Tag: Energy Transition

News and Policies, World

IRENA Council Assesses Energy Transition Progress Ahead of COP28

May 23, 2023


The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) convened Members in Abu Dhabi today for its twenty-fifth Council meeting to outline actionable steps to accelerate a just and inclusive energy transition, six months out from the 28th Climate Change Conference (COP28), which […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

IRENA Launches Report for the G20 on Low-Cost Energy Transition Finance

May 15, 2023


The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in partnership with the Indian G20 Presidency, launched a comprehensive report today on how low-cost finance can accelerate the energy transition. Titled “Low-Cost Energy Transition Finance”, and developed in close collaboration with India’s Ministry […]

News and Policies, World

Circular Economic Practices in Argentina

March 24, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

The call for circular economic practices to be used in conjunction with other aspects of the renewable energy transition has been gaining more attention within the U.S. and Europe. Projects in the U.S. such as circular economy for textiles and […]

News and Policies, World

Europe ‘must strengthen manufacturing capacities’

February 22, 2023

Via: reNews

Federal Economics and Climate Protection Minister Robert Habeck (pictured) has said both Germany and Europe must strengthen production capacities for renewable energies. The Minister was speaking at the the third virtual production summit to strengthen energy transition technologies. He said: […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How could the demand for hydrogen and its price develop up to 2045?

February 14, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

Hydrogen is one of the pillars of the energy transition. However, there is still uncertainty about its specific applications and the scope of hydrogen use. A new study by Fraunhofer ISI addresses this issue and looks at the price-elastic demand […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Blending hydrogen with natural gas could help fuel energy transition

February 8, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

Burning a blend of hydrogen and natural gas to heat our homes could save as much as 5% on carbon emissions without changing existing infrastructure, says a University of Alberta expert in hydrogen energy. The blended fuel, called hythane, could […]

News and Policies, State

Community solar: Can California get it right this time?

January 30, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

California is a leader in the energy transition. But even the most mature solar market in the U.S. hasn’t always gotten it right. The Golden State has watched from the sidelines as community solar programs across the country have been […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

The Energy Transition: What is Needed to Achieve Clean Energy Goals

January 20, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

Though experts project a record-breaking percentage of U.S. power to come from renewables this year, interconnection timelines remain a barrier to achieving the nation’s clean energy goals. Currently, only 13% of solar, wind, and energy storage projects in approval queues […]

News and Policies, World

Europe wants its own clean energy industrial policy. It has to deal with the American one first

December 8, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The contrast was easy to spot. When the American clean energy industry met at RE+ in September, seemingly every conversation exuded an optimistic tone about the future. Historic incentives for clean energy in the Inflation Reduction Act, paired with a […]

News and Policies, World

IRENA’s New Network Advances Education on Energy Transition

November 11, 2022


The energy transition will transform the economy, creating millions of new renewable energy and transition jobs, while also requiring the mainstreaming of green skills and competences in many existing occupations. These activities require tremendous efforts to be made in the […]

News and Policies, World

IRENA and UNIDO Support Global Energy Transition Through Green Hydrogen

November 8, 2022


Today, Francesco La Camera, the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Gerd Müller, the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have signed a joint declaration on advancing sustainable energy through the fundamental role of […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

New Report Warns World of Huge Untapped Renewable Energy Potential

November 7, 2022


Renewables are the backbone of the energy transition and a viable climate solution. Yet out of the 183 parties to the Paris Agreement with renewable energy components in their Nationally Determined Commitments (NDCs), only 143 have quantified targets with the […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Hydrogen Poised to Play Prominent Role in the World’s Energy Transition

June 16, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

People around the world are searching for ways to decarbonize, and green hydrogen is a fuel that can help in that effort. Green hydrogen is produced through electrolysis using renewable energy, such as wind and solar power. Although most hydrogen […]

News and Policies, World

Spain: Repsol presents its SHYNE project for renewable hydrogen

January 21, 2022

Via: PetrolPlaza

Repsol announced the creation of its SHYNE (Spanish Hydrogen Network) project. The initiative gathers 22 companies and 11 associations, tech centers and universities under the leadership of Repsol to promote renewable hydrogen projects. Through this venture, the firm aims to […]

News and Policies, World

IRENA-AfDB report: Energy Transition Central to Africa’s Economic Future

January 14, 2022


An integrated policy framework built around the energy transition could bring a wave of new sustainable energy investment to Africa, growing the region’s economy by 6.4 per cent by 2050, results of an analysis published today by the International Renewable […]

Energy Consumption, Global

Ensuring a just green energy transition in emerging economies

December 13, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Emerging economy countries face the undeniably huge task to transition their economies to be cleaner and more sustainable. This transition, however, will impact jobs in fossil fuel-based energy production and could, if not considered from a social perspective, negatively impact […]

News and Policies, World

Green goals for heavy industries in the energy transition

November 12, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Our emissions crisis is often defined in simplistic terms, often focusing on the more obvious carbon-intensive sectors of oil and gas production, shipping and aviation or the ‘carbon footprint’ of the individual. Intentional or not, this fails to provide a […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Energy Transition Facing Potentially Debilitating Critical Mineral Supply Gap

September 1, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Building new solar PV plants and wind farms, and supporting an expansion of electric vehicles (EVs) and green hydrogen as is planned to meet decarbonization goals, will dramatically expand demand for copper, nickel, cobalt, lithium, and rare earth elements. But […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

4 opportunities for gas utilities to accelerate the energy transition today

May 24, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

A troubling story recently emerged about a group of gas utilities whose mission is to fight electrification. While the leaked materials alone don’t explain the full extent of the group’s efforts, it was unsettling to see baseless, fear-driven tactics such […]

Energy Economics

The top 5 things investors should know about the energy transition

November 30, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

The energy transition has reached a tipping point. Net zero objectives are being passed into law across Europe and elsewhere – even China recently stated it aims to reach net zero by 2060. The private sector is acting too. For […]