The energy transition is firmly underway. While global demand for energy continues to rise, increasing pressure from governments, investors, and consumers to support the decarbonisation of the industry has spearheaded radical change.
In recent years we have seen the overhaul of entire business models from a focus on fossil fuels to clean energy, organisational restructures to meet new net zero targets, the sell down of billions worth of fossil fuel assets and a shift in bank appetite towards cleaner fuels and technologies.
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Plotting the course to net-zero emissions
A monthly newsletter in association with Petroleum Economist
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Global: Industry seeks to replicate Taiwan wind success throughout Asia
After their success in Europe and more recently in Taiwan, sponsors and international financiers are looking to other emerging markets in Asia to expand their offshore wind footprint.
Global: Growing use of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) in Canada
Canada continues to advance its role as a leader in carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) with recent announcements of governmental support at the federal and provincial levels for projects adding to a growing portfolio of carbon emission mitigation activities.
Bridging the EV infrastructure gap
In recent years, the UK’s passenger car market has seen a sharp rise in the use of electric vehicles (EVs).
Australia battles to become renewables superpower
The Australian energy generation market displays some similarities with a Quentin Tarantino film.
Frontier markets turning to geothermal energy
The earth's subsurface is estimated to contain many times more energy as heat than as oil and gas resources.
Hitting the gas in South Africa
LNG has been touted as the next big thing in the South African energy mix in its transition away from coal to greener technologies. But what is being done to realise the sector’s potential?
Turning the tide on ocean energy
Tides are regular and reliable, and the raw material is free and ‘clean’, so why are we yet to see such a steady, dependable source of power being used effectively for commercial electricity production?
Norton Rose Fulbright recently represented the lenders on the financing for the world’s largest operational solar-plus-storage system, located in Hawaii.
In September 2019, ENEL launched the world’s first sustainability-linked bond (“SLB”) (see ENEL Case study below).
Australia's Climate Policy: Our de facto national target of net-zero emissions by 2050
This second edition of our climate policy update provides the readers with an insight into the current status of policy and legislative regimes with respect to emissions reduction, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
COVID-19 is accelerating the move to renewables
The pandemic and resulting fall in demand for energy is hitting the willingness to fund oil and gas projects more than those involving renewable energy.
Deep in the heart of texas
From the ashes of the collapse in oil prices comes the opportunity of the energy transition.
Renewables projects must consider community impact
“It is not acceptable for any business to ignore their impacts on people’s land rights, security or livelihoods—the renewable energy sector is no different,” says Mary Robinson, president Mary Robinson Foundation — Climate Justice and chair of the International Advisory Network of Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.
Should oil and gas firms target floating wind?
Floating wind installations are gaining traction across the world, particularly in the UK, France, Japan and the US.
Carbon offsets regain support
The trading of carbon credits will take an increasing role in hydrocarbon supply chains over the next decade.
Can you claim a carbon credit for shutting down due to the pandemic?
If you shut down your business due to the pandemic and therefore are not emitting greenhouse gases (GHGs), can you claim a carbon credit?
International carbon markets update: The state of play in light of COVID-19
The far-reaching impacts of the measures implemented worldwide to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus will have significant implications for the development of international carbon markets, as well as the ongoing UN negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This update provides a snapshot of the current state of play in relation to carbon markets and climate negotiations more broadly in light of the global response to the pandemic.
Focus on climate change disclosure continues with LEEFF
Companies that receive LEEFF funding will be required to complete annual climate change reporting and should consider utilizing the TCFD standards to inform reporting strategies.
Renewables projects must consider community impact
In 2016, the international Business and Human Rights Resource Centre interviewed 50 companies involved in renewable energy projects about their approach to due diligence in respect of first nations or land-connected communities, often referred to as indigenous people, impacted by renewable projects.