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Signal: California, UK move towards mandatory emissions disclosures

Amid a global push for emissions transparency, California and the UK are among the most recent jurisdictions to introduce new…

Newsom shows Sunak the high road on climate action

When the history of the global push for net zero is written, chroniclers will mark last Wednesday as a pivot…

Electric planes will revolutionise regional travel

A little more than two miles from my home in Concord, California, sits Buchanan Field Airport. In its early days,…

Carbon markets forecast to weather short-term price dips

Despite forecasting near-term declines in carbon prices in the face of political and macroeconomic uncertainty, carbon market participants are optimistic…

It’s time for California to decide the future of its floating offshore wind industry

California’s political leaders want the state to lead the world in floating offshore wind power. Legislation signed by Governor Gavin…

Offshore wind could power 25 million California homes by 2045

As part of the state’s transition to a carbon-free electricity grid, the California Energy Commission (CEC) wants to install 25,000MW…

Integrated power grid would be economic boon for western US – study

Establishing a regional transmission organisation (RTO) for western states in the US would create as many as 657,000 jobs and…

US West Coast wind could take flight – with the right federal and state support

California’s solar energy and the Pacific Northwest’s hydropower supplies have cut West Coast power sector emissions, but land use constraints…

Weekly data: Why drought in California will keep dirty power plants online for longer

California is in its third year of drought, with January, February and March 2022 all recording the least rain and…

How governments are shielding consumers from surging energy prices

Energy prices were surging even before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine further roiled global energy markets. With consumers feeling the sting…