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Global energy intelligence

  • World Energy Council // highlights the critical issues affecting the global and regional energy sector
  • International Energy Agency // an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 28 member countries and beyond
  • Sustainable Energy for all // a project by the United Nations, which focuses on three objectives:
    1. Ensure universal access to modern energy services.
    2. Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
    3. Double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

Energy picture projects

  • Large Scale Renewable Energy, by Jamey Stillings // A photographer ‘fascinated by the visual energy and tension created at the intersections of nature and human activity’. Stillings recently documented the construction of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS), which will be the “world’s largest concentrated solar thermal power plant”.
  • The End of Oil // Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky has travelled the world to chronicle the effect of oil on all our lives, and to reveal the rarely seen mechanics of its production and distribution.

Energy inspiration

Renewable energy for personal use (during trip)

  • E-werk // Charge your phone or GPS while peddling
  • WakaWaka Power //  Solar light and USB charger, what a great simple invention!

Video/documentary – energy in focus

  • Blindspot // Doc that illustrates neatly and without restraint the oil and energy crisis that our world is facing.
  • Order and Disorder // A BBC series. Energy is vital to us all, but what exactly is energy? A strange set of laws link together everything from engines to humans to stars. It turns out that energy, so critical to daily existence, actually helps us make sense of the entire universe.
  • Energy War // VPRO Tegenlicht. This documentary investigates the major developments with regards to energy sources. Featuring NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman. The film describes the geopolitical consequences of the dependency on fossil fuels. With a special focus on the gas conflict between Georgia and Russia.

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