Road transport and buildings have been spared from EU ETS obligations until now, but an upcoming revision may change that, and climate campaigners are concerned.
The burden of emissions reductions imposed by the EU carbon market has fallen mostly on the power sector, but, as emissions targets deepen, this will have to change. Are Europe’s industrial emitters ready?
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.
Falling prices have made battery energy storage competitive for myriad applications on and off the grid. Additional support from policymakers will enable storage to realise its enormous potential.
Drax is out to prove that applying carbon capture and storage technologies to biomass-fired energy production is vital to get to net zero. Energy Monitor spoke to the UK power company's CEO Will Gardiner.
More electricity was generated from renewables than nuclear in 2019, but despite strong growth, investment in renewables will have to be massively scaled up to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.
Clean energy companies Schneider Electric, Vestas, Sunrun, Xcel Energy and NextEra Energy outperformed companies in other sectors over the past year. Their strong performance came as investment in renewables continued to increase in 2020.
China and other Asian countries will have to be much more ambitious if the world is to achieve CO2 emissions cuts from buildings in line with global climate goals.
Germany prioritises its renewables build-out, electric vehicles and hydrogen in a Covid-19 recovery plan that seeks to extend the Energiewende from the power sector to the rest of the economy.
Poland may have a reputation as a climate sceptic, but by at least one measure it is building back better than most. Nonetheless, it will need to match EU recovery funds with strong climate policies to really break away from coal.
The UK has made strong commitments to build back better from Covid-19, but recent hiccups raise questions over whether it can deliver on its pledges.