European wind makes strides, but falls down global leaderboard
Wind energy is booming across Europe, but the continent risks being outshone by China as some EU countries fail to offer long term certainty to investors.
UK fracking fight heats up as Lancashire appeal begins
The debate around the UK’s fledgling fracking industry is once again raging today as planning inspectors begin to hear Cuadrilla’s appeal against the rejection of its plans for exploratory drilling in West Lancashire.
Brexit would return Britain to being the “dirty man of Europe”
A group of leading environmentalists have warned that the UK could become "the dirty man of Europe" again, with a return to poor air and water quality, filthy beaches and weak conservation laws, if it was to leave the European Union.
Misuse of EU funds leaves Eastern countries hooked on fossil fuels
Europe’s clean energy transition is being hindered as billions of Euros destined for energy projects in Eastern and Central countries continue to prop up the region’s dirty infrastructure.
Copenhagen set to join unstoppable divestment movement
The city of Copenhagen is set to become the latest recruit to the unstoppable divestment movement, with its plan to sell off the coal, oil and gas assets of its 6.9 billion Krone (€1.29 bn) investment fund.
Europe’s hot summers break 2,000-year record
Researchers say the severe European heatwaves in the last 30 years support scientific conclusions that recent global warming is largely caused by humans.
Denmark broke world record in wind power in 2015
Denmark broke the world record for wind power last year.
Protesters evicted from UK’s longest-running anti-fracking camp
Bailiffs and police have evicted protesters from the UK's longest-running anti-fracking camp in Upton, Cheshire, months after high court ordered them to leave so that drilling could begin.
Sabrina Schulz: Will the Climate Chancellor be back?
20 years after presiding over the first ever COP in Berlin, Angela Merkel has to defend her legacy: her international reputation as the Climate Chancellor needs to be matched by domestic policies.
Münster becomes first German city to join the divestment movement
The city of Münster has become the first German city to ban investments in coal, oil and gas companies.
Royal call for switch to low carbon investment
Prince Charles urges investors to play a key role as future-makers by pressuring governments to take decisive action on climate change.
Climate change a serious threat to bird species, experts warn
A number of bird species populating European countries are now facing the same extinction threat as the African elephant and lion, according to experts.
EU air pollution rules up in the air as lobbyists threatens ambition
Stricter limits on European methane and ammonia emissions hangs in the balance, as MEPs prepare to vote on new air pollution rules.
Poles apart over coal as new government sweeps to power
Poland’s newly elected leaders may have swept to power with 39% of the vote in this weekend’s election, but the new government is set to be at increasing odds with its citizens as it looks to “rejects the dogma of de-carbonisation”.
Record-breaking Europe shows new emission lows
Greenhouse gas emissions in Europe are at their lowest level ever recorded, while the EU’s economy continues to expand, a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) reveals.
Oslo becomes first capital city to divest from fossil fuels
The City of Oslo has, today, become the first Capital City in the world to ban investments in fossil fuels, as it announced it will divest its $9 billion pension fund from coal, oil and gas companies.
French energy major Engie to end coal investments
Engie, the major energy company partly-owned by the French government, will terminate investments in coal projects in a major bid to tackle climate change, the country’s energy and ecology minister, Segolene Royal has announced.
Louisa Casson: Missing in action: will EU leaders discuss COP 21 this week?
Louisa Casson examines why EU leaders should use its next meeting to spell out why a global climate agreement matters for Europe and how Europe will help to deliver it.