Posted by Rod Janssen

The lowdown on Australia’s low-emissions roadmap

The lowdown on Australia’s low-emissions roadmap

The recently released first low emissions technology statement by the government flags public investment in five areas: hydrogen, energy storage, low-carbon steel and aluminium, carbon capture and storage, and soil carbon storage. The roadmap is discussed in an article on The Conversation website by Llewelyn Hughes and Jorrit Gosens of Australian National University.   ‘The … Continue reading

Insights into the magnitude and ambition of climate-related investment targets

Insights into the magnitude and ambition of climate-related investment targets

The first analysis of financial sector climate-related investment pledges is available on the New Climate Institute website.   Unpacking the finance sector’s climate related investment commitments Financial institution’s climate-related investment targets have rapidly grown in recent years. In this report, we provide insights into the magnitude and ambition of these targets, and investigate their relationship … Continue reading

A struggle between the few financial institutions that are pushing for an ambitious new European green finance policy framework and incumbent vested interests opposing it

A struggle between the few financial institutions that are pushing for an ambitious new European green finance policy framework and incumbent vested interests opposing it

New analysis from InfluenceMap warns 19 out of 20 industry lobby groups are actively opposing measures contained within the EU’s proposed Sustainable Finance Strategy. This article was published on the Business Green website.   Are ‘vested interests’ threatening the EU’s sustainable finance strategy? EU efforts to establish an ambitious sustainable finance policy are being undermined … Continue reading

What do Canadians think about the role oil and gas should play in Canada’s energy future, and how polarised is the conversation?

What do Canadians think about the role oil and gas should play in Canada’s energy future, and how polarised is the conversation?

A University of Ottawa survey finds opinions polarized by party affiliation more than ideology, with party rhetoric amplifying ideological differences. Rafael Aguirre, Stephen Bird and Monica Gattinger discuss the survey on the Policy Options website.   What Canadians think about the future of oil and gas The past 12 months have roiled the global oil … Continue reading

Strong consumer protections are necessary in Scotland as energy efficiency measures for homes become more complex

Strong consumer protections are necessary in Scotland as energy efficiency measures for homes become more complex

A news item on the Scottish Housing News website explains the steps that are taken to protect consumers as renovations become more ambitious. What is the situation in your country?   Citizens Advice Scotland outlines plans to protect consumers in move to net-zero There remains a significant risk consumers who invest in energy efficiency measures … Continue reading