Onshore wind now the cheapest electricity source in the UK
In a milestone for UK renewables, electricity from onshore wind power is now cheaper than from any other source of energy for the first time.
Extreme weather pummels countries across the globe
From France to China, Guatemala to the US, the last few days have seen the world battered by extreme weather events – events scientists say are aggravated by climate change.
UK ‘fracking village’ gets green light to go 100% solar
The UK’s clean energy sector gets a boost, as Repower Balcombe, the local energy cooperative born of the 2013 fracking protests, is given the go ahead with its proposed 5MW solar park in West Sussex.
European trade union leaders call for ambitious international climate deal
National trade union leaders from across Europe showed their support for an ambitious climate deal at the upcoming UN climate summit, COP21
Climate change a threat to financial stability – Bank of England governor
Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, has become the latest person to deliver a blunt warning about the risks of climate change to global financial stability.
Renewables overtake coal in UK power mix
Renewable energy has for the first time met more than a quarter of the UK’s power demand over a three month period, becoming the country’s second biggest source of power.
EU unveils Paris negotiation position – supporting full phase out of emissions
The EU’s negotiating position for the global climate talks in Paris in December was agreed and published on Friday.
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Louisa Casson: Europe’s task: building the blocks for ‘beyond Paris’
The global climate agreement to be signed in Paris isn’t a done deal, and Europe will be crucial is helping to build the blocks for a long-lasting climate regime.
Pressure grows on UK government to end its love affair with coal
Pressure continues to build on the UK government to rid itself of coal as it joins other rich nations in Paris this week to seek a deal on ending subsidies.
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Coal burning costs UK between £2.5bn and 7bn from premature deaths
New research shows that deaths caused by coal emissions cost the UK economy between £2.47 - £7.15bn in 2013 - adding weight to calls on the country's government to take a more proactive strategy to phase out coal.
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Investors urge companies to leave anti-climate lobbying groups
In the latest sign that investors do not want their money funding harmful climate change, a global coalition of 25 institutional investors with over €61 billion (£45 billion) in assets is calling on nine major publicly listed companies to cut...
UK government plays ‘short term politics’ as it looks to bust the solar boom
The future of UK renewables is in further doubt today, following the announcement of government plans to cut subsidies for electricity generated from rooftop solar panels by almost 90%.
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Merkel’s visit to Brazil can be a milestone on the path to clean energy
Two powerful women, the leaders of the largest economies in Europe and Latin America, could add further clout to the transition to a low carbon world.
Citizens get ready for a fight as UK further opened up for fracking
The UK government has awarded dozens of new shale exploration licenses, opening up around 1,000 square miles of England to the controversial process.
Standard Chartered quits Carmichael coal-mining project
The London-based bank Standard Chartered has announced its exit from the controversial Carmichael coal-mining project in Queensland, Australia.