Shell to invest up to $2bn each year in cleaner energy tech

The oil and gas giant confirmed it would only invest in projects that were financially viable without subsidies

Cutting emissions in industry ‘one of toughest energy transition challenges’

Reducing long term greenhouse gas emissions in the industry sector is one of the toughest challeges of the energy transition. That’s the view of the International Energy Agency (IEA), which states combustion and process emissions from cement manufacturing, iron and steelmaking and chemical production are “particularly problematic”. However, it suggests increasing the uptake of renewables […]

Capacity Market ‘weak link in UK’s energy transition’

The UK’s Capacity Market is the “weak link” in the transition toward a resilient, low carbon grid. That’s according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), which suggests the grid is coping well with the coal phase out but requires greater investment in reliable sources of generation to […]

German energy plan ‘can’t serve as global blueprint’

Around 60% of European energy experts don’t think the German energy transition can serve as a global blueprint. That’s according to a new survey from Weltenergierat Deutschland, the German member committee of the World Energy Council. The German shift from nuclear and fossil fuels to renewables, known as the Energiewende, is being closely followed by a large majority of respondents […]

Global energy transition ‘will not be Trumped’

President-elect Donald Trump’s administration may slow global policies to support the energy transition to a low carbon system “but it will not scuttle it”. That’s because climate policies will keep chipping away at fossil fuels’ role as the main global energy source, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The comment follows […]

Free online energy transition course

A free Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on the topic of energy transition will launch online this autumn. The course, by the University of Groningen and Energy Academy Europe, looks at sustainability issues around the global energy system and the urgency of energy transition. Energy transition refers to a long-term change in energy systems, usually to greener sources of energy. The […]