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26 07 2021 | 14:23

Mercedes-Benz latest carmaker to announce transition to all-electric

Mercedes-Benz on Thursday became the latest car manufacturer to unveil plans for a greater investment in electric vehicles, saying that it hopes to transition to solely manufacturing electric…

26 07 2021 | 10:21

The Other Clean Nuclear Energy

And the dirty secret to why it isn’t used Nuclear energy has a bad name these days. Whilst it can provide us with carbon-neutral energy the toxic byproducts and potential risk each reactor poses…

30 06 2021 | 09:53

Iceland‘s role in a just and inclusive energy transition.

Earlier this year Iceland took on a role as Global Champion for Enabling SDGs through Inclusive, Just Energy Transition for the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy– a role which is very much…

23 06 2021 | 11:57

‘It’s virtually impossible’: Transition to renewables at risk as oil and gas workers struggle to access green jobs

Exclusive: Survey of 600 offshore workers suggests expensive training costs could be stopping many from moving from fossil fuels into renewables The UK’s transition away from fossil fuels to…

17 06 2021 | 13:14

New project funded by the EEA Grants: Energy Governance for Sustainable Development

A new project, Energy Governance for Sustainable Development (ENERGO), is funded by the EEA Grants 2014-2021. ENERGO undertakes a thorough investigation of the public policies that relate to local…

15 06 2021 | 12:16

Where is Sub-Saharan Africa in the race to net-zero?

African governments face more immediately pressing economic needs than zero emissions. But meeting those needs and growing the continent’s economies will depend on their energy systems evolving,…

18 05 2021 | 16:53

Members to Expand Cross-border Interconnections as Shares of Renewables Grow: IRENA

According to IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook, to achieve climate goals, global electricity generation must expand three-fold by 2050, making grid flexibility exceptionally important as…

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…