Tag: clean energy

Brazil’s Opportunity to Lead the Global Dialogue on Energy and Climate

Brazil is a frontrunner in clean energy transitions: among the world’s largest economies, it boasts the lowest share of fossil fuels in its energy mix. Holding the G20 Presidency in 2024, Brazil...

Financing the Energy Sector – The Debt-Equity Relationship

The answer to who holds the largest share of investments is corporations. However, households and governments also play a crucial role in this regard. Specifically, households have significantly increased their participation since...

Algae Offer Great Potential for Energy Production

The idea that algae can be used for the production of green energy is not new, and numerous universities have presented their concepts of facilities that generate electricity using these organisms. Among them...

EU and SDGs: How has the EU Performed?

Eurostat released the publication ‘Sustainable development in the European Union - monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context - 2024 edition’. This publication provides readers with a statistical...

Increasing Energy Investment in Africa is Vital for the Continent’s Sustainable Economic Growth

Meeting growing energy demand in Africa requires a surge of spending on clean energy projects, with swift action to tackle financial barriers so investment can reach the levels that are needed, according...

Progress on Basic Energy Access Reverses for First Time in a Decade

A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank, and the World Health Organization (WHO), released today,...

Investment in Clean Energy This Year is Set to be Twice the Amount Going to Fossil Fuels

Despite pressures on financing, global investment in clean energy is set to reach almost double the amount going to fossil fuels in 2024, helped by improving supply chains and lower costs for...

Rapid Expansion of Batteries Will Be Crucial to Meet Climate and Energy Security Goals Set at COP28

Growth in batteries outpaced almost all other clean energy technologies in 2023 as falling costs, advancing innovation and supportive industrial policies helped drive up demand for a technology that will be critical...

Clean energy is boosting economic growth

Clean energy is moving towards centre stage in the global energy system – and as its importance rises, a new clean energy economy is emerging. Clean electricity accounted for around 80 percent of...

Old Mines Can Be Used for Energy Storage

In addition to renewable energy production facilities being built left and right, the energy transition we are striving for also requires the construction of energy storage facilities since the efficiency of renewable...

ITALY COULD GET A FLOATING HYBRID POWER PLANT

Two years ago, an offshore wind farm was commissioned in Italy, a significant development since this was the first such project in the Mediterranean basin. Now, Italy plans to build a large floating...

Net Zero Industry Act threatens to be a backward step for Europe’s wind industry

Wind is 19 per cent of the electricity consumed in Europe. Nearly all of Europe’s wind turbines are made in Europe. Europe’s wind energy supply chain is big – over 250 factories...

Global coal demand expected to decline in coming years

After reaching an all-time high this year, global coal demand is expected to decline to 2026, according to the latest edition of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) annual coal market report –...

Enhancing infrastructure can help boost Denmark’s clean energy investment

Denmark’s energy and climate ambition in sectors such offshore wind, biomethane and district heating are transforming the country’s energy system and reinforcing its image as a clean energy leader toward net zero...

Clean technologies are driving job growth in the energy sector, but skills shortages are an increasing concern

The number of jobs in the global energy sector rose in 2022 as growing investment in clean energy technologies drove demand for new workers in every region of the world, according to...

Imports of green energy products more than doubled in 2022

Clean energy is a fundamental part of the European Green Deal. In pursuit of this, green energy products such as wind turbines, liquid biofuels and solar panels are required. Utilising these energy...

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