Energy Workers ‘Must Be Supported Through Renewable Transition’

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has called on the government to set up a body to help energy workers in the north of England make the most of the renewable transition. The organisation says to make the most of the clean energy revolution, a body should be set …

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 …

Ukraine to Build Its Largest Ever Wind Farm

Ukraine is to build its largest ever wind farm. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued a loan of €150 million (£130m) to the country for the construction. Upon completion, the 250MW project will generate enough renewable electricity to power around 100,000 houses, while also reducing carbon …

Global Coal Generation ‘Plunging into Death Spiral’

Global coal generation is plunging into a ‘death spiral’. That’s the verdict from environmental think-tank Carbon Tracker, which has published a new report suggesting 42% of the world’s operating coal fleets are already unprofitable due to high fuel costs. It expects a combination of renewable energy costs, air pollution regulation …

Australian Renewables on Track for 78% by 2030 on Current Trends

If Australia maintains its current rate of solar and wind installations through the next decade, the industry could feasibly account for 78% of the country’s electricity supply along its west and east coast main grids, a substantial increase from its current contribution of 22.5%. Australian energy analysts Green Energy Markets …

France Bids Adieu to 14 of Its Nuclear Power Stations

French President Emmanuel Macron has said the nuclear-reliant nation will close 14 of its 58 operational nuclear reactors by 2035. The leader added between four and six facilities will be closed by 2030 but warned that reducing the proportion of the energy mix derived from nuclear sources does not mean …

Europe ‘Powers Towards Decarbonisation by 2045’

Europe’s power sector could be fully decarbonised by as early as 2045. That’s according to a new study from Eurelectric, which says the region could beat the 2050 targets set out by the Paris Agreement through electrifying key economic sectors. The report suggests increased investments in renewables and grids will …