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Drax sets out its carbon-negative ambitions
UK generator Drax says it wants to become the world’s first carbon-negative business within ten years.
Increase in renewables not enough to meet climate change goals – EIU report
On 4 December the Economist Intelligence Unit launched its Industries in 2020 report, predicting that the rising use of renewables in 2020 will not be enough to meet targets set in...
‘Deep disparities in the global energy system’ – IEA report
Rapid and widespread changes across all parts of the energy system are needed to put the world on a path to a secure and sustainable energy future, says the IEA.
'Climate goals at risk' – Capgemini report
Capgemini’s latest World Energy Markets Observatory (WEMO) report has warned that climate goals for 2050 will not be achieved if current trends continue.
RWE promises fossil fuel phase-out
Major German utility RWE has outlined plans to invest €1.5 billion per year in clean energy capacity.
Lithuania outlines auction plans
Lithuania’s government has outlined plans to hold renewable energy auctions between 2020 and 2022 to ensure the country meets its clean energy targets.
Coal fired generation in the UK at a new low
The proportion of power generated by coal fired plant in the UK hit a record low of 0.7% in the period April to June this year.
Victoria legislates for renewables
Australia’s Victoria state is set to enshrine ambitious renewable energy targets into law.
SP Energy steps up net zero pressure
SP Energy Networks has revealed major plans to help cities, towns and rural communities across Scotland achieve ‘net zero’.
UK funds CCS acceleration
The UK government has awarded a total of £26 million of funding to nine projects as part of plans to accelerate the roll-out of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology.
EPA finalises Affordable Clean Energy Rule
The US Environmental Protection Agency has finalised three separate and distinct rulemakings as part of the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rulemaking package.
Renewables cover 44 % of Germany’s electricity consumption
In the first half of 2019, solar, wind and other renewable sources accounted for 44 % of the electricity consumed in Germany, marking a record high.
Businesses call for net-zero clarity
A group of UK businesses has called on the government to give more clarity on its vision of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
UK is making ‘major climate progress’ – IEA review
The UK has made major progress in reducing emissions, according to the IEA’s latest country review.
Drax, Equinor and National Grid partner for zero carbon
Drax, Equinor and National Grid have announced plans to explore opportunities for developing a zero carbon energy network in the UK based on hydrogen technology and carbon capture...
Pilot plant synthesises methanol from carbon dioxide
A new pilot plant built by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe is now being commissioned jointly with the client RWE Power and other partners at the power plant site in Niederaußem.
Global efforts on SDG energy targets fall short
A new report from a multi-agency group says that a greater effort must be made if the world is to meet the energy targets set out in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030.
Renewables growth stalls – IEA report
An unexpected flattening of growth in the renewables energy sector has raised concerns about meeting long term climate goals, the International Energy Agency reports.
CCC recommends UK target of net-zero emissions by 2050
The UK must vigorously pursue a stiff new climate change target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 'net-zero' levels by 2050, according to a major new report from the Committee...