Climate Action Tracker To Develop Paris-Consistent Benchmarks

The Climate Action Tracker, one of the world’s leading climate science advisories, has announced that it is developing a new series of Climate Action Benchmarks that will serve to highlight the level of emissions reductions governments and sectors must achieve to contribute to the Paris Climate Agreement’s long-term temperature goal. Power plant and visible emissions …

Worldwide Clean Energy Investments Hit $333.5 Billion Last Year

Global investment in renewable energy hit $333.5 billion in 2018, the second-highest on record, according to a new analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). That’s a 3 percent jump from 2016 and 7 percent short of the $360 billion record set in 2015. In all, 2017 represented a record 160 commissioned gigawatts of clean …

Australia Secured Record Clean Energy Investment In 2017

Australia recorded its best ever clean energy investment year in 2017, according to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, taking in $9 billion in 2017, up 150% on 2016 and lifting Australia to 7th position in terms of global clean energy investment last year. The news comes as a national snapshot of Bloomberg New …

Record-Breaker: British Wind Power Output Tops 10GW

Wind power has set a new record in the UK, topping 10GW of output for the first time according to the latest data from Drax Electric Insights. Wind energy first broke the 10GW mark earlier this week, but continued its record-breaking streak today, hitting a high of 13.5GW at the time of writing. At points …

China Sitting Pretty To Dominate New Clean Energy Future, Claims IEEFA

With the United States pulling out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, China has solidified its position as the dominant global clean energy powerhouse in 2017, and is set to lead the way in clean energy which is expected to lead the way in global power capacity additions for at least the next two decades. …

‘Clean Energy Is a Fundamental Civil Right’: Major Campaign to Expand Access to Solar

The NAACP is launching a major environmental justice campaign on Jan. 13 to mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The “Solar Equity Initiative” aims to provide solar job skills training to 100 individuals, install solar panels on more than 30 homes and community centers in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, and …