Why we need to talk about the skills needed for net zero

Why we need to talk about the skills needed for net zero
Steve Holliday, President of the Energy Institute, highlights an under-discussed challenge of the transition to net-zero.A new survey of professionals across the UK energy sector highlights the need for skilled people to power new technology.These skills are needed now and into the future, meaning we need to inspire future generation. When we look out to 2050 and the transformation of the global energy system required to avert the climate crisis,...
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The 'Big Con' Revealed: Report Details Fossil Fuel Industry's Deceptive 'Net Zero' Strategy

The 'Big Con' Revealed: Report Details Fossil Fuel Industry's Deceptive 'Net Zero' Strategy
"Big polluters and rich governments should not only reduce emissions to Real Zero, they must pay reparations for the huge climate debt owed to the Global South." A new report published by a trio of progressive advocacy groups lifts the veil on so-called "net zero" climate pledges, which are often touted by corporations and governments as solutions to the climate emergency, but which the paper's authors argue are merely a dangerous form of greenwa...
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The Australian state of Tasmania is now powered entirely by renewable energy

The Australian state of Tasmania is now powered entirely by renewable energy
Tasmania met 100% renewable target after the 29th wind turbine went online at Granville Harbour on the island's west coast.The majority of the island's power generation came from hydroelectric systems in 2018/19.Other states are forging ahead with their own green energy plans. The Australian island state of Tasmania now runs on 100% renewable energy, having met its goal to be fully self-sufficient on green energy two years ahead of schedule. Tasm...
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IEA: Wind and solar capacity will overtake both gas and coal globally by 2024

IEA: Wind and solar capacity will overtake both gas and coal globally by 2024
Wind and solar capacity will exceed coal and gas in less than five years, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.The increase will mean wind and solar will overtake gas capacity in 2023 and coal in 2024.The report also showed how renewables had proved to be resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic, unlike other commodities. Wind and solar capacity will double over the next five years globally and exceed that of both gas and co...
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Trump greenlights drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but will oil companies show up?

Trump greenlights drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but will oil companies show up?
The Trump administration has announced that it is opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas development – the latest twist in a decades-long battle over the fate of this remote area. Its timing is truly terrible. Low oil prices, a pandemic-driven recession and looming elections add up to highly unfavorable conditions for launching expensive drilling operations. In the longer term, the climate crisis and an ongoing shift...
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China's lead in the global solar race - at a glance

China Solar
In the space of 25 years, China will have gone from having virtually no solar panels to leading the world by a margin of more than 100%.  Estimates from market intelligence business Wood Mackenzie sees China's photovoltaic panel installations hit a cumulative total of 370 GWdc by 2024 - more than double the US's capacity at that point. As countries around the world continue to increase their solar capacity, Wood Mackenzie predicts 2020 will ...
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Seoul is putting solar panels on all public buildings and 1 million homes

Solar Panels
Look up as you walk the streets of South Korea's capital and you'll see a renewable-energy revolution taking place. By 2022, every public building and 1 million homes in the city are set to be powered by solar. The Solar City Seoul project is part of a programme to wean Asia's fourth-largest economy off its dependence on coal, gas and nuclear for power generation. The country aims to generate 35% of its electricity from renewables by 2040. The Wo...
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