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Clean energy investment amounted to $61.1 billion in the first quarter...
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Unconventional fossil fuel investments wordwide are surging – new report
A sharp rise globally in the ‘dirtiest’ fossil fuel investments is reversing the progress made after the Paris agreement. This is being put down to the Trump effect.
Stormy weather creates UK renewables record
Windy conditions saw UK renewable power generation hit record levels in 2017, as the effects of the Capacity Mechanism reduced price volatility in the second half of the year.
NY governor backs offshore wind
New York state governor Andrew Cuomo has outlined plans to boost clean energy by proposing the development of a swathe of offshore wind energy and energy storage projects.
China announces national ETS
China has formally announced the launch of its national emissions trading scheme.
Scotland targets green growth
Scotland has confirmed its intentions to put low carbon growth at the heart of its economic strategy with the publication of a new energy strategy.
Fast-track legislation to speed up UK compliance with 2018 EU-ETS
The UK government is introducing fast-track legislation to bring forward the country’s compliance with 2018 EU-ETS (energy trading scheme) emissions obligations.
Iberdrola advances clean energy plans
Iberdrola has announced it will complete the process of phasing out all of its coal fired power stations around the world in order to meet its commitments to tackling climate change.
US groups line up to defy Trump
At the UN conference on climate change in Bonn, US states, cities and businesses joined together to make ‘America’s pledge’, in direct opposition to the Trump administration’s...
Investment is lagging behind climate needs – Bloomberg report
Two years after the signing of the Paris climate agreement and eight years after Copenhagen, countries on both side of the rich-poor divide are falling short on promises made to...
OGCI makes first climate investments
The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) has made its first three investments in low emission technology development.
Further boost for UK renewables prospects
UK Energy minister Richard Harrington has confirmed that up to £557 million will be made available for renewable electricity projects in a Contracts for Difference auction in 2019.
Tundra partners embark on CCS studies
A group of industry partners has embarked on a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in North Dakota, USA.
USA to abandon Clean Coal Plan – it’s official
The administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency has announced that within days he will sign a new rule overriding former president Obama’s Clean Coal Plan.
New Dutch government to phase out coal by 2030
The incoming government of the Netherlands will put in place an ambitious policy agenda on climate change.
Statoil, Shell and Total in CO2 storage partnership
Shell and Total are joining Statoil in a project to mature the development of carbon storage on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
DOE to continue CCS research funding
The US Department of Energy has issued a funding opportunity for projects advancing carbon capture technologies.
Scotland unveils £60m low carbon plan
First minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a £60 million Innovation Fund to support battery storage and other low carbon energy infrastructure.
UK announces CFD auction results
The UK’s government has confirmed that over 3 GW of new renewable energy projects will be built in the country following the latest contracts for difference (CFD) auction.
Feasibility of converting Magnum plant to hydrogen to be studied
Statoil, Vattenfall and Gasunie have signed an MoU that they will evaluate the possibility of converting Vattenfall’s Magnum gas firing plant into a hydrogen powered plant.
‘RE will be cheapest power in G20 countries’ – Greenpeace
Wind energy and solar power will be the cheapest forms of power generation in every G20 country by the year 2030 at the latest, according to a new report from Greenpeace.