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Global Energy Trends and Implications for India: Transitioning to a Low Carbon Energy System

May 11, 2015 by Tobias Engelmeier

India and Carbon Mitigation

The global energy system is in a period of rapid transformation: electricity plays an ever more important role, as do renewables, distributed generation and electric vehicles. Energy efficiency is improving. Emissions are still a large and growing concern.[read more]

Mobilizing Public and Private Investments for New and Renewable Energy Projects

April 15, 2015 by Joseph Nyangon

The energy market in the United States is currently undergoing a very dramatic transformation, a transformation driven by technological advancement, market dynamics, and better policies and laws—none of which was possible even a decade ago.[read more]

Energy Tourism: The Tesla Taxi in Oslo

April 15, 2015 by Catherine Wolfram
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Green Transportation Adoption

I suspect a fair number of you know what I mean by energy tourism – sure, you’re up for sight-seeing and museums, but you also note the local gas prices, gawk as you fly over wind turbines and grill anyone who will answer about the local energy policy issues of the day.[read more]

The Greening of China's Black Electric Energy System? Insights from 2014 Data

March 19, 2015 by Hao Tan
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China Energy and Fuel Sources

While China’s energy system is still a “black” system depending on fossil fuel, the electric power system is greening at the margins. We demonstrate, using 2014 data on additions to China’s electric power system, that the system is greening– with powerful implications for the future of the country’s energy profile.[read more]

Can Solar be the Backbone of India's Energy System by 2035?

March 12, 2015 by Tobias Engelmeier

Around 70% of India’s power comes from coal, less than 1% from solar. Will that change in the next 20 years? Can solar become the new backbone of the Indian energy system? I think there is a good possibility that it will. In this post I present a thought experiment.[read more]

Denmark Outstrips Germany as the 'Energiewende' Model Country

January 12, 2015 by Roman Kilisek
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Energiewende Models in Europe

 

In October 2014, EU leaders agreed on the 2030 framework for climate and energy policies – aimed at making both the EU economy and its energy system more sustainable, secure and competitive – with a ‘domestic’ 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of at least 40 per cent compared to 1990 levels.[read more]

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Green Christmas, Malaysian Floods Pointed to Gaps in Climate Action

December 30, 2014 by Mitchell Beer

Green Christmas in Ottawa

Depending on what your perspective may be, 2014 was either the year of the great climate change breakthrough, or the year of the big climate change miss. Either way, we have our work cut out for us in 2015 to make the clean energy transition a reality.[read more]

How Solar PV Can Power A Carbon-Free Energy Revolution, In Four Charts

October 31, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Solar PV and Carbon Reduction

Can we build enough carbon-free energy, and can we do it fast enough, to avert the catastrophic effects of climate change without having to power this energy transition with fossil fuels that would undermine the whole transition? The answer is “yes.”[read more]

While Critics Debate Energiewende, Germany is Gaining a Global Advantage

October 8, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange
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German Energy Planning and the Future

Economics is the focus of many debates surrounding Germany’s aggressive “energy transition” (or Energiewende), which plans to move the country to nearly 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. Critics say Energiewende’s costs are unjustifiable, and at first glance, it’s hard to argue with them.[read more]

European Commission Enhances Energy Security Through its Covenant of Mayors [VIDEO]

October 8, 2014 by David Thual

European Energy and the Covenant of Mayors

Hughes Belin is joined by Marie Donnelly, Director for Energy Transition at the European Commission, to discuss how communities can secure a sustainable energy future, and explain how the Covenant of Mayors is a great example of subsidiarity and the action of local people when it comes to sustainable energy.[read more]

The Transition to Renewable Energy is Difficult but Feasible

October 7, 2014 by Steven Cohen
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The U.S. Energy Information Agency estimates that 11% of the world's total energy comes from renewable sources, a number they project will grow modestly to 15% by 2040. They also estimate that 21% of the world's electricity came from renewable energy in 2011, and they expect that to grow to 25% by 2040.[read more]

Turkish Coal Tragedy Puts Emphasis on Transition to Clean Energy

May 17, 2014 by Justin Guay
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Tukey and Energy Safety

In what's being deemed the worst mining disaster in Turkey's history, more than 240 miners have been killed and countless more are still missing following a power transformer explosion that triggered a blazing underground fire at a Soma Komur Isletmeleri mine in Western Turkey.[read more]