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Clean shipping

Developing fuel cells for ships

Under a joint development agreement, Samsung Heavy Industries and Bloom Energy will design and develop fuel cell-powered ships. Fuel cells create electricity through an electrochemical reaction without combusting the fuel, potentially cutting NOx and SOx emissions by 99%.

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Source: Offshore Energy
COVID-19 recovery

Energy efficiency key to green recovery

With a growing list of energy efficiency innovations, and digitalisation as proven game-changer, investments in energy efficiency can deliver substantial improvements. COVID-19 has suddenly pulled energy efficiency to the beating heart of global policymaking.

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Source: BloombergNEF
Offshore wind energy

A vision for 1,400 GW by 2050

The Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has announced its vision for 1,400 GW of offshore wind by 2050. Going beyond current offshore wind forecasts, that would power one-tenth of global electricity demand while saving over 3 billion tonnes of CO2 per year.

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Source: Global Wind Energy Council
District heat networks

Private sector investments critically needed

Policy makers and property developers increasingly look at district heat networks for low-carbon heating and cooling. Achieving the scale-up that is needed to realise district heating’s full decarbonisation potential will require innovation and private sector investments.

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Source: BloombergNEF
Rebooting economies

Making a sustainable and resilient recovery

As policy makers design COVID-19 recovery plans, they have to make decisions shaping infrastructure for decades to come. The World Energy Outlook Special Report shows governments can spur economic growth, create 9 million jobs a year and lower emissions.

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Source: International Energy Agency
Renewable energy

The deep sea could hold the key to the future

To kick our fossil fuel habits, we’re going to need a lot more wind turbines, solar panels, and batteries. Building all that infrastructure will require billions of tons of metals and minerals which can be found in abundance at the bottom of the sea. But what about the costs?

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Source: Grist