Diversity

The energy transition skills gap is more than technical

The energy transition skills gap is growing. A February report from the European Investment Bank found the growth of green…

Reporting on the energy transition: trials and tribulations

More than 100 years ago, in 1912, a short news piece announcing that global coal use was heating up the…

At the kids’ table: What youth can do for the energy transition 

The youth pavilion at COP27 was a first for the decades-old annual UN climate conference. For the first time, "children…

How an oil expert heading COP28 could transform climate action

“Climate activists around the world have come to the conclusion that people in authority are not doing their job,” said…

Why climate action will fail without more women at the table

Diversity is central to good decision-making. Yet the family photograph of heads of state and government broadcast to the world…

Solar PV employs twice as many women as wind – report

The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is the leading employer in the global renewable energy sector in terms of total number…

The Tortoise and the Hare: How shareholder activism can help Japan Inc catch up in the race to net zero

This year again, Japan lost ranks in the annual index that monitors progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for…

Is the energy transition hitting a glass ceiling?

In the 1970s, the Swedish telecommunication authority’s only female engineer revolutionised mobile telephony. Laila Ohlgren, who was also the team’s…

Exclusive: How big is the gender pay gap in the energy industry in Britain and who are the worst offenders?

Some 92.2% of companies in the energy industry pay their male employees more than their female staff, an Energy Monitor…

Women in energy: “It makes business sense to increase gender diversity”

Covid-19 induced lockdowns and confinements have changed working patterns and conditions the world over. Data increasingly shows women bear the…