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17 02 2020 | 10:35

UK power emissions falling 'faster than anywhere else in the world'.

The UK's power sector CO2 has fallen by around two thirds over the past decade, a study by Imperial College London finds The UK's continuing shift towards renewable sources of electricity is helping…

17 02 2020 | 10:29

UN uses video game to carry our 'world's biggest' climate change survey.

Mission 1.5 campaign designed to give 20 million people their say on the best means for governments to tackle climate change A video game designed to capture the views of 20 million people on how to…

17 02 2020 | 10:19

Europe now gets 15% of its electricity from wind but is not building enough to deliver the Green Deal.

Europe installed 15.4 GW of new wind energy in 2019. Three quarters of this was onshore wind, 11.8 GW, new offshore wind was 3.6 GW. Europe now has 205 GW of wind energy. And it accounted for 15% of…

16 02 2020 | 05:55

South Africa to procure more renewable energy to ease power shortages.

Adds plans on power procurement, background CAPE TOWN - South Africa will soon procure additional renewable energy to ease electricity shortages, ramping up generation capacity outside struggling…

16 02 2020 | 05:53

EDF snaps up electric vehicle charging firm Pod Point in £100m deal.

French-owned energy giant's takeover bid proves successful as it acquires majority stake in one of UK's largest EV charge point firms EDF has snapped up a majority stake in electric vehicle (EV)…

16 02 2020 | 05:23

London and Glasgow form partnership to pursue circular economy principles.

The cities will share knowledge and best practice from case studies developed in the Circular London and Circular Glasgow projects which began in 2017 Business and local government bodies in England…

15 02 2020 | 07:24

January 2020 noted as warmest since records began.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that January 2020 was the warmest January ever recorded.   In the span of 141 years of climate records, there has…

14 02 2020 | 08:42

Amazon Rainforest - Carbon sink or carbon source?

For decades, scientists have warned of an ‘Amazon tipping-point’: the point at which the forest loses its ability to renew itself and begins to emit more carbon than it absorbs.

14 02 2020 | 06:07

New campaign launched on campuses urges colleges and universities to shift to 100 percent clean renewable power.

Environment America Research & Policy Center leads nationwide effort BOSTON -- As students across the country begin a new semester, Environment America Research & Policy Center is launching…

14 02 2020 | 05:12

The potential of hydrogen to accelerate the energy transition.

Hydrogen as an energy vector is back in fashion due to its potential to support the transition to a decarbonized energy system required to meet the emission reduction goals of the Paris Agreement.…

14 02 2020 | 05:12

Africa and Middle East add 894MW of wind energy capacity in 2019, market expected to grow by over 10GW by 2024.

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its latest wind energy capacity figures for Africa and the Middle East as part of its annual statistical release in the lead up to the Global Wind…

13 02 2020 | 06:28

UK renewables pipeline swells to almost 25 gigawatts.

The pipeline of renewable energy and storage projects in Great Britain yet to be completed adds up to 24.7 gigawatts. Latest figures from the Renewable Energy Planning Database revealed that the…

13 02 2020 | 06:14

Invitation to RES4Africa Event in South Africa: 9th March 2020.

                                                          A just energy transition in South Africa                                                      Deploying and integrating renewables at scale…

12 02 2020 | 06:56

African Development Fund approves nearly $35m to Liberia for renewable energy.

JOHANNESBURG  - The African Development Fund, an entity of the  African Development Bank Group, has approved a $34.74 million grant and loan to boost renewable energy access and promote an attractive…

12 02 2020 | 06:53

Togo breaks ground on West Africa’s largest solar photovoltaic project.

JOHANNESBURG - The African Energy Chamber has congratulated Togo for breaking ground on its 50 megawatt Mohamed Bin Zayed photovoltaic (PV) solar power complex in Blitta. The project was launched in…

12 02 2020 | 06:40

Indonesia to issue feed-in tariffs to boost renewable energy sector.

The feed-in tariffs will be divided into two stages. The first will offer renewable power plant developers a fixed electricity price for 12 years.

12 02 2020 | 06:31

Variant of photovoltaic power could generate 24 hours a day.

It's much less efficient than photovoltaics, but it works around the clock.

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.

12 02 2020 | 05:07

WindEurope briefing spotlights Brexit impacts.

The analysis covers issues related to trade, electricity, state a

10 02 2020 | 12:14

Lasers etch a 'perfect' solar energy absorber.

The University of Rochester research lab that recently used lasers to create unsinkable metallic s