Policy & Regulation

In 2006, the notorious Stern Report asserted that climate change poses the biggest challenge to the discipline of economics. Markets, it argued, cannot properly account for climate change and its effects.

14 years on, the views contained in the Stern Report, which echo the Club of Rome’s earlier warnings, have been vindicated. There is mounting evidence that climate change and environmental…

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Climate Change

Chemical Industry could go totally carbon neutral

The chemical industry could become carbon neutral, new research indicates.

Switzerland’s Federal Council has decided that the country should become carbon-neutral by 2050. This may be challenging as…

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Climate Change

Mythbusting: The footprint of renewable energy

Even though solar panels and wind turbines are not releasing any emissions or toxins while they generate energy, we can’t say the same thing about the way they are manufactured. Not to mention their…

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National & Regional Policy

Russia's hydrogen for Japan

Russia is all set to gain a foothold in the global hydrogen sector in what looks like a bid to be a key supplier for Japan, which has ambitious targets for adoption of the fuel by 2050.

Japan's plans…

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National & Regional Policy State Aid

Pandemic upends commercial renewable energy demand

The covid-19 pandemic is disrupting industries around the world, including renewable energy. With so many workers stuck at home, experts caution that corporate renewable energy demand could drop off. …

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Climate Change

Having ‘Impossible’ conversations about energy

In my recent blogs on the future of energy I have had some really interesting debate on what will and won’t work… I’ve been challenged to consider Ammonia for air travel, a full Hydrogen switch over…

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Climate Change

Responding to Coronavirus: Low-carbon Investments Can Help Economies Recover

The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a human tragedy, infecting more than 120,000 and killing more than 4,200 people as of March 12, 2020. The loss of human life is heart-breaking and set to…

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Policy & Regulation

Decarbonisation of industrial heat: The iron and steel sector

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Current primary steel production is highly integrated; incremental efficiency improvements can only further reduce emissions by about 10%. The analysis of scenarios published recently…

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Projects

An initiative to establish battery cell production in Germany and Europe

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Germany describes a European initiative to establish battery cell production in Germany and Europe, which includes comment from the Economic…

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Climate Change

5 Strategies that achieve climate mitigation and adaptation simultaneously

Climate actions have often fallen into one of two strategies: mitigation efforts to lower or remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere, and adaptation efforts to adjust systems and societies…

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