IRENA Puts Energy Transformation at Heart of Sustainable Recovery Agenda

Governments can align immediate economic stimulus needs with medium to long-term decarbonisation and sustainable development objectives by targeting policy measures and public spending towards the energy transformation, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published recently finds. Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality outlines immediate …

Danish Companies Have an Ambitious Plan to Create Hydrogen for Fuel

A group of Danish companies are planning one of the world’s largest hydrogen and synthetic fuel production facilities. The project will use renewable energy to create low-carbon fuels for the country’s transport sector. Bringing down the costs of such fuels is vital to meeting climate targets. A group of Danish …

Staying the Course on Clean Transport Fuels in Latin America

Modern bioenergy is an often-overlooked giant among renewable energy sources, accounting for half of the world’s renewable energy consumption. Biofuels are by far the largest source of clean transport fuels, with almost a quarter of the demand coming from Latin America. Biofuels have numerous benefits for the region, from ensuring …

Renewable Energy Can Support Resilient and Equitable Recovery

Advancing the renewables-based energy transformation is an opportunity to meet international climate goals while boosting economic growth, creating millions of jobs and improving human welfare by 2050, finds the first Global Renewables Outlook released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) recently. While a pathway to deeper decarbonisation requires total …

Global Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Flattened in 2019, Following Two Years of Increases

Global emission trends Global energy-related CO2 emissions flattened in 2019 at around 33 gigatonnes (Gt), following two years of increases. This resulted mainly from a sharp decline in CO2 emissions from the power sector in advanced economies (Australia, Canada, Chile, European Union, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, …

A Deep Demonstration of a Circular, Regenerative and Low-Carbon Economy in Slovenia

The Slovenian parliament passed a motion to adopt an EIT Climate-KIC-led proposal called “A Deep Demonstration of a Circular, Regenerative and Low-Carbon Economy in Slovenia” last November. The initiative is one of eight Deep Demonstrations launched by EIT Climate-KIC, which together offer a test bed environment for the ambitious, “1.5-consistent …

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Linked to Tourism-Related Transport Are Rising

The number of tourists travelling across borders is expected to reach 1.8 billion a year by 2030, according to the latest UNWTO predictions. This will be alongside a further 15.6 billion domestic tourist arrivals. Such growth will bring many opportunities, including socio-economic development and job creation. At the same time, …