Category: Renewable 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 →

Ed Sappin solar energy

When Will Solar Hit the Mainstream?

Solar energy continues to grow by leaps in bounds in the US, recently passing 1 million installations. However, solar only makes up 1% of the electricity generation in the US for the 12 months ending February 2016. This is not a knock on solar. It is starting from a low base. Solar made up almost 30 percent of all new… Read more →

Ed Sappin image of solar panel

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 →

Businesses Need to Keep Investing in Green Energy

In the wake of the 2015 Paris Agreement, there has been a renewed emphasis on moving away from fossil fuel power to renewable energy. We continue to make significant progress – 2015 marked a record $329 billion in global investments towards clean energy – however, much remains to be done. One month after the talks, the United Nations Secretary General… 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 →

Germany Setting Renewables Records

Germany set a new national record for renewable energy this past weekend. Following a stormy northern European day, coupled with clear and sunny skies in the south of Germany, the country met 78% of the day’s electricity demand with renewable sources. In fact, some early figures have renewables making up 79% of energy consumption for the day. Despite the 1%… Read more →