The US electricity sector has 14 years to decarbonise to meet Joe Biden's target, but natural gas still forms a major part of the country’s power pipeline.
The EU and US have come forward with a pledge to cut global methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030. Other large emitters are signing up.
The US states of Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia have signed a pact to collaborate on offshore wind development. The regional partnership is a potential model to avoid zero-sum, state-by-state competition and build a larger US market.
The droughts, wildfires, floods and hurricanes of the past months have prompted US and EU leaders to connect domestic weather events to climate change in an unprecedented way – but will they change policy?
Governments at all levels are establishing green banks to catalyse investment in carbon-cutting solutions. In the US, Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress want to take the model nationwide.
Global clean energy investment is insufficient to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. In the US, Senate Democrats intend to use an arcane parliamentary procedure to advance Joe Biden’s climate agenda. It may be the world's best chance to close the spending gap.
A report from Rewiring Communities, a not-for-profit, presents a blueprint for the electrification of 60 US communities, which would help them reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide families with significant annual savings.
The controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline, disliked for geopolitical and climate reasons, is nearly complete. The German Greens, who are riding high in the polls ahead of the federal election, want to stop it. Even if they win this autumn, economics could still triumph over clean energy needs.
Apprenticeships and greater unionisation can make a serious contribution to creating a more diverse clean energy workforce, and offering stable, long-term careers in the industry.
The Three Seas Initiative between countries in the east of Europe remains, with US support, focused on gas. Switching its attention to renewables would avoid stranded assets and boost technological, industrial and economic transformation, writes Julian Popov from the European Climate Foundation.
The UK, Norway, the US and Canada like to present themselves as climate leaders, but their strategies around oil and gas tell a different story.