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05 06 2020 | 08:43

IEA: Pandemic likely to push global energy investment down by $400 billion in 2020.

Global energy investment is expected to plunge by around 20% or $400 billion in 2020, its biggest fall on record, because of the new coronavirus outbreak, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said…

05 06 2020 | 08:40

AEP CEO: Ratepayers will save $3 billion from utility’s investment in new Oklahoma wind projects.

American Electric Power Co. Inc. (AEP) said May 27 it will proceed with a $2 billion investment in 1,485 MW of wind energy resources to be built in Oklahoma following state approval. Also on May 27…

05 06 2020 | 08:30

Scientists warn of ‘zombie fires’ in the Arctic.

Dormant “zombie fires” scattered across the Arctic region – remnants of record blazes last year – may be coming to life after an unusually warm and dry Spring, scientists warned Wednesday (27 May…

04 06 2020 | 07:16

Climate Activists Protest Germany's New Datteln 4 Coal Power Plant.

Around 500 climate activists on Saturday gathered outside the new Datteln 4 coal power plant in Germany's Ruhr region, to protest against its opening. Fridays for Future, Greenpeace, as well as…

04 06 2020 | 07:00

Responding to drought, hunger and climate change in Kenya.

Kenya is experiencing severe drought, exacerbated by climate change. Trócaire is responding providing assistance to people who are struggling to provide their families with one meal a day. “Everyone…

03 06 2020 | 10:49

IRENA presents Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019

Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, IRENA's newly launched Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019 finds. The report highlights that new…

03 06 2020 | 10:27

Renewables Increasingly Beat Even Cheapest Coal Competitors on Cost .

Competitive power generation costs make investment in renewables highly attractive as countries target economic recovery from COVID-19, new IRENA report finds  

03 06 2020 | 10:01

Football pitch-sized area of tropical rainforest lost every six seconds.

Report also warns Australia will experience more extreme fire seasons due to climate crisis. The amount of pristine tropical rainforest lost across the globe increased last year, as the equivalent…

02 06 2020 | 08:57

'A summer unlike any other': heatwaves and Covid-19 are a deadly combination.

As underserved populations face hotter neighborhoods and limited access to air conditioning, the pandemic threatens the malls and libraries where they typically find relief. Temperatures in some …

02 06 2020 | 08:57

New Report Details How G20 Nations Spend $77 Billion a Year to Finance Fossil Fuels.

Even after the world's largest economies adopted the landmark Paris agreement to tackle the climate crisis in late 2015, governments continued to pour $77 billion a year in public finance into…

02 06 2020 | 08:54

Cut air pollution to help avoid second coronavirus peak, MPs urge.

Cross-party group highlights new evidence on how dirty air may worsen infections Air pollution must be kept at low levels to help avoid a second peak of coronavirus infections, according to a cross-…

01 06 2020 | 07:44

European Commission’s €1.85 trillion pandemic recovery plan stresses green infrastructure.

A sweeping €1.85tr stimulus strategy to rebuild Europe’s economy from the wreckage of the coronavirus crisis has been unveiled by the European Commission today, promising a green infrastructure…

01 06 2020 | 07:36

Europe secures record €60bn investment in electric cars and batteries.

Last year, Europe surpassed China in investment for electric vehicles and batteries, analysis found. Driven by the EU’s CO2 car targets, industries and governments have invested 3.5 times more…

01 06 2020 | 07:28

Developing zero-carbon energy carriers is a $500bn opportunity.

Big Oil is already setting its eyes on capturing the market for high-voltage transmission lines that could change the way clean energy is accessed. Developing innovative renewable energy carriers…

01 06 2020 | 07:24

EU pledges coronavirus recovery plan will not harm climate goals.

Commission argues it can raise €150bn to fund greener transport, cleaner industry and renovated homes. Senior officials have pledged that the European Union’s recovery plan will “do no harm” to the…

01 06 2020 | 07:20

EU green recovery package sets a marker for the world.

The bloc is showing the way in rebuilding coronavirus-ravaged economies to fight the climate emergency. The European commission has put down a marker for the world with its green recovery package.…

01 06 2020 | 07:05

New dates agreed for COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

The COP26 UN climate conference will now take place between 1 and 12 November 2021 in Glasgow. The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on…

31 05 2020 | 09:03

Achieving Climate Goals Now: A Breakthrough Sustainable Climate Strategy.

Achieving the ambitious goals outlined in the Paris Agreement requires that investors do more than simply reduce their portfolios’ carbon footprints. This understanding was one of the key drivers…

31 05 2020 | 08:59

Australian researchers claim world first in global race to develop better solar panels.

Experimental cell using the potentially game-changing material perovskite passes a series of heat and humidity tests A team of Australian researchers are claiming a world first in a global race to…

31 05 2020 | 08:55

World’s largest all-electric aircraft set for first flight.

The world’s largest all-electric aircraft is about to take to the skies for the first time. The Cessna Caravan, retrofitted with an electric engine, is expected to fly for 20-30 minutes over…