The Clean Tech Primer 2017
In New York, Raymond James released its Clean Tech Primer 2017, arguably the most cogent and concise summary of activity and prospects across the gamut from solar power through to water technology, including all biofuels, biopower and bioindustrials.… read more
Chile will increase small hydropower generation with 3-MW Los Pinos hydropower plant
Chile's Schwager Energy and China-based Shenyang Yuanda Commercial & Investment Co. signed a memorandum of understanding on Nov. 3 to build the 3-MW Los Pinos run-of-the-river hydroelectric plant in southern Chile's Lagos region, according to BN Americas.
Part IV: Justice Delayed — Will Politics Trump Justice in the Case of the Clean Power Plan?
By the time this column is published, oral arguments in the legal challenge to the Clean Power Plan will have already been made. The en banc panel of 10 appeals court judges is not likely to render its decision before the New Year. No matter the opinion, it will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.… read more
World Bank makes US$390 million loan Pakistan's Tarbela hydroelectric plant extension
The World Bank has approved US$390 million in additional financing to be used by Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority for extensions of its Tarbela hydroelectric plant.
US and China Join Paris Agreement, Bringing it Much Closer to Taking Effect
The United States and China on Sept. 3 formally joined the Paris Agreement in a ceremony in Hangzhou, China, ahead of the G20 Summit. President Obama and President Xi both deposited their country’s official instrument with United Nations Secretary, General Ban-Ki Moon.… read more
The Clean Power Plan: Justice Delayed
In the case of the Fossil Fuel Industry, et. al. VS Earth, et. al., I find myself asking—not for the first time—is justice delayed, justice denied? It should come as no surprise that I am convinced it is.… read more
Will the G20 Spur Post-Paris Climate Action? 3 Signs to Look For
The G20 meeting in Hangzhou, China, this September brings together leaders of the world’s largest economies for the first such gathering since the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate. G20 Leaders Summits traditionally focus on economic growth and financial stability, but since more than 190 countries collectively agreed to greatly enhance mitigation of the causes and impacts of climate change, the need to tackle a changing climate and foster clean energy has become a clear economic and business reality.… read more
How A Land Use Plan For the California Desert Turned Climate Change Allies Into Foes
New Heatspring Author
How Renewable Energy Is Blowing Climate Change Efforts Off Course
Where Now on Climate Change for the UK?
It was a gamble that went spectacularly wrong for Tory Prime Minister David Cameron: Allow the UK to decide through a national referendum on their future participation in the EU and hope that they choose to remain.… read more
Brexit: Insights from Renewable Energy Businesses
Brexit; It’s been the buzz word dominating the media recently and it’s likely to continue for some time. The UK’s decision to leave the EU has left both supporting sides of the ‘leave’ and ‘remain’ campaign in a somewhat collective state of uncertainty as to how this decision will impact the country right now and in the future years.… read more
Raising Our Game in Clean Energy Innovation
Recently I traveled to San Francisco to participate in international efforts to meet the challenge of climate change and accelerate the global transition to clean energy. The main event was the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7), a meeting of 23 countries and the European Commission.… read more
What’s Next? EU, US and Colombia Show They’re Moving Forward with the Paris Agreement
Less than two weeks after 175 nations signed the pivotal Paris Agreement on climate change, a question lingers: What happens now?… read more