Policy barriers are preventing capital flowing towards low-carbon transport. Ingrid Holmes, executive director of the UK’s Green Finance Institute, tells Energy Monitor how the organisation plans to bring them down.
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.
Global clean energy investment is insufficient to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. In the US, Senate Democrats intend to use an arcane parliamentary procedure to advance Joe Biden’s climate agenda. It may be the world's best chance to close the spending gap.
A new green bond standard proposed by the European Commission will provide issuers with a robust tool to demonstrate they are funding legitimately green projects in line with net-zero targets.
Thousands of new power plants, pipelines, LNG terminals and extraction fields reveal investment strategies laden with climate and financial risk.
Governments could save $3trn and reduce CO2 emissions by 5.46 billion tonnes via the removal of fossil fuel consumption subsidies, says the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
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.
Investment in clean energy must accelerate massively and quickly, particularly in emerging markets, warns a report from the International Energy Agency.
Policymakers are increasingly adding elaborate caveats to energy transition pledges in an effort to look ambitious on climate action, while refusing to fully engage with the implications of net-zero emissions for natural gas, writes energy analyst Jonathan Gaventa.