European steelmakers have until 2033 to invest in cleaner technologies if the EU is to meet its net-zero target by 2050, a report from research organisation Industry Tracker reveals.
Sheffield, in the north of England, has a long history of steelmaking, and is now home to electrolyser manufacturer ITM Power. However, the UK government is failing to give any clear support to cleaning up steel production using green hydrogen.
A study from Cornell and Stanford Universities reveals that blue hydrogen is only slightly climate-friendlier than grey hydrogen, and dirtier than burning gas or coal for heat.
The EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ proposal would phase out jet fuel subsidies and end free emissions trading allowances for airlines, but without global cooperation, the changes will not stop aviation emissions growing.
Thousands of new power plants, pipelines, LNG terminals and extraction fields reveal investment strategies laden with climate and financial risk.
The business case for hydrogen has received a boost with the European Commission's ‘Fit for 55’ climate and energy package.
All new cars on the European market must be zero-emission vehicles from 2035, says the European Commission in its ‘Fit for 55’ package, but questions over affordability and infrastructure are proving difficult to answer.
Manchester led the first industrial revolution and it has ambitions of 'doing things first', but in reality learning from others and sharing best practice will probably get cities to net zero fastest.
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.
EU rules could undermine, rather than bolster, efforts to meet more ambitious climate targets, and offshore wind and hydrogen goals, warns Manon van Beek, CEO of Dutch national grid operator Tennet.
Europe's steel manufacturers appear to see hydrogen as the main way to decarbonise their industry.