One of the biggest questions for policymakers, investors, and ordinary citizens is whether the development and adoption of clean-energy technologies will take place slowly or rapidly. There is ample evidence to suggest that it will happen quickly, and that those beholden to fossil fuels will soon be throwing good money after bad.
From the way we shop to the way we socialize, the internet affects nearly everything we do these days. This dramatic change in our way of life has been fueled by a handful of large tech companies, companies that are increasingly going all in on solar.
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.
This joint tracking report provides the most comprehensive look available at the world’s progress towards global energy targets on access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
This report, prepared jointly by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), identifies key barriers and highlights policy options to boost renewable energy deployment.
Renewable energy needs to be scaled up at least six times faster for the world to meet the decarbonisation and climate mitigation goals set out in the Paris Agreement, says Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050.
Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/23/cost-not-climate-is-driving-transition-to-renewables-blackrocks-jim-barry.html