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Viewpoint: No change in fossil fuel production plans

Viewpoint: No change in fossil fuel production plans

By Jeremy WilliamsThere’s a giant cognitive dissonance at the heart of global climate politics. Almost every country now agrees that it has work to do to prevent climate disaster. The age of scepticism is over and every major economy has set carbon targets. At the same time, those governments all want to maximise fossil fuel production. According to the recent […]

Analysis: Bolstering Southeast Asia’s clean energy transition

Analysis: Bolstering Southeast Asia’s clean energy transition

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Greece enters the offshore wind market

Greece enters the offshore wind market

Greece’s Kafireas onshore wind farm. Photo credit: Enel Green Power. By Anders Lorenzen Greece is a Mediterranean paradise and a favourite holiday destination. Parts of it have in recent years experienced the nightmare and havoc of climate-fuelled wildfires is increasing its effort to accelerate a clean energy transition. This week, the country moved forward with plans to construct its first […]

Saudi Arabia echoes “Business as usual” as a key COP28 argument

Saudi Arabia echoes “Business as usual” as a key COP28 argument

Saudi Aramco oil workers. Photo credit: Saudi Aramco. By Anders Lorenzen One of the world’s largest oil producers and the biggest in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, is to use the upcoming UN climate conference, COP28, to argue for their own business and financial interests. This week, the CEO of the state-owned Saudi Arabian oil giant Saudi Aramco, Amin Nasser, […]

Ahead of COP28, The UAE is keen to document its intentions

Ahead of COP28, The UAE is keen to document its intentions

Photo credit: Masdar. By Anders Lorenzen Some might label it as greenwashing, but the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – host of the UN climate summit, COP28 – to be held next month, is keen to show they mean business. The country, which is one of the largest oil producers in the region, is nevertheless keen to showcase that they do […]

The Energy Transition Tunnel Is Narrowing, But There’s Light, Too

The Energy Transition Tunnel Is Narrowing, But There’s Light, Too

Global fossil fuel emissions are expected to peak in the middle of the 2020s and fall back to near 2015 levels by 2030, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. The rapid progress in renewable energy technology and construction have kept open a path to limiting global, though the agency said faster progress is needed to meet […]

Companies vying for the first round of Danish carbon capture and storage government funding

Companies vying for the first round of Danish carbon capture and storage government funding

Aalborg Portland is Denmark’s largest CO2 emitter. Photo credit: Aalborg Portland. By Anders Lorenzen Last month, the Danish government set aside funding for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, through an agreement reaching cross-party support across the political spectrum. Over a period of 15 years, the government will inject 26.8 billion Danish kroner which should yield CO2 emission reductions of […]

Anger as the UK government approves giant oil field in the North Sea

Anger as the UK government approves giant oil field in the North Sea

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