Sustainability, Energy Transition, ESG | Weekly Thematic

The Black Knight Strikes Again – Constrained at Every Step or Hop
February 15, 2023
Companies Mentioned:
Shell, bp, ExxonMobil, Vestas, Bloom Energy, Linde, Air Products, OCI, LyondellBasell, Aker Carbon Capture, Aemetis
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.)

The Black Knight Strikes Again – Constrained at Every Step or Hop

  • There has been plenty of criticism of the EU hydrogen plan – warranted in our view, as the parameters for support are too narrow and will limit progress.
  • The US will fall into the same trap if the hydrogen credit incentive is restricted to too narrow definitions around what constitutes permitted power sources.
  • We need low-carbon power (lots of it); so, subsidies that do not drive excessive demand for wind/solar power such that demand cannot be met and prices rise.
  • We revisit the potential Shell Director lawsuit that we covered on Sunday. These frivolous actions will inevitably constrain progress and consume time and money.  
  • Otherwise, we look at another analysis around ammonia as a shipping fuel, an IEA forecast that likely underestimates natural gas demand and more on CCS.

See PDF below for all charts, tables and diagrams

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