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Reflections on the urgency of the IEA preparing a new scenario that puts the Paris Agreement’s objectives at its centre

Reflections on the urgency of the IEA preparing a new scenario that puts the Paris Agreement’s objectives at its centre

The latest IEA press releases suggest that Dr Birol, its Executive Director, has the attention of global decision-makers and business leaders. EiD congratulates the IEA and Dr Birol for this achievement. However, EiD, like 60 leaders from within the climate community, worries about the potential delayed climate action which might be triggered by the IEA … Continue reading

Energy transition challenge: the Canadian government backs both climate action and its oil and gas sector

Energy transition challenge: the Canadian government backs both climate action and its oil and gas sector

For countries that have based much of their economy on fossil fuel resource extraction, a low-carbon energy transition is a major challenge. Ryan Heath discusses these challenges in an article on the Politico website.   Justin Trudeau walks sustainability tightrope Canada has long been on a climate collision course. The country extracts some of the … Continue reading

The current debate in Australia over energy policy and emissions shows that in the absence of supportive, or even neutral, government policies

The current debate in Australia over energy policy and emissions shows that in the absence of supportive, or even neutral, government policies

Clyde Russell, columnist for Reuters, writes about how the government is not driving investment in a clean-energy future as a means to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, as many other countries are.   Australia shows how policy can stifle renewable energy future One of the themes emerging as the world looks to recover from the … Continue reading

Hydrogen and the low carbon energy transition

Hydrogen and the low carbon energy transition

We are reading a lot recently about hydrogen and the role it can play in achieving our long term energy and climate objectives. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) has recently published its roadmap for the energy transition. The FCH JU is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and … Continue reading

Climate campaigners issued proceedings for a judicial review of the energy planning policies in UK

Climate campaigners issued proceedings for a judicial review of the energy planning policies in UK

After officials refused to overhaul the rules, climate campaigners issued proceedings for review of rules supporting fossil fuel projects. Jillian Ambrose discusses the latest developments in an article on The Guardian website.   Legal case launched over UK’s ‘outdated’ energy policies The government faces a legal challenge over a set of “outdated” energy policies which … Continue reading