Rising energy prices are bringing the social aspects of the net-zero transition into sharp focus. Ahead of a high-profile conference on the subject organised by the London School of Economics, Energy Monitor talks to Nick Robins, its sustainable finance professor in practice.
With government investment and streamlined planning, widespread electrification of Australian households can save energy and cut costs, shows analysis from not-for-profit Rewiring Australia.
Climate finance is notoriously hard to define and track. As wealthy nations edge towards their $100bn a year target, a new question emerges: how to spend it? Energy Monitor explores whether climate finance is being spent constructively and what could improve its impact.
As deployment of renewable energy gains momentum in India, the government should improve planning processes to reduce potential conflict over land, says the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.
With no clear definition on what constitutes climate finance, governments and institutions cannot add up a reliable total. Energy Monitor explores some of the enduring debates around the provision of cash from richer to poorer nations to help them tackle climate change.
Coal investments are concentrated in a small group of countries struggling with electricity access and risk hindering their energy transition, says not-for-profit Sustainable Energy for All.
Several developed countries, led by the US but including Australia and Canada, have contributed less than 20% of their fair share to a global $100bn annual climate finance pledge, reports think tank the Overseas Development Institute.
Women have borne the brunt of Covid-19 induced lockdowns and economic decline, and they are often on the frontline of climate change. The continuing lack of female presence in energy companies and ministries should worry everyone.