A US offshore wind pioneer, Vineyard Wind’s Rachel Pachter is in charge of developing Vineyard Wind I, the US’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project. Energy Monitor sat down to talk to her.
The availability of land and sea – and consent to use them – is the biggest bottleneck renewables face, says Mads Nipper, CEO of Ørsted, the world's biggest offshore wind developer, in conversation with Energy Monitor. He also stresses the critical role of grids and hydrogen.
Universities are major institutions that have a key role to play in the energy transition to net zero, both via their own decarbonisation and as “living laboratories” to advance clean technologies.
With government investment and streamlined planning, widespread electrification of Australian households can save energy and cut costs, shows analysis from not-for-profit Rewiring Australia.
LNG exports are sending an increasing share of the US’s natural gas production overseas, exposing the domestic market to higher global prices. Surging gas prices make renewables even more attractive.
Sustainable aviation fuels can be blended in with current fuels, but the cost remains too high to make it economical. Business leaders say that with the right support this could change in the next five years.
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.
Visible change: Why the future of electrification is defined by transparency, data and digitalisation
Smart electrical infrastructure at low and medium-voltage levels is a fundamental element of a fully networked energy system. Andreas Matthé of Siemens Smart Infrastructure outlines how greater connectivity is building intelligence into electrification.
Massive offshore wind farms are being built across Asia, Europe and the Americas – but the world still only has 2% of the capacity that will be needed for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 2050.
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'.