Making Australias electricity grids smarter ARENA

Making Australias electricity grids smarter

More than 150 households in NSW and Victoria will take part in an innovative new trial to test how smart inverters can work alongside rooftop solar and home energy storage to cut costs and improve the stability and reliability of Australia’s electricity supply. read more »

Partnerships Under New Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to Develop More Sustainable Communities Foto: TU Darmstadt

USA » 28.11.2016

Partnerships Under New Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to Develop More Sustainable Communities

As a part of the Obama Administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings and facilities, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National League of Cities launched the Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to move the building market toward adopting sustainable practices to help districts achieve zero energy use in buildings. read more »

Trump Vows Paris Agreement Pull Out Photo: Gage Skidmore

Trump Vows Paris Agreement Pull Out

The 22nd United Nations climate summit began as a wonky, low-profile affair. Nearly 200 nations, finally agreeing to keep the world from burning up, began writing the rulebook by which the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement could be achieved, while seeking the trillions needed to move quickly away from fossil fuels to a green-energy economy. read more »

"An alliance is emerging": COP22 concludes Photo: UNFCCC

Climate summit » 23.11.2016

"An alliance is emerging": COP22 concludes

The UN climate summit COP22 in Morocco sent a signal of renewed confidence in the Paris climate agreement - despite the widespread concern that the USA under President Donald Trump might drop out of international climate policy. read more »

Obama Administration Announces New Financing For Renewable Energy Projects Foto: Siemens AG

USA » 22.11.2016

Obama Administration Announces New Financing For Renewable Energy Projects

President Obama’s leadership has catalyzed a global transition towards a clean energy economy. From 2010-2015 alone, the U.S. has invested in more than $11 billion in international clean energy finance – including grant-based assistance, development finance, and export credit – to support countries as they work to meet their growing energy needs, while improving development outcomes and reducing carbon emissions. read more »

Broad transformations in the global energy landscape Juwi

Broad transformations in the global energy landscape

As a result of major transformations in the global energy system that take place over the next decades, renewables and natural gas are the big winners in the race to meet energy demand growth until 2040, according to the latest edition of the World Energy Outlook, the International Energy Agency's flagship publication. read more »

New support for green energy in Middle East and North Africa NAPS Systems Oy Finland

New support for green energy in Middle East and North Africa

With the issue of how to get the private sector on board for climate financing high on the agenda at COP22 in Marrakesh, the first projects of a new fund supported by the European Investment Bank (EIB) – the Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund (Catalyst) – are now taking off. read more »

Fukushima Community Power Declaration IAEA

Fukushima Community Power Declaration

All the participants of the 1st World Community Power Conference in Fukushima WCPC2016, gathered more than 600 people from more than 30 countries in Fukushima city on 3 and 4 November 2016, the year of the fifth commemoration of the Fukushima disaster and one year after the Paris climate agreement, agreed to and decided to issue the following Declaration. read more »

Let’s see, what tomorrow brings GP Joule

100 % Renewable » 27.10.2016

Let’s see, what tomorrow brings

Renewable energy project developer GP JOULE takes a long view for the entire German Energiewende. read more »

Government must incentivise energy storage and demand side response Fraunhofer ISE

Climate Change » 26.10.2016

Government must incentivise energy storage and demand side response

The Energy and Climate Change Committee final report sets out energy policy implications of leaving the EU. read more »