Energy

Energy, Sector Focus
May 16, 2023

Sell-off of oil majors’ fossil fuel assets may drive up emissions, says research

Oil and gas giants are offloading fossil fuel assets in a bid to bring down their carbon footprints, according to new academic research, but sales...
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Energy, Finance, Sector Focus
May 10, 2023

IEEFA slams Eni for ‘carbon bomb’ gas field plan following sustainability-linked bond issuance

Think-tank says the deal to develop a major gas field in Australia contradicts the Italian energy giant’s carbon reduction pledges. Italian energy company Eni’s plans...
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BP signage near field
Energy, Sector Focus
May 3, 2023

BP ‘profiting from cost of living crisis’, says think-tank

The IPPR has accused BP of ‘driving up prices and profits’ after the oil major beat profit expectations for the first quarter. After the release...
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Wind turbine close-up
Energy, Sector Focus
April 27, 2023

Offshore wind: Scotland’s bold ambitions on tenterhooks

Time is of the essence to develop the supply chain for the world’s largest floating wind programme. In 2000, the Port of Nigg on Scotland’s...
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Installing solar panels domestic
Energy, Sector Focus
April 20, 2023

Battery company WeCo cashes in on solar boom

Italian battery manufacturer WeCo, which has emerged as one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies, is looking to scale up its operations beyond the domestic market. While...
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Fossil gas flaring
Energy, EU, Policy & Regulation, Sector Focus
April 19, 2023

EU hit with lawsuits over nuclear and gas taxonomy inclusion

Environmental organisations are challenging the inclusion of nuclear and fossil gas energy sources in the EU taxonomy, claiming that it ‘jeopardises the credibility’ of the...
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Energy, Policy & Regulation, Sector Focus, UK
April 18, 2023

UK government consults on considering ‘non-price factors' in CfD auctions

Under the proposal, applicants to the UK’s contracts for difference scheme could incorporate other elements, such as supply chain sustainability, in their bids. The UK government has published a call...
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BP oil rig
Energy, Sector Focus
April 4, 2023

Energy majors fall short on renewables investment

Less than a quarter of 2022 capex by each major was committed to renewable energy, according to a Reclaim Finance study. The world’s largest producers of oil and gas are...
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Hydrogen fuel cell buses
Energy, Policy & Regulation, Sector Focus, US
March 27, 2023

Explainer: The future of clean hydrogen in the US

The adoption of clean hydrogen in the US has been given a much-needed boost by the Inflation Reduction Act. While a considerable number of projects have been announced, there is...
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Offshore wind farm near River Mersey
Energy, Policy & Regulation, Sector Focus, UK
March 20, 2023

Policymakers tackle permitting bottlenecks in wind

Governments and policymakers in the UK and Europe have heeded the wind industry’s calls to reduce permitting bottlenecks, yet concerns persist over grid connections and supply chain problems amid ambitious...
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Energy, Policy & Regulation, UK
March 14, 2023

UK to expand decarbonisation requirements for combustion power plants

The UK government plans to remove the 300MW threshold to include smaller plants, extending "decarbonisation readiness" requirement to all but the specifically exempt. The UK government has rebranded a pillar...
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