Sustainability, Energy Transition, ESG | Weekly Thematic

What we learned in 2022. Practice is much harder than theory
December 21, 2022
Companies Mentioned:
LyondellBasell, Climeworks, Air Products, Dow, GoGreen, Lifezone Metals, OCI, Enviva, Net Power, Oxy
Commodities Mentioned:
Subjects Covered:
Recycling, Renewables, Carbon Capture, Emissions, New Energy, The Hydrogen Economy, ESG Investing, Climate Litigation, Clean Fuels

C-MACC Weekly “CRETER” (Climate etc.)

What we learned in 2022. Practice is much harder than theory

  • As companies and governments have moved from plans to actions in 2022, progress has been slower and more expensive than many expected – so goes 2023.
  • Inflation in critical materials and labor is driving rising renewable power and battery costs and this is likely to continue in our view.
  • Projects will push ahead regardless but some premature moves – hydrogen hubs for instance – may drive inefficient spending – which we cannot afford.
  • Meanwhile, Europe’s emission targets for 2023 could be met easily if there is not enough energy for many industries to operate, but this is bad for Europe.
  • Otherwise, we look at bioplastics, projects that require CCS pushing ahead without permits, SPACs that are back, and Roubini’s predictions of climate gloom.

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