Climate change jeopardises electricity supply

By Inga Vesper Water shortages and a warmer climate could slash the efficiency of power plants in coming decades, meaning developing countries must prepare their power systems to cope, researchers warn. Using data on water-dependent power plants and climate change projections, scientists demonstrated that fossil fuel plants could see a 30 per cent drop in efficiency by 2070 due to lack of cooling water. This is because river flow in large parts of regions such as Africa, South Asia and… Read moreClimate change jeopardises electricity supply

Developing the art of participation at a COP

Being a veteran of three and a half days at a COP, I have realized that managing one’s time at a COP is something of an art. It has perhaps been one of the biggest challenges of the week, trying to fit in attending one’s side events of interest, selecting events that are actually of interest, carrying out stall duties, attending negotiations, and trying to keep track of what is happening in the bigger COP picture (Tip: Eco newsletter every… Read moreDeveloping the art of participation at a COP