September 6 2023

Liebreich: Net Zero Will Be Harder Than You Think – And Easier. Part I: Harder

When considering the transition to a net-zero carbon economy, it is easy to swing between extremes of optimism and pessimism.

April 26 2023

Liebreich: The Next Half-Trillion-Dollar Market – Electrification of Heat

In January this year, BloombergNEF announced that investment in the clean energy transition had broken through the $1 trillion mark in 2022, for the first time matching the total investment in fossil fuels.

March 2 2023

US Energy Is Changing, and Transforming

The US is the world’s second-biggest electricity system, its second-biggest greenhouse gas emitter, its biggest oil consumer, its largest producer of natural gas and tied for first largest exporter of liquefied natural gas. The US energy system is very big; it is also increasingly dynamic.

December 12 2022

Liebreich: The Unbearable Lightness of Hydrogen

Rhetoric around hydrogen has become ever more overblown.

September 30 2022

After Ukraine – The Great Clean Energy Acceleration

We have known for centuries that coal, oil and gas have driven improvements in standards of living, but have also caused crisis after crisis.

March 1 2022

Liebreich: The Quest for Resilience – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The word resilience has become increasingly fashionable in climate circles. At the end of this month, the IPCC will publish the second part of its sixth Assessment Report (AR6), focusing on climate impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation.

October 27 2021

COP26 – We’re toast, but let’s toast Glasgow!

"The idea that Glasgow has to produce some kind of miracle outcome to be considered a success is incorrect on two levels."

June 25 2021

Liebreich: Climate Action – It’s The Trade, Stupid

As world leaders gear up for November’s critical COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, carbon border adjustment mechanisms (CBAMs) have been moving rapidly toward center stage. That may not be an entirely good thing.

May 13 2021

Goldie-Scot: Time to Ask New, Hard Questions About Role of Natural Gas

There is a well-established narrative that natural gas is a transition fuel, an essential tool on the path to deep decarbonization. However, the present has a habit of getting in the way of the future.

April 22 2021

McCrone: Someone Just Pressed Fast-Forward On Energy Transition

Chief Editor, Angus McCrone, lays out seven of the main messages from the April 13-14 Summit on energy, finance and technology in this piece. .


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