Coal Prices Continue to Rise, Becoming More Costly Than Solar and Wind Alternatives

Around three-quarters of US coal production is now more expensive than solar and wind energy in providing electricity to American households, according to a new study. “Even without major policy shift we will continue to see coal retire pretty rapidly,” said Mike O’Boyle, the co-author of the report for Energy …

UN Predicts Dire Future for Planet Unless People Change Their Ways Now

Mother Earth got a bad health report from the United Nations this week, and the scientific team that conducted the exam didn’t shirk from delivering the bad news. The word “dire” comes to mind. The assessment is contained in the sixth Global Environmental Outlook, a 708-page compendium of the planet’s …

VW’s First EV ‘Will Be Carbon Neutral Throughout Entire Lifecycle’

Volkswagen says its new electric car will be carbon neutral through its entire lifecycle if recharged with renewable energy. The German car manufacturer says the ID.’s supply chain, manufacturing processes and charging infrastructure will all be sustainable – the energy used to produce the batteries and parts will come from …

Climate Change Seen as Top Threat in Global Survey

Climate change is seen as the biggest international threat facing many nations, according to a 26-country survey released by the Pew Research Center on Sunday. Thirteen of the countries surveyed listed global warming as their top security concern. Other major concerns were the Islamic State or ISIS, listed as the …

Siemens Gamesa Commits to Science-Based Climate Targets

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has made a commitment to reduce carbon emissions in line with the Paris climate agreement. It has signed up to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), which encourages companies to commit to making measurable emissions reductions at a level necessary to meet the 2°C warming …

Church of England Threatens to Withdraw Investment from Oil and Gas

The Church of England has voted in favour of withdrawing investment from companies that aren’t doing enough to tackle climate change. The General Synod, the decision-making body for the Church, said it broadly supported its ongoing strategy of engaging with companies “rather than prematurely disinvesting for them”. However, it added …