Opinion

Leading thoughts from energy transition experts

4-5 min.
A new fund is helping to bring clean energy to farmers in Cambodia explain Olivia Coldrey from REEEP and Sarou Long, from Nexus for Development16/July/2018

Funding small-scale clean energy in Cambodia

A new fund is helping to bring clean energy to farmers in Cambodia as Olivia Coldrey from the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Austria and Sarou Long, from Nexus for Development, Cambodia explain
5-6 min.
Kristian Ruby, Secretary General of Eurelectric29/June/2018

More renewables means more electrification

Welcoming the recently agreed EU 2030 climate and energy targets, Kristian Ruby, Secretary General of Eurelectric argues for a regulatory framework able to smoothly integrate greater amounts of renewables and electrification
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27/June/2018

Unique data for innovative urban responses

The intelligent use of real-time data will help cities find the most timely and efficient solutions to reduce emissions and deal with the increased frequency of extreme weather events, a direct consequence of climate change, say Oliver Heidrich and Phillip James from Newcastle University, UK
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18/June/2018

Gender equality for a quicker energy transition

“Reducing gender inequality makes economic sense apart from being the right thing to do,” concludes a World Bank report from May 2018. Christine Lins, former Executive Secretary of REN21, a global renewable energy policy network, explains why and how she and other sustainable energy leaders are helping empower women to play a bigger role in the transition to a clean energy economy
3-4 min.
Imke Lübbeke, Head of Climate and Energy at the WWF’s European Policy Office in Brussels15/June/2018

Why climate strategies make business sense

Clear and ambitious climate and energy plans are essential to reduce emissions and provide certainty for business, says Imke Lübbeke, Head of Climate and Energy at the WWF’s European Policy Office
3-4 min.
06/June/2018

Making energy savings more sustainable

Energy efficiency is vitally important, but policy makers and industry leaders could do more harm than good if they do not ensure that energy savings support wider environmental and sustainability goals, argue Luis Gabriel Carmona and Kai Whiting, researchers at the University of Lisbon, Portugal
3-4 min.
Financing clean energy via fossil fuel subsidy reform01/June/2018

Financing clean energy via fossil fuel subsidy reform

Peter Wooders, group director for energy at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), explains why he is convinced that subsidy swaps are the best way to finance the clean energy transition
5-6 min.
James Watson, chief executive office at SolarPower Europe discusses sustainable solar28/May/2018

Sustainable solar

Research showing that solar panels contain heavy metals is not telling us anything new. Instead of allowing ourselves to be distracted by scare stories, we should focus on the importance of solar in fighting climate change and the industry’s considerable efforts to be sustainable, argues James Watson, chief executive officer at SolarPower Europe
3-4 min.
Mirella Vitale, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communication and Public Affairs at Rockwool Group21/May/2018

Building tomorrow, today

Energy efficiency is the planet’s first fuel. Energy we don’t consume is cheaper, cleaner and more abundant than any other source. Insulating our buildings may seem an obvious way to save energy, but Rockwool Group’s Mirella Vitale warns that without ambitious long-term policy goals, society will fail to reap the full potential of energy efficient buildings.
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19/May/2018

California shows the way forward on energy efficiency

The US state of California is setting an example for others to follow on energy saving policies, explains Andrew McAllister, lead commissioner for energy efficiency at the California Energy Commission
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18/May/2018

Boosting the cool factor of energy efficiency

Exciting new technology, equipment and greater political will help boost the image of energy efficiency, a vital tool in reducing emissions, says Jennifer Layke, US-based Global Director of the Energy Programme at the World Resources Institute
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Monica Frassoni, president of the European Alliance to Save Energy, believes that companies are poised to put their money in energy efficiency projects, but worries that a clear political signal is still lacking17/May/2018

European businesses ready to invest in energy efficiency

Full support for energy efficiency from EU politicians will give companies the confidence to invest in projects that will benefit the economy, the environment and society at large, says Monica Frassoni, President of the European Alliance to Save Energy
6-7 min.
Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy at the European Commission, insists policies and a clear, long-term vision are the best way to move forward on energy efficiency16/May/2018

Smoothing the way to energy efficient policies

Clear policies and a long-term vision will help energy efficiency play its full role in the energy transition, argues Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy at the European Commission
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14/May/2018

Giving local initiatives global impact

Mark Lister, Head of the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, UNEP-DTU Partnership, explains ways to dismantle the barriers to scaling up energy efficiency.