Fuel Watch: Post-COP26 policies to determine success of gas as transition fuel
Gas has been touted as a fuel that will support the transition to clean renewables but discussions at the COP26 climate summit will have an important impact on the fuel’s future.
Special Supplement: Transitioning beyond data
The growing number of data centres and their high energy consumption presents a conundrum for a world that has to cut carbon emissions while satisfying the need to handle increasing amounts of data. Siemens Energy argues that data centres can do more than just handle data; they can also be an important part of the move to a low carbon energy economy.
Industry Perspective: A green hydrogen future depends on global partnerships
With the supporting technologies behind green hydrogen still in the early phases of widespread implementation, global collaboration can help to manage and share the risk of producing green hydrogen at scale. His Excellency Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Industry offers his thoughts.
Energy Outlook: Placing energy at the heart of communities
The current crisis is a concerning example of how the continued heavy dependency on gas and other non-renewable fuels can lead to sharp price increases. Placing energy at the heart of communities, as has been done in Spain, can be a blueprint for countries like the UK, says Lumenaza’s Tereza Borges.
Climate Countdown: Asia decarbonisation: financing vital to hit net zero
As COP26 opens, sourcing financing to help decarbonise parts of Asia will be a key issue. Asian energy market specialist Joseph Jacobelli says there is plenty of capital available but there will be bumps in the road ahead.
Technology Focus: Battery design for a circular economy
The use of batteries in the power and transport sectors is growing rapidly but little attention is given to dealing with battery waste. Clean-tech company Aceleron has built a battery that is easy to take apart, service or upgrade and put back together as a fully renewed product with an extended life. Aceleron’s Carlton Cummings explains.
Final Word: Change can be painful
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