The Trump administration was eager to export US shale gas to the rest of the world. It remains to be seen whether President Biden will prioritise climate action over short-term economic interests.
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.
Eastern European leaders frequently hinder climate negotiations in Brussels, but this attitude is damaging their development as well as efforts to tackle climate change.
Despite the challenges of Covid, the solar industry has had a stellar year and focusing investment on a green recovery will boost the sector's growth in 2021, says Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of SolarPower Europe.
For too long the US has supported gas projects in Europe that offer alternatives to Russian gas imports.
Technology and some visionary thinking can make clean energy affordable for everyone, says Octopus founder Greg Jackson.
As MEPs and governments thrash out the details of the Just Transition Fund, it is important they ensure the fund helps deliver on the target of a 55% cut in emissions by 2030.
A refusal by Russia to fully take part in the global clean energy transition could have serious economic and political repercussions for the country.