Deforestation Has Driven Up Hottest Day Temperatures, Study Says

The average hottest day of the year in Europe, North America and Asia has been made significantly more intense as a result of deforestation since the start of the industrial revolution, a study finds. The research considers the dual impact that deforestation has on the climate: first, that clearing forests …

Global Renewable Energy Capacity Increased 167 Gigawatts In 2017, Reached 2,179 Gigawatts

Global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 167 gigawatts (GW) in 2017 to push the planet’s cumulative renewable energy capacity to 2,179 GW, according to new data published last week by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA published its Renewable Capacity Statistics 2018 report late last week, its most …

More Than 100 Cities Now Mostly Powered by Renewable Energy, Data Shows

The number of cities reporting they are predominantly powered by clean energy has more than doubled since 2015, as momentum builds for cities around the world to switch from fossil fuels to renewable sources. Data published on Tuesday by the not-for-profit environmental impact researcher CDP found that 101 of the …

Corporations Purchased Record 5.4 Gigawatts Of Clean Power In 2017

Corporations around the world signed a record volume of Power Purchase Agreements in 2017, amounting to 5.4 gigawatts of clean energy by 43 companies across 10 different countries, which is an impressive 25% increase over 2016. A new comprehensive analysis of corporate clean energy procurement published this week by Bloomberg …

11th Annual European Gas Conference

The global gas community’s eyes are fixated on the European market with declining domestic production and new sources of imports central to the current debate. With the on-going developments in the DG Comp case involving Gazprom and Naftogaz, the recent election results in Germany, the release of the European Commission’s …

Researchers Determine Future Climate Change Will Make Power Outages More Costly

Researchers from Virginia Tech have published findings that show future climate change will likely make power outages more costly for European households as residents seek to avoid summer outages. In a study published to the new online journal Nature Energy, researchers from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia …