US regulatory “reform” could hurt more than help

Everyone is watching the steps taken by the Trump administration to form its regulatory framework for energy. Lauren Urbanek writes an important article on the Natural Resources Defense Council website about the possible impact of revising the current regulatory framework.   Standards Save Trillions. Why Mess With a Good Thing, DOE? The Department of Energy … Continue reading US regulatory “reform” could hurt more than help

Seven challenges to achieving sustainable energy

Lynn Wagner writes on IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub about a keynote address from Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) about the challenges we face in achieving sustainable energy. This is an important message for all.   SEforALL CEO Outlines Challenges in Achieving Sustainable Energy for All Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive … Continue reading Seven challenges to achieving sustainable energy

Africa’s great leap forward

We are regularly reading about important new developments in sustainable energy on the African continent. Robin Andrews provides a very good article on the IFLScience website about the sustainable energy transition underway in Africa.   Africa Set To "Leapfrog" Over Coal And Choose Renewable Energy Instead Despite America’s temporary lack of leadership on the climate … Continue reading Africa’s great leap forward

European Investment Bank increases investments in sustainable energy

The EIB is the world's largest international public lending institution. It is an institution of the European Union and plays an important role funding infrastructure and other related measures in Europe and globally. Joshua S Hill writes on the CleanTechnica website about new commitments the EIB has made to support sustainable energy.   European Investment … Continue reading European Investment Bank increases investments in sustainable energy

Understanding what a low emissions target actually means

Australia, as in most other countries, have had their problems anchoring a sustainable energy future. Frank Jotzo, Director, Centre for Climate Economics and Policy at the Australian National University, reviews current developments in an article on The Conversation website.   What is a 'low emissions target' and how would it work? The main job of … Continue reading Understanding what a low emissions target actually means

How sustainable energy subsidies are evolving in Ireland

Recent analysis shows that there has been an important shift in subsidies towards sustainable energy in the past decade. Michael Viney explains in an article in the Irish Times. What is the experience in your country?   Dramatic shift in environment subsidies towards renewable energy There has been a dramatic shift in environmental subsidies in … Continue reading How sustainable energy subsidies are evolving in Ireland

Latest update on sustainable energy finance

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the May update on global developments in sustainable energy finance.   Sustainable Energy Finance Update: Infrastructure Central to Renewable Energy Deployment and Access The push for renewable energy and improved energy access often requires improved or new energy infrastructure. Developing and building … Continue reading Latest update on sustainable energy finance

Working through some of the more thorny problems arising from increased electric vehicle uptake

Sophie Vorrath writes a good article on the One Step Off The Grid website about many of the issues arising in Australia about planning for the mass uptake of electric vehicles. One start up in Sydney has undertaken an important study that could benefit more than Australians. What do you think?   How many Teslas … Continue reading Working through some of the more thorny problems arising from increased electric vehicle uptake

India is in the midst of the “largest energy transformation project in the world”

While President Trump wants to revive America’s coal industry and walk away from any commitment to reduce GHG emissions, India, for one, is embracing renewables, LED lighting, electric cars, and more. Stephen Leahy explains in an article on the National Geographic website India Launches Massive Push for Clean Power, Lighting, and Cars India is in … Continue reading India is in the midst of the “largest energy transformation project in the world”

It’s time to reassess the notion of “new energy”

Werner van Zyl, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Lecturer in sustainable energy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal writes that our long-term sustainable energy solution has to focus more on the sun.   All roads to sustainable energy lead to the sun Humans consume 221 tonnes of coal, 1,066 barrels of oil, and 93,000 metric cubes of … Continue reading It’s time to reassess the notion of “new energy”