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Is Asia and the Pacific Ready for the Global Climate Stage?

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, IISD – 1 November 2021 There is a clear change of direction and cause for optimism concerning climate change momentum in Asia and the Pacific, but vested interests could act to slow this down. This article by The International Institute for Sustainable Development looks at whether the region is ready for the…

China’s Electric Vehicle Market Powers Up

Aidan Gilbert, University of Edinburgh – 28 February 2021 Seeing explosive growth in the last few years, the electric car industry is booming. As governments around the world make the legislative push to phase out fossil fuels, electric vehicles (or EVs for short) are looking certain to be the automotive success story of the 2020s…

The future of nuclear: power stations could make hydrogen, heat homes and decarbonise industry

Bill Lee, Bangor University and Michael Rushton, Bangor University – The Conversation Nuclear power has provided low-carbon electricity to the UK for over 60 years and today it generates 17% of the country’s electricity. Until mid-2018, 15 nuclear reactors were the country’s largest source of low-carbon energy. Of these, only Sizewell B is planned to…

‘Decarbonisation’ may be the wrong goal for energy – here’s why

Simone Abram, Durham University; Alton Horsfall, Durham University, and Andrew Crossland, Durham University – The Conversation Electricity generated by nuclear power plants, wind turbines and solar panels results in negligible greenhouse gas emissions, even when their manufacture, construction and maintenance is taken into account. To the casual observer, nuclear power and renewables might appear to…

The challenge of decarbonizing heavy transport

Samantha Gross – Brookings Many jurisdictions are focused on achieving very low or net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by mid-century, bringing a spotlight to the biggest challenges in decarbonization. The transportation sector is responsible for about one-quarter of global GHG emissions and emissions are growing, even in the developed world where other emissions are generally…