Investment in renewable heat for industrial processes is lagging. Governments should implement supportive policy and regulatory frameworks to incentivise deployment, says a report from BloombergNEF.
Fossil fuel markets are becoming more unstable due to both geopolitics and the energy transition. Meanwhile, new technology means 'variable' power supply does not have to be 'unreliable'.
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.
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.
Concerned investors are starting to make corporate laggards take real action on climate change, but for some investors, they are not moving fast enough.
The current leaders in solar PV innovation are Japan’s Mitsubishi Group and Panasonic Corporation.
Global electricity consumption from street lighting could be slashed with smart cameras and sensors turned on, reducing emissions and advancing the energy transition, says the International Energy Agency.
Governments must make renewable energy uptake a key performance indicator across every level of decision-making if the share of fossil fuels in final energy consumption is to fall, says international policy network REN21.
The world will not run out of minerals any time soon, and while developing domestic supply chains makes sense, this will not make or break the energy transition.
Market reforms and administrative policies are often at odds in China, leaving fossil fuels with distinct advantages over wind and solar power.
Ensuring a just transition in emerging economies where informal workers are the norm can be particularly complicated. New structures are needed to bring together diverse groups including government representatives, trade labour organisations and indigenous populations.