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27 08 2022 | 06:15

Australian electricity companies not reducing emissions in line with Paris agreement goals, study finds

Nine out of 10 major Australian electricity companies are failing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions fast enough to meet the goals of the landmark Paris climate agreement, a study has found.

27 08 2022 | 06:12

Cricket must rethink sponsorship deals amid ongoing climate crisis

In 1962 the London Royal College of Physicians published an in-depth and groundbreaking report on the dangers of smoking to human health. Ten years later the Benson & Hedges Cup was born – a…

17 08 2022 | 16:28

Australia should abandon goal to limit global heating to 1.5C, says gas company eyeing Beetaloo Basin

A gas company with interests in the Beetaloo Basin is calling on the federal government to rewrite its climate change legislation to abandon the “unattainable” objective of trying to limit global…

17 08 2022 | 16:21

The Vatican calls for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to protect people and planet

Today, the Vatican has called for an international treaty that tackles the climate crisis at its source: fossil fuels. The call builds on the Vatican’s calls for fossil fuel divestment and new…

15 08 2022 | 13:29

Sylva doubles down on natural gas being Nigeria’s energy transition fuel

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, takes a double-down stance on natural gas as Nigeria’s energy transition fuel. Sylva stated that Nigeria is relying on its natural gas…

15 08 2022 | 13:26

It’s time to ban private jets – or at least tax them to the ground

Kylie Jenner, Drake and other celebrities have recently faced criticism for carbon emission-heavy private jet rides, with one of Jenner’s flights reportedly lasting an offensively short 17 minutes.…

09 08 2022 | 08:04

Drake defends his short private jet flights – by saying plane was empty

Drake, the rapper, has attempted to defend his use of a large private plane for a series of flights that lasted less than 20 minutes – by revealing that the aircraft was being moved to a storage…

09 08 2022 | 07:50

Climate breakdown made UK heatwave 10 times more likely, study finds

Climate breakdown made the recent record UK heatwave 10 times more likely, researchers have found. Analysis by World Weather Attribution reveals that temperatures in the UK during the heatwave, when…

07 08 2022 | 09:03

Mediterranean ecosystem suffering ‘marine wildfire’ as temperatures peak

Parts of the Mediterranean are more than 6C warmer than normal for the time of year, scientists have said, sparking fears that the sea’s fragile ecosystems are suffering the equivalent of a “marine…

07 08 2022 | 08:24

WEST AFRICA: Persistent invests in SolarTaxi’s electric vehicles

Just four years after its launch, Ghanaian start-up SolarTaxi is already targeting the West African electric mobility market through a new partnership with venture capital firm Persistent Energy…

28 07 2022 | 21:03

Latest Developments on Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia

The installation of the last connecting piece for the 1.2-kilometre Shura Bridge has successfully been completed. The bridge is a key component of infrastructure that is being developed as part of…

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 | 20:12

Delhi, London could run out of water amid rising heatwave: Report

As heatwave strikes the UK, and Indian cities battle with record temperatures, a recent report from Christian Aid highlights how the climate crisis is increasing the severity of 

28 07 2022 | 19:39

Old cars forced off road as Europe’s clean air zones nearly double

The number of clean air zones across Europe has risen 40% since 2019, forcing older and more polluting vehicles off the road, according to new research based on EU data.

28 07 2022 | 19:17

Disney VIP world tour will produce 6.2 tonnes of carbon for each guest

Disney is marketing a $110,000-a-ticket elite package tour that comes with a carbon price tag of 6.2 tonnes of emissions for each guest – 20 times more than a person in a low-income country accounts…

22 07 2022 | 10:39

The Worst Place in the World to Drill for Oil Is Up for Auction

A vast rainforest stretches for 1,500 miles across central Africa. The mighty Congo River and its tributaries are the main highways into this hard-to-reach region.

22 07 2022 | 10:37

IVORY COAST: Aera monetises the carbon credits of the Soubré hydroelectric plant

The state-owned company Côte d'Ivoire Energies (CI-Energies) has renewed its contract with the French group Aera. The carbon credit trader has been monetising the carbon credits of the Soubré…

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 | 11:21

‘Industrial revolution’: Australia’s decarbonisation needs rigorous management, thinktank warns

Australia’s biggest polluters need a rigorous emissions reduction regime that avoids exemptions for trade-exposed industries, according to the Grattan Institute, which says decarbonising Australian…

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…