Before 2020, there was no conversation about a just transition away from coal in Europe’s “lignite triangle.” But thanks to Forum Energii’s research and support, the largest lignite plant in Europe will close early and just transition plans are underway.
The Clean Lighting Coalition (CLiC), an initiative of CLASP, facilitated a fast global transition to LEDs by driving support for African governments that were calling for a phaseout of fluorescent lighting under the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Fluorescent lamps are an inefficient and outdated lighting product containing mercury—a dangerous neurotoxin. Most fluorescents are improperly disposed of into general waste streams, harming human and environmental health in communities around the globe. LEDs are an efficient, mercury-free,
The city of Samarinda in Indonesia is on a mission to create a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment for its residents. And it is facing a challenge from rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Samarinda is of regional importance and representative of the building and growth characteristics of the major cities in Indonesia. It is also near the new capital city Nusantara. Typical of a city that is developing fast to meet the aspirations of its
On June 13th, 2023, Jakarta’s Transjakarta transport agency reached a significant milestone of serving more than one million passengers in one day, made possible through the combined efforts of its various systems, including Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), micro-transit, and other non-BRT services provided by the agency. This significant rider growth—particularly following the decline caused by the pandemic—was made possible by the city’s recent efforts to enhance Transjakarta services and facilities, including the revitalization of BRT stations,
Poland has the highest wholesale electricity prices in Europe. They stem from the large share of coal in the Polish energy mix, high carbon emission allowance prices and little competition in the energy market. As the country increases its renewable generation capacity and begins to move towards electrifying heat and transport, the need to update network tariff design grows urgent. Forum Energii and RAP share key principles for reforming network tariffs to drive the energy
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