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By
Jonathan Elkind and Damian Bednarz

A new commentary from Center on Global Energy Policy senior research scholar Jonathan Elkind and co-author Damian Bednarz, surveys the challenges facing EU climate policy in 2020, as the bloc seeks both to chart a course to midcentury decarbonization and to respond to a pandemic that has paralyzed economies and upended lives across Europe.

In an op-ed for State of the Planet, CGEP Senior Research Scholar Dr. Melissa C. Lott argues that in order to solve our current public health emergency in which dirty fuels are causing 90% of children to breathe dangerous air, we must speed up the transition to cleaner sources of energy dramatically.

Image of an industrial furnace
By
Dr. Julio Friedmann, Zhiyuan Fan and Ke Tang

Heavy industry produces roughly 22 percent of global CO₂ emissions. Of these, roughly 40 percent (about 10 percent of total emissions) is the direct consequence of combustion to produce high-quality heat, almost entirely from the combustion of fossil fuels.

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Frans Timmermans
Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal

Host Jason Bordoff is joined by Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal.

Barbara Humpton
CEO, Siemens USA
The world is undergoing remarkable changes in the way energy is supplied, delivered and used, affecting virtually every aspect of our lives. In fact, megatrends are taking shape so quickly that keeping up with them is challenging....
Dan Jørgensen
Denmark’s Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities

It’s a small country with big ambitions when it comes to climate change. The new government in Denmark plans to overhaul entirely the way it conducts climate policy, with a goal of reducing emissions by 70 percent by 2030 compared to 1990. And it...