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04 04 2020 | 13:01

Despite health crisis, EU presses on with 2030 climate agenda.

As the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the European Commission has tried to stay the course on green policies, launching a public consultation on Tuesday (30 March) to raise the bloc’s…

01 04 2020 | 10:08

Developing a global 'immune response' to 21st century challenges.

Tackling social and environmental challenges in a deeply interconnected world requires a new way of working. A recent simulation hosted by Johns Hopkins University found that a ‘moderately…

01 04 2020 | 09:45

'Clear and implementable': Barclays aims to become net zero bank by 2050.

British bank promises to align all financing activities with Paris Agreement and target at least £100bn green financing by 2030 Barclays has set out its ambition to become a net zero bank by 2050,…

23 03 2020 | 06:18

O2 teams up with SSE to help its supply chain switch to renewable energy.

O2 and SSE Business Energy have joined forces for a new renewable energy initiative. The new initiative will let O2 suppliers and partners buy renewable energy direct from SSE Business Energy at a…

20 03 2020 | 07:05

Green Climate Fund approves US$30.2 million towards climate-resilient development in Viet Nam.

Green Climate Fund approves US$30.2 million towards climate-resilient development in Viet Nam UNDP-supported project to increase water security and enhance livelihoods for half a million smallholder…

16 03 2020 | 17:59

Giles Dickson: Germany must deliver on permitting promises.

The German wind energy market has fallen to just around 1 GW of new installations in 2019, from an average of 4 GW a year not long ago.

12 03 2020 | 07:24

Virginia Mandates 100% Clean Power by 2045.

The Clean Economy Act will drive utility Dominion to procure gigawatts of solar, offshore wind and energy storage. Virginia has become the latest state to pass a law that sets it on a path to 100…

08 03 2020 | 10:33

Why a significant global price on carbon is critical.

Oil companies have set long term carbon emissions targets but the scale of their ambitions means near-term action is required  Like New Year’s resolutions, oil companies are promising to go on…

08 03 2020 | 10:21

Generation Equality.

Empowerment, ahead of International Women's Day (8 March). Check out our curated list of gender-related UN events this year. We also look at how gender equality is intrinsically linked to…

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…

08 03 2020 | 09:57

EREF Press Statement European Climate Law.

Climate Neutrality by 2050 – Renewables are the way to do it

05 03 2020 | 07:17

JPMorgan Chase expands sustainability commitment as they put end to Arctic oil financing.

JPMorgan Chase has expanded its sustainability commitment with a new announcement that they will end Arctic oil financing. In 2017, JPMorgan Chase made two sustainability commitments: facilitate $…

01 03 2020 | 08:38

Uganda's 'locust commander' leads the battle against a new enemy.

The army has been called in to eliminate the insects swarming across Africa, but their mission is dangerous and unending Sitting at a plastic table in the garden of Timisha hotel in Soroti, eastern…

27 02 2020 | 06:58

Heathrow pledges to become zero carbon airport by 2030.

Heathrow announces plans to be carbon neutral by 2030 to support the UK’s net zero target. Heathrow has announced plans to become carbon neutral, for its infrastructure, and to target zero carbon by…

24 02 2020 | 05:19

Portugal's Galp plans 10GW renewables gold rush.

Portugal-headquartered oil and gas company Galp is targeting 10GW of installed renewables capacity by 2030 as part of its strategy to diversify its business into more clean energy generation. The…

18 02 2020 | 05:46

Italy’s auction scheme to drive renewable energy installations.

Italy has approved a new auction scheme, which is set to encourage renewable energy installations in the country. Plants with a capacity from 1MW can access the incentives through the auction scheme…

14 02 2020 | 05:12

Carbon-neutral in 15 years? The country with an ambitious plan.

When a small village in Finland took the country’s biggest peat producer to court over a polluted river, it didn’t expect to win.  But it had a secret weapon - a local fisherman-turned-scientist…

13 02 2020 | 06:49

Generate Capital Raises Over $1 Billion For Renewable Energy Projects.

Renewable energy investment firm Generate Capital has raised over $1 billion for new projects Renewable energy investment firm Generate Capital has raised more than $1 billion for new projects,…

12 02 2020 | 06:19

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Will Power 4.5 Million Homes.

Renewable energy statistics just keep topping each other. Solar power is getting cheaper. Battery storage capacity is getting better. And wind farms are getting bigger.