EU rules could undermine, rather than bolster, efforts to meet more ambitious climate targets, and offshore wind and hydrogen goals, warns Manon van Beek, CEO of Dutch national grid operator Tennet.
South Korea could have close to 5GW of floating offshore wind energy by 2028, making it the global leader with the UK and the US close behind.
Prioritising energy efficiency will make converting energy systems to net zero easier, but there remain challenges in areas like the construction industry.
Explicitly linking sustainability and financial data reporting, as will soon be required by EU regulation, could provide much-needed clarity for investors and serve as a strategic tool for companies in transition.
The price of carbon in Europe has doubled this year, and some believe it could double again. Europe’s emitters face a new paradigm of structurally higher EU allowance prices.
A new technology enabling total circularity for wind turbine blades has been developed by industry and academic leaders, reports wind turbine manufacturer Vestas.
Bumping up EU climate decisions to national leaders might seem like recognition of the urgency to act, but in reality it may slow down Europe’s energy transition.
NGO Transport & Environment has revealed the inadequacy of electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the UK, and calls for local authorities to take the lead in levelling up access to public chargers.
While the world brings record levels of clean energy online, geothermal energy growth is virtually stagnant, but the increased push to decarbonise heating systems could see the technology receiving renewed attention.
Electric cars and vans will be as cheap to produce as fossil fuel models in Europe no later than 2027, finds new research from BloombergNEF.
Policymakers should establish ambitious 2030 renewables targets to keep the UK on track to hit decarbonisation targets, says RenewableUK, an industry body.
The Three Seas Initiative between countries in the east of Europe remains, with US support, focused on gas. Switching its attention to renewables would avoid stranded assets and boost technological, industrial and economic transformation, writes Julian Popov from the European Climate Foundation.