Only 24% of Paris Agreement signatories have referred to grid improvements – essential to build out renewables – in national climate plans that are meant to get the world on track to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
The 13th UN Sustainable Development Goal is in some ways the most urgent – to combat climate change and its impact upon the world. How can FDI further the energy transition and play its part in this fight?
The Tesla Model 3 leads global EV sales
Best selling electric cars, H1 2021 (Source: EV Volumes)
Ursula von der Leyen used her 2021 State of the European Union address to urge urgent climate action, but EU capitals will likely deflate the ambition of her proposal over the coming months – and escape scrutiny for doing so.
The US states of Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia have signed a pact to collaborate on offshore wind development. The regional partnership is a potential model to avoid zero-sum, state-by-state competition and build a larger US market.
Hydrogen, electric planes, cybersecurity, heat pumps, electric vehicles, gas, oil, CO2 removal, bitcoin and batteries have been some of our biggest hitters over the past year. To mark its first birthday, Energy Monitor takes stock of what is driving the energy transition.
The droughts, wildfires, floods and hurricanes of the past months have prompted US and EU leaders to connect domestic weather events to climate change in an unprecedented way – but will they change policy?