Road transport and buildings have been spared from EU ETS obligations until now, but an upcoming revision may change that, and climate campaigners are concerned.
Falling prices have made battery energy storage competitive for myriad applications on and off the grid. Additional support from policymakers will enable storage to realise its enormous potential.
Germany prioritises its renewables build-out, electric vehicles and hydrogen in a Covid-19 recovery plan that seeks to extend the Energiewende from the power sector to the rest of the economy.
Poland may have a reputation as a climate sceptic, but by at least one measure it is building back better than most. Nonetheless, it will need to match EU recovery funds with strong climate policies to really break away from coal.
Kenya's 100% renewable energy dream is being dampened by conflicts between indigenous communities and investors over land rights.
The investment landscape in renewables is fast adapting to a post-Covid, subsidy-free world, says Amanda Niklaus from advisory firm Pexapark.
In the wake of Texas’s crippling power outages, policymakers should focus on building a more resilient, interconnected and diverse power grid.
Transportation is the US’s largest source of planet-warming emissions. Biden should require that every new car sold in the US by 2035 is a zero-emission vehicle.
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.
The energy transition depends on modern, digitalised distribution grids to integrate new technologies such as renewables and electric vehicles. Investments are not on track, but governments are stepping up.
The US Department of Energy has a central role to play in bringing climate solutions to market, says new chief commercialisation officer Vanessa Chan.