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04 04 2020 | 13:20

Coronavirus: The immediate effect on climate change.

COVID-19 has suspended normality across the globe. With everyone's attention now focused on fighting the virus, what does this mean for the fight against climate change? The pandemic is changing how…

04 04 2020 | 13:01

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui bank to stop making loans for new thermal coal plants—report.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. will suspend in principle new loans for coal-fired thermal power plants, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. The move is aimed at showing its consideration for the…

01 04 2020 | 10:48

UK government reveals decline in greenhouse gas emissions as renewables surge.

Data from the UK Government has revealed that in 2019, greenhouse gas emissions declined 3.6% from 2018. In 2019, total UK greenhouse gas emissions were provisionally 45.2% lower than in 1990 and 3.…

29 03 2020 | 14:25

Coronavirus lockdown leading to drop in pollution across Europe.

New data, based on observations from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, are showing strong reductions in nitrogen dioxide concentrations over several major cities across Europe – including Paris,…

29 03 2020 | 14:12

Renewables fully power tire manufacturing plants.

DUBAI — Bridgestone, the world’s leading tire producer, announced that the full operations of three of its manufacturing plants in Europe are now being powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources…

26 03 2020 | 09:40

Coronavirus pandemic leading to huge drop in air pollution.

Largest scale experiment ever’ shows what is possible as satellite images reveal marked fall in global nitrogen dioxide levels The coronavirus pandemic is shutting down industrial activity and…

23 03 2020 | 06:55

EU should scrap emissions trading scheme, Polish official says.

The European Union should scrap its Emissions Trading System or exempt Poland from the scheme, which helps combat global warming, to free up funds for Warsaw to fight the effects of the coronavirus,…

23 03 2020 | 06:10

UPM signs €750m loan linked to performance on climate targets.

Finnish forestry business UPM has linked its sustainability ratings directly to the pricing mechanism of its credit facilities. UPM will become one of the first businesses in the world to have…

20 03 2020 | 08:02

What is the impact of Covid-19 on the power sector?

The Covid-19 coronavirus was first identified in China’s Hubei province in December 2019 and has since become a global health threat, impacting 140 countries and triggering the World Health…

20 03 2020 | 07:55

UK Government announces £90m funding boost for ‘shake up’ in clean transport.

The UK Government announces new £90 million fund for a new generation of green transport. The government has launched a consultation to make journeys easier, smarter and greener through new…

20 03 2020 | 07:14

Neste aims for carbon neutral production by 2035.

Sustainable jet fuel developer Neste commits to its production being carbon neutral by 2035. Neste, has promised to step-up its work in sustainability by pledging to become ‘carbon neutral’ by the…

20 03 2020 | 07:03

FG launches $200m renewable energy project ‘to light up 500,000 households’.

The federal government has launched the $200 million Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) to provide off-grid energy to over 500,000 people across 105,000 households in rural communities across the…

18 03 2020 | 10:02

Why China’s CO2 emissions grew less than feared in 2019.

With the novel coronavirus outbreak jamming the attention of news media and policymakers alike since mid-January, last year seems like a very long time ago.

13 03 2020 | 08:47

Coronavirus and climate change: A tale of two crises.

Coronavirus has cut emissions faster than years of climate negotiations. Does the outbreak reveal what life might be like if we were to act seriously on climate change? Or what it might be like if we…

12 03 2020 | 07:31

Big oil's climate pledges will fail without workforce equality.

• Research show gender diversity increases innovation levels. • The oil and gas sector is lagging on female representation, and other diversity measures.

12 03 2020 | 07:19

Coronavirus could halt the world’s emissions growth. Not that we should feel good about that..

Emissions are already way down in China, the world’s largest yearly contributor to climate change Humans have seemed unable to get a handle on climate change, with global emissions of greenhouse…

10 03 2020 | 09:01

The Energy 202: Three charts that explain what coronavirus is doing to climate emissions.

The quickly spreading coronavirus has closed schools, constricted travel, shaken markets and infected more than 100,000 people. It is also already having impact on the environment: The buildup of…

08 03 2020 | 10:20

Why Milankovitch (Orbital) Cycles Can't Explain Earth's Current Warming.

In the last few months, a number of questions have come in asking if NASA has attributed Earth’s recent warming to changes in how Earth moves through space around the Sun: a series of orbital motions…

08 03 2020 | 10:10

Carbon Brief: UK carbon emissions have fallen by 29% in last decade.

New data from Carbon Brief has found that UK carbon emissions have dropped by 29 per cent in the last decade. In 2019, Carbon Brief found that the UK’s CO2 emissions fell by 2.9%, bringing the total…