News & events

Mark Laabs (1983 – 2024)

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mark Joseph Laabs, a member of our community, on February 20th 2024. Mark joined the Energy Transitions Commission as…

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Australia-East Asia Iron Ore Green Corridor Feasibility Study

A new study conducted by the West Australia-East Asia Iron Ore Green Corridor Consortium, based on analysis by the Energy Transitions Commission, reveals the feasibility of deploying ships powered by clean ammonia on the iron ore trade routes between West Australia and East Asia.

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The Costs of Avoiding Deforestation

The ETC’s new report highlights financial challenges and the need to address fundamental drivers of deforestation. This is a supplementary report to Financing the Transition: How to make the money flow for a net-zero economy, published in March 2023.

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Assessing the commitments from COP26

This ETC Short reviews the commitments made during COP26. This is an updated version of the Short published on 12/11/2021 which reviewed the commitments from the first week of COP26.

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Speech by Lord Adair Turner, Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, at the COP26 ‘Destination 2030’

Adair Turner presented the Energy Transitions Commission’s analysis of how latest pledges from first week of COP26 might help to close gap to a 1.5°C pathway. The speech was presented at the Destination 2030 event, a stock-take session of what has been achieved at COP26 so far, exploring what’s necessary, what’s possible & what’s already underway to deliver the promise of Paris & keep 1.5°C alive. Hosted by the UN High Level Climate Champions in partnership with the UK COP26 presidency.

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Material Economics launches EU Biomass report

The ETC developed the analytical work alongside Material Economics to refine global perspectives on the role of bioresources in a net-zero economy. Their deep dive on bioresource use in Europe provides a stark reminder that a course correction on biomass supply is urgently needed regionally.

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A zero-carbon China by mid-century

China can achieve the twin goals of net-zero carbon emissions and becoming a rich developed economy by 2050, a new report by the Energy Transitions Commission and Rocky Mountain Institute has shown.

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Innovation Zero Congress

Innovation Zero, the UK’s largest net-zero congress, returns to London Olympia for the second edition on 30 April – 1 May 2024, alongside its new co-located event, Infrastructure Zero. Its mission? To accelerate meaningful action towards a low carbon economy and society​.

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Canada’s Net-Zero Forum 2024

On May 14 and 15 2024, the Transition Accelerator is gathering industry, government, academic, Indigenous, and civil society leaders for Canada’s Net-Zero Forum, a unique event that presents a strategic, integrated, whole-of-society view of potential net-zero solutions.

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Global Energy Transition Awards 2024

In 2024, to further amplify those leading and catalyzing progress, Reuters events is proud to launch the Global Energy Transition Awards at its flagship summit in New York, providing an unbiased, inclusive and influential platform for you to demonstrate excellence, achievement and innovation to the full transition ecosystem.

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ETC Member Focus – ETC Visit China

Adair Turner (ETC, Chair) and Philip Lake (ETC, Global Programmes Lead) spent just over one week in China, splitting time between Xi’An, Beijing and Shanghai with another packed agenda. Priorities for the trip included connecting with ETC members, friends of the ETC, and engaging in forums.

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ETC Member Focus – Asia and Australia Tour

Adair Turner (ETC, Chair) and Philip Lake (ETC, Global Programmes Lead) recently touched down in 5 key countries (South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Australia and Malaysia) on their 2-week tour to visit ETC members and support regional initiatives, engage with local energy ministries and business groups, and meet leading companies in the energy transition.

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Meet the Team – Caroline Randle

Get to know Caroline Randle, Head of Communications at the ETC. For the last three years, Caroline has spearheaded communications efforts, amplifying the ETC’s messages globally.

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How to achieve a net-zero economy by 2050

In this Energy Transitions Commission video, we explain that to limit global warming to below 1.5°C, the world must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by mid-century. A net-zero economy by mid-century is technically and economically feasible, and is built on abundant, cheap zero-carbon electricity.

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Regional Spotlight – Africa

Find out about the work from our programmes across the world. Today we hear from the ETC Africa programme, that aims to brings a clear, fact-based approach to sub-Saharan Africa’s transition pathways, in partnership with WRI Africa.

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Meet the Team – Philip Lake

Get to know the ETC’s Global Programmes Lead, Philip Lake, and what he has accomplished through the regional programmes in Africa, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Japan, and the USA to date.

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Regional Spotlight – Australia

Find out about the work from our programmes across the world. Today we hear from the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative – a programme convened by Climateworks Centre and Climate-KIC Australia in collaboration with the Energy Transitions Commission.

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Meet the Team – Mike Hemsley

Get to know the ETC’s Deputy Director, Mike Hemsley. Find out his views on mitigating climate change, and hear his inside perspective on the ETC’s workstreams and analysis.

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Members Talk – Zoë Knight, HSBC

Read our Member Talk with HSBC’s Zoë Knight. Zoë is the Managing Director & Group Head of the HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance, and has been an ETC Commissioner since 2017. 

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Meet the ETC Team – Ita Kettleborough

Get to know Ita Kettleborough, Director of the Energy Transitions Commission. For the last two and a half years Ita has been leading our analytical and regional programmes and the central secretariat, in her role as Deputy Director.

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Members Talk – Agustin Delgado, Iberdrola Energy

Read our Member Talk with Iberdrola’s Agustin Delgado, their Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer. Iberdrola have been with the ETC since March 2020 and began a thorough transformation of its business model more than 20 years ago, when it opted for a sustainable, safe and competitive energy model.

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