News: Climate chaos

Keeping us in the loop

There’s a lot of information to keep on top of, and not enough hours in the day. So we’ve downloaded our favourite commentators on the climate, covering social, podcasts and newsletters.   On social  Eric Holthaus – giving real-time warnings and some hope along the way.   Eric is a meteorologist and climate journalist. He maps extreme weather events and does his best to sound the alarm for people who may be affected. But more than that […]

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COVID-19: How solar is adapting

Evert Vlaswinkel, MD for EMEA, considers the current challenges we face, how Solarcentury is adapting, and why now is the time for change To work in solar, you need to be resilient, adaptable and committed to acting on climate science, as over the years we’ve overcome a great many challenges. We’ve dealt with the financial […]

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Powering ahead with decarbonisation requires a green electricity revolution

Enrico Ambrosini, Global Head of Origination, explains why. Fossil fuel consumption for energy is far and away the biggest contributor of harmful greenhouse emissions globally, accounting for almost 70% of global carbon emissions every year. However, if today’s outdated fossil fuel-based global energy system is transitioned to 100% renewables – which can and should be […]

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Why ending fossil fuel subsidies and investing in solar is essential for decarbonisation and prosperity

David Edwards, Solarcentury Strategy and Resources Director, takes us through the numbers. The Earth’s carbon budget is rapidly expiring. Since the Paris Agreement, world leaders, major corporations and financial investors have talked much about the importance of transitioning to a decarbonised global economy. However, their ongoing subsidising of and investment in fossil fuels is already […]

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Climate chaos – why our decisions have more power than ever before

By choosing to back fossil fuels or 100% renewable energy, we choose the consequences Every choice we make has consequences. But, we now live in a time of heightened consequence. We have reached a critical point in our planet’s history where the decisions we take now will determine the future of all living things. Never […]

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Solarcentury chief welcomes “gamechanging” new calculations of solar’s high capital efficiency versus oil

In a historic report, BNP Paribas introduced investors to the new concept of Energy Return on Capital Invested. “We think the economics of renewables are impossible for oil to compete with when looked at over the cycle”, report author Mark Lewis, Global Head of Sustainability Research concludes. “We calculate that to get the same amount […]

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UK significantly underestimating role of solar on path to net zero

UK significantly underestimating role of solar on path to net zero London, 13 June 2019: New research reveals that over the next decade, solar can provide at least 20% of the UK’s electricity and create 200,000 jobs in the country – more than double current forecasts – as industry experts call on the Government to […]

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In tackling climate chaos, we have all the answers – we just lack the right question

In tackling climate chaos, we have all the answers – we just lack the right question By Susannah Wood, Marketing Director Anyone who watched the final of the men’s eight from the 2000 Sydney Olympics couldn’t possibly forget the stunning victory by Team GB. They weren’t expected to win; they weren’t expected to place. The […]

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How corporates are leading the 100% renewable energy transition

An historic new report shows we can reach 100% renewable energy in just a few decades, and it’s affordable; making this the clear answer to tackling climate change. But, more importantly perhaps, it is already happening – and it’s the corporate world leading the charge.

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Unilever Tea on path to 100% renewables with Solarcentury and CrossBoundary Energy

Solarcentury is pleased to announce the commissioning of the first solar project for Unilever in Africa, alongside CrossBoundary Energy   Press release from CrossBoundary Energy: Unilever Tea Kenya and CrossBoundary Energy are commissioning a 619 kWp solar plant today at the company’s Kericho tea factory. This is the first on-site solar installation for a Unilever […]

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