The Trump administration was eager to export US shale gas to the rest of the world. It remains to be seen whether President Biden will prioritise climate action over short-term economic interests.
The surprise takeover of the US Senate by the Democrats opens new possibilities for the EU, eager to have another major developed economy as a climate action ally.
Carbon capture and use can reduce, recycle or even remove emissions from the atmosphere, but its role in climate action depends on the carbon’s origin and destination.
Policy decisions on how electricity bills are constructed have a much clearer impact on consumer costs than the rate at which countries are making the transition to renewables.
In 2020, net-zero pledges fell thick and fast from policymakers and businesses alike. In 2021, those ambitious words need to be turned into concrete actions.
Heat pumps provide energy-efficient heating and cooling and are one of the most effective technologies available to decarbonise buildings.
In order to overcome a last-minute veto threat by Poland, EU leaders agreed last week to consider new rules for the EU ETS and the just transition fund, leaving climate campaigners concerned.
For too long the US has supported gas projects in Europe that offer alternatives to Russian gas imports.
As UK-EU trade talks go down to the wire, industry is in the dark about the future of market access and emissions trading, the UK’s key climate policy.
A Biden victory would be a relief for climate campaigners worldwide. But would it be a game changer for global efforts?