Environment

German Government Disavows Blue Hydrogen

The new German government unveiled plans last week to massively increase the ambition of its national hydrogen strategy. There is just one caveat: fossil gas-based hydrogen likely won’t be included in subsidy schemes, despite demands from the oil and gas industry. Clean hydrogen is seen as a potential silver bullet …

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Hydrogen to Cover 12% of Global Energy Use by 2050

The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) estimated that hydrogen will cover up to 12 per cent of global energy use by 2050. “Hydrogen could prove to be a missing link to a climate-safe energy future,” Francesco La Camera, Director-General of Irena, said while presenting the key findings of new report: …

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Germany Welcomes EU Green Energy Plan on Gas

Germany on Sunday welcomed a plan by the European Union to label some natural gas energy projects as “green” investments, but stressed its opposition to a proposal to do the same for nuclear power projects. Germany pulled the plug on three of its last six nuclear power stations on Friday …

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India to Consider Stopping New Coal Plants Construction

As part of its pledges during the COP26 climate summit last month, India—where coal currently accounts for around 70% of electricity generation—committed to net-zero emissions by 2070, and 500 gigawatts (GW) of installed renewable energy capacity by 2030. In late October, an expert committee appointed by the power ministry submitted …

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