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Policy Watch: Why more energy storage is key to turning renewables targets into reality

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 31, 2022)

Angeli Mehta reports that storage and permitting constraints in both Europe and the U.S. are increasingly important obstacles on the road to net zero 

Delivering the green energy transition in balance with nature

Native Ad, (Dec 14, 2021)

SPONSORED CONTENT: By Filip Engel Vice President, Sustainability, Public Affairs and Branding for Ørsted

In focus: Can clean-energy giant Spain deliver on EU’s net-zero ambitions?

Nadine Hawa, (Apr 28, 2021)

Nadine Hawa and Terry Slavin report on the some of the headwinds facing the southern European country faces as it transitions away from fossil fuels

ANALYSIS: How far apart are Shell and ExxonMobil on climate?

Terry Slavin, (Feb 21, 2021)

Terry Slavin says the latest climate plans from the two oil and gas majors look miles apart, with Shell detailing its plans for net-zero and ExxonMobil taking its first green steps, but underlying both is a strong commitment to fossil fuels

'Data can help save the world from climate change – but mind the transparency gap'

Phil Bruner, (Oct 15, 2020)

Comment: Phillip Bruner, co-founder and CEO of data software company ENIAN, says Britain and Australia are two countries using shared data and software to promote renewable energy, but opacity is holding back the energy transition in many parts of the world, including the US

Leaving no one behind in the clean energy revolution

Mark Hillsdon, (Sep 25, 2020)

No longer the plucky underdog, the growing renewables industry risks losing its license to operate unless it generates co-benefits. Mark Hillsdon reports on how RE100 members Google, Iron Mountain, Clif Bar, Chanel and Novo Nordisk are amplifying their impact

Hydropower eschews big dams to go with the flow in green makeover

Mark Hillsdon, (Jul 13, 2020)

Natel Energy's turbines with lower steel and cement content that allow safe passage for fish herald a new dawn for the world's biggest source of renewable energy. Mark Hillsdon reports

Highview’s ‘pumped hydro in a box’ wins powerful backers

Mike Scott, (Jul 13, 2020)

With investment from Sumitomo Heavy Industries and a UK government grant, things are looking up for the UK company's zero-emissions technology, which stores energy by turning air into a liquid. Mike Scott reports

Will Covid-19 allow us to flatten the curve on climate change?

Angeli Mehta, (May 2, 2020)

With the IEA predicting that global CO2 emissions will fall 8% this year, Angeli Mehta weighs the early evidence of whether the pandemic will speed the energy transition

Earth Day Cheat Sheet: ‘Dear Nature, we promise we’ll treat you better than ever before’

Terry Slavin, (Apr 23, 2020)

Terry Slavin rounds up corporate Earth Day news from around the globe, starting with Timberland’s open letter to nature video

From urban farming to green homes: the US cities building in climate resilience

Diana Rojas, (Apr 3, 2020)

Despite environmental rollbacks by the Trump administration, the largest number of cities on CDP's climate A list hail from the US. Diana Rojas profiles Washington DC, Park City, Utah, and a trio of Ohio cities: Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus

'This year we must finally abandon business as usual and embark on the path to 1.5C warming'

Andrew Higham, (Jan 2, 2020)

Andrew Higham of Mission 2020 says the Glasgow climate conference will be critical in determining whether we can act quickly enough to avoid catastrophic climate change

'We are moving towards a zero-carbon future – but we need to go faster'

Nigel Topping and Elizabeth McKeon, (Nov 28, 2019)

Ahead of next week’s COP25 meeting, Nigel Topping of We Mean Business and Elizabeth McKeon of the IKEA Foundation say companies can play a vital role in keeping global warming below 1.5C, but only if the entire business community is on board

‘We can’t wait for the kids to bail us out. We have to rewrite the sustainability rule book, and now’

Mike Barry, (Oct 3, 2019)

Mike Barry, architect of Marks & Spencer’s Plan A, and recipient of an honoree award at the 2019 Responsible Business Awards, outlines the 10 things companies need to do to face up to the coming decade of consequences

2020s declared decade of action on climate, biodiversity and SDGs

Terry Slavin, (Sep 27, 2019)

Climate Week New York saw companies form new coalitions to accelerate progress, such as the Business Avengers to champion the Global Goals and the One Planet Business for Biodiversity platform, while Climate Group’s RE100 passed the 200-member mark

The disruptors: How Xavier Houot is forging a ‘planet-compatible’ path for Schneider Electric

Oliver Balch, (Sep 12, 2019)

In his monthly profile of sustainability leaders, Oliver Balch meets a man who is helping to transform the French energy-management firm with carbon pricing and science-based targets

CSR Cheat Sheet part 1: Amazon and Gap power up on clean energy

Oliver Balch, (Aug 28, 2019)

In the first part of his monthly review of sustainability news, Oliver Balch reports on how power purchase agreements by US companies are driving a boom in wind and solar projects, how falling costs of hydrogen could help speed the energy transition, and the health benefits from renewables

‘Four reasons I feel hope instead of despair about sustainability in 2019’

Natalie Chan, (Dec 17, 2018)

Natalie Chan of PIE Strategy sees a trend towards systems thinking emerging in Hong Kong and mainland China

New rules to crack down on 'greenwash' in corporate clean energy claims

Mike Scott, (Oct 29, 2018)

Mike Scott looks at how upcoming revisions to reporting rules for greenhouse gas emissions will address growing concern about use of renewable energy certificates

Press release: Iron Mountain signs 15-year power purchase pact with NextEra

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 18, 2018)

Agreement brings data management firm further closer to goal of 100% renewable power by 2050