World in transition: Four themes

We focus on four themes of change and how they are affecting companies and markets around the world.
In this way, we hope to contribute to a greater understanding of where the world is headed at a time of historic transitions.

Transitioning from coal to renewables in Africa
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Transitioning from coal to renewables in Africa

Blocking funding for gas energy projects in Africa may seem like sensible climate policy. But is it?

Is "low-carbon" hydrogen a useful option for Africa's energy needs?
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Is "low-carbon" hydrogen a useful option for Africa's energy needs?

African policies can encourage low-carbon hydrogen production processes

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A bright future: Smart cities in Latin America

Smart city initiatives in Latin America have too often been overshadowed by high-profile projects in North America. But the tide is changing, and smart city projects throughout the region are gaining traction like never before.

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From Here to There: Challenges in meeting sustainable aviation fuel targets
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Global Hydrogen Guide: Emerging Policy and Regulatory Initiatives – Edition 2
Two electrical engineers wearing protective gear stand between the blades at the top of a wind turbine in Thailand. Far below them, the land is densely forested. Another wind turbine sits in the distance and mountains are on the horizon.
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A range of tactics is needed to achieve a lower-carbon world
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ESG pressures fuel dealmaking

Companies across the globe are turning to M&A to fulfill their ESG ambitions while investors seek the steep returns on offer

Energy projects
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Building the new: Creative solutions for procuring major energy projects
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At a crossroads: Europe’s auto sector borrowers face change and the effects of events in Ukraine

Vehicle sales rebounded strongly following lockdowns, but Europe’s automotive companies confront a period of significant change as governments phase out combustion engines, supply chain constraints bite and the impacts of events in Ukraine are felt  

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Dismissal of judicial review highlights the challenges in pursuing climate change-related claims in the UK
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Biden Administration Announces New Initiatives to Incentivize Clean Manufacturing
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Global decarbonization goals drive renewables M&A

Ambitious decarbonization policies are encouraging dealmaking within the renewables industry, with the sector’s untapped potential too big to ignore  

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President Biden Extends Safeguard Measure on Solar Products for Four Years, Doubles Tariff-Rate Quota for Solar Cells
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Mining & metals 2022: ESG and energy transition – the sector's biggest opportunity

Against a backdrop of record commodity prices and the pressure for miners to boost their ESG credentials, the sector is seeking to position itself as a trusted partner in fighting climate change.

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The greening of hydrocarbons
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Climate change disputes: The rise of rights-based claims
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The "Sun Beneath our Feet" – Geothermal power development in Asia Pacific
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Post COP26: Developing and Funding Energy Transition Projects
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact – Power
Latin America
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact – Latin American Energy
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact – Private Equity
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact – Financing
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact – Carbon Trading
Solar energy
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Renewable energy in Africa: Update in the era of climate change

Africa offers vast potential for renewable energy deployment and investments

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Energy Transition & Industry Impact - Mining & Metals
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact - Climate Change
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Scaling voluntary carbon markets: Opportunities and challenges
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Turning to Transmission: A Critical Connection in the Energy Transition
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FPSOs: Overcoming challenges to unlock potential

FPSOs have revolutionized deep-water oil extraction but these technically complex vessels are a fertile ground for uncertainty, spiraling costs and long delays

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Energy transition: How to finance the race to net-zero
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Oil & gas M&A rebounds after pandemic lows

After a year of volatility, the oil & gas industry has stabilized and M&A activity has resumed

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Power & renewables M&A soars on back of green policies

The power and renewables industry is positioned for a sustained period of strong deal activity as the US focuses on hitting net zero carbon emissions by 2050

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Reshaping Climate Change Law

The German Federal Constitutional Court Orders the German Legislator to Set Clear CO2 Emission Reduction Goals Beyond 2030

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Transformation in the construction industry: Keeping pace with change

Three pillars are at the heart of global efforts to boost sustainability and make our built environment cleaner, greener and more socially responsible: construction, energy and technology.

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The green edge of steel: Cutting through carbon

Steel is essential to every aspect of modern life, yet its future finds itself centre stage in the climate change debate. Can advances in green steel technologies, fuelled by innovative investments from miners and steel producers, become an age-defining development in the energy transition?

Fast forward for US offshore wind
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Fast forward for US offshore wind

Changing regulatory, project finance and transmission dynamics are fueling rapid growth in US offshore wind

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Spotlight: Navigating Energy Transition
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Why small modular reactors will shape the future of nuclear debate

SMRs are gaining the attention of governments and power providers across the world because of the optionality they offer. But the champions of the SMR will have to work hard to ensure its potential can be fully unlocked.

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Offshore wind fuels European M&A wave

A string of deals took place in the first quarter as energy firms look to capitalize on offshore wind's potential  

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Electrification, hedging risk spur utilities M&A

More than any other factor, the energy transition motivates utilities deals worldwide