Launch of commercial flights of aircraft designed to reduce aviation’s damaging impact on the climate could be delayed by a shortage of net zero fuels

We shouldn’t be surprised by delays in the aviation sector not decarbonising. Jasper Jolly discusses latest developments in an article on The Guardian website.   Airbus boss warns of delay in decarbonising airline industry The launch of commercial flights of aircraft designed to reduce aviation’s damaging impact on the climate could be delayed by a … Continue reading Launch of commercial flights of aircraft designed to reduce aviation’s damaging impact on the climate could be delayed by a shortage of net zero fuels

New EEA briefing on methane emissions in the EU

While emissions of methane across the European Union have decreased over past years, the overall reduction in emissions needs to accelerate to meet 2030 and 2050 EU climate objectives. Increased global efforts to reduce methane emissions would also be needed to mitigate global warming in the short term, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) … Continue reading New EEA briefing on methane emissions in the EU

Hope is not lost: 2022 was an historic year for international climate policy

A lot of the reports out of COP27 in Egypt reflect failure of the international community to make any progress to raise the ambition needed to stay on the path to limit global warming to 1.5℃. Katherine Lake, Research Associate at the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law at the University of Melbourne takes … Continue reading Hope is not lost: 2022 was an historic year for international climate policy

The latest EU state to leave the Energy Charter Treaty: Luxembourg

The Luxembourg government has decided to exit the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), an international trade and investment agreement concluded in the early 1990s to protect investments in the energy sector, Luxembourg’s Minister of Energy and Spatial Planning, Claude Turmes, announced on Friday 18 November. Frédéric Simon discusses latest developments in an article on the Euractiv website.   … Continue reading The latest EU state to leave the Energy Charter Treaty: Luxembourg

French food group Danone sets up global energy programme

Danone SA executives expect a global energy programme announced Nov. 17 to improve energy efficiency by 35% by 2025 and to reduce the company’s Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by a minimum of 42% by 2030. Through the programme, Danone also plans to increase its use of renewable energy and have 100% of its … Continue reading French food group Danone sets up global energy programme

A country’s ability to pursue major energy reforms hinges on the government’s capacity to defuse political opposition

Jared Finnegan, Lecturer in Public Policy at University College London (UCL) writes on The Conversation website about why some have been more successful than others in pursuing energy reform.   Energy transitions: why countries respond differently to the same problem Russia’s invasion of Ukraine upended global energy markets. Sanctions on Russian exports and the suspension … Continue reading A country’s ability to pursue major energy reforms hinges on the government’s capacity to defuse political opposition

Concerns about underreporting of GHG emissions from oil and gas operations

Climate Trace reports half of 50 largest sources of greenhouse gas are oil and gas operations and many underreport their emissions. Fiona Harvey discusses the report in an article on the Guardian website.   Oil and gas greenhouse emissions ‘three times higher’ than producers claim Greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas facilities around the … Continue reading Concerns about underreporting of GHG emissions from oil and gas operations

Carbon emissions: “You have to ask: When are they going to go down?”

Pandemic recovery and an uptick in the use of coal amid the Ukraine war are significant drivers behind carbon emissions. Roshni Majumdar discusses latest developments in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   COP27: Fossil fuel carbon emissions to hit all-time high Climate scientists warned Friday that harmful carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels … Continue reading Carbon emissions: “You have to ask: When are they going to go down?”

Comprehensive action is needed to make up for Australia’s woeful performance on energy efficiency over recent decades

Hugh Saddler, Honorary Associate Professor, Centre for Climate Economics and Policy, Australian National University writes on The Conversation website about a new governmental consultation paper on what it calls its National Energy Performance Strategy. Let’s hope Australia’s new government gets policies and programmes on the right track. What are your views?   Australia’s record on … Continue reading Comprehensive action is needed to make up for Australia’s woeful performance on energy efficiency over recent decades

Children and young people are a big part of COP27

Aoife Daly, Lecturer in Law at University College Cork writes on the Conversation website about how young people are playing an increasingly important role at the UN climate summit this year.   COP27: how young climate activists are changing international human rights law World leaders and climate scientists aren’t the only ones who have gathered … Continue reading Children and young people are a big part of COP27