Alessandro Vitelli

A PetroVietnam rig offshore Vietnam. (PetroVietnam)

Vietnam’s reliance on coal delays gas and renewables

Vietnam is behind the curve in the shift away from coal-fired power, with gas’s share of its energy mix set to fall in the short term.

14 July 2017
California Governor Jerry Brown addresses the Democratic National Convention in 2016. (PA)

California carbon market in fight over post-2020 rules

Market participants have reacted strongly to proposals to reform California’s emissions trading system, saying it would drive down prices and reduce liquidity.

1 June 2017
An oil refinery in Alberta. Canada is making strides in carbon emissions trading. (Greenpeace)

Canada comes to the fore as carbon pricing leader

Ontario is the latest province in Canada to introduce a carbon trading market as the country steps up its efforts to reduce emissions.

18 April 2017
A drop in US emissions was attributed to growth in shale gas supplies. (Helge Hansen - Statoil)

IEA emissions data shows gas faces uphill struggle

Gas is not cheap enough in most regions for it to take advantage of the move to a lower-carbon world, data from the IEA suggests.

3 April 2017
A ship engine fuelled by LNG. Analysts say the maritime sector is a major growth area for the fuel. (Rolls-Royce)

Renewables growth threatening fossil fuel demand

Analysts are becoming more bullish on the prospects for renewable energy, which could start to overtake fossil fuels sooner rather than later.

28 February 2017
Shanghai’s petroleum exchange. China is planning to launch a nationwide carbon trading scheme. (PA)

Chinese emissions market will take time to settle

The world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter is preparing to launch its carbon trading market, but many uncertainties remain, analysts say.

17 January 2017
Coal miners out in support for Donald Trump in West Virginia in May. (PA)

Does thermal coal have a future under Trump?

Donald Trump will seek to roll back regulation restricting the US coal industry, but his policies cannot change the fuel’s economics.

9 December 2016
Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UNFCCC, will be stepping down later this year. (UNFCCC)

Next UN climate head will need an eye for detail

The new UN secretary for climate change will see their role shift from political manoeuvring towards implementing practical measures.

15 March 2016
The Cameron LNG project in Louisiana. Global LNG pricing could shift to the US benchmark. (Sempra)

Global LNG price won’t see gas compete with coal in Asia

Gas will not overtake coal in the power generation merit order of Asia’s emerging economies even with a shift in global LNG pricing to the Henry Hub, analysts say.

3 November 2015
Glencore’s Bulga coal complex, Australia. The company has significant coal assets in the country. (Glencore)

Glencore’s volatility masks coal’s steady outlook

Despite fluctuations in Glencore’s share price and concerns about climate change, the outlook for coal seems secure for the foreseeable future.

5 October 2015
Shell and SSE are trying to retrofit carbon capture to the Peterhead gas-fired power station. (Shell)

UK and Netherlands race to prove carbon capture in Europe

The completion of Europe’s three most advanced carbon capture and storage projects could help convince a sceptical public CCS can contribute to the fight against climate change.

15 September 2015

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