The use of fossil fuels such as coal and oil for generating electricity fell in 2019 in the United States, the European Union and India, at the same time overall power output rose, a turning point for the global energy mix.
Far from tackling climate change, nuclear power is an expensive distraction whose safety is threatened by wildfires and floods, experts say.
A new report finds some of the biggest electricity users in Australia should negotiate power agreements sourced from renewable energy suppliers to support the financial viability of renewable energy projects in Australia and reduce their carbon emissions.
The only realistic solution to the climate crisis is to replace fossil-fuel-based energy with renewables quickly and cost-effectively enough to keep the engines of economic growth running. A global carbon market would do just that.
In a new milestone that experts say will become increasingly normal, Australia’s main electricity grid was briefly powered by 50 per cent renewable energy this week.
Vietnam’s government has boasted of a number of grid upgrades have been completed by monopoly utility EVN ahead of schedule, but the transmission network still has a long way to go to catch up with renewable energy additions.
Energy demand is booming, but government policies signal continued reliance on oil, gas and coal. Much stronger action is needed to improve renewables deployment and energy efficiency, said IEA in a new report.
According to a new Australia Institute (AI) report Australia’s national capital, Canberra, is set to become the first city outside Europe to source 100 per cent of its electricity needs from renewable energy.
Global solar investor Foresight Group has continued its charge into the Australian PV market, launching a sustainability framework to finance small-scale renewable infrastructure projects in the country.
If Asia is to rise to the clean energy challenge then sharing energy between countries will be one way to deal with intermittency issues. But political obstacles aside, how will it work?
A new report from public policy think-tank the Australia Institute (AI) has concluded the development of nuclear power is not a viable option as Australia’s renewable energy continues to boom.
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.
Around 30% of Nepal’s population is still without access to electricity. So why is the share of renewable energy in Nepal’s electricity mix only 3%? It is a much debated question in the country’s hydro-dominant electricity sector, but there is little action.
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.
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