What Does the Green Transition Mean for Energy Jobs?

The number of people working in renewable energy has nearly doubled in 10 years as the world begins its transition away from polluting fossil fuels like oil and gas, new research showed. Jobs in renewables hit 13.7 million in 2022, including in solar, bioenergy, hydropower and wind, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International […]

Green UK Firms Show the Potential of a Global Net Zero Economy

From renewable energy to electric vehicles, net zero businesses offer higher wages and could revive industrial heartlands. On the banks of the Tyne and Tees rivers in northeast England, set against a backdrop of years of industrial decline, the green shoots of a new kind of industrialisation are growing. Once famous for the din of […]

How is the Inflation Reduction Act Helping the U.S. Fight Climate Change?

A flagship piece of U.S. legislation – which backers tout as the biggest investment in clean energy and climate action in the country’s history – hit its one-year anniversary this week. The hundreds of billions of dollars in climate funding authorized by the law, known as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), includes money for initiatives […]

Lost in Translation? Climate Experts Aim to Break Language Barrier

Climate change communication often excludes people who don’t speak English, but things are now improving in India and Bangladesh. Indian researcher Sabir Ahamed took a linguist’s help to translate the term “just transition” into Bengali for his new study on the impact of coal mine closures on local people, as countries start to shift from […]

Batteries on Wheels: EV School Buses Shore Up US Electricity Grid

Maryland’s Montgomery County already has the largest fleet of electric school buses in the United States, but it also wants to use its vehicles as “batteries on wheels”, sending power back to the grid to ease peak demand and help the clean energy transition. As part of a broad green agenda, the large county just outside Washington […]