In response to growing demand from countries seeking support for increased electric vehicle (EV) deployment to bolster climate change objectives, the USAID-NREL Partnership has developed several different projects aimed at streamlining development of EV charging infrastructure, workforce training, and grid management, which build upon the recently launched global Greening the Grid EV Toolkit.
Countries around the world are taking action to achieve national and international climate goals, looking beyond the next few years, and creating mid century plans. As of January 2021, 27 countries and the European Union have submitted a Long-Term Strategy to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
When women are able to fully participate and lead in the workforce, we know that businesses prosper. Research shows that gender and ethnically diverse companies outperform industry standards by 25 percent.
Distributed energy resources (DER)—including smart transmission grids, energy storage and electric vehicle charging infrastructure—offer new opportunities for electricity cost savings, service reliability and quality improvements, as well as reduced pollution and greenhouse gas emissions
My passion for entrepreneurship started when I was pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Clothing Textiles at Egerton University. I started a shop to sell soft furnishing for fabrics such as bed covers, curtains, baby sets etc. This business however did not go as smooth as I had earlier imagined.
Energy efficiency is a critical ingredient in the fight against climate change. Reducing the amount of electricity needed to carry out even simple daily tasks can help curb greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.
Landfills and wastewater treatment plants generate methane, a potent greenhouse gas (GHG), from decomposing organic waste and wastewater treatment processes, respectively. What if there were ways to reduce GHG emissions while simultaneously creating renewable energy? And what if there were additional benefits beyond reducing emissions and creating energy?
Utility-scale (front-of-the-meter), battery energy storage systems (BESS) are beginning to transform electricity generation, transmission, and distribution systems in the United States and Western Europe.
During this next event in a series of joint Climatelinks-CEADIR webinars, the author of this assessment will present findings and opportunities. Representatives of global reinsurance companies SwissRe and MunichRe will also join to discuss their experiences with parametric insurance for utility-scale VRE in Latin America and beyond.