Thousands of new power plants, pipelines, LNG terminals and extraction fields reveal investment strategies laden with climate and financial risk.
The universal implementation of risk management systems and other tools will help international organisations improve their assessment of climate risk, say think tanks E3G and Chatham House.
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.
Governments could save $3trn and reduce CO2 emissions by 5.46 billion tonnes via the removal of fossil fuel consumption subsidies, says the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Lower capital expenditure, longer lifetimes and higher capacity will drive down the cost of all forms of wind power significantly in Europe by 2050, says Brussels-based trade association WindEurope.
Data suggests the world's electricity storage pipeline is six times larger than existing capacity, as grid operators take advantage of rapidly declining battery costs.
More and more jurisdictions are introducing carbon taxes – but continuing to allow oil company tax avoidance reveals only a half-hearted commitment to the energy transition.
The falling cost of renewables gives emerging economies a strong business case to power past coal in pursuit of a net-zero economy, says the International Renewable Energy Agency.
Clean energy advocates say citizen-owned solar and wind power is the best way to get community buy-in for renewables projects, but as feed-in tariffs are replaced by competitive auctions, citizen-led initiatives are decreasing in number.
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.
Renewables was the most attractive and resilient sector for international project finance in 2020.
Governments must begin winding down fossil fuel production immediately if global warming is to remain below 1.5°C. Any delay is entirely political, suggests a report commissioned by global initiative the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.
The world will not run out of minerals any time soon, and while developing domestic supply chains makes sense, this will not make or break the energy transition.