Andreas Walstad

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Nord Stream leaks: wake-up call for tougher methane action?

The Nord Stream explosions probably represent the largest single methane leak ever recorded. Will the events act as a wake-up call for policy makers and the public to shore up tougher regulations on methane emissions?

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Energy prices trigger EU inflation, poor worst hit

The spike in energy prices is driving up inflation and the cost of living across the EU, hitting lower-income households the hardest.

France, Spain gas link in limbo, poses stranded asset risk

A new gas pipeline between France and Spain has been talked about for decades but even the current gas crisis may not result in the project being built.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.