Western democracies need to create a financing program to support the energy transition in the Indo-Pacific — and to achieve both regional security and climate goals.
Has the summit delivered on its goals?
The press releases sound promising, but the negotiations have a long way to go. Here’s what’s ahead at the midpoint of the COP26 climate talks.
Listen to the third episode of a new series from The Anthill Podcast ahead of the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow.
Japan, South Korea and China are all moving away from overseas coal financing. For Australia, the writing is on the wall – the clean energy transition is inevitable.
The world hydropower industry has public relations work to do, if its global expansion is to be realised. But stringent oversight is urgently needed.
Good governance should be seen as the first and main tool for achieving climate change mitigation as policymakers pursue sustainable solutions for the environmental crisis.
The world is moving away fossil fuels, and there’s nothing Australia can do about it. Racing to dig up and sell whatever fossil fuels we can before the timer stops is not a future-proof strategy.
Major coal generators say the proposal will help shore up energy supplies. But opponents say it will pay coal plants for simply existing and delay the clean energy transition.
India is expected to overtake China this decade as the world’s most populous nation. That puts it at the heart of the global challenge to beat climate change.
Ford’s electric F-150 pickup won’t roll off assembly lines until early 2022, but the company has received thousands of preorders already for a vehicle aimed at the mass market, not eco-buyers.
The electric vehicle transition is about more than just scrapping petrol cars. We must also ensure quality technology, anticipate the future and make sure no-one gets left behind.
Engine No. 1 convinced other shareholders to support at least two of its nominees to join the company’s board as part of its push for a stronger sustainability strategy at Exxon.
The seismic changes to energy supply and demand during the pandemic could be just the beginning.
A proposal to change the way electricity generators and retailers strike contracts for electricity would be bad for both consumers and climate action.
Fifteen years ago electric power generation was the largest source of US greenhouse gas emissions. Now the power sector is leading the shift to a clean energy economy.
Australia must treble its emissions reduction targets and reach net-zero emissions by 2035. Without this and other radical global action, the chance to hold warming to well below 2℃ will pass us by.
Electricity emissions can be cut to net-zero while keeping the lights on and prices down. But achieving that quickly means keeping gas around, for now.
Britain's electricity sector continues to decarbonise, but its capacity to store energy lags far behind.
Yallourn power station, Australia’s oldest and dirtiest coal plant, will close four years ahead of schedule. Without a national policy, coal workers are left dangerously exposed.