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09 04 2020 | 11:54

Are the climate and coronavirus crises really so alike?

There are similarities between the coronavirus and the climate emergencies, but what should really scare us are the differences Over the past fortnight the coronavirus pandemic has triggered a surge…

09 04 2020 | 11:40

With COVID-19, energy markets are turning towards clean energy investments.

Renewable projects going ahead as oil and gas companies withdraw from projects There were a couple of surprising things that came out of Australian oil and gas producer Santos’ annual general…

09 04 2020 | 11:32

How our responses to climate change and the coronavirus are linked.

The coronavirus pandemic may lead to a deeper understanding of the ties that bind us on a global scale. Well-resourced healthcare systems are essential to protect us from health security threats,…

09 04 2020 | 11:14

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09 04 2020 | 11:11

We practised for a pandemic, but didn’t brace.

Unheeded lessons from simulations of health and other disasters could still assist recovery. Planners have known that something like COVID-19 would come, even if they could never be sure when or…

09 04 2020 | 11:09

Cost-Benefit Analysis in the Time of Coronavirus and Climate Change.

Like climate economics, the economics of Covid-19 mean we need to take aggressive action, not incremental steps.

09 04 2020 | 10:55

New renewable energy capacity hit record levels in 2019.

Most new electricity globally was green and coronavirus bailouts must boost this further, says agency.

09 04 2020 | 10:49

Power in a pandemic - why energy access matters during coronavirus

Reliable, affordable electricity is needed to keep people connected at home and to run life-saving equipment in hospitals A pandemic puts pressure on every part of a country’s economy and society.…

09 04 2020 | 10:47

COVID-19 is not a silver lining for the climate, says UN Environment chief.

Greenhouse gas emissions are down and air quality has gone up, as governments react to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Inger Andersen, has cautioned…

09 04 2020 | 10:43

COVID-19 could slash emissions 5%, but permanent cuts depend on structural change.

The COVID-19 pandemic could cut global greenhouse gas emissions by 5% this year, producing the deepest reduction since the end of the Second World War. But analysts warn the advantage could be “…

09 04 2020 | 10:36

Earth scorched in the first 3 months of 2020.

The American economy has seriously sputtered during the coronavirus pandemic, but the planet's relentless warming trend hasn't. 

09 04 2020 | 10:36

Some new habits may continue as coronovirus drives 38% drop in airline emission.

Airlines’ greenhouse gas emissions are set to fall 38% this year as the coronavirus pandemic drives down travel demand, and the Australia Institute says some of the reductions may be permanent as…

09 04 2020 | 10:36

Delaying the COP26 climate talks could have a silver lining.

In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, most people agree it was the right decision last night to postpone the COP26 climate summit until 2021. But what will the delay mean for the biggest moment in…

09 04 2020 | 10:35

Coronavirus could trigger biggest fall in carbon emissions since World War Two.

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War Two this year as the coronavirus outbreak brings economies to a virtual standstill, according…

09 04 2020 | 10:25

Sorry to disappoint climate deniers, but coronavirus makes the low-carbon transition more urgent.

Climate deniers have been hanging out for the United Nations’ next big summit to fail. In a sense, the coronavirus and its induced policy responses have more than satisfied their wildest dreams,…

09 04 2020 | 10:16

The oil industry saw its opening and moved with breathtaking speed to take advantage of this moment.

Coal is now a loser around the world. There has been no more dramatic story in the world of energy over the last 20 years than the rise and fall of coal.

09 04 2020 | 10:10

Renewables surge by 176GW in 2019

Solar and wind accounted for 90% of new additions in 12-month period, according to IRENA The renewable energy sector added 176GW of generating capacity globally in 2019, slightly lower than the…

09 04 2020 | 10:09

Emergency Funding for Developing World Seafarers.

While much of the shipping industry take their responsibilities to their seafarers very seriously there is still a real challenge facing many seafarers from the poorer regions of the world.  Many are…

09 04 2020 | 10:01

Solar car tarp to recharge EV batteries.

French solar thin-film specialist Armor has designed a retractable automotive solar cover. It has deployed an initial prototype on a Gazelle electric car, but it said that the cover can be used on…

08 04 2020 | 23:10

Big Oil is using the coronavirus pandemic to push through the Keystone XL pipeline.

The oil industry saw its opening and moved with breathtaking speed to take advantage of this moment I'm going to tell you the single worst story I’ve heard in these past few horrid months, a story…