clean energy economy?

We are in the midst of a low-carbon energy transition but don’t really understand all the implications.  Franziska Mey and Chris Briggs from the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney try to answer what a fair and just energy transition would look like in Australia.  Their article was posted on The … 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

Understanding Germany’s Green Party

Understanding Germany’s Green Party

The Greens have made huge gains in two recent state elections in Germany. But to what extent is the success of this political party connected to the environment?  Irene Banos Ruiz reviews the policies of the Green Party in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.  Given how important the Greens are for the entire … Continue reading

Taking the necessary action to avoid a crisis

Taking the necessary action to avoid a crisis

People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognise necessity when a crisis is upon them. Jean Monnet French political economist and diplomat who was one of the founding fathers of the European Union   The recent special report from the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that the impact … Continue reading

Staying calm in interesting times

Staying calm in interesting times

We live in interesting times with respect to energy and climate concerns. There is no simple theme to where we are and where we are going. Well, we know where we are supposed to be going but the road isn’t obvious. It is as if we are flailing all over the place trying to make … Continue reading

How First Nations in Canada are addressing climate change – “This is power to the people — literally and metaphorically”

How First Nations in Canada are addressing climate change – “This is power to the people — literally and metaphorically”

Sandeep Pai, an award-winning investigative journalist and researcher and Savannah Carr-Wilson who works in the field of environmental and Aboriginal law in British Columbia, have written an article on TheTyee.ca about the low-carbon actions of T’Sou-ke First Nation. Hopefully this is an inspiration to many others.   Towards ‘Total Transition’: How One First Nation ‘Took … Continue reading