Tagged with renewable energy

Japan continues shift to renewable energy

Japan continues shift to renewable energy

This week we have seen the devastation caused by major flooding. At the timing of writing, over 200 have died and it is considered the worst flooding in 36 years. It is encouraging to see that Japan is taking a sensible long-term perspective in its low-carbon energy transition. A staff report in the Japan Times … Continue reading

Indian government is pushing the country’s big power consumers to increase the share of renewables in their overall power mix

Indian government is pushing the country’s big power consumers to increase the share of renewables in their overall power mix

Sushma UN explains on the Quartz India website how the Indian government has increased the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) target from 17% now to 21% by 2022 and that the renewable energy target should be even higher than the current target. It is interesting to watch the many facets of India’s energy low-carbon energy transition. … Continue reading

Financing America’s renewable energy sector

Financing America’s renewable energy sector

In the energy transition, much effort is given to unlock necessary financing. Julia Pyper writes on the GreenTech Media website about what financiers need to do to facilitate financing since they say could double their planned investments in the U.S. renewable energy sector   What Financiers Need to Unlock $1 Trillion in Renewable Energy Investment … Continue reading

A citizens’ project in France called Bégawatts

A citizens’ project in France called Bégawatts

First France became the big advocate of négawatts throughout France and Europe and now it brings us Bégawatts, a citizen-led renewable energy initiative eventually grew into a nationwide movement piloted by an association called Energie Partagée (Shared Energy). Heidi Ellison explains in an article on the Sparknews website.   In France, harnessing the (renewable) energy … Continue reading

Explaining why South Africa’s state owned energy utility should be generating more from renewables

Explaining why South Africa’s state owned energy utility should be generating more from renewables

The low-carbon energy transition is not simple. South Africa’s state-owned energy company, Eskom, has largely encouraged the development of coal and nuclear power. Hartmut Winkler, Professor of Physics at the University of Johannesburg, provides good arguments why Eskom should be moving more in the direction of renewables in an article on The Conversation website.   … Continue reading