No more crude oil - would that be the end of the chemical industry? The entire sector is dependent on fossil fuel resources. But chemical companies are rethinking and developing climate-friendlier technologies. Evonik is working on CO2 recycling.
Africa emits less than 4% of global CO2 but struggles to provide electricity to half its population. Energy infrastructure built today could have massive impacts on future emissions and living standards.
Unless global greenhouse gas emissions fall by 7.6 per cent each year, the world will fail to meet the 1.5°C temperature goal of the Paris Agreement, a report from the UN Environment Programme warns.
In its IPO prospectus, oil giant Saudi Aramco acknowledged for the first time that oil demand could peak within the next 20 years. But experts suggest mankind will cut its addiction to crude sooner rather than later.
Falling profits, nervous investors and now allegations of climate deception — can things get any worse for Exxon Mobil? DW's Sabrina Kessler in New York says the oil giant is now lurching toward the future.
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