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23 02 2021 | 11:45

2021 EPG Summer School / 22-30 July 2021 - “Smart Transformation in the Energy Sector”.

The fourth edition of Energy Policy Group’s Summer School will be held between 22-30 July 2021, with a focus on “Smart Transformation in the Energy Sector”.

21 02 2021 | 08:24

California lawmakers introduce bill to ban fracking by 2027.

The bill, introduced by two Democrats, would also ban the drilling method around schools and homes by the start of 2022. California lawmakers have introduced a bill in the State Senate to ban…

20 02 2021 | 07:17

Climate Adaptation and the promise to leave no-one behind.

Learn how UNDP’s climate adaptation work supports each of the 17 SDGs across Asia and the Pacific in this inspiring

20 02 2021 | 06:52

The sustainable transition – Is ambition alone enough?

As vaccine roll-out continues to grow across Europe, it is time for national jurisdictions to look their long-term economic recovery. While businesses in the short-term will require funding to keep…

18 02 2021 | 10:06

The Greek island where renewable energy and hybrid cars rule.

Female Mayors at the forefront of green development in the Mediterranean Tasos Dimalexis and his colleagues from the Hellenic Ornithological Society had spent days scouring the rocky promontory on…

17 02 2021 | 09:33

UN says lack of proper infrastructure planning is costly and hurts COVID-19 recovery, climate action, and SDGs.

New UN guide shows how governments can use long-term infrastructure planning starting today to save money, increase efficiency, and promote sustainability

17 02 2021 | 09:17

First UK homes with hydrogen boilers and hobs to be built by April.

Government says two properties in Gateshead will offer public a glimpse of the ‘potential home of the future’ The UK’s first homes to be fitted with boilers and hobs that run on hydrogen rather than…

17 02 2021 | 08:51

Top ten global countries with the highest proportion of renewables.

A UK-based price comparison company, Compare the Market, released the results of a study conducted in 2019 to analyse countries using the highest and the least amounts of renewable energy. The study…

17 02 2021 | 08:09

Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions.

One of the big contributors to climate change is right beneath your feet, and transforming it could be a powerful solution for keeping greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.

16 02 2021 | 09:11

BMW Group to source aluminium produced using solar energy.

The BMW Group has announced it will begin sourcing aluminium produced using solar electricity. Marking an important milestone on the road to BMW Group’s goal of lowering CO2 emissions in its…

15 02 2021 | 12:40

10 Reasons Why '100% Renewables Is Possible': Top Energy Experts Issue Declaration

Setting out to rebut defeatist and cynical claims that transitioning the entire global energy system to 100% renewables by 2035 is infeasible, a group of dozens of leading scientists from around the…

15 02 2021 | 11:27

Europe's carbon price tops 40 euros for first time.

Benchmark prices of European Union carbon permits rose above 40 euros per tonne for the first time on Thursday morning, exposing polluters to the highest prices in the carbon market’s 16-year history…

12 02 2021 | 07:22

Moody’s forecasts sustainable bond issuance to hit a record $650 billion in 2021

Moody’s forecasts $121 billion of sustainability bonds, $375 billion of green bonds and $150 billion of social bonds in 2021. Global issuance of sustainable bonds will hit a record of $650 billion…

09 02 2021 | 13:29

Cooling down Europe’s heating system.

If we want Europe to go carbon neutral, we must stop manufacturing and selling technologies based on oil and gas – starting with heating systems, write Davide Sabbadin and Melissa Zill. Davide…

09 02 2021 | 13:07

Hiding fossil fuel subsidies under clean energy targets?

To safeguard climate targets’ integrity against greenwashing measures, transparent rules should be in place, write Vlasios Oikonomou and Haris Doukas. Vlasios Oikonomou is the managing director at…

09 02 2021 | 09:31

Aviva Investors to divest from companies who fail to to comply with new climate programme.

Aviva Investors has announced its Climate Engagement Escalation Programme, focused on its investments in 30 ‘Systemically Important Carbon Emitters’. The investment firm has announced a new climate…

09 02 2021 | 09:29

Flights would be faster and use less fuel if they would ‘use the wind’.

Airlines could significantly reduce their fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions if planes become more efficient at riding the wind, a new study in the UK found. This would also directly…

09 02 2021 | 09:11

Make oil firms install electric car chargers in petrol stations, says thinktank.

Proposals to accelerate electric car rollout also call for grants towards buying secondhand electric vehicles. Oil companies should be required to install rapid chargers for electric cars in all…

09 02 2021 | 09:10

I changed my banking and super out of climate anxiety. Was it a smart financial decision?

One year ago Jessica Hamilton divested from fossil fuels. Here’s what she has learned since This time last year I changed my banking and superannuation, and I did it out of climate anxiety. Was it a…

09 02 2021 | 09:01

Bat boxes, 'greened' streets and bug hotels: Barcelona embraces its wild side.

The spring lockdown brought butterflies and biodiversity to the Spanish city, and inspired a reimagining of its relationship with nature When Barcelona’s inhabitants emerged from a six-week lockdown…