Power companies should divert investment to green technologies or risk a “debt trap” and declines in credit ratings, concludes a study by Oxford University and University College Cork.
US banks, insurers and asset managers are not divesting from overseas coal assets fast enough, research from a German non-profit suggests.
Decentralised generation will serve shifting electricity requirements, but also brings unique challenges. How can microgrids help deliver reliable, sustainable solutions? And what lessons are being drawn from Siemens own microgrid, powering its campus in Vienna?
Siemens Smart Infrastructure
The reliability outlook for Australia’s national grid is positive, despite record lows in minimum demand by 2025 due to growth in rooftop solar PV, says grid operator AEMO.
European oil companies are largely targeting national markets with their renewables businesses, as developing countries struggle to access financing for their energy transitions.
The current leaders in solar PV innovation are Japan’s Mitsubishi Group and Panasonic Corporation.
Global electricity consumption from street lighting could be slashed with smart cameras and sensors turned on, reducing emissions and advancing the energy transition, says the International Energy Agency.
Bringing the UK Electricity System Operator back under state control could help better manage the challenges of a system based largely on renewables, as well as aiding the move towards net zero.
A report from the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air reveals the extreme levels of pollution from coal plants in the Western Balkans, calling for immediate legal action.
Data shows the EU's pipeline of solar and wind is 1.2 times greater than existing capacity.
Geothermal energy is touted to play a fairly significant role in the US's future energy mix, but the technology continues to struggle with high upfront costs.
By strengthening its renewable energy supply chain and plugging its skills gap, the UK can create jobs for many of those made redundant during the pandemic, say the European Climate Foundation and EY-Parthenon.
Companies are ready to embrace corporate PPAs, but policymakers need to speed up the number of renewable energy projects coming online, says Hannah Hunt, director of the RE-Source Platform, an alliance of clean energy buyers and sellers.