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.
European governments have pledged billions in clean energy investment in their Covid-19 recovery funds, but measures announced so far are a long way off the green recovery many had hoped for.
With aviation contributing to just 2% of global emissions, the attention it receives in the climate debate may seem exaggerated. Dig a little deeper and its impact becomes clearer.
European governments had unprecedented power to force airlines to lower their emissions in exchange for providing Covid-19 bailouts. They chose not to.