All eyes turned to China last week, as energy ministers from 24 countries convened in Beijing for the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial, with the primary goal of launching a new era of ‘shared global leadership’ for the CEM.
In all corners of the world, renewable energy is gaining traction and at lower costs. REN21’s latest renewable global status report shows a nine percent uptick in renewable energy installations in 2016, to 161 gigawatts, compared to 2015. The two biggest growth sectors were solar, up 47 percent, and wind, up 34 percent. Lower costs are key drivers in this growth.
Saying he was “turning his back on our children and grandchildren,” SEforALL CEO Rachel Kyte launched a blistering attack on President Trump for withdrawing U.S. support for the Paris Climate Agreement. Speaking at a protest outside the White House late yesterday, Kyte decried the president’s short-sightedness in forsaking renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies that are getting cheaper every day and are creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs across the country.
Trump cannot slow the powerful clean energy transition that's already underway in the United States and around the world
In conversation at the NYU Stern School of Business, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres gave a speech on "Climate Change: Mobilizing the World", highlighting the seriousness of the impacts from climate change on the planet and its inhabitants, calling for sustained action to meet the global challenge and to ensure a peaceful and sustainable future for all.
In a guest blog, Everest Energy introduce the Technical Assistance and Development Support tool (TADS), a new approach designed to support the increase of renewable energy in developing countries that was presented at this year’s Sustainable Energy for All Forum.
The fifth Vienna Energy Forum took place under the 2017 theme of “Sustainable Energy for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement”.
Vienna, 11 May 2017 – ENEL, one of the world’s leading global utilities, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have announced that they will work together with key stakeholders, in cooperation with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), on accelerating sustainable energy, including power grid efficiency and electrification.
At last month’s Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York City, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) announced its intention to launch a new People-Centered Accelerator to support gender equality, social inclusion and women’s empowerment in the energy sector.
The Accelerator will bring together a voluntary group of like-minded partners who are committed to advancing these goals, and work with global leaders to promote an energy transition that leaves no one behind.
How system-scale planning and management of hydropower can yield economic, financial and environmental benefits