Author: Vincent Lauerman
Entropy’s low-cost modular CCS technology
7 May 2021
Post-combustion modular technology allows capture of emissions from most common sources of industrial process rather than just largest single source
Earth Day summit a step towards restoring US climate credibility
21 April 2021
Gathering is an important opportunity to signal US commitment and resolve to sceptical leaders
Hope for negotiated US infrastructure deal
13 April 2021
Ruling by parliamentarian means Biden plan could be passed by a reconciliation bill if needed
US carbon price still some way off
7 April 2021
Political reality means moves towards establishing a carbon price or a cap-and-trade system will at least have to wait until after mid-term elections
Canada’s massive hydro potential to remain elusive
25 March 2021
Despite its southern neighbour seeking new sources of low-carbon power, further expansion of Canadian hydropower is unlikely to be competitive
Irena’s pathway to Paris a Herculean task
18 March 2021
Renewables agency has produced preliminary figures for the scale of investment required to hit 1.5°C Paris target
US and Canada plot road to carbon border adjustments
12 March 2021
The imposition of carbon tariffs is legitimate for tackling environmental concerns but risks initiating a slippery slope towards global trade protectionism, experts warn
Acore: World is moving to the ‘serious stage’ of fighting emissions
4 March 2021
CEO Gregory Wetstone talks to Transition Economist
BP and Chevron invest in geothermal startup Eavor
26 February 2021
CEO of Canadian firm expects other majors to invest in the sector, which is benefiting from a technological renaissance
E3 Metals leads Canadian ‘green’ lithium charge
18 February 2021
Canada’s vast unconventional wastewater brine resource base means it is likely to become a major producer on the global market
US fuel economy standards set for major shift
11 February 2021
President Biden is very likely to at least partially reinstate Obama-era Cafe standards while California is on the verge of regaining the ability to set its own standards
Geothermal power set to rise in Canada
4 February 2021
Technology capable of generating power from lower water temperatures is opening up substantial potential
Biden moves fast on climate plan
28 January 2021
The president has signed a series of executive orders to advance his climate policies, but Senate Republicans remain an obstacle
Total drops API on climate concerns
18 January 2021
The French firm is hitting the road, but its European peers are sticking with the API for the time being
US CCS poised for expansion
13 January 2021
Important updates to the legislation that covers 45Q tax credits mean the industry can now implement plans held up by financing uncertainty
Georgia Senate victories boost Biden’s climate programme
8 January 2021
Success in both races hands the Democrats control of the Senate and gives the president-elect much greater room to manoeuvre
Canada reinvigorates its climate change strategy
7 January 2021
Ottawa has updated its climate change plan to overshoot its Paris Agreement target
Biden’s almost bullet-proof climate team
4 January 2021
The president-elect is putting together a formidable group, partly subject to Senate approval, to spearhead top-priority policy area
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