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01 06 2020 | 07:44

European Commission’s €1.85 trillion pandemic recovery plan stresses green infrastructure.

A sweeping €1.85tr stimulus strategy to rebuild Europe’s economy from the wreckage of the coronavirus crisis has been unveiled by the European Commission today, promising a green infrastructure…

01 06 2020 | 07:36

Europe secures record €60bn investment in electric cars and batteries.

Last year, Europe surpassed China in investment for electric vehicles and batteries, analysis found. Driven by the EU’s CO2 car targets, industries and governments have invested 3.5 times more…

01 06 2020 | 07:28

Developing zero-carbon energy carriers is a $500bn opportunity.

Big Oil is already setting its eyes on capturing the market for high-voltage transmission lines that could change the way clean energy is accessed. Developing innovative renewable energy carriers…

01 06 2020 | 07:24

EU pledges coronavirus recovery plan will not harm climate goals.

Commission argues it can raise €150bn to fund greener transport, cleaner industry and renovated homes. Senior officials have pledged that the European Union’s recovery plan will “do no harm” to the…

01 06 2020 | 07:20

EU green recovery package sets a marker for the world.

The bloc is showing the way in rebuilding coronavirus-ravaged economies to fight the climate emergency. The European commission has put down a marker for the world with its green recovery package.…

01 06 2020 | 07:05

New dates agreed for COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

The COP26 UN climate conference will now take place between 1 and 12 November 2021 in Glasgow. The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on…

31 05 2020 | 09:03

Achieving Climate Goals Now: A Breakthrough Sustainable Climate Strategy.

Achieving the ambitious goals outlined in the Paris Agreement requires that investors do more than simply reduce their portfolios’ carbon footprints. This understanding was one of the key drivers…

31 05 2020 | 08:59

Australian researchers claim world first in global race to develop better solar panels.

Experimental cell using the potentially game-changing material perovskite passes a series of heat and humidity tests A team of Australian researchers are claiming a world first in a global race to…

31 05 2020 | 08:55

World’s largest all-electric aircraft set for first flight.

The world’s largest all-electric aircraft is about to take to the skies for the first time. The Cessna Caravan, retrofitted with an electric engine, is expected to fly for 20-30 minutes over…

31 05 2020 | 08:55

Spain Aims to Pass Green Law, Boost Clean Energy on Grid to 70%.

Spain’s government is seeking to pass a law setting its climate targets as part of a drive to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

31 05 2020 | 08:50

Ørsted-led consortium moving forward with offshore wind-powered green hydrogen project.

Danish pure-play renewables company Ørsted A/S on Tuesday announced a partnership with local firms on a sustainable fuel project to be powered by offshore wind energy. The company’s partners include…

31 05 2020 | 08:47

Albania’s solar tender generates competitive price.

Albania’s EBRD supported solar tender diversifies energy supply, brings in high quality foreign investor Winning bid of €24.89 was less than half price ceiling of €55, and lowest price in the…

31 05 2020 | 08:46

UK approval for biggest gas power station in Europe ruled legal.

High court rejects challenge after ministers overruled climate objections of planning officials. The UK government’s approval of a large new gas-fired power plant has been ruled legal by the high…

31 05 2020 | 08:45

Japan’s Tokyo Gas invests in floating offshore wind pioneer Principle Power.

Japanese natural gas company Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd has made a bet that the future of renewable power will be floating at sea. The more than $22 million investment in developer of floating platforms for…

31 05 2020 | 08:44

Australian renewable energy generation tops gas for first time in 2019, coal falls to record low.

More electricity was produced from renewable energy sources Australia-wide than gas generation for the first time in 2019, as a surge in wind and solar generation also pushes the share of electricity…

31 05 2020 | 08:38

Land area almost the size of UK needed to sustain nation’s demand.

As research shows growth in UK’s land footprint, WWF and RSPB call for action amid fears that destruction of nature is raising risk of the next pandemic​. New research by WWF and RSPB has found the…

31 05 2020 | 08:25

Renewable energy sector predicted to have strong COVID-19 recovery.

The UK climbs the ranks of EY’s latest RECAI index as analysts argue renewables are a ‘safer-haven’ for long-term investors. The renewable energy sector is expected to ‘bounce back quickly’ as the…

31 05 2020 | 07:58

Another Hole in the Ozone Layer? Climate Change May Be to Blame.

You may have heard about the hole in the ozone layer, which hovers over Antarctica. It has shrunk over time thanks to policies that curbed the use of ozone-depleting chemicals. In the nearly 40 years…

31 05 2020 | 07:51

Harmful Algal Blooms Are Increasing Across the U.S.

During summer in central New York, residents often enjoy a refreshing dip in the region's peaceful lakes. But sometimes swimming is off-limits because of algae blooms that can make people sick. "…

31 05 2020 | 07:51

Trump Rollback Allows Hunters to Kill Bears and Wolves in Their Dens.

In another reversal of Obama-era regulations, the Trump administration is having the National Park Service rescind a 2015 order that protected bears and wolves within protected lands.