What are the key developments and prospects for existing and emerging carbon initiatives? Today, about 40 national and over 20 sub-national jurisdictions, responsible for almost one-fourth of global greenhouse gas emissions, are putting a price on carbon. Together, these initiatives cover the equivalent of almost 6 gigatons of carbon dioxide, or about 12% of global emissions.
Michael Liebreich, founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance and member of SEforALL’s Advisory Board, is a pioneer in the renewable energy industry and a powerful voice for the ongoing global energy transition.
Rachel Kyte, SEforALL’s Chief Executive Officer and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, will be speaking on energy, infrastructure and sustainable development at the Toronto Global Forum on Tuesday, 13 September.
“Even though there are a lot of projects happening, to make a project sustainable one must take a whole-systems approach.” Rocky Mountain Institute trustee Maria van der Hoeven, formerly Executive Director of the International Energy Agency and a member of SEforALL’s Advisory Board, talks about energy access and security.
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The United States and China – the world’s two biggest greenhouse gas emitters – have formally ratified the Paris climate agreement, bringing its entry into force a big step closer.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping deposited their respective instruments to join the agreement with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Hangzhou, China, on 3 September, ahead of a summit of the G20 group of leading economies.
Developing economies jumped ahead of developed countries for the first time in 2015 in terms of total new renewable energy investment, REN21's Global Status Report 2016 shows.
Renewable energy producers have won more than a 50% share of Chile’s latest power tender, with falling costs for renewables driving the average bid price below USD 50 per megawatt hour (MWh) – the lowest since the tenders began a decade ago.
More than half of the energy awarded in the auction, which was to supply 12,430 gigawatt hours (GWh) from 2021, will be supplied by non-conventional renewable energy, mainly wind and solar projects, the Chilean Association for Renewable Energy (ACERA) reports.
Ever wondered where’s the best place in the world to build a solar power plant? For the first time, privately-produced renewable energy maps and resource data is available for download to all for free.
Toyota, Siemens and Johnson Controls head a new list of the top 200 world companies ranked by their total clean energy revenues, with Chinese firms accounting for more than a third of the total.
The ‘Carbon Clean 200’ ranking (Clean200), developed by Canadian media and research company Corporate Knights and US-based non-profit organization As You Sow on the basis of data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), aims to identify “which companies currently are profiting from making the decision to participate in the clean transition and what is the best way to spot them”.
International pubic climate funds are too focused on large-scale grid extension, to the detriment of small-scale off-grid and mini-grid services that are often quicker and cheaper to deploy, a recent report says.