A US offshore wind pioneer, Vineyard Wind’s Rachel Pachter is in charge of developing Vineyard Wind I, the US’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project. Energy Monitor sat down to talk to her.
Renewable energy sources will dominate the power mix in 2030. Data centres could provide much-needed flexibility, but concerns over the impact on their customers must be addressed, says BloombergNEF.
The availability of land and sea – and consent to use them – is the biggest bottleneck renewables face, says Mads Nipper, CEO of Ørsted, the world's biggest offshore wind developer, in conversation with Energy Monitor. He also stresses the critical role of grids and hydrogen.
The decarbonisation of maritime transport will require both energy efficiency and widespread use of cleaner fuels. To promote the latter, a carbon levy will be essential, says IRENA.
Smart buildings connect the physical and digital worlds, unlocking huge potential for people, the economy and the environment. Henning Sandfort of Siemens Smart Infrastructure discusses the need to place individuals at the heart of smart design.
As home heating costs soar, it is increasingly absurd that so much heat is pouring out of our windows and doors, but national governments have been slow to respond.
Universities are major institutions that have a key role to play in the energy transition to net zero, both via their own decarbonisation and as “living laboratories” to advance clean technologies.
Distributed power was supposed to solve Africa’s electricity deficit, but much more investment is needed in off-grid and mini-grid solutions to make up this shortfall.
Methane leakage from oil and gas production could be tackled immediately and almost half of it avoided at no net cost, says the International Energy Agency (IEA).
With government investment and streamlined planning, widespread electrification of Australian households can save energy and cut costs, shows analysis from not-for-profit Rewiring Australia.
Portfolio standards have helped boost renewables in the US and cut vehicle fleet emissions in Europe. A push is under way to use them to align mortgage lenders with EU climate targets.