Champions Corner: Hans Marius Schuster to link up efforts for Hydrogen-Society Platform

Hans Marius Schuster is the founder and CEO of Arena Innovation, a company that combines clean energy solutions with digitalization using the ready-made IT-Tool, Be-Circle, for planning and simulating a circular economy. He is an IT engineer from the University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg, Germany, and a certified European Research and Innovation Funding Programme Professional […]

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IEA Special Report on Clean Energy Innovation highlights the need for countries to work together to accelerate technology progress

By Timur Gül (Head of Energy Technology and Policy Division, International Energy Agency) Araceli Fernandez Pales (Energy Technology Analyst, International Energy Agency) Simon Bennett (Energy Technology Analyst, International Energy Agency) Today the International Energy Agency (IEA) is sending a clear message to governments and companies around the world that clean energy innovation needs to accelerate […]

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Global collaboration platform created for most advanced hydrogen projects

Mission Innovation IC8, in cooperation with the European Commission and its Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), Roland Berger, and Inycom, is building a global collaboration and information sharing platform for flagship hydrogen projects to enable global learning and push the development of integrated, large scale hydrogen initiatives forward. By promoting the emergence […]

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21 clean energy innovators announced as 2nd cohort of Mission Innovation Champions

Brussels, Belgium – Mission Innovation (MI) unveiled the 2nd cohort of Mission Innovation Champions as part of the global MI Champions Program. The program seeks to celebrate and support innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean energy revolution. During the MI Champions Awards Ceremony held during the virtual webinar “Promoting clean energy innovation in a […]

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New IEA report shows growth in clean energy R&D spending by governments, but also warning signs on the horizon

By Simon Bennett (Technology Analyst, International Energy Agency) According to the latest World Energy Investment report from the International Energy Agency, government energy R&D spending in 2019 grew by 3% to USD 30 billion in 2019, and was mostly directed to low-carbon energy technologies. While the growth rate in 2019 was below that of the […]

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Champions Corner: Myoungju Lee paving the way for zero-energy buildings

First Zero Energy Factory in Korea designed by MI Champion Myoungju Lee (left hand side) Photo by DongA.com Myoungju Lee is a Professor at the College of Architecture at Myongji University, where she is also the Director of the Zero Energy Architecture Center. Her work has focused on high efficiency building design and architecture, and […]

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What is next for clean energy innovation? Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on the innovation landscape and how governments are responding

By Arianna Griffa In the span of just a few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented changes to many aspects of life across large parts of the world.  The impacts on the society, the economy and the environment could be profound and long-lasting and could affect governments’ priorities and investment plans in clean energy […]

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Champions Corner: Hussam Khonkar supports Saudi Arabia’s impressive PV development

Hussam Khonkar is a researcher and faculty member at the Energy Research Institute of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. He focusses on solar R&D, including photovoltaic (PV) micro-inverters, solar water desalination, as well as solar hydrogen production, solar for cooling and solar panel recycling. His interest in solar energy evolved in the […]

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Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada announces 10 winning clean energy innovations at Globe 2020 Forum

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, with Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada winners.     Last month, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, announced the 10 winners of the Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada (BESC) initiative — a first-of-its-kind public–private initiative in Canada aimed at accelerating the development of clean energy […]

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