All around the world, power systems are changing fast. For example last year Denmark supplied 63% of its power demand from variable renewables (wind and solar PV) while last June Great Britain went a full 18 days without burning coal for power generation.
Despite promising a decade ago to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, the world's leading economies more than doubled subsidies to coal-fired power plants over three years, putting climate goals at risk, energy researchers said Tuesday.
Over the past two years it has become clear that the electrification of the global passenger automotive market is underway. I have been closely monitoring trends throughout the transportation industry during this period, including market activity related to heavy-duty mass transit and yellow school buses, refuse trucks and other urban trucks, material handling vehicles, and various marine applications.
BARCELONA, June 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Climate change is an "existential issue" for humankind, and stepping up efforts to keep warming to globally agreed limits is urgent, the UN climate chief said on Monday, calling on governments to make progress at talks in Bonn.
What makes cooling such a hot topic when it comes to climate change? This year’s #Innovate4Climate summit will look at the problem and potential of sustainable cooling.
According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) renewable energy is already the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world, with global technology costs having fallen to a record low last year.
New IRENA report on costs for renewable power reaffirms renewables as low-cost solution to boost global climate action
Among my circle of friends and colleagues, everyone is aware of the impact of human activities on climate change - the melting of arctic ice, the destruction of species - and the major causes of it, namely, coal burning for electricity and fossil fuels burning for transport.
A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) reveals more coal power stations around the world came offline last year than were approved for perhaps first time since industrial revolution.
f the world does not step up efforts on renewable energy, it will fall short of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.
According to new research just published sea levels could rise nearly twice as much as previously predicted by the end of this century, if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, an outcome that could devastate coastal communities around the globe.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, concluding a week-long visit to the South Pacific, has called on the world’s decision-makers to make “enlightened” choices on climate action because “the whole planet” is at stake.
The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said construction of new coal-fired power plants should cease by next year and countries should introduce a price on carbon emissions in a bid to prevent “catastrophic” impacts from climate changes.
As the world responds to the challenges of climate change, energy systems are evolving, and evolving fast. The past 10 years have seen the rise (and dramatic cost reduction) of renewable energy such as wind and solar, to the extent that they are no longer considered alternative energy. They have become mainstream energy sources. Now, what will be the “next big thing” as the world shifts to a low carbon future?
Electric vehicles (EVs) are an important part of meeting global goals on climate change. They feature prominently in mitigation pathways that limit warming to well-below 2C or 1.5C, which would be inline with the Paris Agreement’s targets.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand, has warned the world was “not on track” to limiting global temperature rises.
Energy storage deployments are growing, with markets opening across the globe. These markets are recognising the value of storing energy at one point in time and dispatching it later. This is especially true in markets where solar energy is increasingly part of the grid and, due to its intermittent nature, can be disruptive.
Last year was the first time since 2001 that growth in renewable power capacity failed to increase year on year.
It’s a sign of the times that even the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is exploring ways in which it can help address the climate crisis. Building on two new IMF papers released last week and Managing Director Christine Lagarde’s eight years of leadership, this mainstay of traditional economic thought is lending its voice and unique mandate to the cause of tackling climate change.
In the city of Bandung, in Indonesia, municipal leaders are administering acupuncture. But their patients are not human. The patient is the city itself.