The decarbonisation of maritime transport will require both energy efficiency and widespread use of cleaner fuels. To promote the latter, a carbon levy will be essential, says IRENA.
Methane leakage from oil and gas production could be tackled immediately and almost half of it avoided at no net cost, says the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Sustainable aviation fuels can be blended in with current fuels, but the cost remains too high to make it economical. Business leaders say that with the right support this could change in the next five years.
Average flaring intensity per barrel is at its highest in five years – even as the IEA's Sustainable Development Scenario says it must fall 90% by 2025.
Industry group COGEN Europe believes the efficient use of renewable fuels, such as biofuels and hydrogen, in buildings could help the EU achieve its 2030 energy efficiency and climate targets.
Sheffield, in the north of England, has a long history of steelmaking, and is now home to electrolyser manufacturer ITM Power. However, the UK government is failing to give any clear support to cleaning up steel production using green hydrogen.
A study from Cornell and Stanford Universities reveals that blue hydrogen is only slightly climate-friendlier than grey hydrogen, and dirtier than burning gas or coal for heat.
A report from the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air reveals the extreme levels of pollution from coal plants in the Western Balkans, calling for immediate legal action.
The US retail sector should urgently begin its transition to zero-emissions shipping by 2030, says a report from Stand.earth and Pacific Environment.
The EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ proposal would phase out jet fuel subsidies and end free emissions trading allowances for airlines, but without global cooperation, the changes will not stop aviation emissions growing.
What gets measured gets managed. Researchers say visibility of oil and gas companies’ methane emissions will unleash the power of markets to slash planet-warming pollution.
The business case for hydrogen has received a boost with the European Commission's ‘Fit for 55’ climate and energy package.
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.