836 results for ‘new energy ’ — page 5 of 70

  • Global Agenda Councils

    Interview: A light bulb moment for renewable power

    This blog is part of a series of interviews on our Emerging Technologies 2014. What do we mean by “grid-scale electricity storage”? We are talking about a spectrum of technology options for storing electricity. It’s odd that we are in the 21st century and still don’t have the… more
  • Forum

    A new global vision for sustainable development

    When the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were first established nearly 15 years ago, the half-joke reminder among global health experts was that they needed to replace the “M” with a “B” when talking about financing – meaning the solutions required budgets in the order of billions… more
  • Strategic Partners

    Are we ready to pay for tomorrow’s energy?

    It is our duty, as states, citizens and industry leaders, to make the energy transition a reality with the ultimate aim of reconciling two major priorities: to meet ever-increasing demand and to confront the complex issue of climate change. These challenges, as we are all aware, determine the… more
  • Strategic Partners

    How can industry save energy?

    Research commissioned by ABB has confirmed that energy efficiency remains a high priority for industry executives. Of more than 300 surveyed in the manufacturing and power sectors by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), almost all said energy efficiency would remain a crucial success factor for… more
  • Forum

    How should we prepare for the future of energy?

    As the global energy landscape undergoes massive transformations, it should look to Germany’s Energiewende, or energy market transition, to provide a secure, sustainable and affordable energy supply for everyone. We need to acknowledge that electricity supply is one of the biggest global… more
  • Global Agenda Councils

    Davos briefing: Meeting society’s new expectations

    Modern societies need better leadership. Around the world, people are clamouring for a more effective, open and honest management of public affairs.   As change accelerates, the need to coordinate human efforts grows steadily more pressing. “The world’s quest for dignity, peace, prosperity… more
  • Forum

    Five facts about the world’s energy use

    The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2014, released this week, aims to support the transition to more affordable, sustainable and secure energy systems around the world. Its principal tool is the Energy Architecture Performance Index (EAPI), which measures the performance of… more
  • Forum

    Top 10 countries best prepared for the future of energy

    The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2014, released this week, ranks the energy systems of 124 countries from three perspectives: economic growth and development; environmental sustainability; and energy access and security. We call these three perspectives the “energy… more
  • Global Agenda Councils

    Solving the growing network energy gap

    Communications traffic is growing at an exponential rate as more consumers use smartphones, tablets and PCs to connect to the Internet. A growing number of other devices and machines are also connected, including TVs, refrigerators, cars and thermostats – the so-called Internet of Things… more
  • Forum

    The new climate economics

    In its latest comprehensive assessment of the evidence on global warming, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will show that the world’s climate scientists are more certain than ever that human activity – largely combustion of fossil fuels – is causing temperatures… more
  • Technology Pioneers

    The future of India’s rural energy is off the grid

    More than 1 billion people have yet to switch on a light bulb. Commercially viable solutions to address this enormous problem exist and they all rely on the decentralization of energy delivery and supply. The centralized grid-based approach to bring power into homes has been, by and large, a… more
  • Social Entrepreneurs

    Time to get serious about the energy crisis

    The massive challenge of achieving universal access to energy recently received two major boosts that have raised the issue further on the international development agenda. In late June, US President Barack Obama announced his Power Africa initiative, which pledged US$ 7 billion to “double… more