PENGUIN PERSPECTIVES BLOG

Penguin Perspectives Blog

This where we cherry pick the latest news and views on climate change and how its effects are already making waves in our economies, societies and daily lives. Tune into the fresh perspectives and opinions from both our own experts and other great movers & shakers on the climate scene and read uplifting stories from our climate protection projects across the world. Have an idea or topic you'd like to learn more about? Get in touch with e.sharples@southpole.com - our experts have it covered!

Q&A: What are Peace-RECs?

Q&A: What are Peace-RECs?

We spoke with Sherwin Das, co-founder of Energy Peace Partners to shine a light on P-RECs - Renewable Energy Credits from peace building projects.

Wind Turbine Project

South Pole's experts reflect on a record year for corporate PPAs

2018 was a record year for corporates buying clean power through long-term contracts, with figures doubling since 2017. South Pole experts, Paul Hill, Patrick Horka and Michael Weber reflect on a record year for corporate PPAs, discuss future trends – and explain why the skyrocketing demand for renewable energy solutions comes as no surprise...

Creating nature-positive energy in the Silicon Age

Creating nature-positive energy in the Silicon Age

Dating back to our early days as hunter-gatherers, humans have had a long and complicated relationship with the environment. Nature has provided us with the resources needed to sustain human progress, however this has taken a toll on the environment. We’ve exploited, traded and profited from natural resources that we’ve always assumed are ours for the taking. Moulding and reshaping the environment to create energy has been our biggest business venture yet, but this relationship is about to change... Solarplaza's Leoncio David Montemayor Rodriguez recaps the Blockchain2Energy Asia conference in November 2018 and explores the potential for digital tools, like blockchain, to transform the way we do business with the environment.

renewable energy biogas

Die Entwicklung von nachhaltigen Gas-Produkten durch die Kombination von Emissionsgutschriften und Biogas-Zertifikaten

Sind Sie ein Gasanbieter? Möchten Sie Ihren Kunden umweltfreundliche Gasprodukte anbieten? Michael Weber vom South Pole hat einen 8-stufigen Leitfaden erstellt, darüber wie Sie Biogaszertifikate, CO2-Kompensationen oder eine Kombination aus beiden verwenden können, um eine Lösung zu finden, die für Sie passt..

Climate Leaders Forum Melbourne 2019

A Recipe for solving Australia's Climate and Energy Challenges: South Pole's Climate Leaders Forum

"Australia is wealthy and diverse, Australia has an indigenous culture to respect – and Australia must be honest with itself ... These four ingredients: wealth, diversity, indigenous culture and honesty, are what Australia needs to meet our Paris climate targets – and to end the decades-long struggle for an energy system that is affordable, reliable, fair and clean." – South Pole's Jay van Rijn recounts our recent Climate Leaders Forums in Sydney and Melbourne, and highlights growing cross-sector momentum in Australia that is crucial in accelerating the country's climate ambitions towards stepping up to play its part in limiting global warming to 1.5ºC.

renewable energy on the grid

‘Renewing’ the source of America’s energy

After nearly 20 years of steady growth, US CO2 emissions from energy took a sharp and unexpected dive in 2007. Experts generally attribute this decrease to the onset of the GFC and to a huge surge in cheap natural gas. However, those same experts have overlooked another key factor: the rise in renewable energy production from sources like wind and solar, which expanded substantially over the same 2007–2013 timeframe. Marius Schneider, Gernot Wagner, Jonathon Camuzeaux and Adrian Muller use a method called decomposition analysis to find out just how much renewables contributed to this dive.

Wind Farm South Pole Project

Achieving the shared sustainable development goals: How the ICT sector can drive the renewable energy revolution

The true catalysts of the 21st century low-carbon revolution will be information and communications technologies: within the next decade, ICTs can help slash up to 20% of our global carbon emissions by helping companies and consumers to more intelligently use and save energy. A fluid and ever-changing ecosystem, ICT touches nearly every industry sector with innovative, personalised and efficient solutions.

Solar Panel Project

The Tipping Point: South Pole on RECs, the SDGs and the Future of Renewable Energy

Sustainable Brands has announced the renewal of their renewable energy partnership with South Pole to help minimize the footprint of their global events. They chatted with Melanie Wilneder, a Key Account Manager at South Pole, to learn more about the ever-growing renewable energy market worldwide, and which solutions make the most sense for business.

Aura Solar Project South Pole

‘RECs’ to the rescue: How renewable energy certificates can pave the way to achieving bold business goals

Leading companies have signed long-term commitments to power their operations with renewable energy, lower their carbon footprint and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, these ambitions are often challenged by procurement constraints, legislative restrictions or a lack of transparency regarding the available products and solutions. Premium renewable energy certificates (RECs) can offer a welcome solution to these challenges.

Aura Solar I Project

Certificados de Energía Limpia: Un instrumento clave para desacoplar el crecimiento nacional de las emisiones de Gases de Efecto Invernadero

Debido a la larga distancia entre los puntos donde se produce y se demanda, resulta fácil olvidarse del gran esfuerzo requerido para producir lo que permite que el mundo siga funcionando día con día: la energía. O en este caso en particular, la electricidad.

Commerce, Communities and Clean Electricity : Changing the Course of Energy Use in China

Commerce, Communities and Clean Electricity : Changing the Course of Energy Use in China

The growth potential and projected future growth trajectories of many developing countries have sparked debate over the apparent paradox of simultaneous economic growth and climate stabilisation. Nonetheless it has been demonstrated by various countries that economic growth can be "decoupled" from growth in CO2 emissions. This is where harnessing renewable energy sources have and will continue playing a key role.

 Balikesir Turkey wind project

Interview with Sustainable Brands: Why Companies Should Care About Renewable Energy

Companies from Apple to REI already are recognizing the advantages of embracing renewable energy to their bottom lines. To get some additional insight into what renewable energy means to business in the near and long-term, Mike Hower from Sustainable Brands spoke with Stefan Rösch, Director of Key Accounts, at South Pole Group.

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