Sustainability, Energy Transition, ESG | Weekly Thematic

A Bridge Too Far – Why Transition Progress Is Slowing
July 14, 2023
Companies Mentioned:
Vestas, Aker Carbon Capture, Nova Chemicals, SABIC, Ineos Styrolution, TOMRA, Air Products, NET Power, VinylPlus, Twelve, Dow, Siemens Gamesa
Commodities Mentioned:
Subjects Covered:
Recycling, Renewables, Carbon Capture, Emissions, New Energy, The Hydrogen Economy, ESG Investing, Climate Litigation, Clean Fuels

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A Bridge Too Far – Why Transition Progress Is Slowing

  • Progress in energy transition and other sustainable-related initiatives is slowing, especially relative to expectations – roadblocks are emerging, many financial.
  • The tightrope between encouraging progress and avoiding pain (cost increases) is likely impossible to navigate – the use of mandates and/or taxes is likely needed.
  • The contrast between European and US recycling is interesting, where penalties in Europe and government-sponsored infrastructure have increased activity.
  • We touch on the rising challenges of shipping fuel and note that every path (except sailing with the wind) requires clean hydrogen.
  • Otherwise, we look at the downstream move by Vestas, recycling PVC, recent actions in SAF, and Aker Carbon Capture’s modular approach to carbon capture.

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