Looming copper supply shortfalls present a challenge to achieving net-zero

Copper mine

The challenge of meeting Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 will be short-circuited and remain out of reach unless significant new copper supply comes online in a timely way, according to a new study by S&P Global that examines the growing mismatch between available copper supply and future demand resulting from the energy transition. The study, entitled […]

Biggest ever climate change bill shows why investors must embrace ESG

The US Senate’s passing of a sweeping $430 billion bill to help fight climate change underscores why every investor needs exposure to environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments to build wealth over the long-term. It comes following a 27-hour weekend session of debate that ended in the Senate approving the legislation known as the Inflation […]

Research reveals sustainability projects driving opportunities for software developers

software

Research commissioned by Ordnance Survey has revealed why sustainability projects are an increasing area of focus for software developers, with job satisfaction, higher pay, and unique problem-solving opportunities cited as key drivers. The research, which canvassed the opinions of 500 developers who have worked on UK-focused sustainability projects, reveals that developers are highly motivated by […]

The chicken or the egg conundrum for cleantech recruitment

Exponential growth of almost 4,000 per cent of the cleantech sector in just seven years, according to PwC, has resulted in one of the most challenging recruitment drives ever known to man. Jobs in the cleantech sector and people actually taking these jobs have been steadily increasing for decades, and media coverage on all things […]

Expanding the scope and power of tidal energy

tidal energy

When we think about renewable energy, often what comes to mind is the turbine that generates energy from the wind, or a photovoltaic panel designed to capture energy from the sun. Despite the fact that they cover 71 per cent of the Earth’s surface, the ability to generate energy from our rivers, lakes and oceans […]

What role will natural gas play in the energy transition?

natural gas

The role that natural gas will play in the energy transition is complex, with multiple and diverging contributions that even now draw vastly different opinions. Some see it as another fossil fuel whose use needs to be eradicated, while others see it as a crucial bridging fuel to the zero-carbon future that has a role […]

Addressing the sustainability of crucial energy storage infrastructure

Energy Storage

Energy storage is a crucial component of the energy transition journey, allowing for the adoption of electric vehicles, mitigating the intermittency of renewable energy generation, and allowing for the development of smart grids. According to the most recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report, battery storage capacity additions in 2020 rose to a record-high 5 GW, […]