IRENA and UN Climate Change Join Forces to Accelerate Renewables as Climate Solution

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) are jointly ramping up efforts to fight climate change by promoting the widespread adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy. The new strategic partnership builds on a long history of cooperation that aims to ensure a low-carbon climate-resilient world …

Low-Carbon Energy Makes Majority of UK Electricity for First Time

Low-carbon energy was used to generate more than half of the electricity used in the UK for the first time last year, according to official data. A rapid rise in renewable energy, combined with low-carbon electricity from nuclear reactors, made up almost 53% of generation in 2018, the government’s annual …

Brazil’s Clean Capacity to Top 60GW in 2030?

Renewable energy capacity in Brazil is forecast to exceed 60GW by 2030. That’s the prediction from analytics firm GlobalData, which expects the nation’s overall renewable power capacity, excluding small hydropower, will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6% over the period. This will see total capacity soar from …

Domestic Efficiency Measures ‘Pay for Themselves 12 years Faster Than Renewables’

Energy efficiency measures pay for themselves 12 years faster than renewable energy installations. That’s according to new research from price comparison website MoneySuperMarket, which highlights how the average renewable installation, such as rooftop solar panels or mini wind turbines, takes 21 years and three months before it starts to make …

UK Goes Record-Breaking 1,838 Hours Coal-Free Already This Year

The UK has gone a record-breaking 1,838 hours without using coal to generate electricity already this year. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has highlighted that 2018’s record of 1837.5 coal-free hours has been broken only slightly more than six months of the way through 2019. It …

EU Aims to Tackle Climate Change With Newly Adopted ‘Green Finance’ Guidelines

Newly adopted guidelines set forth by the European Commission Tuesday aim to tackle climate change by way of the financial sector. The move comes to bolster the success of the Sustainable Action Plan published last year to reorient capital flows toward sustainable investment and manage financial risks from climate change, …

HP Aims to Power Global Operations with 100% Renewables by 2035

HP has set a target to ensure its global operations are powered with 100% renewable electricity by 2035. It is part of the printing and personal systems manufacturer’s latest commitments to drive a circular and low carbon economy. HP had already aimed to go 100% renewables previously when it joined …