The energy transition: energy is not longer a fuel, but a technique

The sentence in the title of this article is borrowed from the article “sunny side up…” . There are two statements in the article that I would like to emphasize: 1) energy is not longer a fuel but a technique. This first statement implies that there is no longer scarcity of energy, which means that holding on to energy resources like oil and therewith managing the supply is not longer an influence on the price of energy. Making economy of scale the most logical line of strategy for every energy suplier. In…

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7 Environment-Friendly Big Tech Companies

With environmental consciousness on the rise, companies are going the extra mile to reduce their collective carbon footprint. Some are using eco-friendly tools and appliances at work, while others are encouraging tree-planting and other sustainable practices in the community. Studies have proved that sustainability can also affect a company’s bottom line. In addition, potential customers care about green practices that make firms take green practices more seriously in recent years. According to Global Sustainability Report from Nielsen, 45 per cent of the 30,000 consumers polled viewed a company’s commitment to…

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Canada, Mexico and the United States Show Progress on North American Energy Collaboration

In support of the objectives of the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial in San Francisco, the Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Mexico’s Secretary of Energy, and Dr. Ernest Moniz, United States’ Secretary of Energy, reviewed their cooperative efforts underway to foster sustainable energy development, address climate change, and encourage economic growth. The Clean Energy Ministerial and first official Mission Innovation Ministerial come just over one hundred days after Secretary Moniz, Minister Carr, and Secretary Joaquín Coldwell met in Winnipeg…

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Tesla Teaching Chinese Children About Electric Cars

Tesla is opening its service centers in China to kindergarten children to help them learn about electric cars. Perhaps it is hoping they will all become Tesla buyers when they grow up? The efforts by Tesla China recognize that there is a lot of misinformation about electric cars out there. People are genuinely confused about what EVs can and cannot do. The events focus on green transportation and the differences between electric and gas power. According to the Tesla China blog, “To accelerate changes towards sustainable energy, Tesla is committed to promote…

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Interview: Energy Union Big Decisions to Come Post-2017

Mr. Pellerin-Carlin, during your presentation in Sofia you spoke about the transition from traditional energy sources to a decentralised sustainable energy sector. What are the main steps towards doing this? The energy transition is critical to mitigate a climate change that is already painfully impacting human life and economy. It is also a way to build more secure and sustainable energy systems to provide energy services at an affordable cost to all households and businesses. This transition walks on two legs: efficiency and renewables. Energy efficiency allows providing the same…

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