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27 01 2021 | 09:49

Coalition granting fossil fuel companies up to $250,000 to attend industry events.

International mining conference among forums involving oil, coal and gas industries approved for subsidies in program touted as boosting events sector. The Morrison government is offering fossil…

26 01 2021 | 11:21

Scots university members of green COP26 network invest £5.2m in fossil fuels and arms.

Scots universities signed up to a COP26 green network of academic institutions committed to tackling climate change have shares worth nearly £5.2 million in fossil fuel firms and arms companies.

26 01 2021 | 09:56

EU Power Sector in 2020:Landmark moment as EU renewables overtake fossil fuels

Climate neutrality by 2050 means renewables growth will further accelerate Ember and Agora Energiewende’s fifth annual report tracking Europe’s electricity transition was published on 25th January…

23 01 2021 | 11:22

We are entering the greatest technological transition in history… and that will reshape geopolitics.

The transition currently underway from a fossil-fuel energy model to one based on renewables is surely the most important in our collective history.

20 01 2021 | 08:16

Shift to renewable energy eases key environmental burdens, EU says.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe’s shift from fossil fuel-based electricity to renewable sources has reduced environmental problems while also cutting the greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change,…

20 01 2021 | 08:06

McKinsey: Low Cost Renewables Will Outcompete Fossil Assets By 2030.

The energy transition is accelerating. 2020 saw renewables replace fossil fuels in Europe for the first time and one of the many impacts of COVID-19 has been on energy demand. According to the latest…

20 01 2021 | 08:01

EU sees carbon border levy as 'matter of survival' for industry.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s proposed carbon border charge is essential to the survival of its own industries and the bloc will impose the levy on non-EU competitors unless they commit…

20 01 2021 | 07:49

Africa’s electricity generation will double by 2030, fossil fuel to be dominant – Research.

Fossil fuel is expected to dominate Africa’s energy mix by the end of the decade. A new research from the University of Oxford has predicted that the total electricity generation across the African…

15 01 2021 | 10:10

BlackRock holds $85bn in coal despite pledge to sell fossil fuel shares.

Loophole means asset manager can hold shares in firms earning less than a quarter of revenues from coal. BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, holds investments worth $85bn in coal companies…

15 01 2021 | 10:06

Climate change: Africa's green energy transition 'unlikely' this decade.

Fossil fuels are set to remain the dominant source of electricity across Africa over the next decade, according to a new study. Researchers found that around 2,500 power plants are planned, enough…

11 01 2021 | 14:30

Shareholders push HSBC to cut exposure to fossil fuels.

Europe’s second-largest financier of fossil fuels faces a vote to ramp up its climate commitments. HSBC could be forced to slash its exposure to fossil fuels – starting with coal – from next year,…

03 01 2021 | 08:55

Biden must be our 'climate president'. He can start by ending pipeline projects

There is no way to mine fossil fuels without driving the planet past 1.5C of warming and putting Indigenous communities at risk. As we prepare to turn the page on 2020, and inaugurate Joe Biden as…

27 12 2020 | 07:37

Stop believing in fairy tales: Australia’s coal industry doesn’t employ many people or pay its fair share of tax.

The evidence to the contrary comes from the Morrison government’s own data. Just as people in the Middle Ages mistakenly believed the sun revolved around the Earth, many modern-day Australians…

13 12 2020 | 07:40

UN Chief Pleads for Stronger Climate Policies to End Fossil Fuel Addiction.

"The state of the planet is broken. Humanity is waging war on nature. This is suicidal."

13 12 2020 | 07:36

UK urged to follow Denmark in ending North Sea oil and gas exploration.

Britain’s credibility as climate champion rests on bold and urgent action, say campaigners.

13 12 2020 | 07:07

Most Japan firms say government unlikely to meet carbon neutrality goal by 2050 - Reuters poll.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is unlikely to meet its goal of eliminating greenhouse gases by 2050, a majority of firms in the country said in a Reuters poll, underscoring the challenges Prime Minister…

09 12 2020 | 11:30

'Historic Moment' as Climate Movement Takes on Big Oil at The Hague.

Representing more than 17,000 claimants who support climate action, the international organization Friends of the Earth on Tuesday opened its case against fossil fuel giant Shell at The Hague by…

07 12 2020 | 07:35

World is ‘doubling down’ on fossil fuels despite climate crisis – UN report.

Production must fall by 6% a year to avoid ‘severe climate disruption’ but Covid-19 funding is supporting increases. The world’s governments are “doubling down” on fossil fuels despite the urgent…

30 11 2020 | 07:40

Government 'reckless' over fossil fuel projects overseas, says Labour.

Labour has accused the government of being reckless with Britain’s international climate credibility by continuing to consider financial support for overseas fossil fuel projects before UN climate…

26 11 2020 | 15:53

Mining giant Fortescue plans massive global renewable energy buildout.

Andrew Forrest’s iron ore mining giant Fortescue Metals has unveiled stunning plans to build more than 235 gigawatts (GW) of renewable capacity, mostly wind and solar, to become a supplier of green…