Energy in Review: February 2023 News Roundup
A recap of some of the month’s biggest energy stories and breakthroughs. Russia significantly reduces oil exports following continued sanctions from the West. Russia has announced that it will reduce oil outputs by 500,000 barrels a day in March, which is about 5% of the country’s oil
For Love of the Sea: Embracing Europe’s Offshore Energy Capabilities
Offshore energy, central to the European Green Deal, offers promising potential for renewable energy generation. A way forward As the European Union continues to set targets and implement carbon reduction schemes in order to adhere to the Paris Climate Accord, alternative, renewable energy remains one of the most promising options.
Hydropower, How Does It Work?
Hydropower is one of the oldest sources of renewable energy but what is it and how does it help reduce carbon? The history of hydropower dates back thousands of years. For instance, more than 2,000 years ago the Greeks used water wheels to grind wheat into flour, therefore it
Target Practice: Improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions
Using EnergyElephant’s energy and sustainability platform to set achievable targets, one goal at a time. Over the next several decades, organizations around the world will grapple with their energy use and sustainability efforts. While drastic changes are necessary, using smaller, interim targets will help achieve feats that at first
Linking Environmental Rights and Human Rights
Not so long ago environmental rights were an abstract concept. However, the Aarhus Convention deemed them necessary as human rights, changing the landscape of environmental policy. Today, environmental rights are recognised as specific rights and important obligations of the state, in large part due to the adoption of The Aarhus
Phantom of the Office: How energy vampires drain power and increase costs
Phantom of the Office: How energy vampires drain power and increase costs. Appliances and devices integral to every organization may be draining energy and raising bills. This is what you can do to nip the problem in the bud.
Microgeneration and Decentralising the Energy Grid
Why is microgeneration important? The use of microgeneration is key to decentralising the energy grid as it could allow for more uptake of renewables and thus a reduction in overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Microgeneration involves the installation of small generators, such as solar PV or wind turbines, by individual
When Did the Idea of Sustainability Begin? A Brief History.
Did you ever wonder where and when sustainability started? In current times sustainability is a concept that is widely accepted across most disciplines and sectors, however, in the grand scheme of things, it is a relatively new idea.