Forget net-zero, businesses should be striving for true zero. Here’s why.

Traceability is the next big frontier in demanding clean energy from source to socket, argues former IBM Global Smart Grid Systems Leader, Steve Hoy.   by Steve Hoy We track almost everything these days: packages, food, supply chains, even pets. But energy, especially clean energy, has remained obscure, hidden behind a confusing mesh of regulation, plans […]

10 things bus fleets need in order to electrify (Part 1 of 2)

by Alison Wiley “I don’t understand this contract at all,” a Transportation Director of a medium-sized school district recently told me. Thad (not his real name) had been running buses for decades, almost all diesels, like most of his peers. He’d landed a grant for his first electric school bus and charging infrastructure, and the contract […]

Renewable natural gas is crucial to diversify our clean energy sources

Electrification of everything is not necessarily the best path to decarbonization if we also want reliable energy delivery, argues David Cox. David Cox, Founder and CFO of the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas  The power outages in Texas are an all too painful reminder how extreme weather events can expose weaknesses in our energy infrastructure. […]

Commentary: I’ve had it up to here. Fire the climate leaders now!

The Texas governor is calling for the resignation of Ercot leaders in the wake of the frigid temps and subsequent blackouts that ensued. Dangerous cold temps and no electricity are not a combination that anyone should have to endure. Well you know what? I think we should go higher. Let’s go above the head of […]

US rejoins Paris Agreement

As promised, on the first day he took office US President Joe Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement via an executive order. In his inaugural address he said that the planet itself is crying for survival and vowed to make fighting climate change on his top priorities. The International Hydropower Association (IHA) welcomes the new […]

US rejoins Paris Agreement

As promised, on the first day he took office US President Joe Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement via an executive order. In his inaugural address he said that the planet itself is crying for survival and vowed to make fighting climate change on his top priorities. The International Hydropower Association (IHA) welcomes the new […]

Appeals court strikes down Trump’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule

In what many might consider one more defeat for President Trump, today on his last full day in office, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated and remanded back to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the Trump administration’s “Affordable Clean Energy” (ACE) rule. The move marks a major blow to the administration’s […]

Saving the planet and the economy: We must do both

The problem humanity faces is not climate change per se – it is providing reliable energy to a growing world economy and a global population projected to hit 10 billion by 2100. Climate change is a byproduct. To provide the necessary energy, every possible source must be on the table for consideration. The solution is […]

Aggregate fossil fuel demand could peak as early as 2027 according to McKinsey

COVID-19 and electrification hasten peak demand for hydrocarbons Aggregate fossil fuel demand is set to peak in 2027 – with oil peaking in 2029 and gas in 2037 – partially due to the impacts of COVID-19, according to new research by global consultancy, McKinsey & Company.  The Global Energy Perspective 2021 report finds that while coal demand […]