Data from the 2020 Californian wildfire season shows that increased levels of smoke in the air caused daily solar generation to drop by around one-third.
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 climate change votes at the AGMs of ExxonMobil and Chevron mark a tipping point for shareholder concern about climate change. Expect more votes, in more sectors, and soon.
All the indicators are clear: investing in green growth offers a better rate of return than the conventional equivalent in both the short and long term.
Data reveals the cost of financing coal projects globally is rocketing, while it is getting cheaper to finance renewables. The price of oil and gas projects, however, remains stable.
Limiting oil and gas extraction in rich countries could allow some emerging producers to develop, but the world's diminishing carbon budget also makes this a pathway fraught with risk.
Petrostates face a tricky future as the world decarbonises, with declining oil revenues threatening their finances. There is a strong case for industrialised countries to offer more support to less well off producer economies.
Kenya's 100% renewable energy dream is being dampened by conflicts between indigenous communities and investors over land rights.
Companies are increasingly convinced that reducing carbon emissions can have a positive impact on market demand, reputation and even supply chains.
Data from the European Investment Bank shows a substantial majority of companies feel unprepared for the challenges of climate change.
As electricity systems digitalise and transition to renewables, they become increasingly vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks. Policymakers and utility operators are fighting an evermore sophisticated battle to keep the threat at bay.
Brexit has been a serious blow to the City of London. Can a growing global sustainable finance market provide some compensation?