The business case for hydrogen has received a boost with the European Commission's ‘Fit for 55’ climate and energy package.
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The European Commission’s latest attempt to align national fuel taxes and reward cleaner alternatives was always going to be a long shot, but its leniency towards natural gas may make it more palatable to member states.
Emerging partnerships between countries like Germany and Australia, backed by business interests and financial incentives, are laying the foundations for a global, green hydrogen market to replace fossil fuels.
EU rules could undermine, rather than bolster, efforts to meet more ambitious climate targets, and offshore wind and hydrogen goals, warns Manon van Beek, CEO of Dutch national grid operator Tennet.
Business models have traditionally focused on churning out evermore efficient new products. The future is using machine learning to make existing products as energy efficient as possible, says Jon Lindén, CEO of Swedish edge computing start-up Ekkono.
The momentum behind electric vehicles is transforming the car industry, but recent studies suggest fewer jobs than expected may be lost – if battery production is local.
The biggest job creation potential of green hydrogen is in road transport and heating, exactly those areas where its use remains most controversial.
Global net-zero ambitions require a fresh focus on the demand side, from how energy is used to social justice to jobs and individuals as agents of change, argues Angela Wilkinson, CEO of the World Energy Council.
German Greens put up their first-ever candidate for chancellor in an election that will be dominated by Covid and climate change.
Ditlev Engel, CEO of DNV's new energy systems unit, talks to Energy Monitor about how his company intends to help businesses and governments get on track to net zero through technological leadership.