LNG exports are sending an increasing share of the US’s natural gas production overseas, exposing the domestic market to higher global prices. Surging gas prices make renewables even more attractive.
Opinion: The success of COP26 rests on it providing an alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Superpowers need to provide the developing world with the greener infrastructure it urgently needs. As China is failing to do so with the Belt and Road Initiative, the West must step up at COP26.
Record-high gas prices could be a tipping point for the energy transition. Business and policymakers in Europe should seize the opportunity for energy efficiency, renewables and green hydrogen.
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.
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 IPCC’s latest report makes it clear that little time remains to prevent even more dangerous global warming – but to surrender to despair, when clean energy is ready to take over from fossil fuels, would be a mistake.
Global clean energy investment is insufficient to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. In the US, Senate Democrats intend to use an arcane parliamentary procedure to advance Joe Biden’s climate agenda. It may be the world's best chance to close the spending gap.
The 'Fit for 55' package announced by the European Commission should be taken as a starting point for ambitious climate action. The European Parliament and EU member states must build on it, not delay its adoption or water down the proposals.
More and more jurisdictions are introducing carbon taxes – but continuing to allow oil company tax avoidance reveals only a half-hearted commitment to the energy transition.
The EU's 'Fit for 55' package is an opportunity to make climate action more effective by bringing clean energy and circular economy policies closer together, to reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and waste.
Blistering heatwaves, crippling drought and catastrophic wildfires – abnormal is the new normal in California. Weaning the state off fossil fuels will help tackle these interlinked threats.
Campaigners worry climate change denial is festering unchecked on social media. But evidence suggests posts showing people the positive role they can play in the energy transition are more impactful.
The climate change votes at the AGMs of ExxonMobil and Chevron mark a tipping point for shareholder concern about climate change. Expect more votes, in more sectors, and soon.