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07 08 2022 | 08:37

Fuel crisis in the Central African Republic escalates humanitarian need

A growing lack of fuel in the Central African Republic (CAR), exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, is worsening an already critical situation for the 3.1 million people in the country who are in urgent…

02 08 2022 | 11:36

The Guardian view on public attitudes to the climate crisis: burning for change

Will the heatwave change anything? As predicted, British temperature records were shattered on Tuesday with 40.3C recorded in Coningsby, Lincolnshire. While Wednesday is expected to be cooler, the …

02 08 2022 | 11:14

Fossil fuel projects will not secure any part of $8.5bn just transition funding

Climate envoys from those developed countries that have entered into a Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) with South Africa have confirmed that their governments will not fund fossil-fuel …

28 07 2022 | 20:49

Global electricity demand growth expected to slow to 2.4% in 2022

Global electricity demand is expected to grow by 2.4% in 2022 after last year’s 6% increase, bringing it in line with its average growth rate over the five years prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the…

28 07 2022 | 20:29

Revealed: oil sector’s ‘staggering’ $3bn-a-day profits for last 50 years

The oil and gas industry has delivered $2.8bn (£2.3bn) a day in pure profit for the last 50 years, a new analysis has revealed. The vast total captured by petrostates and fossil fuel companies since…

28 07 2022 | 20:28

‘We’re Not Europe’s Gas Station’, African Climate Advocate Tells EU

A leading advocate for Africa’s renewable energy transition is condemning Germany and Italy for pushing to “saddle” African countries with new fossil fuel infrastructure that will drag down their…

28 07 2022 | 20:23

UK urged to set end-date for gas-fired electricity as wholesale energy prices skyrocket

With wholesale gas prices in the UK having risen by 250% since January, some green groups are calling on the Government to commit to ending gas-fired electricity generation and give more detail on…

28 07 2022 | 20:14

Second-largest U.S. teachers union calls for fossil fuel divestment

The nation’s second largest teachers union wants to throw the weight of its pension funds behind a transition to clean power. At the American Federation of Teachers’ 87th biennial national…

28 07 2022 | 20:08

Greenpeace Tells Big Oil To Stay Clear Of Congo’s Carbon Bomb

Kinshasa – the world’s largest oil and gas companies are urged by Greenpeace to sit out a major oil and gas auction in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the end of July. In letters sent to…

28 07 2022 | 20:00

Ahead Petersberg Dialogue, activists want ministerial discussions to unlock real progress towards COP27

As ministers meet in Berlin for the Petersberg Climate Dialogue next week it will be during another week of heatwave alerts in parts of Europe. On the other side of the globe, millions remain…

28 07 2022 | 19:55

Renewable energy brings true blessing and no curse

What you need to know: The problem with fossil fuels is, that they give power to the few who own and control them. Wind, solar and geothermal resources bring true blessing and no curse. Russia’s…

28 07 2022 | 19:03

As temperatures soar, ministers try put the world back on the 1.5°C track

Ministers and officers from practically 40 nations, representing key teams in the UN local weather negotiations, are in Berlin for the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. The two-day casual ministerial meet…

19 07 2022 | 12:23

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists create energy-dense biofuel

For years, scientists have worked to create an energy-dense and eco-friendly fuel, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, or Berkeley Lab, researchers have finally created one — biofuel derived…

19 07 2022 | 12:12

Coalition allowed emissions from Queensland coalmine to more than double without penalty

Mining giant Anglo American was allowed to more than double what it can emit without penalty from one of its Queensland mines under the former Coalition government’s safeguard mechanism. The case…

19 07 2022 | 11:52

‘People are waking up’: fight widens to stop new North Sea fossil fuel drilling

When the business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, tweeted on the eve of the long jubilee weekend that the government was giving the go-ahead to a new oil and gas project in the North Sea, ministers…

19 07 2022 | 11:44

Will Los Angeles Join a Ban on New Gas Stations?

With cities looking to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels and fight pollution, a handful have been experimenting with a less traditional approach: No new gas stations.  Cities in the North Bay…

19 07 2022 | 08:40

Shell’s massive carbon capture facility in Canada emits far more than it captures, study says

One of the only facilities in the world that uses carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) to reduce the emissions of hydrogen production has been found to emit far more greenhouse gas emissions…

19 07 2022 | 08:36

How the gas industry aims to rebrand as ‘clean’ energy to appeal to Black and Latino voters

American energy corporation the Williams Companies was facing yet another setback in its attempts to build a natural gas pipeline in New York. After a years-long battle, state regulators and…

13 07 2022 | 17:58

Renewable Power Remains Cost-Competitive amid Fossil Fuel Crisis

New IRENA report shows almost two-thirds of renewable power added in 2021 had lower costs than the cheapest coal-fired options in G20 countries.

12 07 2022 | 07:48

Bangladesh is paying a high price for developed world’s carbon emissions

This is a moving and disturbing story (‘Every year it gets worse’: on the frontline of the climate crisis in Bangladesh, 5 July) – a wake-up call to all of us about the direct environmental and…