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17 08 2022 | 17:19

SOUTH AFRICA: CFA launches call for low-carbon projects

As part of the Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) programme, the British High Commission in South Africa is launching a call for low-carbon projects that contribute to climate change mitigation and…

17 08 2022 | 17:06

AFRICA: 2022 ‘Franco-Fil’ competition accelerates on the SDGs

The French-based Société d'encouragement pour l'industrie nationale (SEIN) and the Conférence permanente des chambres consulaires africaines et francophones (CPCCAF) are launching a call for projects…

17 08 2022 | 16:44

Letter to President Gustavo Petro and Vice-President Francia Marquez and the incoming Colombian Congress from Parliamentarians Globally

Dear President-elect Gustavo Petro, Vice President-elect Francia Márquez and Congress of the Republic of Colombia, We write as legislators representing millions of people from every continent on…

17 08 2022 | 16:42

US green H2 would become 'world's cheapest' under tax-credit plan in new Manchin-approved bill

The surprise breakthrough tax and climate bill agreed yesterday by maverick coal-state Democratic senator Joe Manchin and Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer includes generous tax credits that would…

04 08 2022 | 17:38

Launch of the Global Crisis Response Group Brief #3 - Energy Crisis

Calling record profits from oil and gas amid global energy crisis “immoral”, UN Secretary-General urges support to most vulnerable, and transition to renewables   

02 08 2022 | 11:32

Hydrogen ‘twice as powerful a greenhouse gas as previously thought’: UK government study

A study released on Friday by the UK government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has found that hydrogen is twice as powerful a greenhouse gas as previously thought.…

02 08 2022 | 11:14

Fossil fuel projects will not secure any part of $8.5bn just transition funding

Climate envoys from those developed countries that have entered into a Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) with South Africa have confirmed that their governments will not fund fossil-fuel …

02 08 2022 | 11:00

AEMO says firmed wind and solar cheapest reliable energy option by “country mile”

The Australian Energy Market Operator has again underlined its view that Australia’s energy future lies in “firmed renewables ” – wind and solar backed up by storage and new transmission – which it…

28 07 2022 | 20:28

‘We’re Not Europe’s Gas Station’, African Climate Advocate Tells EU

A leading advocate for Africa’s renewable energy transition is condemning Germany and Italy for pushing to “saddle” African countries with new fossil fuel infrastructure that will drag down their…

28 07 2022 | 20:19

How energy insecurity has scuttled climate change efforts ahead of COP27 meeting

Since the Glasgow COP26 climate meeting in 2021, varying factors have created adverse energy and economic scenarios that have made nations to shift focus from climate change programmes. They include…

28 07 2022 | 19:38

Sexism, the Canberra bubble and climate: the battlegrounds for Zoe Daniel

The newly elected independent MP for Goldstein, Zoe Daniel, will arrive in Canberra for her first sitting week armed with two pieces of advice she received during her epic six-month campaign to turn…

28 07 2022 | 19:03

As temperatures soar, ministers try put the world back on the 1.5°C track

Ministers and officers from practically 40 nations, representing key teams in the UN local weather negotiations, are in Berlin for the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. The two-day casual ministerial meet…

19 07 2022 | 08:40

Shell’s massive carbon capture facility in Canada emits far more than it captures, study says

One of the only facilities in the world that uses carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) to reduce the emissions of hydrogen production has been found to emit far more greenhouse gas emissions…

19 07 2022 | 08:36

How the gas industry aims to rebrand as ‘clean’ energy to appeal to Black and Latino voters

American energy corporation the Williams Companies was facing yet another setback in its attempts to build a natural gas pipeline in New York. After a years-long battle, state regulators and…

12 07 2022 | 07:32

BENIN: GreenYellow and Egnon win construction of 4 solar parks in PPP

The government of Benin has signed a concession agreement with a consortium formed by French independent power producer (IPP) GreenYellow and Egnon Consulting, a Cotonou-based company. The public-…

05 07 2022 | 08:36

Zimbabwe to capitalise on global energy transition to supply lithium

Zimbabwe is looking to capitalise on the global energy transition to supply lithium to world markets, as global demand for the mineral which is used for electric vehicle batteries is exponentially…

05 07 2022 | 08:16

Tiny Mass. Startup Cooks Up Big, Green Hydrogen Plan

The green hydrogen trickle is turning into a flood, and the latest development on that score is a $198 million round of funding for a patented, industrial scale electrolysis system from the…

26 06 2022 | 07:27

Subverting Climate Science in the Classroom

In a drab hearing room in Austin, Tex., members of the State Board of Education, seated at small desks arranged in a broad, socially distanced circle, debated whether eighth grade science students…

23 06 2022 | 18:36

SOUTH AFRICA: NERSA approves 80 MWp solar project at Grootegeluk mine

Independent Power Producer (IPP) Cennergi has received approval from South Africa's National Energy Regulator (NERSA) for its Lephalale solar photovoltaic power plant, which was announced in 2021 to…

14 06 2022 | 09:15

What Can Be Done To Achieve Climate Justice For Africa

Of all continents, Africa is least responsible for climate change. It has contributed only a minute part of the greenhouse gas emissions that are responsible for the climate emergency the world faces…