All articles by Oliver Gordon

Correspondent Oliver Gordon is a sustainability-focused multimedia journalist based in London. He has previously worked for Struggles From Below, Uxolo Development Finance, Proximo Infra, TXF News, City AM and Euromoney. Contact Ollie at: oliver.gordon [at]

Oliver Gordon


Fossil-fuel subsidies rise to record $7trn – IMF

In the wake of the Covid pandemic and the Ukraine war, implicit and explicit fossil fuel subsidies have surged by $2trn over the past two years, according to the IMF.

AI cuts climate-warming contrails of planes by 54% – Google study 

Contrails could be avoided at scale for around $5–25/tonne CO₂e using AI-based flight route planning, finds the research from Google, American Airlines and Breakthrough Energy.

Governments should stop ‘propping up’ oil and gas – report

Rather than supporting the oil and gas industry with fiscal and regulatory measures, governments should be introducing measures to phase out fossil fuels, according to new research focused on the North Sea energy transition.

Survey reveals lack of energy sector upskilling harming UK’s net-zero transition

City & Guilds and Engineering UK surveyed 1,000 energy sector workers, including 500 in high-carbon energy industries.

Fossil fuel countries less concerned by climate change – survey

People in fossil fuel-producing countries are less likely to view climate change as a threat, according to a global survey of 125,000 people.

Carbon markets forecast to weather short-term price dips

Carbon market participants believe prices will fall over the next two years but rebound strongly in the second half of the decade, according to a recent survey by IETA and PwC.

Half of EU has no mandatory energy-saving measures for next winter – EEB

Despite the ongoing energy crisis, only 14 of the 27 EU countries have adopted mandatory measures to reduce gas and electricity demand.

European carbon removal pioneer lured by US subsidies

Switzerland’s Climeworks, the world leader in direct air capture technology, has announced plans to expand into the US. Energy Monitor sits down with Climeworks’ climate policy manager Peter Freudenstein to discuss the motivations behind the company’s US growth.

The birth of the carbon removal market

Could a pioneering investment initiative from an alliance of Silicon Valley stalwarts catalyse the levels of carbon removal needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C?

What the Ukraine conflict means for Europe’s energy crisis

If Russia invades Ukraine, Europe will find itself in direct conflict with its biggest energy supplier. The continent’s already beleaguered energy market could manage short-term gas supply disruptions, but the energy transition can provide a long-term solution.