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Affordable and Clean Energy

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

  • [New] The Port of Rotterdam Authority envisions a staged approach towards a renewable energy system, drawing on hydrogen, and solar geothermal and biomass sources. News
  • [New] Duke Energy has an in-house Drought Mitigation Team tasked with monitoring water levels and implementing measures to reduce the risk of drought at exposed nuclear and coal-fired plants. S&P Global Platts
  • [New] The production of solar panel production is dominated by China, and the import ban could pose a new challenge to bringing renewable energy to US households. Investor Ideas
  • [New] Victoria will not support capacity payments to existing coal and gas generators that would slow the transition to renewable energy. reneweconomy
  • [New] The Energy Sector plays an active role to support the climate risk initiative in embedding climate risk into ING's practices. ING
  • [New] The IEA's Sustainable Development Scenario reaches net zero emissions by 2070 and so the decarbonisation / energy transition trajectory in NZE2050 requires a greater pace and scale of change by the energy sector, particularly in the near-term. ING
  • [New] America and Germany will handle most of the energy projects in country, whether oil energy or clean energy. Libya Herald
  • [New] Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry announced U.S. support for regional initiatives such as Renewable Energy for Latin America and the Caribbean, through which countries will work collaboratively toward a regional goal of at least 70% renewable energy capacity by 2030. United States Department of State
  • [New] As climate action and the energy transition unfold, we expect steel to remain the key building block of global infrastructure, underpinning the energy and economic transition as well as broader development goals. BHP
  • [New] Achieving a zero-carbon global energy system by 2050 is achievable but will require significant investment in both existing renewables and new clean energy technologies. First Light Fusion Ltd
  • [New] New research published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, demonstrates that inertial confinement fusion could deliver a Levelised Cost Of Energy as low as $ 25/MWh compared with $ 100/MWh for nuclear energy and up to $ 50/MWh for onshore wind. First Light Fusion Ltd
  • [New] Through 2031, the CEPP would expand the US workforce by 7.7 million new jobs, add $907 billion to the national economy, raise $154 billion in tax revenue, and lead to over 600 gigawatts of new clean energy. Volts
  • [New] China's coal industry currently produces 1,050 gigawatts of energy, and is predicted to reach 1,300 gigawatts (GW) by 2030. The Times
  • [New] The US will collaborate with India to work towards installing 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030. INSIGHTSIAS
  • [New] Australia has the world's largest deposits of uranium; nuclear energy generation is projected to increase in some markets in the coming decades. Reserve Bank of Australia
  • [New] Energy bill-payers will be asked to subsidise the installation of tens of thousands of new gas boilers across the UK under government plans, at a time when experts say gas boilers should be urgently phased out. The Guardian
  • [New] The economics of coal have become increasingly uncompetitive in comparison to renewable energy, while the risk of stranded assets has increased. The Guardian
  • [New] As Duke Energy adds more renewable energy to its fleet, it will continue to build a diverse generation mix and stronger grid, so its electricity is affordable, reliable and increasingly clean. CSR Wire
  • [New] Especially in light of the falling costs of renewable energy, it is not plausible that the rate of nuclear energy deployment will triple by 2030 as the IEA has projected. #FixTheWEO
  • [New] The IEA should emphasize energy efficiency solutions and increasing truly renewable energy use rather than projecting unsustainable bioenergy production. #FixTheWEO
  • [New] A plan to push utilities to use more clean energy could eliminate coal from the US power grid by the end of the decade. Mining Weekly

Last updated: 19 September 2021