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Energy Efficiencies, Improve Energy Efficiencies, Renewable Energy Sources
We live in the Energy Age – imagine life in the 21st Century in most developed nations without the benefits of abundant and economical energy. But no resource on this Earth is really inexhaustible – and our traditional fossil fuel sources are not without limits. The world’s oil supplies are being depleted at a rapid rate. And more expensive (to extract, process, transport and distribute). There are still many nations without abundant and affordable energy. As more nations industrialize and modernize their systems, the demands made on the world’s fossil fuel supplies will place stress on things energy-related and on global supplies.
The hot topics today in energy include reduction of use, conservation of existing supplies, energy efficiencies, and especially alternative sources of energy. While the world goes on using traditional fossil fuels, the race is on to harness natural and renewable energy sources – solar, geo-thermal, wind, tidal, and other “clean” technologies. This section of Accountability Central brings you news and updates, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and more information you can use on Energy topics.
News & Updates
June 16, 2021 Sustainable energy: the airports harnessing green energySource: Airport Technology
Melbourne Airport has recently unveiled its new solar farm installation, making it one of Australia’s largest solar farms, covering approximately 26 football pitches. The solar array is another step towards a carbon-neutral...
Source: The Hill
The Biden administration and the nation’s top miners' union agree that a clean, healthy future means a future without coal and that we need to bring coal communities along with us during this transition.
Source: Harvard Business Review
Tweet Post Share Save Print One in five of the world’s 2,000 largest publicly listed companies have now committed to a “net-zero” emissions target — meaning that by 2050 they will produce close to zero emissions and will...
Research & Insights
May 21, 2021 75% of U.S. Energy Leaders Believe Public Sustainability Declarations Don’t Match Private Boardroom ConversationsSource: Yahoo Finance
U.S. energy leaders believe companies are not taking the steps necessary to back up sustainability initiatives and cite transformative technology as a key accelerator to help meet urgent carbon net-zero goals, according to a new...
Source: Energy Global
SolarPower Europe released the Solar Sustainability Best Practices Benchmark, produced collaboratively by many solar industry experts active in SolarPower Europe’s Sustainability Workstream.
April 29, 2021 ESG & UN Sustainable Development Goals: Total Recognized as a Top Leader by BloombergNEFSource: Yahoo Finance
BloombergNEF published its first study on the alignment of corporate strategies with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With a score of 97/100, Total ranked third worldwide in the survey, among the four...
Commentary & Opinion
May 19, 2021 The black box economySource: VOX
The pandemic economy has been strange and unpredictable from the get-go. Throughout the past 14 months, the twists and turns have been surprising:
October 26, 2020 For energy transition, the key word is sustainability, not politicsSource: The Hill
For energy transition, the key word is sustainability, not politics © istock Two words — sustainable and transition — are frequently used when we talk about energy these days and unfortunately, the definitions are at best...
October 2, 2020 Unsustainable Energy Production Will Stop, BP ProjectsSource: Forbes
The longer society waits to address climate change, the more likely climate will change society, according to BP’s chief economist Spencer Dale. The human tendency toward procrastination is just one of the scenarios Dale attempts...
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