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31 05 2020 | 08:25

The case for turning South Africa’s coal fields into a renewable energy hub.

South Africa is currently one of the world’s largest carbon emitters. And it’s increasingly being viewed as a pariah that isn’t contributing as much as it could to the international fight against…

31 05 2020 | 07:12

Japan Must Not Support Vung Ang 2 Coal Power Plant in Vietnam

127 Organizations from More Than 40 Countries and Regions Sign Petition to Japanese Public and Private Sectors

25 05 2020 | 09:49

A First Dog on the Moon live action cartoon! Will the coronavirus save us from climate change?

No it will not     First Dog on the Moon     The Guardian 21 May 2020  

25 05 2020 | 08:58

Leaked Covid-19 commission report calls for Australian taxpayers to underwrite gas industry expansion.

Exclusive: The report does not consider alternatives to gas, or mention climate change and the financial risk of investing in fossil fuel as emissions are cut Australian taxpayers should underwrite…

25 05 2020 | 08:14

Coronavirus lockdowns have caused a whopping 17% drop in global carbon emissions.

The coronavirus lockdowns have had an “extreme” effect on daily carbon emissions, causing a whopping 17% drop globally during peak confinement measures by early April – levels last seen in 2006.…

25 05 2020 | 07:52

Fossil fuel industry applauds Coalition climate measures that support carbon capture and storage.

Environmentalists say the Morrison government is directing emissions reduction funding to polluting companies. Fossil fuel industry groups and companies have applauded new climate change measures…

21 05 2020 | 11:47

Climate Assembly UK concludes in world transformed by coronavirus

Health crisis pushed emissions down public agenda – but there’s growing appetite for global reset. When 110 people gathered at a hotel in Birmingham in January for the UK’s first citizens’ assembly…

21 05 2020 | 11:23

Climate Explained: What Caused Major Climate Change in the Past?

Earth had several periods of high carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and high temperatures over the last several million years. Can you explain what caused these periods, given that there was no…

19 05 2020 | 07:54

Greening the planet and slouching towards Paris?

A new paper finds higher than expected CO2 fertilization inferred from leaf to global observations.  The paper predicts that the Earth is going to gain nearly three times as much green matter as was…

18 05 2020 | 12:48

Five reasons why now is a good time for a fee on carbon emissions.

Dividends can benefit consumers while building momentum towards renewables A world emerging from economic lockdown can seize the opportunity to return to growth on a sustainable path, by introducing…

18 05 2020 | 12:42

Corona crisis: making space for a greener economy.

As nations emerge from lockdown, Josef Aschbacher, Director of Earth Observation Programmes at the European Space Agency, discusses why government should link climate change measures to efforts aimed…

15 05 2020 | 08:24

Climate change: Study pours cold water on oil company net zero claims.

Claims by oil and gas companies that they are curbing their carbon emissions in line with net zero targets are overstated, according to a new review. The independent analysis of six large European…

15 05 2020 | 08:05

Analysts point to green recovery as route to ‘Shovel-worthy decade”.

From prominent international economists to an (almost as prominent?) Canadian think tank, there’s a widening consensus that green investment in projects that are “shovel-worthy” as well as “shovel-…

15 05 2020 | 07:58

GOP lawmakers accuse Wall Street of "discriminating" against fossil fuels during coronovirus pandemic.

Republican members of Congress are coming to the defense of oil, gas and coal companies they say face “discriminatory” lending practices from Wall Street banks that have caved to pressure from…

15 05 2020 | 06:56

How is the Covid-19 energy slump affecting the weather?

Global emissions are expected to be 8% lower this year but the long-term impact is unclear.

11 05 2020 | 07:45

Coal Loses Backing From Another Big Bank.

Financing a thermal coal project in Australia just got a little bit harder after Westpac Banking Corp. said it would exit the sector by 2030, leaving Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. as…

11 05 2020 | 07:32

‘Postcard from the future’: Virus and solar cause record fall in CO2.

Business interruption during the coronavirus crisis has caused a 14% fall in demand for electricity in Europe over the past month. Combined with record solar output, this has caused a 39% drop in…

11 05 2020 | 07:03

Chinese coal projects continue as existing power plants stand idle.

Cancellation of huge BRI coal plant highlights overcapacity risk in Pakistan and Bangladesh The 6.6 gigawatt Hamrawein coal power proposal in Egypt has been shelved because of over-capacity concerns…

09 05 2020 | 11:59

Who would still fund a new coal power plant in India?

Coal power generation has worn 100% of the COVID-19 power demand drop The coronavirus pandemic and national lockdown has highlighted the growing financial risks to India’s coal-fired power plant…

08 05 2020 | 09:57

Five years after the Paris Agreement.

A 40 to 50 percent reduction in global emissions is required to meet Paris Agreement goals, new study finds. The results of a new study show that achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement will…