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US state pensions risk “hard earned savings” by ignoring climate risks

The global cost of extreme weather attributable to climate change is estimated at $143bn per year over the past 20…

Analysis: cancellations threaten Biden’s 2030 offshore wind target  

The US suffered another serious setback to its offshore wind plans just days into 2024, when oil majors bp and…

Pentagon looks to AI to predict prices of critical minerals

The Pentagon has unveiled plans to develop a new AI-driven programme, known as the ‘Open Price Exploration for National Security’…

Weekly data: LNG deals boom in 2023 as oversupply concerns also grow

The global LNG industry is booming. After pipeline gas exports from Russia plummeted following the country’s invasion of Ukraine, imports…

How COP28 accelerated the conversation on coal phase-out

DUBAI – COP26, which took place in Glasgow in 2021, was supposed to be the COP that “consigned coal to…

US hydrogen hubs without DOE funding deserve attention

On 13 October, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the recipients of funds from its new Regional Clean Hydrogen…

COP28: consumers can drive farmers towards more sustainable food production, says US Agriculture Secretary

Despite being widely referred to as the "Food COP", COP28 has disappointed when it comes to enshrining meaningful action to…

COP28 Day 3: US, UAE and China lead methane announcement blitz

On Saturday, during the third day of COP28, global leaders unveiled a raft of new announcements targeting methane at a…

A Sunnylands victory? Assessing the US-China climate deal

As COP28 kicks off in Dubai, there is a pressing need for global leaders to set aside geopolitical differences in…

Signal: batteries market grows as gas-fired generators wind down

A growing global battery market offers a new means of bolstering energy security, as gas-fired power plants close down. The…