News: Climate chaos
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 However, if today’s outdated fossil fuel-based global energy system is transitioned to 100% renewables – which can and should be […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
A historic new report from Energy Watch shows we can reach 100% renewable energy in just a few decades, and it’s affordable. By Frans van den Heuvel, Solarcentury The most significant and accepted system transition required to tackle climate change and limit emissions is the swift passage from fossil fuels to renewable energy. But, until […]
Investment in solar energy has never been so economically advantageous, and forward-looking investors across the world are realising its growing potential.