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Energy Transition

Keep up to date on the latest energy transition news and opinions from our industry experts

The energy transition encompasses a radical transformation of the global energy system to reach net-zero carbon emissions by the second half of this century. While the transition is currently underway, achieving this goal urgently requires an unprecedented level of investment and integrated global action. 

At the heart of this deep, structural change to the supply and demand of energy is a mix of new physical and digital technologies, evolving policy frameworks and innovative market instruments which will affect incumbents and new entrants alike over the coming years. 

On this page we bring together our insights on key areas vital to decarbonising the energy system - renewable energy, energy tech, hydrogen, carbon capture, buildings and transport - to help you understand the latest developments and provide guidance on new opportunities and risk management. 

Renewable Energy

Increasing the amount of renewable energy generation capacity globally is fundamental to the energy transition. Scaling up across the world is particularly important to increase share even as demand increases from the electrification of the transport, heat and industrial sectors of the future.

Energy Tech

Growing the share of renewable power calls for increasingly flexible power systems to accommodate the largest possible share of variable and intermittent energy supply. Balancing demand, supply and stored resources in addition to enabling innovative pricing models requires the latest in digital technology.

Hydrogen and Carbon Capture

To decarbonise highly energy intensive industries and transport types new solutions will be required, and hydrogen and carbon capture are likely to play a significant role. The extent to which these technologies can work reliably and cost-effectively at scale will require new business models and supply chains globally.

Climate Tech Investment Report

The right investment conditions are now present to enable ground-breaking “climate tech” ideas to come to fruition. This report gives context to the issues, signposts options and provides food for thought on key issues for decision-makers, from the very earliest steps of investment to the practicalities of getting deals done.

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Buildings

The effective management of energy within buildings, both residential and commercial, has a significant impact on energy consumption. Increasingly, buildings are becoming more energy efficient by design, are integrating clean energy generation and are using district heating and cooling, as well as direct PPAs, to lower their carbon footprint.

Transport

The increased adoption of electric vehicles continues at pace but the demand that large numbers of vehicles will put on the grid could cause problems whilst also providing solutions. Longer distance transport, such as aviation and shipping, will require further technological advancements, such as in battery density and the use of biofuels and hydrogen as a fuel, to become net-zero.

Podcasts

On-demand webinar: Ensuring a smooth transition

In this webinar Clyde & Co and HKA discuss practical tips and lessons learnt in identifying and minimising contractual risk and disputes on Energy Transition related projects.

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