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.
The transition to electric vehicles requires significant expansion of infrastructure and network capacity to accommodate charging. How will distribution systems keep up with demand, while being future-proofed against evolving mobility requirements?
All new cars on the European market must be zero-emission vehicles from 2035, says the European Commission in its ‘Fit for 55’ package, but questions over affordability and infrastructure are proving difficult to answer.
Climate campaigners say the move will penalise society’s most vulnerable, while the chair of the European Parliament’s environment committee calls it “politically suicidal”.
Manchester led the first industrial revolution and it has ambitions of 'doing things first', but in reality learning from others and sharing best practice will probably get cities to net zero fastest.
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.
Attaining universal access to clean energy by 2030 looks doubtful given the continuing significant lack of access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
The EU should prioritise adding charging infrastructure along the continent’s busiest highways to decarbonise long-haul trucking, says NGO Transport & Environment.