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06 07 2020 | 10:59

UK government development bank to end fossil fuel financing.

CDC Group’s climate strategy will stop support for most polluting projects in developing countries. The UK government’s overseas development bank has bowed to calls to end fossil fuel financing…

06 07 2020 | 10:15

Enel to launch hydrogen business as part of green drive.

MILAN (Reuters) - Europe’s biggest utility Enel is set to launch a green hydrogen business next year to speed up its plans to become a carbon-free power producer by 2050. The group is targeting…

06 07 2020 | 10:11

Fossils hit ‘turning point’ as Shell follows bp in declaring stranded assets.

The coronavirus pandemic may have produced a tipping point in the transition off fossil fuels, with two colossal fossils declaring in the last two weeks that they will downgrade the value of their…

05 07 2020 | 07:13

60% of fish species could be unable to survive in current areas by 2100 – study.

Warming water temperatures lower water oxygen levels, putting embryos and pregnant fish at risk, researchers say Sixty per cent of studied fish species will be unable to survive in their current…

05 07 2020 | 06:57

Revealed: legislators’ pro-pipeline letters ghostwritten by fossil fuel company.

Letters by key legislators including North Dakota’s governor written by officials of MDU Resources, a subsidiary of WBI Energy. This March, North Dakota’s governor, Doug Burgum, sent a letter to the…

04 07 2020 | 10:56

Australia: Carbon capture and storage is a poor investment.

More money and emissions spent on projects than in storing carbon Australia is pondering carbon capture and storage despite poor outcomes from the only two projects operating world-wide and a lack…

04 07 2020 | 10:53

Emmanuel Macron pledges €15bn to tackle climate crisis.

Emmanuel Macron has promised an extra €15bn (£13.7bn) for measures to combat the climate crisis over the next two years and a referendum on whether to introduce the crime of “ecocide” for harming the…

04 07 2020 | 10:52

Likelihood of 40C temperatures in UK is ‘rapidly accelerating’.

Such deadly heat may become regular occurrence later this century, scientists find. The likelihood of the UK experiencing deadly 40C temperatures for the first time is “rapidly accelerating” due to…

04 07 2020 | 10:52

UK gives go-ahead to giant windfarm project off Norfolk coast.

1.8GW Vanguard project gets greenlight, with approval on 2.4GW Hornsea 3 expected in autumn The construction of two giant offshore windfarms is poised to go ahead off the Norfolk coast in what the…

04 07 2020 | 10:50

US to join summit on global green recovery from Covid-19 crisis.

Exclusive: IEA chief warns rebound in emissions would be missed economic opportunity. The US is to join with other major powers including China, India and the EU in formulating plans for a global…

04 07 2020 | 10:49

Terrawatch: unearthing snow's 'Fukushima layer'

Chinese glaciologists have found the freeze-thaw process has concentrated discharge from the disaster. The Fukushima nuclear accident has added a distinctive signature to snow and ice across the…

04 07 2020 | 10:44

Park staff in England tell of litter chaos as 'Super Saturday' looms.

Forums speak of hundreds of tonnes of plastic and other waste discarded by public. Hundreds of tonnes of additional rubbish, including mountains of single-use plastic, is being discarded by the…

04 07 2020 | 10:44

Democrats to unveil bold new climate plan to phase out emissions by 2050.

  Report to outline aim to reduce emissions to 88% of 2010 levels Huge sums for public transport and proposals for green vehicles   House Democrats will unveil an aggressive climate crisis “action…

04 07 2020 | 10:40

Hundreds of elephants dead in mysterious mass die-off.

Botswana’s government is yet to test the remains of the dead animals in what has been described as a ‘conservation disaster’ More than 350 elephants have died in northern Botswana in a mysterious…

04 07 2020 | 10:37

Russian mining giant admits pumping wastewater into Arctic tundra.

Norilsk Nickel suspends workers at metals plant who dumped the water in ‘flagrant violation of operating rules’ A Russian mining giant said on Sunday it had suspended workers at a metals plant who…

04 07 2020 | 10:37

UK should prioritise green projects to kickstart economy, says IMF.

Chief economist tells committee that coronavirus recovery is an opportunity to create jobs and greener planet The British government should prioritise spending on green projects to create jobs and…

04 07 2020 | 10:29

Latest solar auction in India gets record-low price, strong interest from foreign companies.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) latest auction saw a record low bid of ₹2.36 (~$0.0313)/kWh. The auction was conducted for 2 GW of the interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected…

04 07 2020 | 10:21

Germany’s RWE, E.ON complete asset swap, RWE Renewables now a leading global green energy firm.

The major asset swap between RWE and Eon has completed, with RWE Renewables now taking on Innogy’s operations to make the new company one of the largest renewables players. The closing of the deal…

04 07 2020 | 10:18

Southeast Asian nations face a simple choice – lock in costly coal or invest in renewables.

Market design failures and poorly conceived incentives burden consumers with high power prices and unstable supply. Southeast Asia is young. Its median age is under 30, and its demand for energy has…

04 07 2020 | 10:08

Arizona reels as three of the biggest wildfires in its history ravage state.

Extreme weather has contributed to the vast blazes – with the pandemic complicating the emergency response For residents of Tucson in southern Arizona, the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Coronado…