AI – and a Start-Up Mindset – Can Fast-Track Clean Energy Projects

As we move into the second half of this crucial year for climate action, two facts stand out: One, 82% of global energy consumption still comes from fossil fuels, despite the growth of renewables in the power sector. Two, there is no plan to turn this around any time soon.  The recent Summit for a New Global […]

Energy Retrofit Conference Shows Scramble to Scale Up

A national energy retrofit conference in Montreal in June captured the momentum of a sector that is beginning to scale up, but still scrambling to hit the volume and speed that will deliver on Canada’s commitments for emission reductions and net-zero buildings. “This is kind of like Disney World for energy efficiency nerds,” Efficiency Canada […]

The Feds Move to Speed up Development of Wind And Solar on Public Land

A rule proposed by the Bureau of Land Management would cut leasing fees for those projects by 80 percent. In mid-June, the federal Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, proposed a new rule that would reduce fees for wind and solar development on public lands by 80 percent. Regulators at the BLM say the move […]

A UK Bay’s Trawling Ban Revived Nature and Gave Fishermen a Voice

In England’s Lyme Bay, fishermen, conservationists and the government are negotiating new ways to protect fishing and nature Few people have a better view of what happens under the sea’s surface than a scallop diver. Having foraged for the shellfish off England’s south coast since the 1990s, John Worswick has witnessed the destruction of seabed […]

DOE Selects Arizona State University to Lead New Institute to Drive Industrial Decarbonization Through Electrification of Process Heat

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of Arizona State University to lead the seventh Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute. EPIXC will mobilize a coalition of private companies, National Labs, universities, labor unions, and community partners and will allocate up to $70 million in federal funding over the next five years for […]