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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…

29 06 2022 | 09:34

We’ve traded climate denial for climate hypocrisy

Those who are pushing the math to work on the back end by calling for mass carbon removal at the end of this century are also creating a novel anomaly. We see headlines about Stripe and its tech…

14 06 2022 | 09:34

Uganda oil project casts shadow over Total’s eco-friendly image

The French oil and gas company TotalEnergies has worked to cultivate a green reputation with climate goals and plans to ramp up renewable power, but a massive east African oil project is casting a…

08 06 2022 | 07:18

EU faces legal challenge over plan to fast-track gas projects

An EU plan to fast-track funding and permits for 30 gas projects is facing a legal challenge from NGOs including ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth Europe.

31 05 2022 | 17:02

Now is the time to accelerate renewable hydrogen and replace fossil fuels

Today, CEOs from leading companies across the value chain, top EU decision-makers, and hundreds of stakeholders gathered at the Renewable Hydrogen Summit organised by the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition…

21 05 2022 | 07:51

EU announces 'full switch' of existing grey hydrogen production to green H2, backed by carbon contracts

The European Commission (EC) will roll out carbon contracts for difference (CCfD) subsidies (see panel below) for green hydrogen using cash from its Innovation Fund “to support a full switch of the…

21 05 2022 | 07:36

North Sea offshore wind to help repower the EU

On 18 May 2022 European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen participated in an Offshore Wind Summit with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, Danish Prime…

21 05 2022 | 07:33

'This is a climate and energy security crisis – these four steps can help green hydrogen solve it'

The terrible events in Ukraine mean we now face a dual crisis of climate and security that requires us to stop merely fiddling at the margins of a fossil fuel-based economy. More radical solutions…

21 05 2022 | 06:23

REPowerEU: EREF gives a critical welcome to the new EU Commission acceleration pathway towards a greenhouse gas-free Europe

Yesterday’s launch of the European Commission’s new and revised proposals under the REPowerEU initiative is meant to strengthen the European Union’s decision-making on decarbonization and deliver…