Andreas Walstad

Global fossil fuel database launches in bid to boost transparency

London-based think tank Carbon Tracker and San Francisco-based NGO Global Energy Monitor have jointly launched a Global Registry of Fossil Fuels which they say is the first public database to account for fossil fuel production and reserves worldwide.

Big Oil’s green PR, investment plans at odds: study

Analysis carried out by independent thinktank InfluenceMap has found that there is a mismatch between major oil companies’ communication strategies to portray themselves as green and the companies’ plans for capital investment, which are still geared towards fossil fuel projects.

Most CCS will not contribute to net zero targets: report

Underperforming carbon capture projects considerably outnumber successful projects globally, finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.

IOCs’ climate scenarios lack consistency: research

Researchers have found that climate scenarios published by oil companies often lack sufficient scope in terms of emissions accounted for, timeframes and data transparency.

Germany ploughs €3bn into phasing out district heating gas

Germany has introduced a €3 billion support scheme to promote renewable energy in district heating, with direct grants expected to be available from September for network operators wishing to phase out fossil fuels.

As gas shortages loom, Germany hastens energy transition

Germany is in the process of adopting a number of laws that it hopes will help speed up the energy transition and achieve an 80% renewables target in the electricity sector by 2030.

EU boiler ban could cut Russian gas by 28%

A ban on fossil boilers across EU households from 2023 could, by 2030, lead to gas savings by 2020 equalling 11% of the total gas imports and 28% of Russian imports, a new study has found.

Danish CO2 tax aims to hasten energy transition

Denmark has introduced a CO2 tax in a bid to support the goal of 70% CO2 reductions by 2030 and to help speed up the energy transition such as the expansion of offshore wind power.

Ukraine war spurs Austrian gas boiler phase-out

Austria is the latest European nation to announce a phase out of gas boilers with Vienna confident the move will help reduce Russian imports.

Faster energy transition will create jobs, cut bills

A new study has found that government policies that help accelerate the energy transition to net zero will reduce future energy bills and create jobs while maintaining GDP growth in both advanced and developing economies.