IEA Launches New Tool for Tracking Oil and Gas-Related Methane Emissions Worldwide

The International Energy Agency has launched a new online tool that tracks oil and gas-related sources of methane, a major and often overlooked greenhouse gas. The new “methane tracker” offers the most comprehensive global picture of methane emissions, covering eight industry areas across more than seventy countries. This new and …

Let Nature Heal Climate and Biodiversity Crises, Say Campaigners

The restoration of natural forests and coasts can simultaneously tackle climate change and the annihilation of wildlife but is being worryingly overlooked, an international group of campaigners have said. Animal populations have fallen by 60% since 1970, suggesting a sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is under way, and …

A New Phone Battery Could One Day Recharge Itself on CO2

Ah, those lithium batteries in our phones. They tend to go flat just when we need them most. Then again, that’s Murphy’s law for you, isn’t it? Encouragingly, lithium-ion batteries are getting better and better with more and more oomph in them. But what if your phone’s lithium battery could …

PG&E Meets California’s 2020 Renewables Goal 3 Years Early

California utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E), part of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), announced on Tuesday that it has achieved its home state’s 2020 renewable energy goal three years ahead of schedule. The company said that 33% of its electricity in 2017 came from renewables such as solar, wind, geothermal, …

Sweden Hails New Climate Act as ‘Most Ambitious in the World’

Sweden’s ambitious new climate change legislation entered into force this week, setting out a framework for the Scandinavian nation to become a net zero greenhouse gas emitter by 2045. The new Climate Act, which became law on 1 January 2018, means Sweden’s government for the first time has an obligation …

How Cities Can Meat the Climate Challenge

Addressing a crowd of mayors gathered in his hometown last week, former President Obama called on the “new faces of American leadership” on climate change to take swift action to spare our children and grandchildren from a climate catastrophe. Twenty-five U.S. mayors signed the “Chicago Charter,” affirming a commitment from …