All articles by Dave Keating

Senior writer Dave Keating is a US journalist and conference moderator covering European affairs from Brussels, with a focus on environment and energy. He has worked for France24 and Forbes. Contact Dave at: dave.keating [at] energymonitor.ai

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Emergency EU energy measures held hostage by gas price cap dispute

EU energy ministers will try again on 13 December to overcome deep divisions over a proposal to cap the wholesale price of natural gas.

A push for renewables-fuelled electrification to bring down emissions

Joana Freitas from Portugal’s electric utility EDP Generation underlines electrification and the phase-out of coal for climate action.

Climate action in tourism: Iberostar intends to be net zero by 2030

Megan Morikawa, global director of sustainability at multinational hotel group Iberostar, tells Energy Monitor that tourism can decarbonise.

Energy efficiency projects for gas infrastructure are an overlooked solution

Marco Baresi of Turboden, part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, lays out the roadblocks facing energy efficiency in gas infrastructure projects such as Dahshour in Egypt.

How does sustainability software fit into climate action?

Christina Shim, vice-president and head of strategy at IBM Sustainability Software, is pushing for policymakers to set a better framework to recognise the potential of software to lower emissions.

What crypto, web3 and data storage can do for the climate

Alan Ransil, founder of Filecoin Green, was at the COP27 climate summit in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to talk about his initiative at the intersection of carbon offsets, cryptocurrency and web3 technology.

COP27: At summit’s end, NGOs welcome loss and damage agreement but decry no increased mitigation

Teresa Anderson from NGO ActionAid says it was right for the EU to hold its nose to support the COP27 outcome rather than walk away and risk killing the loss and damage fund forever.

Opinion: COP27 concludes with loss and damage fund but no increased mitigation ambition

European diplomats say the COP27 deal is a bad outcome, but they had to support it or risk killing the loss and damage fund.

COP27: “We need stable supply chains for the development of renewables”

Leonardo Moreno, President of Virginia-based AES Clean Energy, heads one of the few Paris-Agreement-compliant US power companies.

COP27: Should the energy crisis make the world re-evaluate the feasibility of a coal phase-out?

Jakub ​Chełstowski, the governor of Poland’s coal-heavy Silesia region, who is from the Law and Justice party that governs Poland nationally, says the war in Ukraine should not make the EU backtrack on its climate goals.