The EU's future interest rate of 10% risks over-inflating the estimated cost of decarbonising, potentially putting more ambitious future carbon targets at risk.
Petrostates face a tricky future as the world decarbonises, with declining oil revenues threatening their finances. There is a strong case for industrialised countries to offer more support to less well off producer economies.
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.
Clean energy companies are proving resilient to the Covid crisis and expectations are growing for a "new normal" that gets the world on track to net zero, but government commitments to a green recovery remain mixed.
Accession talks between the EU and Turkey have well and truly stalled, but trying to work more closely together on clean energy could benefit both sides, and help take fossil fuels offline.
If the EU is to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, it needs to ensure the interest rates that underpin its climate modelling help, not hinder, this ambition, writes Brook Riley, head of EU affairs at Rockwool Group.
Clean energy companies Schneider Electric, Vestas, Sunrun, Xcel Energy and NextEra Energy outperformed companies in other sectors over the past year. Their strong performance came as investment in renewables continued to increase in 2020.
Classifying which economic activities contribute to environmental objectives is a central part of the EU sustainable finance agenda. Head of the European Sustainable Investment Forum Victor van Hoorn explains what is behind a new EU 'green' taxonomy.
With some of the worst death rates from the Covid-19 pandemic, high unemployement and public debt, many Latin American countries are struggling to marry climate action and the need to stop their economies from falling apart.
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.
Covid-19 recovery plans from Paris and Madrid have been deemed to be among the greenest in the world, but they have chosen different paths for how to structure their expenditure of EU money.
Former chief of the European Central Bank and newly appointed Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi insists tackling climate change is central to his country's economic growth, but Italy has a steep hill to climb to make the shift to a clean energy economy.