Countries in the Global South need international public finance to support clean energy instead of the dash for gas as witnessed in recent years, says the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
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.
Policymakers are increasingly adding elaborate caveats to energy transition pledges in an effort to look ambitious on climate action, while refusing to fully engage with the implications of net-zero emissions for natural gas, writes energy analyst Jonathan Gaventa.
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 UK, Norway, the US and Canada like to present themselves as climate leaders, but their strategies around oil and gas tell a different story.
The momentum behind electric vehicles is transforming the car industry, but recent studies suggest fewer jobs than expected may be lost – if battery production is local.
Women and people of colour are still under-represented in the US energy industry, finds a report for the National Association of State Energy Officials.
The biggest job creation potential of green hydrogen is in road transport and heating, exactly those areas where its use remains most controversial.
The US clean energy industry is primed for "unparalleled jobs growth" in the wake of the Covid-19 economic crisis, finds the 2021 jobs report from Environmental Entrepreneurs.
Joe Biden wants to add millions of unionised clean energy jobs in his transition to a net-zero economy. New research finds that companies can pay living wages – without slowing down the energy transition.
Creating jobs is now firmly at the heart of the energy transition narrative, but trade unions in Europe and the UK are concerned not enough attention is being paid to ensuring these jobs are good jobs that offer proper long-term contracts and protection for workers.
Governments worldwide are accelerating the energy transition, but a lack of skilled workers risks creating bottlenecks in the roll-out of clean technology.
Global net-zero ambitions require a fresh focus on the demand side, from how energy is used to social justice to jobs and individuals as agents of change, argues Angela Wilkinson, CEO of the World Energy Council.