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12 07 2020 | 09:09

LEAK: ‘Efficiency first’ is top priority of draft EU energy strategy.

Efficiency must be at the core of Europe’s energy policy, the European Commission says in a draft policy document outlining its vision of a more agile, low-carbon energy system powered chiefly by…

12 07 2020 | 08:59

Renewable Natural Gas Isn't a Green Solution for Climate Change.

Natural gas is a versatile fossil fuel that accounts for about a third of U.S. energy use. Although it produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants than coal or oil, natural gas is a…

12 07 2020 | 08:54

OLADE and IRENA Put Renewables at Heart of Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Accelerating renewables could bring 3 million jobs to Latin America as region battles COVID-19.

12 07 2020 | 08:38

Renewables offer coal-dependent European countries a low-cost transition option

With the energy transition in Europe at a significant crossroads and the European Union looking to increase its climate ambitions to a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the…

12 07 2020 | 08:29

German transmission operator 50Hertz begins planning for 100% renewable energy grid.

German transmission system operator 50Hertz has launched an economic and climate initiative aiming to draw 100 per cent of the electricity delivered from renewable sources by 2032. 50Hertz supplies…

12 07 2020 | 08:28

VW to ditch petrol and diesel cars manufacturing at key factory.

Volkswagen is set to remove production lines for all internal combustion engine vehicles from one of its key factories this year, replacing them with electric vehicle production capacity.EURACTIV’s…

12 07 2020 | 08:27

IRENA Innovation Week 2020: 5-8 October 2020

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) invites you to save the date for the third edition of IRENA Innovation Week – a virtual gathering of policymakers, innovators, developers and…

12 07 2020 | 08:21

Protecting 30% of planet could bolster economy, study says.

Scientists claim widespread conservation can bring rewards if right policies are followed. Nearly a third of the world’s oceans and land area could be placed under environmental protections without…

12 07 2020 | 08:04

NSW government awards $1m grant to develop ‘flying car’.

Testing facility for zero-emissions four-passenger electric aircraft expected to be built in Narromine within the year. The New South Wales government has awarded almost $1m from a regional grants…

12 07 2020 | 07:44

Royal Mail trials electric taxi van for parcel and letter deliveries.

The trial of the zero-emission van forms part of the Company’s efforts to continue to reduce emissions associated with its operations. Royal Mail has partnered with London Electric Vehicle Company…

10 07 2020 | 09:05

EIA: 2020 U.S. coal production will fall to 501 million tons, 29% drop from 2019.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration once again lowered its projections for 2020 coal production, foreseeing a 29% drop in output compared to the prior year.

10 07 2020 | 08:54

PacifiCorp issues RFP for 4,338MW of new renewable energy, battery storage capacity.

PacifiCorp, the parent company of Rocky Mountain Power, has issued what it calls the largest request for proposals for renewable energy projects in company history. The company is looking for…

08 07 2020 | 08:02

BP agrees to sell its petrochemicals business to INEOS.

BP has announced it has sold its global petrochemicals business to INEOS as part of its strategy to reinvent the company.  Selling its global petrochemicals business to INEOS will help bp strengthen…

08 07 2020 | 07:49

African nations urged to push energy transition.

As countries continue to rebuild from the coronavirus pandemic, Sustainable Energy for All, an international organization working to ensure access to sustainable energy worldwide, has highlighted key…

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…

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 | 10:21

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…

02 07 2020 | 08:05

Utilities in western U.S. announce coal plant closures, new renewable energy investments.

Coal continues to disappear from the western United States. Two utilities in the region announced plans Friday to close their coal stations — the latest in a series of moves by Western power…

30 06 2020 | 09:00

France's oldest nuclear reactor to finally shut down.

Environmentalists have welcomed news that the 43-year-old Fessenheim reactor will close, nine years after it was first planned. France’s oldest nuclear power plant will shut down on Tuesday after…

30 06 2020 | 08:42

Solar-Power Costs Falling Even Faster Than Expected Due to Virus.

The cost of U.S. solar power is dropping faster than expected as the coronavirus stifles demand, according to a report from Wood Mackenzie.