Paying a premium: how commodity exchanges are going green
Buyers get the option of trading natural gas and aluminium based on their environmental impact, to meet demand from climate-concerned consumers and investors. By Mark Nicholls
Heat pumps, not hydrogen, key to decarbonise UK heating
Decarbonising heating is essential to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but the UK Government is still hesitating about which path to take, writes James Murray.
From blue to green: hydrogen’s own energy transition
While the goal may be green hydrogen from renewable power, blue hydrogen from natural gas with carbon capture and storage will be a cheaper, faster way to reduce industrial emissions and build demand for clean hydrogen over the next ten years. Longer-term, its residual climate footprint means only a massive scale-up of wind and solar power can give the gas industry a climate neutral future. By Sonja van Renssen
Corporates press ahead with carbon offsetting as debate rages
The voluntary carbon market has shrugged off the Covid-19 pandemic as corporate buyers stick to their climate strategies – but the role of offsets in meeting climate targets remains controversial, writes Mark Nicholls.