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18 05 2021 | 06:13

High mineral prices could slow down transition to clean energy, IEA warns.

Demand for metals used in solar panels, wind turbines and batteries is outstripping supply. High mineral prices could delay the global transition to clean energy as the demand for metals in solar…

06 05 2021 | 16:00

Oil prices set for massive plunge if Paris climate goals met by 2050.

The price of oil could plunge to as little as $10 a barrel by 2050 if the world succeeds in electrifying the energy market and meeting Paris Agreement goals, a consultancy said on Thursday.  Energy…

04 05 2021 | 10:51

Working Groups Develop Recommendations for Just, Inclusive Energy Transitions

Five technical working groups are revising draft reports that will feed into a global roadmap for achieving SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy) by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050, consistent with…

03 05 2021 | 08:00

Opinion: How to ensure a green road ahead for Africa.

The world faces a make-or-break moment in the fight against climate change. We are running out of time to make our economies greener and avoid the tipping point when climate change slides out of…

14 04 2021 | 12:05

Bangladesh needs a renewables focus, not a switch from ‘coal to gas’

Renewables are cheaper and more sustainable than gas imports, and can provide better energy security in developing nations The emerging markets of Bangladesh and Vietnam are alluring for foreign…

12 04 2021 | 16:10

A Just Climate Transition for Africa.

In 2021, developed countries must work with low-income, developing, and emerging economies to chart a path toward a low-carbon future – and clear barriers to progress. This means, first and foremost…

05 04 2021 | 09:48

Risk of new ‘international embarrassment’ if we phase out coal and gas too soon

Special report: Inside the massive 10,000-submission mailbag on draft plan to reduce New Zealand's emissions to net-zero The Climate Change Commission faces strong industry pushback against phasing…

04 04 2021 | 08:35

Diversify or risk unrest, oil producers warned in report.

As world shifts to green energy, Iraq and Nigeria among those vulnerable to ‘wave of instability’. Oil-dependent countries that are not preparing to adapt to the global shift away from fossil fuels…

01 04 2021 | 09:44

Pipeline giant Kinder Morgan starts Energy Transition Ventures group looking into CCUS, renewables.

A big-time fossil fuels player is jumping into the energy transition in a bolder, more focused way. Kinder Morgan Inc. has formed a new Energy Transition Ventures group to identify and pursue…

16 03 2021 | 14:13

Ugandan youth activist stuns Berlin energy transition event.

Vanessa Nakate shocked organisers of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue by delivering a speech highlighting how she and a fellow youth activist had to submit their presentations for approval in…

15 01 2021 | 10:06

Climate change: Africa's green energy transition 'unlikely' this decade.

Fossil fuels are set to remain the dominant source of electricity across Africa over the next decade, according to a new study. Researchers found that around 2,500 power plants are planned, enough…

07 12 2020 | 07:04

IRENA: Urgent Action Needed for the Energy Transition in Heating and Cooling .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 30 November 2020 The transition to cleaner, more sustainable heating and cooling solutions can attract investment, create millions of new jobs and help to drive a…

16 11 2020 | 06:32

NSW unveils $32bn renewable energy plan with focus on pumped hydro.

Roadmap could increase share of renewable energy in state from 16% today to more than 60% by 2030. The New South Wales government is promising a $32bn private investment boom in renewable energy in…

02 11 2020 | 10:34

Russia rules out cutting fossil fuel production in next few decades.

Energy minister says Moscow will also focus on clean-burning hydrogen and carbon capture. Russia has no plans to rein in its production of fossil fuels in the coming decades despite the global…

02 11 2020 | 08:54

2020 Polls: Almost half of Americans want to transition from fossil fuels as majority say time is running out to save planet

Exclusive: Three out of five voters agree that ‘the fires on the West Coast should make us redouble our efforts to reverse climate change’ The majority of people think that time is running out to…

19 10 2020 | 08:53

NextEra tops ExxonMobil market capitalization as clean energy transition continues.

In yet another sign of the pace of the global energy transition – and the massive switch taking place in the investment community – the market value of [a] company that describes itself as the world’…

10 10 2020 | 09:14

The Clean Energy Expert Bringing Black Voices to the Table.

The topic of energy rarely came up during Alexis Cureton's childhood, split between Tulsa, Oklahoma, Duluth, Georgia, and Indianapolis. Nevertheless, Cureton can still recall his mother's reminders…

10 10 2020 | 08:45

IEA: Reaching net-zero will be virtually impossible without CCUS.

The flagship report ‘CCUS in Clean Energy Transitions’ was published by the autonomous intergovernmental organisation and argues for the need to invest more in CCUS in order to achieve net zero.…

05 10 2020 | 11:59

Cambridge University to cut fossil fuel investments by 2030.

Cambridge University is to cease investments in fossil fuels by 2030, it has announced. At the same time, its £3.5 billion endowment fund will "ramp up" investments in renewable energy. Vice-…

05 10 2020 | 10:10

Renewables Could Cover More Than One-Third of Energy Demand in CESEC .

New IRENA report explores cost-effective growth of renewables in Central and South Eastern Europe to save costs, enhance energy security and supply affordable energy to all citizens in the region.