Category: Global Energy

Ed Sappin

Businesses Leading The Shift to Low-Carbon Economy

Companies of various sizes and across many industries are taking concrete steps to lower their carbon emissions as consumers focus more on clean and green initiatives and climate change grows increasingly visible. Some companies are driven by core environmental concerns, and many by the fact that low carbon and other green sectors increasingly make good business sense on outright economic… Read more →

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Will India Ever Surpass China In Emerging Markets?

China and India, two of the world’s oldest civilizations, are also two of the fastest growing. Until the year 1000 AD, China and India accounted for a quarter and a third, respectively, of all economic activity in the world. By the time the Industrial Revolution took hold in the late 19th century, however, both India and China had lost the economic… Read more →

Meet The World’s Largest Wind Turbine

Wind power, one the cleanest forms of alternative energy, is great for the environment: it’s plentiful, renewable, uses no water and little land, and is on the rise globally. Wind farms, consisting of many individual wind turbines, are normally used in conjunction with other electricity sources or storage to provide consistent energy. Wind power is playing an increasing part in… Read more →

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What’s Next for Clean Energy?

As renewable energy moves from the sidelines to the main playing field, here is a brief look at the coming trends in green and clean energy in 2016 and beyond. Solar is Setting the Pace The solar energy sector is growing by leaps and bounds. 2016 will be a banner year with 16 gigawatts of solar expected to be installed, more than… Read more →

Why COP21 is Such a Big Deal

This week and next, Paris is hosting a range of heads of state, delegates, scientists, and NGOs for a historic conference in which countries will develop the first ever universal climate change agreement. This Conference of the Parties, or COP falls under The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and is a yearly meeting of countries with the goal… Read more →

Expert Roundtable Discusses A Carbon-Free Future

The UN Conference on Climate Change begins in Paris this week, with a global agreement for combatting climate change a realistic possibility. After failing to come to an agreement at the last several international climate change conferences, there are high expectations that Paris will succeed with attendance from the US, China, India, the EU and over 100 other countries. Recently,… Read more →

Major Shift in UK Energy Policy Ahead of UN Conference

More big news out of the UK this week with the expected announcement of a major shift in energy policy. According to the Wall Street Journal, Amber Rudd, the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Secretary is making a major speech on the country’s energy policy wednesday. She’s expected to highlight a major governmental shift to nuclear and natural gas power,… Read more →

Renewable Energy “Takes the Throne” in the UK

Britain has used more renewable resources than coal to generate electricity for the first time in history. Solar, wind, and bioenergy (biomass and hydroelectric) resources provided a record 25.3% of the United Kingdom’s electricity in the second quarter of 2015. Renewable energy contributed just 16.7% during the same quarter last year. Weather, increased renewable capacity and regulations all were contributing… Read more →

The Global Energy Future Seminar at Dartmouth

Recently, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth held an energy seminar titled, “BRICS and the Global Energy Future.” The panel featured Keith Allman, Director at Deutsche Bank and Ed Sappin, CEO at Sappin Global Strategies. Access to affordable and reliable energy is a critical input to growing economies. In fact, almost 50 percent of the increase in energy demand… Read more →