Manchester led the first industrial revolution and it has ambitions of 'doing things first', but in reality learning from others and sharing best practice will probably get cities to net zero fastest.
The UK could decarbonise its electricity supply as early as 2030, says UK energy company Good Energy in a new report.
Governments must begin winding down fossil fuel production immediately if global warming is to remain below 1.5°C. Any delay is entirely political, suggests a report commissioned by global initiative the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Ensuring a just transition in emerging economies where informal workers are the norm can be particularly complicated. New structures are needed to bring together diverse groups including government representatives, trade labour organisations and indigenous populations.
Collaboration is key if the world is to massively scale up wind energy in the coming years, Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council, tells Energy Monitor on Global Wind Day.
While the world brings record levels of clean energy online, geothermal energy growth is virtually stagnant, but the increased push to decarbonise heating systems could see the technology receiving renewed attention.