The G7 nations all support net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and have updated their 2030 climate goals, but their support for an international energy transition has been limited.
Countries in the Global South need international public finance to support clean energy instead of the dash for gas as witnessed in recent years, says the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Microgrids – local power grids that can operate independently of the larger grid – are becoming an indispensable tool in building a clean, flexible, secure and cheaper energy system.
Data from the 2020 Californian wildfire season shows that increased levels of smoke in the air caused daily solar generation to drop by around one-third.
A growing reliance on Chinese components in the US power system is increasing cybersecurity risks and could threaten US energy supplies, says the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
The climate change votes at the AGMs of ExxonMobil and Chevron mark a tipping point for shareholder concern about climate change. Expect more votes, in more sectors, and soon.
A report from Rewiring Communities, a not-for-profit, presents a blueprint for the electrification of 60 US communities, which would help them reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide families with significant annual savings.
While the world brings record levels of clean energy online, geothermal energy growth is virtually stagnant, but the increased push to decarbonise heating systems could see the technology receiving renewed attention.
All the indicators are clear: investing in green growth offers a better rate of return than the conventional equivalent in both the short and long term.
Apprenticeships and greater unionisation can make a serious contribution to creating a more diverse clean energy workforce, and offering stable, long-term careers in the industry.
The Three Seas Initiative between countries in the east of Europe remains, with US support, focused on gas. Switching its attention to renewables would avoid stranded assets and boost technological, industrial and economic transformation, writes Julian Popov from the European Climate Foundation.