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What is the status of women in the global solar PV industry?

In 2021 utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants generated more than 1000 terawatt-hours of electricity, almost double the quantity in 2018.1 The solar PV sector is the largest employer within the renewable energy sector, accounting for some 4.3 million jobs in 2021 – one-third of all renewable energy jobs.2 Who benefits from the surge in solar jobs? The International Renewable Energy

What is the status of women in the global wind energy industry?

The generation of electricity from wind increased more than five-fold from 2010 to 2022 as states, regions and countries act to reduce the use of fossil fuels to meet their climate goals. The massive investment in wind energy created lots of new jobs, from 500,000 in 2010 to 1.3 million in 2020. But who claimed these jobs? Is the distribution

What are the connections among fuel poverty, time poverty, and gender equity?

In 2020 about 2.3 billion people lacked access to safe, affordable, and clean sources of energy for cooking. In this article, I focus on one aspect of this problem: the gendered distribution of the costs associated with the collection and use of polluting fuels. The collection, preparation, and use of firewood, crop residues, and animal dung sum to an arduous,

Where in Europe do people struggle to stay warm?

Energy insecurity manifests itself in many dimensions. One of the most harmful forms is the inability to maintain the desired temperature of a household. The term thermal comfort describes a person’s state of mind in terms of whether they feel too hot or too cold.1 Whether at home or at work, thermal comfort is an important ingredient in human health and

What is the relationship between energy use and level of education?

It is difficult to overstate the importance of education to human well-being. Education is central to meaningful work, higher incomes, good health, a productive economy, more equitable life opportunities, and a vibrant civil society.The World Bank has more than 30 indicators related to education, and the United Nations System Development Goal #4 strives to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education

What is the relationship between energy use and access to safe water?

In 2010 the United Nations General Assembly canonized the human right to water and sanitation through a resolution recognizing “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.”1 That declaration stems from the simple fact that safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene

How do people in Nigeria and Ghana experience energy insecurity?

Energy insecurity affects hundreds of millions of people around the world. People in rich and poor nations share some similar experiences caused by the lack of access to affordable, clean energy and efficient cooking and lighting devices. These include the financial challenge of paying for energy, health impacts, and social stigmatization. In other articles I explored thermal comfort, government assistance,

What are non-energy benefits of home weatherization?

Weatherization is the process of protecting a home or building from the outside elements. Often this means insulating the home to reduce the effect of extremely hot or cold outdoor temperatures on indoor spaces. Weatherization includes air sealing, plumbing, recessed lighting, replacing doors, windows and insulation in walls, and the installation of energy-efficient heating, cooling, and lighting systems. These changes

Does greater energy use reduce undernourishment?

A dramatic, overall improvement in food security is one of the great success stories in human history.  Especially since the Green Revolution of the mid-twentieth century, both the quantity and quality of calories supplied improved people’s day-to-day health, lengthened life spans, and boosted nearly every other aspect of well-being. Yet 1 in 11 people in the world in 2020 were

Will the Inflation Reduction Act enable the United States to meet its climate targets?

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) provides $369 billion in energy and climate spending over the next 10 years. By a large margin, the IRA is the single largest federal government program aimed at energy and the environment. For comparison, the second largest program was the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which provided more than $90

What is the status of women in the global solar PV industry?

In 2021 utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants generated more than 1000 terawatt-hours of electricity, almost double the quantity in 2018.1 The solar PV sector is the largest employer within the renewable energy sector, accounting for some 4.3 million jobs in 2021 – one-third of all renewable energy jobs.2 Who benefits from the surge in solar jobs? The International Renewable Energy

What is the status of women in the global wind energy industry?

The generation of electricity from wind increased more than five-fold from 2010 to 2022 as states, regions and countries act to reduce the use of fossil fuels to meet their climate goals. The massive investment in wind energy created lots of new jobs, from 500,000 in 2010 to 1.3 million in 2020. But who claimed these jobs? Is the distribution

What are the connections among fuel poverty, time poverty, and gender equity?

In 2020 about 2.3 billion people lacked access to safe, affordable, and clean sources of energy for cooking. In this article, I focus on one aspect of this problem: the gendered distribution of the costs associated with the collection and use of polluting fuels. The collection, preparation, and use of firewood, crop residues, and animal dung sum to an arduous,

Where in Europe do people struggle to stay warm?

Energy insecurity manifests itself in many dimensions. One of the most harmful forms is the inability to maintain the desired temperature of a household. The term thermal comfort describes a person’s state of mind in terms of whether they feel too hot or too cold.1 Whether at home or at work, thermal comfort is an important ingredient in human health and

What is the relationship between energy use and level of education?

It is difficult to overstate the importance of education to human well-being. Education is central to meaningful work, higher incomes, good health, a productive economy, more equitable life opportunities, and a vibrant civil society.The World Bank has more than 30 indicators related to education, and the United Nations System Development Goal #4 strives to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education

What is the relationship between energy use and access to safe water?

In 2010 the United Nations General Assembly canonized the human right to water and sanitation through a resolution recognizing “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.”1 That declaration stems from the simple fact that safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene

How do people in Nigeria and Ghana experience energy insecurity?

Energy insecurity affects hundreds of millions of people around the world. People in rich and poor nations share some similar experiences caused by the lack of access to affordable, clean energy and efficient cooking and lighting devices. These include the financial challenge of paying for energy, health impacts, and social stigmatization. In other articles I explored thermal comfort, government assistance,

What are non-energy benefits of home weatherization?

Weatherization is the process of protecting a home or building from the outside elements. Often this means insulating the home to reduce the effect of extremely hot or cold outdoor temperatures on indoor spaces. Weatherization includes air sealing, plumbing, recessed lighting, replacing doors, windows and insulation in walls, and the installation of energy-efficient heating, cooling, and lighting systems. These changes

Does greater energy use reduce undernourishment?

A dramatic, overall improvement in food security is one of the great success stories in human history.  Especially since the Green Revolution of the mid-twentieth century, both the quantity and quality of calories supplied improved people’s day-to-day health, lengthened life spans, and boosted nearly every other aspect of well-being. Yet 1 in 11 people in the world in 2020 were

Will the Inflation Reduction Act enable the United States to meet its climate targets?

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) provides $369 billion in energy and climate spending over the next 10 years. By a large margin, the IRA is the single largest federal government program aimed at energy and the environment. For comparison, the second largest program was the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which provided more than $90

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