As home heating costs soar, it is increasingly absurd that so much heat is pouring out of our windows and doors, but national governments have been slow to respond.
Sustainable aviation fuels can be blended in with current fuels, but the cost remains too high to make it economical. Business leaders say that with the right support this could change in the next five years.
Fossil fuel markets are becoming more unstable due to both geopolitics and the energy transition. Meanwhile, new technology means 'variable' power supply does not have to be 'unreliable'.
If it remains unclear who will govern Germany after federal elections on 26 September, it is at least clear that Germany will have a strong voice on climate action and clean energy at national and European level.
Record-high gas prices could be a tipping point for the energy transition. Business and policymakers in Europe should seize the opportunity for energy efficiency, renewables and green hydrogen.
The EU and US have come forward with a pledge to cut global methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030. Other large emitters are signing up.
Ursula von der Leyen used her 2021 State of the European Union address to urge urgent climate action, but EU capitals will likely deflate the ambition of her proposal over the coming months – and escape scrutiny for doing so.
The droughts, wildfires, floods and hurricanes of the past months have prompted US and EU leaders to connect domestic weather events to climate change in an unprecedented way – but will they change policy?
Industry group COGEN Europe believes the efficient use of renewable fuels, such as biofuels and hydrogen, in buildings could help the EU achieve its 2030 energy efficiency and climate targets.
Companies in the EU and the US are unaware of potential risks to demand, supply chains and reputation arising from the shift to a greener economy, the European Investment Bank in a new report.
Vast offshore generation is not a goal in itself, costs for new ‘transit' infrastructure need redistributing and hydrogen needs a business case, says Christian Zinglersen, director of the EU agency promoting cooperation among energy regulators.