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25 11 2019 | 13:55

A fossil fuel-powered future for Africa will come at a drastic human cost.

Over the course of the next three decades, Africa will record faster population growth than anywhere else. The obvious implications range from the need for more industrialization—to create jobs and…

19 11 2019 | 06:31

No future for gas without greening as soon as possible.

In the search for alternatives to fossil fuels, gas as an energy vector has the capacity to play a decisive role. To do this, it is absolutely necessary to green our gas as much as possible, writes…

19 11 2019 | 06:21

The transition from fossils to renewables and its impact on consumer prices.

The impact isn’t uniform. The transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energies is a global pursuit. But it’s faster and more intensive in some countries than in others. Take the case of South Africa…

19 11 2019 | 06:20

Scientists and climate advisers condemn Tory environmental record.

The Conservative party’s record on tackling the climate crisis has been condemned by leading scientists and former government advisers, as the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, warned that the…

18 11 2019 | 16:58

Will Germany block EIB plans to ditch natural gas?

The European Investment Bank wants to purge its loan books of fossil fuels, including natural gas, by 2020. Although the Bank’s final decision is expected to be delivered on 15 October, resistance,…

16 11 2019 | 13:50

European Investment Bank to phase out fossil fuels financing.

The European Investment Bank has agreed to phase out its multibillion-euro financing for fossil fuels within the next two years to become the world’s first ‘“climate bank”. The bank will end its…

13 11 2019 | 09:54

Are Employees Pushing Insurers to Shun Coal in Climate Change Movement?

Seventeen insurers have restricted insurance services to coal projects in the past two years. A dozen insurers have adopted policies to stop all direct insurance coverage to new coal projects –…

07 11 2019 | 12:25

EU Accused of Subsidizing Fossil Fuels Through Capacity Markets.

The European Commission this week reinstated a €6.3 billion British capacity market designed to maintain stable electricity supply, after it was suspended one year ago amid accusations of…

06 11 2019 | 17:01

More than 11,000 scientists from around the world have declared a "climate emergency".

More than 11,000 scientists from around the world have declared a "climate emergency" — and they say the Earth needs fewer people to beat the crisis. The stark warning in the journal BioScience was…

31 10 2019 | 07:50

Global energy transformation from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

IRENA is trying to redirect its work to be more focused on subregional regional level, because we think that interconnection and collaboration are essential to promote the rapid deployment over…

30 10 2019 | 07:36

'There are no excuses left': why climate science deniers are running out of rope.

Guardian environment correspondent Fiona Harvey recalls being heckled at the House of Commons and explains how attitudes to climate have shifted in 10 years The shouted words rang out across the…

29 10 2019 | 13:53

Renewables use only fraction of minerals used for fossil fuel generation.

Renewable energy generation technology uses just a fraction of the minerals used for fossil fuel power generation – and particularly for coal power – a new report from the International Energy Agency…

29 10 2019 | 13:30

UK to use finance meant for green energy to support fracking in Argentina.

Documents show government’s plans to use money from £1bn 2017 deal to prioritise support of major oil companies. The UK is planning to invest in Argentina’s controversial oil shale industry using a…

29 10 2019 | 12:55

UK airlines call for Government action to ensure 2050 target is met.

UK airlines have called on the Government to increase action to ensure they reach the 2050 net zero target. As part of a major Airlines conference held in London this week, airlines including…

22 10 2019 | 12:47

Did Exxon Deceive Its Investors on Climate Change?

New York’s attorney general is about to square off against the oil giant in court. The New York attorney general’s office will take its case against Exxon Mobil to trial on Tuesday, arguing that one…

19 10 2019 | 10:33

Why the shift toward renewable energy is not enough.

This is an excerpt from "Changing Tides: An Ecologist's Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene" by Alejandro Frid. Reproduced with permission from New Society Publishers. The book releases Oct.…

18 10 2019 | 08:44

Fossil fuel support is rising again in a threat to climate change efforts.

Fossil-fuel subsidies are environmentally harmful, costly, and distortive. After a 3 years downward trend between 2013 and 2016, government support for fossil fuel production and use has risen again…

18 10 2019 | 07:28

Scotland Could Leave the United Kingdom Over Brexit—and Green Energy.

The debate over how to best marshal the country's alternative energy sources may affect a new independence referendum. EDINBURGH, Scotland—Five years ago, when Scotland voted in a landmark…

17 10 2019 | 10:50

How real is Saudi Arabia's interest in renewable energy?

Ambitious plans have not been matched by progress, but there may finally be signs of change. It was the largest renewables project ever announced: $200bn (£158bn) worth of solar panels stretching…

17 10 2019 | 10:35

Top investment banks provide billions to expand fossil fuel industry.

Exclusive: analysis reveals lenders provided $700bn to expand sector since Paris climate pact. The world’s largest investment banks have provided more than $700bn of financing for the fossil fuel…