4,500 Amazon employees write to Jeff Bezos calling for ‘urgent’ leadership on climate change

More than 4,520 Amazon employees signed an open letter to Jeff Bezos demanding the company get serious about climate change. The letter comes days after a Gizmodo report revealed how aggressively Amazon is courting oil and gas companies. The signatories made a series of demands, ranging from an emissions-cutting timeline, to a demand for fair treatment of […]

MIT Energy Conference explores changes to the grid in coming decades

Student-run event spans energy policy, carbon pricing, storage technologies, and the rise of renewables. The 14th annual student-run MIT Energy Conference, the nation’s largest such event, reflected an increasing maturity in the low-carbon and zero-carbon energy field. A global push toward carbon-free energy, many speakers made clear at the event, held April 4 and 5 […]

ADB signs loan to finance SUS Environment’s waste-to-energy project in PRC

ADB’s loan to SUS will expand the PRC’s low-carbon circular economy and make cities more livable, through integrated urban waste management systems. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $100 million loan with Shanghai SUS Environment Company Limited (SUS) to finance a portfolio of innovative and socially inclusive waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities within low carbon eco-industrial […]

Ratings for renewable energy: Metrics and evaluation for renewable energy/infrastructure project risk

This paper proposes a framework that allows transparent evaluation of renewable energy infrastructure projects. While there has been substantial increase in renewable energy investment in the last decade, a gap still exists between the actual capital flows and what is required to meet climate-mitigation targets. This report builds on a review of the current renewable-energy […]

AfDB President expected to pitch for promotion of renewable energies in OPS 2019

The Bank’s President will be actively involved in high-level conversations, sectoral deep dives and coalition building for climate and environmental action in Africa. The President of the African Development Bank Dr Akinwumi Adesina, will lead a delegation to the One Planet Summit (OPS 2019), which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 14 March 2019 […]

Spanish climate plan mandates 6GW-by-2030 boost for energy storage

Upcoming snap elections in Spain will decide whether newly-proposed measures including a nation-wide 6GW boost to energy storage become a reality. Draft climate change legislation green-lighted by Spanish ministers last Friday mandates a 3.5GW increase in pumped storage capacity by 2030. This, according to the legislative package tabled by Pedro Sánchez’s socialist government, would be […]

Environment Minister releases publication depicting steps taken by India to combat climate change

The Centre Tuesday released a publication titled ‘India – Spearheading Climate Solutions’ highlighting actions taken by the country to combat climate change. The coffee table book was released by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan who said India has accomplished its ambitious targets to combat climate change. He said the initiatives captured in this publication are […]