Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are projected to increase by one-third between 2012 and 2040, with much of that coming from developing countries, according to the EIA's latest International Energy Outlook 2016.
Saving the world isn’t going to be cheap. If you sell oil, coal or old-fashioned cars, that threatens disaster. For makers of stuff like solar panels, high-tech home insulation, and efficient lighting, it’s a potential miracle.
The deal struck at United Nations climate talks requires an overhaul of historic proportions for energy policies worldwide and a huge investment in cleaning up the pollution now damaging the Earth’s atmosphere.
A “high ambition coalition” of countries including the EU, some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable countries and the US, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Iceland and Norway has called for a strong climate deal, with Brazil the most recent country to join the group.
Air travellers are used to captain’s warnings of the potential for turbulence – most are accustomed to considerable ups and downs, with crew and passengers remaining calm and arriving at their destination without the onset of panic.
There are however times when one or two can’t take the rocky ride in their stride and scream, unsettling everyone.
COP21, the Paris Climate Conference, is the result of considerable scientific research and debate, and a great deal of political posturing - some people are taking absolute positions, some people inducing panic and others even declaring the end is nigh.
Shell chief executive Ben Van Beurden said technology would continue to be one of the most crucial factors in combating climate change.
The head of the oil major spoke at the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) in Doha as leaders meet in Paris for climate change talks at COP 21.
Ministers from countries around the world are set to arrive in Paris for the final week of UN climate talks which have so far produced a draft text and a greater sense of optimism than previous meetings.
The largest ever gathering of world leaders has met in Paris for COP 21 to try to agree on new climate goals. Statoil has set out a clear ambition to be competitive in a low-carbon future, and is also there. If you want to find out what they’re doing, check out the video below.