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Report: Hydrogen needs to replace industrial use fossil fuels to meet...

According to a report from the Rocky Mountain Institute replacing the fossil fuels used in industrial processes with hydrogen will be essential to achieve...

Study confirms electric cars produce less CO2 than petrol vehicles

Electric vehicles produce less carbon dioxide (CO2) than petrol cars across the vast majority of the globe, contrary to the claims of some detractors,...

GWEC reports record 6.1GW of offshore wind installed in 2019

According to a new report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) the world’s total offshore wind capacity reached 29 gigawatts (GW) in 2019...

Post-coronavirus economic recovery could be a green one

The novel coronavirus has caused unprecedented social disruption and wreaked havoc on world markets. With the world?coming apart at the seams,?Helen Mountford, vice president...

UN: water infrastructure gap risks fuelling climate crisis and coronavirus

According to a sobering new report from the United Nations released to coincide with World Water Day a continuing shortfall in global water infrastructure...

Research group reports China’s greenhouse emissions rose 2.6% in 2019

A research group has reported China’s greenhouse gas emissions rose 2.6 per cent in 2019 despite a fall in the share of coal in...

Industry commissioner says EU Green Deal “not over” despite coronavirus

The European Union’s “Green Deal” plan to fully decarbonise its economy by 2050 will go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic, the bloc’s industry chief...

IEA urges EU governments to include renewables in stimulus plans

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has urged governments across Europe to keep clean energy top of mind as they consider measures to protect their...

Architect of Paris Agreement warns don’t let coronavirus stall climate action

Governments must not let the coronavirus pandemic derail action on climate change, an architect of the landmark Paris Agreement has warned, saying the vulnerabilities...

Report reveals record year for US solar power in 2019

The expansion of solar-powered electricity in the United States broke major records last year, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of all new generating...

Polish official says EU should scrap emissions trading scheme

A senior Polish official has called on t he European Union to scrap its Emissions Trading System (ETS) or exempt Poland from the scheme,...

Victoria scraps years-long ban and allows onshore gas drilling

Drilling for gas reserves underground will once again be allowed across Victoria as the state Labor government moves to lift its years-long moratorium on...
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For richer or poorer: coronavirus, cheap oil test climate change vows

Climate change commitments by banks, pension funds and asset managers face their first major test as markets reel from the twin shocks of coronavirus...

Hottest month of sea temperatures on record raises Barrier Reef bleaching...

An expert has said a cyclone in the Coral Sea has helped to ease widespread coral bleaching on the UNESCO World Heritage listed Great...

BNEF forecasts coronavirus impacts on green energy

According to recent analyses the coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is expected to lead a major global crisis on the green economy, including renewables, energy storage,...

UN aviation agency agrees to restrict carbon credits denounced by climate...

The United Nations’ aviation agency has approved restrictions for a global program designed to help airlines offset their carbon emissions, a move that curbs...

Research: nearly US$640bn coal investments undercut by cheap renewables

Research by think tank Carbon Tracker Initiative has shown nearly US$640 billion of investment in coal-fired power capacity worldwide is at risk because it...

EU to introduce waste reduction targets, new sustainable products law

The European Commission has said it will introduce new waste reduction targets and sustainability laws to ensure that products placed on the European Union...