Building on our annual Transport Workshops, OIES will be developing a research module on the future of energy in transport, which analyses how policies to decarbonize transport, including the provision of incentives to alter consumer behaviour, the passing of regulations aimed at intra-modal and inter-modal shifts, and the rise of alternative fuels and technological options, among other factors, are transforming the sector and challenging the dominance of oil. The research will cover different transport modes, including not just passenger vehicles and light commercial transport, but also the so-called “hard-to-abate” transport modes: short and long distance road freight, marine shipping and aviation. The module will draw upon OIES’s strong regional expertise to examine the implications of changes in transport policy, technology, and regulation across multiple regions.
Maritime transport accounts for ~3% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHGs), yet is not covered by the Paris Agreement objectives. Earlier this year, the sector’s main regulator, International Maritime Organisation (IMO) adopted a revised GHG strategy setting an enhanced common ambition to reach net-zero GHG emissions from international shipping close to 2050. As of 2024, […]
In this third episode on the geopolitics of energy and China, Anders Hove discusses China’s dominance in critical materials with Patrick Schröder, Henry Sanderson and Philip Andrews-Speed. They ask why China matters for the mining and processing of critical minerals used in new energy supply chains, how China has established itself as a key player […]
What’s the latest on China’s huge and growing EV market? Following up on our recent podcast with OIES Senior Research Fellow Anders Hove, this presentation delves into three main aspects of China’s rapidly accelerating EV revolution. What are the numbers and trends in EV sales, including by cost and size? How are battery chemistries shifting? […]