IRENA and UN Climate Change Join Forces to Accelerate Renewables as Climate Solution

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) are jointly ramping up efforts to fight climate change by promoting the widespread adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy. The new strategic partnership builds on a long history of cooperation that aims to ensure a low-carbon climate-resilient world …

All Aboard for Emissions Savings!

A variety of innovative new technologies could help slash emissions from the shipping industry. Many freight ships use the dirtiest forms of fossil fuel, with the industry emitting around one billion tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. A target to halve this by 2050 could be reached with help from companies such as Norsepower …

Low-Carbon Electricity Outstrips Fossil Fuel Electricity in 2017

2017 was a record-breaking year for clean electricity in the UK, with new analysis from Carbon Brief today revealing more power came from low-carbon sources than all fossil fuels combined for the first time since the industrial revolution. Between 2009 and 2017 the share of nuclear and renewable power doubled …

Montana Quadruples Solar Energy Capacity in One Year

The state quadrupled its solar energy production over the past year, according to an announcement by Lt. Gov Mike Cooney on Friday. Montana was producing 6.6 megawatts of installed capacity a year ago. The governor’s office released an energy plan, Montana Energy Future, with a goal to double solar capacity …

California & China to Cooperate on Carbon Emissions Reduction

California governor Jerry Brown is in China this week. He will be the keynote speaker at the Under2 Clean Energy Forum in Beijing on June 7. That event will bring together leaders from 170 countries, states, and cities to devise ways to address carbon emissions and keep global average temperatures …

EU Environment Ministers Approve Post-2020 ETS Reforms

EU Member States have voted in favour of a new package of measures to overhaul the European Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) after 2020, which has for years been dogged by low prices and a surplus of allowances. Environment ministers from member states yesterday approved plans to accelerate reductions in the …

Indian Youth: Solar Power is the Energy of the Future

Thirds of young Indian adults believe solar power should be the priority future energy source for their country, with wind power (56%) and hydroelectricity (37%) ranked second and third most important, respectively. That is according to the Masdar Gen Z Global Sustainability Survey, a study of 5,000 youth aged 18-25 …