Storage

Where do local climate and clean energy goals lie in the priority list, when the COVID-19 induced economic crisis and the crisis of racial inequality are so pressing? For this episode of our Voices of 100% series of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Brandon Coan and Gretchen Milliken. Coan, who helped draft Louisville’s...
Wind Power

“Renewables appear to be immune to Covid-19,” said Fatih Birol of the International Energy Agency this morning, as he revealed that clean energy had defied the pandemic downturn that has hit all other areas of the power sector. Speaking at a press conference for the launch of the IEA’s latest report into renewables, executive director...
Event Coverage

Europe can emerge from the coronavirus pandemic with a significantly clearer pathway to a net-zero future if it takes the right actions now. That’s according to Roberto Castiglioni, the co-founder and chief executive of London-headquartered sustainable investment consultancy Ikigai Group. He said the “silver lining to Covid” was the knock-on effect it would have on...
Solar

The Rockefeller Foundation will commit $1 billion over the next three years to catalyze green recovery from COVID-19. The Foundation will focus on two key areas: catalyzing billions of dollars in private and concessional investments to scale distributed renewable energy across developing countries; and ensuring more equitable access to COVID-19 tests and vaccines, science-based tools,...
Hydropower

Global energy demand will drop five percent this year and carbon emissions by seven percent while the impact of COVID-19 on the sector will be felt for years to come, according to the International Energy Agency’s World Outlook. The report highlights a huge shock to the energy industry from the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly all...
Bioenergy

Fast growing economies have generally also struggled with the corresponding issue of growth in related municipal solid waste (“MSW”) and Kazakhstan has been no exception.  More than 120 million tons of municipal solid waste has been accumulated at 3.5 thousand landfills and more than 4 million tons are generated annually in Kazakhstan. In the light...
Solar

Cleantech challenges and opportunities and continued support for green startups Delft, The Netherlands, 6 May 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc among entrepreneurs and international business, early stage start-ups and the cleantech sector may be hit especially hard. With climate change as real as ever, the world needs to look at ways to...
Solar

A new program at UMass Amherst has been awarded two grants totaling $6.3 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to ensure that the transformation of the electric grid is sustainable and benefits all members of society equitably. UMass Amherst has research experts in energy technology and climate science, as well as scholars in equity...
Hydrogen

Last week, South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) unveiled seven hydrogen fuel cell systems that will be used as the primary power source for a field hospital in Pretoria, South Africa as part of the government’s response to COVID-19. The project is a public-private partnership between the DSI, the Department of Public Works...