Canada Sets its First National Carbon Price at C$10 a Tonne

The Canadian government has agreed a deal with eight of the country’s 10 provinces to introduce its first national carbon price, Justin Trudeau has told reporters. The prime minister said the move would help Canada meet its international climate change obligations. The agreement was struck on Friday only after heated …

Clean Energy Jobs Increasing, Fossil Fuel Jobs Decreasing, Says IRENA

IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency, says the trend is clear. Jobs in clean energy industries like solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric are increasing while jobs in oil, natural gas, and coal extraction are decreasing worldwide. About 8.1 million people worldwide had jobs in the clean energy in 2015. That’s …

UNIDO Lecture Explores Integrated Energy Solutions

“Energy is a key enabler of industrial development, and sustainable energy is a cross-cutting solution for social, economic and environmental sustainability,” said Pradeep Monga, Director of the  Energy Department at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Monga was speaking at a lecture held on the sidelines of a training …