COP26 to Break Ground for Zero Carbon Buildings Future

By Christiana Hageneder, Head of the Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB), and Martina Otto, Head of UNEP’s Cities Unit and GlobalABC Secretariat   In a few days, thousands of world leaders, CEOs, negotiators, activists and journalists will gather in Glasgow for COP26, which comes at a time of climate emergency. When …

Deeply decarbonizing metals and mining

The metals and mining sector is a massive resource producer and a massive resource consumer. It exhumes raw materials and transforms them, through energy-intensive processes, into the modern features of our built environment. In so doing, it also creates about a quarter of the reported emissions of the world’s 12,000 …

How to Advance Sustainable Mining

Still Only One Earth: Lessons from 50 years of UN sustainable development policy Mining companies reap huge benefits extracting valuable minerals, but often at a cost to surrounding communities and the environment. Regulating these activities mainly depends on national frameworks and policies, but implementing good practices remains problematic. To truly …

Mission-critical data for reliable power in the age of renewables

The rapid growth of renewable deployments on grids worldwide has profoundly changed the electric-power value chain. Professionals at every link in that chain— from control-room operators to generating-fleet managers to regional transmission operators—face operational challenges that simply did not exist even 20 years ago. Read this whitepaper to learn: Why …

International Energy Outlook 2021

EIA’s International Energy Outlook (IEO) presents an analysis of long-term world energy markets in 16 regions1 through 2050. Reference case projections in each edition of the IEO are not predictions of what is most likely to happen, but rather they are modeled projections under assumptions that reflect current energy trends and …

Precious metals from electronic waste in seconds

Date: October 4, 2021 Source: Rice University   In what should be a win-win-win for the environment, a process developed at Rice University to extract valuable metals from electronic waste would also use up to 500 times less energy than current lab methods and produce a byproduct clean enough for …

New Power Generation Quarterly: 2021 Q2

BY MARIA MCCOY | DATE: 29 SEP 2021 Nearly seven gigawatts of new power generation capacity came online in the second quarter of 2021. Renewable energy generation capacity growth was comparable to last quarter, while new fossil gas construction dropped dramatically. In four of the last eight quarters, the fossil gas contribution to new power …

Event: How energy demand reduction can achieve net-zero in the UK

  Report launch: the role of energy demand reduction in achieving net-zero in the UK   Our great 2021 partners – THANK YOU ALL! Post summer study event organized by CREDS with support from eceee 6 Oct, 2021 at 3-4pm UK time/4–5 PM CET Register here eceee is pleased to forward …

The Solution in our Water: from Waves to Wastewater

  As our global population grows, so our water supplies are experiencing greater pressure to meet people’s needs – from drinking to irrigation to sanitation – and bringing us face to face with a looming water crisis. According to WHO, around 33% of people in the world – or one in …