This guide explores how the Park, venues and events have been developed to respond to and tackle the significant environmental challenges of our time: a changing climate, the loss of biodiversity and the overconsumption of vital resources. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London has a fantastic opportunity to lead the way in sustainable living for its neighbours across London and beyond.
The purpose of producing energy statistics is to use them to monitor changes in energy production and use, inform debate and provide a wider understanding of energy. In Key World Energy Statistics (KWES), we look to highlight some of the key facts and trends from across the vast number of datasets the IEA produces to enable everyone to know more about energy. So if you want to know who are the top ten producers of oil or coal or the leading exporters of gas, what has been the evolution of electricity production since 1971, how energy use contributes to CO2 emissions or if you simply want to see the world picture of energy production and use – that information and more is in KWES.
This study examines how alternative transport fuels and infrastructure, which are expected to play a crucial role in the transport sector’s future, develop in other world regions. It aims to contribute to the development and implementation of a European transport strategy effectively promoting alternative modes of transportation and safeguarding the EU’s transport industry’s leading position.
Africa has abundant renewable energy resources. Traditionally reliant on hydropower, the continent is increasingly turning to solar photovoltaics (PV) to bolster energy security and support rapid economic growth in a sustainable manner. Solar PV module prices have fallen by 80% since the end of 2009, and PV increasingly offers an economic solution for new electricity generation and for meeting energy service demands, both on- and off-grid.
The year 2015 was an extraordinary one for renewable energy, with the largest global capacity additions seen to date, although challenges remain, particularly beyond the power sector. The year saw several developments that all have a bearing on renewable energy, including a dramatic decline in global fossil fuel prices; a series of announcements regarding the lowest-ever prices for renewable power long-term contracts; a significant increase in attention to energy storage; and a historic climate agreement in Paris that brought together the global community
There are three key barriers to the growth of rooftop solar power in India: the high upfront costs of installation, low access to debt finance, and perceived performance risk. One promising solution to manage these barriers is the third party financing model. This paper explores the driving factors and challenges to the third party financing model, and proposes a series of recommendations for policy changes and financial instruments which could address these challenges.
Over the past five years, and growing dramatically leading up to and post-Paris COP 21, a movement of institutional and individual investors representing more than $3.4tn in assets under management have divested a portion of their fossil fuel investments and committed to divesting the balance in the next five years. The corollary of divesting fossil fuels is re-investing in the clean energy future. As an invitation to a larger discussion of how we can invest in a clean energy future, we created the Carbon Clean 200 (Clean200TM)—a list of the 200 largest companies worldwide ranked by their total clean energy revenues.
This report showcases 10 U.S. cities that have made ambitious commitments to be powered by 100% renewable energy. For a variety of reasons and in diverse circumstances, public officials and community leaders see the transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy not as an obligation but as an opportunity. Cities powered by 100% clean energy save taxpayer dollars, help their residents save money, create good jobs, and foster a better quality of life. They are catalysts for a new economy and clean energy future.
A fully sustainable and renewable global energy system is possible by 2050. For the first time, the feasibility of such a system is demonstrated by The Energy Report, published by Ecofys and WWF. With emphasis on detailed developments and practical application, the report illustrates how almost 100% of all energy carriers, all regions and all sectors of the global energy system can be renewable, by 2050.
2015 was an unprecedented year for the wind industry as annual installations crossed the 60 GW mark for the first time in history, and more than 63 GW of new wind power capacity was brought on line. The last record was set in 2014 when over 51.7 GW of new capacity was installed globally. In 2015 total investments in the clean energy sector reached a record USD 329 billion (EUR 296.6 bn). 2015 figures were up 4% from 2014’s investment of USD 316 billion (EUR 238.1 bn) and beating the previous record set in 2011 by 3%1.
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