732 results for ‘new energy ’ — page 3 of 61

  • Windmills generate electricity in the windy rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains near the town of Pincher Creek Forum

    Why shifting to renewables is not mission impossible

    The 10 warmest years since records began have all occurred in the past 15 years. This year was no exception; we are about to register the warmest year ever. According to scientists, this is indisputably correlated with the increased CO2 in the atmosphere. If we are to continue this current trend… more
  • People look at the cooling towers of Doel’s nuclear plant in northern Belgium Forum

    How will we power the next energy revolution?

    The energy industry is on the cusp of a seismic shift, not simply in terms of the type of energy society will become dependent upon as the century progresses, but who controls it, too. It could be the biggest transformation in the market since the Industrial Revolution, except this time control… more
  • Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province Forum

    Cause for new optimism on climate change?

    In the rarified atmosphere of Aspen, Colorado, last week I attended the 11th American Renewable Energy Day Summit. Over the years, the event has grown into a fascinating brainstorming and networking event bringing US domestic and international figures in the renewable energy business together –… more
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    The arguments against food and energy subsidies

    Few policies place good economics so directly at odds with good politics as subsidies for food and energy. The issue of unaffordable subsidies is now front and centre for three of the world’s most important new leaders: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Indonesian President-elect Joko… more
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    Climate targets have failed. Time to try something new

    If the world is to solve the climate change crisis, we will need a new approach. Currently, the major powers view climate change as a negotiation over who will reduce their CO2 emissions (mainly from the use of coal, oil, and gas). Each agrees to small “contributions” of emission reduction… more
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    Are we entering a new age of insecurity?

    Summer is normally a time to take a break from the risks and worries of everyday life, and perhaps to take stock of where we are and where we are heading. But this is increasingly difficult, because our everyday lives are becoming so much riskier and more worrying. Much of the discussion in the… more
  • Young Global Leaders

    How big data will clean up India’s energy act

    There are close to a billion people worldwide who don't have access to energy. Of these, 400 million are in India. For anyone with insight and imagination, this represents an extraordinary potential market. I'm trying to match the capital in the world with the returns of the energy industry… more
  • Social Entrepreneurs

    Fastest path to universal energy? Let the market decide

    Today at the World Economic Forum on Africa, participants are debating how Africa can overcome the paradox of being energy-resource rich and access poor. Globally, over 2 billion people are without access to reliable, affordable energy. As part of the decade of Sustainable Energy for All, the UN… more
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    Why renewables are the way forward for Africa

    If you take a solar map and a wind map and compare the African continent to other continents, you’ll see we have some of the best resources in the world. The solar resource in the Northern Cape of South Africa is 25 percent higher than that of Spain, and Spain is considered to be a world class… more
  • Global Agenda Councils

    The rise of the energy consumer

    For a long time, many electricity providers have largely ignored the needs of the customer. These utility companies have steadily grown, invested in new supply technologies and generally behaved like the monopolies they are. But utility companies have found it increasingly difficult to get… more
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    How big data will make us more energy efficient

    One of the by-products of smart grid technology – an energy grid that delivers power more efficiently and is able to detect faults before they happen – is that utility companies are amassing vast quantities of data on their customers. Meter readings alone have accounted for a huge surge in… more
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    How new technology will help Latin America thrive

    Education and technology are deeply entwined in setting the pace at which a country can generate significant competitive advantages. A country’s ability to improve productivity relies on having a large pool of capable human resources to draw from, and technology for them to use. Education… more