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Planned $4.9tn Oil and Gas Investment ‘Not Compatible with Climate Goals’

A planned investment of $4.9 trillion (£3.8tn) in new oil and gas exploration and extraction over the next decade is incompatible with international climate obligations. That’s according to new analysis by Global Witness, which claims any fossil fuel production and use from fields not yet in operation or development will …

Britain Delivers Greenest Ever Half Hour of Electricity Production

The UK enjoyed its greenest ever half hour period of electricity production on Monday morning, as wind and nuclear provided the bulk of electricity and coal was pushed off the grid entirely. Between 12.30am and 1am on Monday night the carbon intensity of grid electricity dropped to a record low …

Sweden Sets Out £485m Green Investment in 2018 Budget

Sweden’s government has announced plans to invest SEK5bn (£485m) towards boosting the green economy and tackling climate change in 2018, in what it says is the country’s “greatest commitment to climate and the environment ever”. Confirming its budget bill for 2018, the government yesterday said the money would be spent …

Heineken Cruises Ahead with Low Carbon Barge Transport Pilot

Heineken is set to begin transporting its beer for export along Dutch canals as part of a joint project aimed at demonstrating the benefits of using low carbon barge transportation. The brewing giant has teamed up with distributor Nedcargo and marine biofuels firm GoodFuels for a pilot project that will …

Building Firms Urge Government to Deliver Bold Clean Growth Plan

More than 30 green construction, heat and energy efficiency organisations have urged Business Secretary Greg Clark to publish the UK’s long-awaited Clean Growth Plan and deliver bold new policies to decarbonise homes and buildings. In a letter to the Secretary of State coordinated by WWF, leading building firms such as …

The Cost of Climate INaction in the Agricultural Sector

This week key policymakers of the European Parliament discuss the EU’s largest climate instrument. Ahead of the debate, five organizations expose how a loophole in the law could significantly increase the costs of post-2030 climate efforts by delaying the required emission reductions in the agriculture sector. The Effort Sharing Regulation …