Policy & Regulation

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 continue ticking upwards.

 

The virus has also hit society like a global tsunami, disrupting travel, cutting off communities, shuttering factories and shaking up economic markets. The global…

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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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National & Regional Policy

Uruguay, Latin America’s renewable champion

Uruguay lies between Argentina and Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean and is home to about 3.5 million people. But this small country has made it to the top 5 in wind and solar energy producers worldwide. 

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Policy & Regulation

Influencing the European Green Deal and industrial strategy: Leaders and laggards among small EU states

Towards the end of its six-month EU presidency, in late December 2019, Finland offered the same free gift to all EU member states it had already given to folk at home: a basic online course in…

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Policy & Regulation

New report says electrification of several European sectors could slash emissions by 60%

Electrification of the transport, buildings, and industrial sectors in Europe could slash greenhouse-gas emissions by 60% between 2020 and 2050, according to a new report by research company…

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National & Regional Policy

India's electricity upgrade

India’s national transmission grid must urgently modernise to increase the rate of renewable energy adoption. This is a key prerequisite for achieving India’s renewable energy investment ambitions…

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Policy & Regulation

Europe's sustainable future depends on accessibility of raw materials for batteries

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) singles out accessibility of raw materials as a pressing issue, warning that a prompt solution for the development of batteries is needed to make…

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Policy & Regulation

Industry’s role in addressing climate change

The Madrid climate conference last December highlighted the challenges that lie ahead because so little was achieved.  And we must achieve. There is so much to do for both mitigation and adaptation.…

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