The transition to electric vehicles requires significant expansion of infrastructure and network capacity to accommodate charging. How will distribution systems keep up with demand, while being future-proofed against evolving mobility requirements?
A massive increase in recycling across the steel, cement, aluminium and plastic sectors would help China accelerate its transition to net-zero emissions, says not-for-profit RMI in a new report.
A majority of European countries have failed to comply with the latest nearly zero-energy buildings standards, which must be revised to make them more harmonised, says the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, a think tank.
Manchester led the first industrial revolution and it has ambitions of 'doing things first', but in reality learning from others and sharing best practice will probably get cities to net zero fastest.
As we emerge from the pandemic, to what extent have interpretations of a more sustainable, citizen-centric and safer urban environment shifted – and what does best practice look like? Dave Hopping of Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Expo 2020 Dubai’s Nadimeh Mehra give us a glimpse of the future.
A report from Greenpeace East Asia highlights the significant amount of emissions produced by internet use in China, and the need for the sector to run on 100% renewables by 2030.
Prioritising energy efficiency will make converting energy systems to net zero easier, but there remain challenges in areas like the construction industry.
Growth in clean energy technologies, most notably electric vehicles, may outpace grid developments, with potentially negative impacts on the energy transition, distribution executives believe.
Join the dots: How the smart campus can better harness renewables, empower communities, and decarbonise cities
Smart campuses making efficient use of building space, energy and mobility could help urban centres to curb carbon emissions and drive energy transition. Siemens Smart Infrastructure’s Matthias Rebellius and IRENA’s Gauri Singh discuss the need for innovation and collaboration at a localised level in order to deliver urban decarbonisation.
Business models have traditionally focused on churning out evermore efficient new products. The future is using machine learning to make existing products as energy efficient as possible, says Jon Lindén, CEO of Swedish edge computing start-up Ekkono.
The International Energy Agency's net-zero emissions pathway urges policymakers to begin banning the sale of new fossil fuel boilers and furnaces in 2025. Governments should not wait that long.
Energy experts that advocate heating homes with hydrogen rather than turning to deep renovation and building insulation as their first port of call will make the energy transition more expensive for everyone, says Jan Rosenow from the Regulatory Assistance Project.
The US clean energy industry is primed for "unparalleled jobs growth" in the wake of the Covid-19 economic crisis, finds the 2021 jobs report from Environmental Entrepreneurs.