The burden of emissions reductions imposed by the EU carbon market has fallen mostly on the power sector, but, as emissions targets deepen, this will have to change. Are Europe’s industrial emitters ready?
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.
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.
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.
Ten years after an earthquake and tsunami sparked a crisis in the east of Japan, the country’s electricity generation profile has shifted in favour of fossil fuels. Will its net-zero emissions goal change that?
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?
The Trump administration was eager to export US shale gas to the rest of the world, including LNG exports to Europe. It remains to be seen whether President Biden will prioritise climate action over short-term economic interests.