The EU's future interest rate of 10% risks over-inflating the estimated cost of decarbonising, potentially putting more ambitious future carbon targets at risk.
Petrostates face a tricky future as the world decarbonises, with declining oil revenues threatening their finances. There is a strong case for industrialised countries to offer more support to less well off producer economies.
More electricity was generated from renewables than nuclear in 2019, but despite strong growth, investment in renewables will have to be massively scaled up to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.
Clean energy companies Schneider Electric, Vestas, Sunrun, Xcel Energy and NextEra Energy outperformed companies in other sectors over the past year. Their strong performance came as investment in renewables continued to increase in 2020.
Global investment in energy must increase by a staggering $1.1trn a year to curb the world's temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, says a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency.
European governments have pledged billions in clean energy investment in their Covid-19 recovery funds, but measures announced so far are a long way off the green recovery many had hoped for.
Companies are increasingly convinced that reducing carbon emissions can have a positive impact on market demand, reputation and even supply chains.
Diversity is not a zero-sum game. A more representative workforce will enable companies to better drive forward the clean energy transition and ensure it benefits all communities.
Data from the European Investment Bank shows a substantial majority of companies feel unprepared for the challenges of climate change.
As electricity systems digitalise and transition to renewables, they become increasingly vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks. Policymakers and utility operators are fighting an evermore sophisticated battle to keep the threat at bay.
Bitcoin is often denounced for its vast energy consumption, but some experts argue that the cryptocurrency and its associated technology could be helpful as we decarbonise.