Court Forces Turkish Coal Plant to Suspend Operations

Izdemir coal power station opened in April 2014. Now, a Turkish court has revoked its environmental permit. Without it, the 350MW generator cannot legally run. The judge cited its impact on the ancient Aeolian city of Kyme, a nearby archaeological site that has yet to be fully excavated. Three other …

Australia Ranked Among Worst Developed Countries for Climate Change Action

Australia has been singled out again as a climate laggard, being ranked fifth-worst for emissions and policies among developed countries and among the six worst countries in the G20 when it comes to climate action. In the climate change performance index, released overnight at the UN climate talks in Marrakech, …

Report Shows that Renewable Energy Smashes Global Records in 2015

An upsurge in new wind, solar and hydro plants and capacity saw renewable energy smash global records last year, according to a report on new supply. Some 147 Gigawatts of renewable electricity came online in 2015 – the largest annual increase ever and as much as Africa’s entire power generating …

EU Ministers call on the EU to live up to its Paris commitments

Many EU Environment Ministers discussing implications of the Paris Agreement for EU climate and energy policies today acknowledged that the EU must ramp up its climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement signed last year. In reaction to the debate at the Environment Council on 4th of March , …