Policymakers are increasingly adding elaborate caveats to energy transition pledges in an effort to look ambitious on climate action, while refusing to fully engage with the implications of net-zero emissions for natural gas, writes energy analyst Jonathan Gaventa.
Setting out its net-zero emissions pathway today, the International Energy Agency has ended any suggestion gas could be considered a "transition fuel", with big consequences for industry and geopolitics, writes Jonathan Gaventa, an energy policy consultant.
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