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24 09 2021 | 15:40

Accepting gas power plants as sustainable investments in Asian taxonomies heightens greenwash risk

Accommodating the gas sector risks diluting standards and discouraging new pools of green capital. 21 September 2021 (IEEFA Asia): Incorporating gas-powered generation as a sustainable investment…

24 09 2021 | 14:30

Summer Wildfires Emitted More Carbon Dioxide Than India Does in a Year

Wildfires around the world set records for carbon dioxide emissions in July and August, topping India's annual emissions. The world set a scary new record last month: Wildfires 

21 09 2021 | 15:42

Climate Negotiators Risk "Catastrophic Consequences" Despite 1.5 C Target Within Reach

This story includes details on the impacts of climate change that may be difficult for some readers. If you are feeling overwhelmed by this crisis situation here is a list of resources on how to cope…

10 09 2021 | 14:48

20 meat and dairy firms emit more greenhouse gas than Germany, Britain or France

Livestock companies with large emissions receive billions of dollars in funding, campaigners say Twenty livestock companies are responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than either Germany,…

10 09 2021 | 13:04

World’s biggest machine capturing carbon from air turned on in Iceland

Operators say the Orca plant can suck 4,000 tonnes of CO2 out of the air every year and inject it deep into the ground to be mineralised. The world’s largest plant designed to suck carbon dioxide…

06 09 2021 | 15:03

Australia carbon capture failures contributed to higher Q1 emissions

A recovering economy, and failures at Australia’s only operational carbon capture and storage project, have seen Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions rise in the first three months of 2021, a new…

03 09 2021 | 14:55

Pollutionwatch: Olympic flame is a warning sign for hydrogen future

Burning the fuel in the cauldron symbolised its zero-carbon properties – but it does cause air pollution too. The hydrogen flame above the Tokyo Olympic Stadium was symbolic of a zero-carbon future …

03 09 2021 | 14:50

Activists fear San Miguel coal exit simply part of pivot to natural gas

San Miguel Corp (SMC), through its energy arm SMC Global Power Holdings Corp, dropped more coal projects from its portfolio, after announcing last month that it was removing the fossil fuel from its…

03 09 2021 | 14:46

China provinces plan to add 100 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity

China’s provinces are still planning to launch more than 100 gigawatts (GW) of new coal-fired power capacity despite a decline in new approvals in the first half of 2021, environmental group…

03 09 2021 | 14:38

Electricity demand in first half of 2021 outpaced renewables growth

Carbon dioxide emissions from the global electric power sector rebounded in the first half of 2021 to above pre-pandemic levels, according to an analysis, signaling that the world has failed to…

03 09 2021 | 13:45

How the World's First CO2 Pipeline Explosion Turned a Mississippi Town Into 'a Zombie Movie'

In February of last year, a CO2 pipeline exploded, engulfing Satartia, Mississippi in a noxious green fog that left residents confused, convulsing, foaming at the mouth and even unconscious — an…

03 09 2021 | 13:22

Germany ‘set for biggest rise in greenhouse gases for 30 years’

Increase means country will slip back from goal of cutting emissions by 40% from 1990 levels. Germany is forecast to record its biggest rise in greenhouse gas emissions since 1990 this year as the…

03 09 2021 | 02:56

One-third of 2020 U.S. coal production went to plants slated for closure

U.S. thermal coal producers watched their domestic customer base shrink in 2020 as utilities continued to announce coal-fired power plant closures and transition to less expensive renewable and…

30 08 2021 | 14:36

Atmospheric CO2 Levels Haven't Been This High in 800,000 Years: NOAA

A major report on climate says both greenhouse gas concentrations and global sea levels hit record highs in 2020. Bolstering the case for meaningful climate action, a major report released Wednesday…

27 08 2021 | 12:16

The economics of Indonesia’s diesel power plant to gas conversion plan are problematic

Deploying new small-scale LNG is an uphill battle for PGN 26 August (IEEFA Indonesia): Indonesian gas is currently in a precarious position, where the government needs to find new domestic demand to…

26 08 2021 | 07:54

How can Britain commit to net zero and still drill for millions more barrels of oil?

Hypocrisy rules as we prepare to host Cop26 and Boris Johnson prepares to approve a new oilfield off Shetland

26 08 2021 | 07:15

China sending mixed climate signals with new coal and steel projects

China continues to announce new steel mills and coal-fired power plants even as the country maps out a path to zeroing out heat-trapping emissions. State-owned firms proposed 43 new coal-fired…

24 08 2021 | 12:45

Half of IPCC's 2018 Low - Carbon Scenarios Were Unrealistic, Researchers Conclude

A new study is warning that many of the “questionably optimistic” scenarios in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s 2018 special report on 1.5°C pathways were unrealistic, and those…

23 08 2021 | 14:18

How to Sell ‘Carbon Neutral’ Fossil Fuel That Doesn’t Exist

The junior trader at TotalEnergies SE was essentially winging it by orchestrating the French energy giant’s first shipment of “carbon-neutral” natural gas last September. It’s the greenest-possible…

23 08 2021 | 14:14

CEO: AGL will speed up coal plant closures but not likely before 2040

AGL Energy (AGL.AX), Australia’s leading power producer and biggest carbon emitter, expects to speed up plans to shut its coal-fired plants, but the phase-out is unlikely to happen before 2040, Chief…