Renewables
Frustrated investors push for a greener Big Oil
20 March 2014
The supermajors have fallen on hard times - costs have surged, output has fallen. Investors have grown frustrated by low returns and high oil prices have not proven to be the remedy they had hoped. What comes next?
Natural gas is a bridge, not a destination
20 March 2014
Abundant gas reserves are here to stay. But can the world afford to burn them all?
Energy sector at the crossroads amid calls for lower carbon
20 March 2014
As pressure to de-carbonise grows, the industry faces a stark choice
China eyes greener future as investment in renewables booms
20 March 2014
China could take the lead in low-carbon energy as it battles deadly smog to calm rising social unrest
Water and wind power Brazil’s green growth
20 March 2014
Latin America’s largest country is blazing a sustainable energy path, despite some objections
Renewable energy in Africa spurred on by economic factors
20 March 2014
Encouraged by economic factors, renewable energy has seen considerable growth across the continent both at a large and much smaller scale
Renewables drive transformation of power system
5 March 2014
The system should be transformed completely if it is going to work, says IEA
Germany needs shale gas to boost economy
3 March 2014
A new study calls for a rethink of energy policy, with the country's unconventional resource base taking centre stage
Iceland positioning itself as leading exporter of renewables
11 November 2013
The tiny North Atlantic nation is pinning its hopes on becoming the vanguard of Europe's clean energy push
Book The World We Made dreams of a better future
21 October 2013
UK environmentalist Jonathan Porritt maps out his vision for a world that has broken its reliance on fossil fuels – and that vision has its merits. Book review by Damon Evans
Renewables sector must sell itself better to show potential
17 October 2013
Experts see bright future ahead – but industry players still need to do more
Mind the gaps says head of UN climate change panel
17 October 2013
Figueres spells out problems that hamper action on carbon emissions
Masdar poised to scale up green investments
17 October 2013
UAE adapting oil and gas expertise to spearhead renewables drive
Renewables trade to tackle global energy poverty
17 October 2013
Improving international trade of clean energy will help to lift millions of people in developing countries out of poverty, industry leaders said
Developing world beefs up climate action
1 July 2013
Carbon emissions are continuing to climb, despite more than two decades of climate change talks and a severe economic slowdown, but there is evidence that political will to tackle the problem is strengthening
Obama eyes oil revenues for clean energy
25 March 2013
The US president plans to earmark $2 billion of oil and gas revenues to fund alternative energy research
Subsidies encouraging fossil-fuel consumption
26 February 2013
Getting rid of subsidies is tricky due to unrest and political concerns
UK's low-carbon policies are blocking investment
10 January 2013
The UK's lack of a clear strategy for developing low-carbon energy is deterring investment in the sector and threatens to derail its carbon emissions reduction policy
Renewables’ rise alters gas energy equation
8 June 2012
The way in which gas is used is set to change fast, as the fuel develops into a natural partner for renewable energy, delegates at the World Gas Conference were told
E.ON sees Europe’s gas future married to renewables
8 June 2012
The head of Germany's Germany’s E.ON Ruhrgas and E.ON Trading said the future is with renewables in Europe
Make or break for US renewables, says report
25 May 2012
The clean energy sector has been a rare bright spot for the ailing US economy since the financial crisis took hold
Renewables: Financing is up but uncertainty remains
25 October 2011
Financing is flooding back into the renewable-energy sector, boosted by falling equipment prices
Spain’s renewable energy conundrum
19 October 2011
Spain will continue to rely on coal to back up its huge renewable energy programme, although linking the country’s electricity grid to France will also help, the Spanish government said
Renewables: Big potential, lots of question marks
19 July 2011
Clean renewable energy could meet a significant part of global energy demand, but it is still a long way from doing so
The slow, sure advance of the hydrogen economy
6 May 2011
Advances in hydrogen production and the fuel’s green credentials guarantee its future in the energy industry
Biofuels can be sustainable, claims IEA
3 May 2011
Manufacturers have been keen to promote the latest breakthroughs in electric-vehicle technology in recent months