Cooling and heating are—for those lucky enough to have them—a lifesaver, keeping children healthy, vaccines stable, food fresh, energy supplies stable, economies productive and environments clean.
Fossil fuel major BP has said in a benchmark report that global demand for renewable power will soar at an unprecedented pace over the coming decades, while China’s energy growth is seen sharply decelerating as its economic expansion slows.
The fastest-expanding industrial sector on the planet is now electricity storage − a battery boom which heralds an end to the need for fossil fuels.
According to new research climate change could be kept in check if a phase out of all fossil fuel infrastructure were to begin immediately.
2018 was another defining year for the lithium supply chain as the global population continued to make remarkable strides towards the implementation of clean energy and transportation.
Researchers have developed a powder to extract carbon dioxide from power plant emissions.
Coal consumption is expanding after two years of decline, but miners should brace for another period of sluggish growth, according to the International Energy Agency. In its latest annual report, the IEA forecasts global coal demand will remain essentially stable over the next five years, inching up by just over 1 percent between 2017 and 2023.
Carbon-emitting fossil fuels can be used as a weapon, hijacked by militants or sold on the black market, creating costs that humanitarian groups can ill afford.
Developing countries such as Vietnam can’t be expected to stop using coal right away, despite the urgent warnings to decarbonise in the recent IPCC report, its co-chair has said in an interview with Eco-Business at COP24.
After a brief slowdown, carbon emissions grew last year, and are set to grow again almost twice as much, driven by coal based power in India and China, as well as global transport emissions.
Implementing green strategies like bike lanes and better building codes could bring world cities more than $580 billion in benefits, researchers say
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.
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