Policymakers are increasingly adding elaborate caveats to energy transition pledges in an effort to look ambitious on climate action, while refusing to fully engage with the implications of net-zero emissions for natural gas, writes energy analyst Jonathan Gaventa.
Setting out its net-zero emissions pathway today, the International Energy Agency has ended any suggestion gas could be considered a “transition fuel”, with big consequences for industry and geopolitics, writes Jonathan Gaventa, an energy policy consultant.
Car markets in most developing countries are fed with used exports from Europe, the US and Japan. How these markets develop will influence how fast Africa can move from fossil fuel to electric vehicles.
Off-grid solar only represents a tiny percentage of renewable energy, but it’s vital for the poorest households in developing countries. This success story risks being jeopardised by the Covid pandemic.