The US states of Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia have signed a pact to collaborate on offshore wind development. The regional partnership is a potential model to avoid zero-sum, state-by-state competition and build a larger US market.
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.
Managers of US federal vehicle fleets should update procurement processes to promote electric vehicles, US-based Atlas Public Policy recommends.
Concerned investors are starting to make corporate laggards take real action on climate change, but for some investors, they are not moving fast enough.
Governments at all levels are establishing green banks to catalyse investment in carbon-cutting solutions. In the US, Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress want to take the model nationwide.
European oil companies are largely targeting national markets with their renewables businesses, as developing countries struggle to access financing for their energy transitions.
The US retail sector should urgently begin its transition to zero-emissions shipping by 2030, says a report from Stand.earth and Pacific Environment.
Climate activists are using courts to hold big emitters accountable. Landmark successes in recent months suggest this trend is set to continue as the imperative to slash emissions and ditch fossil fuels grows ever greater.
More and more jurisdictions are introducing carbon taxes – but continuing to allow oil company tax avoidance reveals only a half-hearted commitment to the energy transition.
“If you want more renewables, you need more transmission,” says Steve Frenkel, vice-president of SOO Green HVDC Link. The solution, he tells Energy Monitor, is co-locating power lines underground along existing transportation corridors.
Blistering heatwaves, crippling drought and catastrophic wildfires – abnormal is the new normal in California. Weaning the state off fossil fuels will help tackle these interlinked threats.
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.