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.
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China and other Asian countries will have to be much more ambitious if the world is to achieve CO2 emissions cuts from buildings in line with global climate goals.
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.
The UK has made strong commitments to build back better from Covid-19, but recent hiccups raise questions over whether it can deliver on its pledges.
European governments have pledged billions in clean energy investment in their Covid-19 recovery funds, but measures announced so far are a long way off the green recovery many had hoped for.
In the wake of Texas’s crippling power outages, policymakers should focus on building a more resilient, interconnected and diverse power grid.
Heating homes with excess heat from power plants instead of individual boilers seems like a climate no-brainer, but given its historical reliance on coal, does the technology have a place in the clean energy transition?
Covid-19 has slowed, or even reversed, progress on energy access in Africa, but with COP26 on the horizon, there is hope energy poverty will finally get the attention and funding it deserves.
As energy systems electrify, it will become increasingly important to measure renewables as a portion of power generation to understand how fast economies are decarbonising.
Workers in cities around the world are losing the equivalent of hundreds of hours of productive work each year due to excessive heat, reveals analysis by Energy Monitor.