UK government under fire over dirty energy obsession
The UK government is again under fire for its determination to keep the “nation hooked on dirty fossil fuels” as it delivers tax breaks for fracking firms.
Europe’s adaptation plans lacking as risk of extreme weather builds
Much of Europe can expect to see more extreme weather events in a future with climate change, but many cities and countries are still drastically unprepared, warn two new reports.
Health group urges UK government to cut killer coal plants
The British Government is being urged to take action in Parliament tomorrow to accelerate the closure of coal-fired power plants that are responsible for 1,600 premature deaths each year in the UK.
Europe’s largest floating windfarm gets go ahead in Scotland
Floating wind turbines could soon be a feature off the coast of Aberdeenshire in Scotland, as a new windfarm has been given approval.
EU considers 2030 emission reduction goals
A leaked draft of the EU’s 2030 climate and energy package show that the bloc is currently considering 35-45% emission reductions on 1990 levels – ruling out a 50% target.
Krakow bans domestic coal burning
Krakow has become the first Polish city to ban domestic coal burning, following a two-year campaign by local and international NGOs.
UK offshore wind project scrapped in wake of government’s anti-green rhetoric
One of the UK’s big six energy providers, RWE npower, is pulling out of one of the world's largest offshore windfarms just weeks after warning that the UK government was treating renewables subsidies as a "political football".
Join the Twitter Storm: Tell the EBRD to end coal financing
Head of the EBRD vote on their future energy strategy on 10 December, WWF are putting the pressure on ministers to end the bank's financing to coal projects.
Clean coal is no solution, say scientists, public health defenders
Public health and climate defenders took to the streets to protest against clean coal at the beginning of the World Coal Association Summit in Warsaw.
Li Shuo: The government of China, like Poland, has a different view of what the people they govern want
Facing daunting environmental concerns imposed by coal the general public, in both China and Poland, are expressing their views for a cleaner pathway.
COP19 Climate Hub
Find live updates of events as they unfold and daily recaps of the negotiations right here, provided by the TckTckTck team on the ground in Warsaw, Poland for the UN Climate Talks (COP19).
Join the Gas Gala: UK’s anti-fracking protests spread north
UK fracking firm IGas has announced plan to start exploratory drilling in Salford, Manchester later this month.
‘People’s windmill’ calls for community-driven renewable future
Ahead of the UN climate talks in Warsaw, NGOs and concerned citizens have come together to call on governments to work towards providing a clean energy future.
Join the protest: Highlight the health impacts of coal at COP19
As the Polish government gets ready to host this year’s climate conference in Warsaw, a coalition of NGOs aims to highlight its attempts to transform the conference into a lobbying opportunity for dirty energy.
Join the energy revolution: Be part of the ‘people’s windmill’ for community energy
Across Europe this week, people involved in community energy are coming together to take in a fun action to show their support for people powered energy solutions.
NGOs urge Polish PM to withdraw support for the Opole plant expansion
As the Polish government gets ready to host this year’s UN climate summit, environmental NGOs in the country have called for Prime Minister Donald Tusk to withdraw support for the Opole power plant expansion.
Email your pension fund: Ensure your savings are invested in a cleaner future
ShareAction's new "Green Light" campaign helps savers tell their pension fund to move away from dirty energy and invest in a greener, fairer future.
Pensions challenged as divestment movement sweeps through Europe
As the divestment movement hits European shores, a new campaign aims to help pension fund members future-proof their savings from risky, high carbon assets.