Governments must only support green hydrogen made from renewable electricity, warns not-for-profit Earthjustice. Marketing material from some US fossil fuel companies attempts to lump contrasting production technologies together.
Record-high gas prices could be a tipping point for the energy transition. Business and policymakers in Europe should seize the opportunity for energy efficiency, renewables and green hydrogen.
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.
Ursula von der Leyen used her 2021 State of the European Union address to urge urgent climate action, but EU capitals will likely deflate the ambition of her proposal over the coming months – and escape scrutiny for doing so.
Power companies should divert investment to green technologies or risk a “debt trap” and declines in credit ratings, concludes a study by Oxford University and University College Cork.
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.
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?
Average flaring intensity per barrel is at its highest in five years – even as the IEA's Sustainable Development Scenario says it must fall 90% by 2025.
Industry group COGEN Europe believes the efficient use of renewable fuels, such as biofuels and hydrogen, in buildings could help the EU achieve its 2030 energy efficiency and climate targets.
Managers of US federal vehicle fleets should update procurement processes to promote electric vehicles, US-based Atlas Public Policy recommends.