Report: Global Switch to 100 Per Cent Renewable Electricity Both Feasible and Cheaper than...

Renewables combined with energy storage technologies could generate enough secure power to cover the world’s entire electricity demand by 2050 while proving cheaper than the current fossil-fuel dominated system, according to a “ground-breaking” new study published today. Launched at the COP23 UN climate summit in Bonn this afternoon and using …

MEPs Urge EU to Ratchet Up Climate Target

Lawmakers in the European Parliament have agreed a new resolution urging EU leaders to set out a 2050 net zero emissions target for the bloc by 2020. In a vote on Wednesday, ahead of the UN’s COP23 meeting in Bonn next month November, MEPs called on leaders to ramp up …

‘Unacceptable’: European Fossil Fuel Subsidies top €112bn a Year

European governments are continuing to hand out more than €112bn a year in fossil fuel subsidies, despite having signed up to a commitment to phase out harmful subsidies by 2020. That is the conclusion of a major new report from the Overseas Development Institute(ODI) and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, …

EU Carbon Market at Risk of Another Lost Decade

Next week, EU environment ministers are to strike a deal on the reform of the Emissions Trading System (ETS). If governments do not treat the reform with more seriousness, the EU risks setting its carbon market up for another decade of failure, argues Wendel Trio, director of Climate Action Network …

EU Set to Limit Priority for Future Renewable Energy Projects: Draft

EU regulators plan to limit renewable energy producers’ right to be the first to sell their electricity into European power grids, but stopped short of scrapping such privileges for existing projects as some had feared. The proposal, seen by Reuters, is expected to be published by the European Commission on …