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02 07 2020 | 08:05

Utilities in western U.S. announce coal plant closures, new renewable energy investments.

Coal continues to disappear from the western United States. Two utilities in the region announced plans Friday to close their coal stations — the latest in a series of moves by Western power…

30 06 2020 | 09:00

France's oldest nuclear reactor to finally shut down.

Environmentalists have welcomed news that the 43-year-old Fessenheim reactor will close, nine years after it was first planned. France’s oldest nuclear power plant will shut down on Tuesday after…

30 06 2020 | 08:42

Solar-Power Costs Falling Even Faster Than Expected Due to Virus.

The cost of U.S. solar power is dropping faster than expected as the coronavirus stifles demand, according to a report from Wood Mackenzie.

30 06 2020 | 08:24

Egypt secures US$253M from AfDB to finance Electricity and Green Growth Support Programme.

EGYPT – Egypt has secured a US$253 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance Egypt’s Electricity and Green Growth Support Programme (EGGSP). The funding, according to Africa…

30 06 2020 | 08:11

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29 06 2020 | 07:49

IRENA Puts Energy Transformation at Heart of Sustainable Recovery Agenda.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 June 2020 — Governments can align immediate economic stimulus needs with medium to long-term decarbonisation and sustainable development objectives by targeting…

29 06 2020 | 07:34

Car industry gets £73.5 million investment to promote a green economic recovery.

Government grants will contribute to the recovery of the automotive sector and the UK economy, cutting carbon emissions, and safeguarding more than 14,000 jobs. Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi…

26 06 2020 | 06:57

Amazon to Start $2 Billion Fund to Back Climate Technologies.

Amazon.com Inc. is investing $2 billion on “sustainable and decarbonizing technologies” in an effort to eliminate its carbon footprint.

24 06 2020 | 08:19

LCAW 2020: Harnessing the power of London for global climate action.

July marks the return of London Climate Action Week and the 2nd edition of the Climate Innovation Forum - the largest multi-stakeholder platform designed to advance the UK’s low carbon economy.…

24 06 2020 | 08:15

UK government invests in sustainable aviation with creation of ‘Jet Zero Council’,

UK Government set a new target to make transatlantic flights sustainable in 'greener restart' for aviation sector. The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced plans to enhance the UK’s nascent…

24 06 2020 | 08:14

Business can ride out storm by going green.

he United Nations Global Compact this week held a two-day virtual conference, coming in the shadow of the Covid-19 crisis. The UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative…

22 06 2020 | 13:12

3rd open call - 13th International Conference on "Energy and Climate Change" (organized by KEPA-UNAI Hub for SDG7).

Welcome to the 13th International Scientific Conference on Energy and Climate Change website. PROMITHEASnet – the Energy and Climate Change network, as the organizer, invites you to this three-days…

22 06 2020 | 07:49

UAE energy sector is ripe for ‘green’ funds.

COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in need for new realities in the energy space. According to International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), renewable energy could power an economic recovery from COVID…

22 06 2020 | 07:47

Statkraft to begin construction of floating solar plant in Albania by end-June.

TIRANA (Albania) - Norway's Statkraft is looking to start the construction of a floating solar plant with a maximum capacity of 2 MW at the Banja reservoir in southeastern Albania by the end of June…

20 06 2020 | 11:06

IEA charts three year, $3 trillion path for a green global recovery.

The International Energy Agency has laid out a $3 trillion green recovery plan, offering governments around the world a “once-in-a-lifetime” roadmap to sustainably rebuild their economies in the wake…

19 06 2020 | 07:06

Plunging renewable energy prices mean U.S. can hit 90% clean electricity by 2035 without extra cost.

Renewable energy has historically been considered too expensive and too unreliable to power our grid, but new research has overturned that trope for good. 

18 06 2020 | 07:25

Credit from Safaricom's Farming App Sows Seeds Of Change in Kenya.

BOMET, Kenya, June 15 (Reuters) - Rachel Bor's neighbours chatted, laughed and shared milky tea from her tarnished kettle as they celebrated their most bountiful maize crop yet on her half-acre plot…

18 06 2020 | 07:02

Fast-growing mini-forests spring up in Europe to aid climate.

Miyawaki forests are denser and said to be more biodiverse than other kinds of woods. Tiny, dense forests are springing up around Europe as part of a movement aimed at restoring biodiversity and…

17 06 2020 | 07:47

Ratings agency sees 15GW of hybrid wind-solar projects coming online in India by 2024.

As the government continues to focus on increasing the share of renewable energy in the country, nearly 15,000 MW of wind-solar hybrid capacity is expected to come up over the next five years, Crisil…

17 06 2020 | 07:44

Covid-19 pandemic is 'fire drill' for effects of climate crisis, says UN official.

Lise Kingo says social equality issues must be part of sustainable development agenda. The coronavirus pandemic is “just a fire drill” for what is likely to follow from the climate crisis, and the …