Women have borne the brunt of Covid-19 induced lockdowns and economic decline, and they are often on the frontline of climate change. The continuing lack of female presence in energy companies and ministries should worry everyone.
Philippa Nuttall Jones@Jones_Pippa
Aiming for 100% renewable energy systems is the Holy Grail, but in the shorter term we might have to accept that some form of fossil fuel back-up remains necessary for periods of extreme weather.
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.
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.
The net-zero road map published this week by the International Energy Agency shows a way forward to a new, cleaner world in line with the Paris Agreement, but the task ahead is massive and companies need to make radical change today.
Creating jobs is now firmly at the heart of the energy transition narrative, but trade unions in Europe and the UK are concerned not enough attention is being paid to ensuring these jobs are good jobs that offer proper long-term contracts and protection for workers.
Research suggests little conflict between stemming biodiversity loss and a massive buildout of renewables, but opinions differ widely over the use of forests, and over-simplistic decisions about the role of wood in the energy transition must be avoided.
Climate action and the energy transition are, along with Covid-19, top of the global political and economic agenda. Now is the time to focus on existing solutions that will benefit people and the planet.
Drax is out to prove that applying carbon capture and storage technologies to biomass-fired energy production is vital to get to net zero. Energy Monitor spoke to the UK power company's CEO Will Gardiner.
Nuclear is the bedrock of France's electricity system, but its reactors are old and nuclear's share in the power mix will shrink. Whether the government decides to go all out for renewables or splurge on new nuclear remains to be seen.