FT Guide: The Energy Transition

Part 2/6: Citizens and consumers
State leaders, campaigners and individuals are grappling with how to balance demand for power with tackling climate change

The next instalment, on how energy use in transport is being revolutionised, will appear in September

Supported by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group

It can be hard to know which individual actions will make the greatest impact

More than 550 readers give us their take on global priorities

Reducing carbon emissions among developing nations is hard to achieve

Improved emission standards are key to tackling health impact of combustible fuels

Plan to spend $35bn loan from China on new power stations looks set to continue under Khan

Air monitors, purifiers and apps find an audience outside Beijing

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Divestment campaigns are gaining traction but their true impact is hard to gauge

Plans to tackle ‘market failure’ of fossil fuel consumption stumble in Congress

Producers in drive to cut costs to stay competitive on price

Wider uncertainty increases appeal of large, low-cost power projects

Rising developing world demand will keep a role for the most carbon-intensive fuel

Economic risks of atomic plants threaten their place in future energy mix

Cheaper new technologies make renewables competitive in fight against global warming

Major energy groups continue to invest heavily in ‘cleaner’ fossil fuel boosted by Chinese demand