The US states of Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia have signed a pact to collaborate on offshore wind development. The regional partnership is a potential model to avoid zero-sum, state-by-state competition and build a larger US market.
Several developed countries, led by the US but including Australia and Canada, have contributed less than 20% of their fair share to a global $100bn annual climate finance pledge, reports think tank the Overseas Development Institute.
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?
US banks, insurers and asset managers are not divesting from overseas coal assets fast enough, research from a German non-profit suggests.
Managers of US federal vehicle fleets should update procurement processes to promote electric vehicles, US-based Atlas Public Policy recommends.
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.
Air-source heat pumps are the best way of keeping US homes cool during extreme heat, while boasting lower costs and carbon emissions, reveals a study by not-for-profit RMI.
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.
Climate activists are using courts to hold big emitters accountable. Landmark successes in recent months suggest this trend is set to continue as the imperative to slash emissions and ditch fossil fuels grows ever greater.
The EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ proposal would phase out jet fuel subsidies and end free emissions trading allowances for airlines, but without global cooperation, the changes will not stop aviation emissions growing.
Geothermal energy is touted to play a fairly significant role in the US's future energy mix, but the technology continues to struggle with high upfront costs.
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.