Posts tagged as climate

How urban consumption drives global GHG emissions

  Cities drive the global economy, and urban decisions have an impact well beyond city boundaries. A new report by C40, Arup and the University of Leeds assesses the impact of urban consumption on climate breakdown and explores the type and scale of changes needed to ensure that C40 cities reduce their GHG emissions in […]

Least-cost integrated resource planning with cost-optimal climate change mitigation

The University of Cape Town’s Energy Research Centre recently undertook an alternative technical assessment of South Africa’s electricity future to inform debate on IRP 2018, South Africa’s latest electricity plan, which is due to be released shortly. The authors used a similar modelling methodology, with the addition of an economic model to account for key […]

The evolution of the electricity sector and the role of innovation

The energy industry, particularly the electricity sector, has undergone exciting developments over the past two centuries. From fulfilling the basic functions of lighting and cooking at the turn of the 19th century, electricity is now the backbone of the world’s economy and a basic societal need. In his keynote address at the 2018 Africa Energy […]

Rethinking energy, 2017

  Renewable energy is a fundamental and growing part of the world’s ongoing energy transformation. Governments all over the world are joining that consensus. The use of renewables is their prime choice for enhancing access to affordable, reliable and cleaner sources of modern energy services. This is the executive summary of IRENA’s new report “REthinking […]

Beyond one-million electric cars

  In 2015 the global threshold of 1-million electric cars on the road was exceeded, with the final figure reaching 1,26-million. This is a symbolic achievement highlighting significant efforts deployed jointly by a number of governments and industries over the past ten years. This the executive summary of the IEA’s Global EV outlook 2016 report.  […]

IEA report: Energy Efficiency Market Report 2016

  The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report on global energy intensity which shows that although energy intensity fell in 2015, the rate of progress needs to accelerate much more if sustainability targets are to be achieved. This is the executive summary of the report The full report is available here Global energy […]