The challenges to making steel more sustainably

The wonder material is single-handedly responsible for almost 10% of global warming — but solutions for cleaning up steel are expensive and hard to scale. Ajit Niranjan discusses those options in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   Making steel without damaging the climate It's a building block of modern life and is both … Continue reading The challenges to making steel more sustainably

New EIB report on investors’ views on how the public sector can help to address the risks and challenges of the move towards a more hydrogen-fuelled economy

Robin Whitlock writes on the Renewable Energy Magazine website about a new report from the European Investment Bank that provides key insights into the main drivers behind the European hydrogen market and how the EIB should address them.   New report finds that the international investment community recognises both the opportunity for hydrogen deployment and … Continue reading New EIB report on investors’ views on how the public sector can help to address the risks and challenges of the move towards a more hydrogen-fuelled economy

A Turkish industry group has drawn up a comprehensive energy strategy for the country

The Anadolu Agency wrote on the Daily Sabah website about an industry group’s proposed energy strategy, focusing primarily on a transition from conventional sources to clean and renewable ones. It includes a national energy efficiency drive with $20 billion in financing for investments over the next 10 years.   Industry group's 11-point plan to boost … Continue reading A Turkish industry group has drawn up a comprehensive energy strategy for the country

“While capturing carbon will be essential in tackling the climate crisis, it shouldn’t be used to delay action now”

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is widely anticipated to play a key role in this transformation by helping to cut carbon emissions worldwide. But relying on CCS may overshadow solutions that focus on reducing our energy demand and making behavioural changes that put sustainability first. Avit K Bhowmik, Assistant Professor of Risk and Environmental Studies … Continue reading “While capturing carbon will be essential in tackling the climate crisis, it shouldn’t be used to delay action now”

Hydrogen is one piece of a much larger puzzle to get vehicles off fossil fuels

Jane Marsh writes on the Renewable Energy Magazine website about the potential for hydrogen for vehicles. She writes that engineers have been touting the benefits of hydrogen fuel cells in vehicles for years. She then asks why this technology hasn’t gained much momentum and whether hydrogen could take over the automotive industry. What are your … Continue reading Hydrogen is one piece of a much larger puzzle to get vehicles off fossil fuels

Understanding hydrogen and how it can be used

Tik Root provides a good article on the Washington Post website that provides us with a better understanding of hydrogen that is now being used as a fuel and a future solution to many of our climate and energy concerns. What are your views?   Clean energy superstar or smokescreen for fossil fuel use? Here’s … Continue reading Understanding hydrogen and how it can be used

The development of a green hydrogen economy in Africa is gathering considerable attention

Patrick Prestele writes on the ESI-Africa website. Africans realise that to meet their Paris climate obligations they need to achieve significant carbon emission reductions, even though the carbon footprint is relatively low.  Green hydrogen is seen as a major solution.   Analysis: Green hydrogen, the new energy frontier in Africa The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, … Continue reading The development of a green hydrogen economy in Africa is gathering considerable attention

Discouragingly, the door is open in the EU for more “blue hydrogen” projects

The oil and gas industry is promoting the use of “low-carbon” hydrogen derived from methane that is potentially dirtier than burning fossil gas for energy, scientists and analysts. EU green investment rules facilitate the rollout of blue hydrogen, a fuel that could be more polluting than the fossil gas it is set to replace. Not surprisingly, … Continue reading Discouragingly, the door is open in the EU for more “blue hydrogen” projects

New Dutch government puts green hydrogen front and centre as part of its climate policy

Mirela Petkova writes on the Energy Monitor website about the priorities for the new government in the Netherlands. On the supply side, the focus will be on green hydrogen and possibly on nuclear power as well. The report does not discuss developments on energy demand. If any readers have insight into what is going on … Continue reading New Dutch government puts green hydrogen front and centre as part of its climate policy

The latest IRENA assessment suggests an emerging hydrogen industry could reshape global political and economic relationships

Michael Mazengarb writes on the RenewEconomy website about the findings of a new IRENA report that shows the possible transition of the global energy system away from fossil fuels and towards renewable hydrogen.   How renewable hydrogen could shake up the geopolitics of energy The transition of the global energy system away from fossil fuels … Continue reading The latest IRENA assessment suggests an emerging hydrogen industry could reshape global political and economic relationships