The EU's future interest rate of 10% risks over-inflating the estimated cost of decarbonising, potentially putting more ambitious future carbon targets at risk.
More electricity was generated from renewables than nuclear in 2019, but despite strong growth, investment in renewables will have to be massively scaled up to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.
Nuclear is the bedrock of France's electricity system, but its reactors are old and nuclear's share in the power mix will shrink. Whether the government decides to go all out for renewables or splurge on new nuclear remains to be seen.
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?
The energy transition depends on modern, digitalised distribution grids to integrate new technologies such as renewables and electric vehicles. Investments are not on track, but governments are stepping up.
The EU has big climate plans. With the right frameworks in place, neighbouring Ukraine could help Europe achieve its vision.
As energy systems electrify, it will become increasingly important to measure renewables as a portion of power generation to understand how fast economies are decarbonising.
Policy decisions on how electricity bills are constructed have a much clearer impact on consumer costs than the rate at which countries are making the transition to renewables.
Using electric trucks for urban deliveries can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality, but key to keeping costs down is knowing when to charge, says Julia Hildermeier from the Regulatory Assistance Project.