eceee news index

January 2019

MEPs agree to fund ‘chimera’ nuclear fusion project

EU climate plan no-shows submit excuses instead

UK’s clean air drive undermined by Brexit, campaigners say

Climate action: Seeds of hope for 2019

UK failed to enforce EU air quality standards – what will happen after Brexit?

Antarctica's annual ice loss six times greater than 40 years ago, Nasa research shows

Warming may mean sea levels 30 cms higher

New air pollution plans improve on EU rules, government claims

UK revealed as EU champion of fossil fuel subsidies

President Trump can't stop U.S. coal plants from retiring

Who should be 2019’s climate champion?

Swedes top climate change resisters’ league

Seven EU nations miss climate and energy plan deadline

China seen as ‘absolute winner’ of clean energy transition

Government shutdown raises fears of scientific data loss, climate research delays

EU needs clean vehicle procurement rules to boost e-mobility in cities

The ultimate power couple: Energy management and data technologies

Solar households to be paid for excess power after UK government U-turn

Departing World Bank chief leaves climate job unfinished

Greece gives investors another week for coal plant bids

Carbon emissions up as Trump agenda rolls back climate change work

U.S. top court rejects Exxon in climate change document dispute

Alstom unveils new hydrogen train in the UK

As Lahore chokes on winter smog, Pakistan moves to cut air pollution

Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second

Apple moves Denmark from cows to clouds

France to advocate multilateralism to address inequality at G7

Dutch eco initiative halves energy bills in first UK homes

World leaders face test of climate commitment in 2019

Biogas in Germany: Maintaining momentum

London's ultra-low emission zone: good or bad idea?

Hawaiian Electric announces ‘mind-blowing’ solar-plus-storage contracts

More states and provinces adopt carbon pricing to cut emissions

UK power stations' electricity output lowest since 1994

December 2018

Juncker attends closure of Germany’s last black coal mine

Three ways companies and cities are taking the lead on climate change

EU temporarily suspends UK carbon permit processes ahead of Brexit

The hidden story on Minnesota’s new energy efficiency potential study: Efficiency is the ‘workhorse’ for climate goals

France’s National Assembly ends tax incentives for palm oil in diesel fuel

Greenpeace may halve India staff after donations row

COP24 climate talks had a ‘people’s voice’, but did anyone listen?

Climate campaigners taking on French state

EU coal subsidy phase-out 'completely inconsistent with Paris deal'

India plans levy on petrol, diesel cars to boost EV demand - report

Tilting at windmills: Spain strains to meet record renewables goal

IEA: China and India to fuel further rise in global coal demand in 2018

Katowice climate talks run short of time

7 insane ideas to stop climate change

EU weighs ‘derogation’ for Poland in bid to phase out coal

EU agrees on 37.5% CO2 reduction for cars by 2030

Climate passport, anyone?

Energy markets will deliver the flexible, decarbonised power system needed, not capacity markets

Hungry for efficiency news? Here’s a baker’s dozen of 2018 posts to prepare you for 2019

UN climate talks set stage for humanity’s two most crucial years

Climate change: The massive CO2 emitter you may not know about

Above the radar

Nations agree on Paris Agreement rulebook, fail on climate ambition

What was agreed at COP24 in Poland and why did it take so long?

Zinke’s likely successor is a former oil lobbyist who has influenced Trump’s energy policy

Progress and problems as UN climate change talks end with a deal

Meeting Paris Agreement targets would create 24 million jobs globally

Power generation and transmission: quite far from a well-orchestrated symphony

Chile to host U.N. climate talks in 2019

New study provides evidence for more stringent ”flicker” requirements in pending ecodesign lighting regulations

A youth activist on the climate crisis: politicians won't save us

COP24 diary – day #11

China open to ‘uniform’ climate rules, sidestepping old allies

Webinar added! New Coalition guide: how to turn EU energy efficiency policies into action on the ground

EBRD puts decarbonisation at centre of new energy sector strategy

New assessment and development platform to boost industrial efficiency and renewables projects

19 US states value clean air, clean lungs in program planning

Australia likely to use controversial Kyoto loophole to meet Paris agreement

Scientists warn that the time to act is now

eceee Summer Study registration now open. Early birds register by 11 February

Neil Young's made a start, but the arts must do more to oppose dirty money

Shenzhen's silent revolution: world's first fully electric bus fleet quietens Chinese megacity

Climate challenge: Cut the ‘gray carbon wedge’ of industrial emissions

Australia: Coalition signals it will provide taxpayer support for new and existing coal plants

Can utilities incorporate energy efficiency into their core business? With performance incentives, they can

US accused of obstructing talks at UN climate change summit

'Window is narrowing': scientists urge action at UN climate talks

London mayor unveils plan to tackle 'climate emergency'

The US, still in the Paris Agreement, is trying to decide its future

Mindful design leads to a healthy, efficient workplace

Three ways to navigate the risks along low-carbon transition pathways

BP faces shareholder challenge over carbon targets

7 people who stood up for our planet in 2018

VW says climate drives its electric spurt

Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world's biggest investors

Fossil fuel tax proposed to cover rising costs of wild weather

Switch to clean energy and save $500 mln, aid agencies told

Protesters disrupt US panel's fossil fuels pitch at climate talks

Leading on innovation for a climate neutral Europe by 2050

Green transition: ECB and budgetary authorities should face their responsibilities

Australia's silence during climate change debate shocks COP24 delegates

We’re not suggesting developing countries stop using coal immediately, says IPCC co-chair

7 countries that shook up our planet in 2018

Airlines ignoring efficient planes in blow to carbon targets – study

Climate science on 1.5C erased at UN talks as US and Saudis step in

Paul Hastings LLP reduces physical and environmental footprint

The Global Cooling Prize – open for application

Tackling climate change will require ‘transforming the whole economy’, financiers warn

COP24 diary – day #5

Tackling climate change will require ‘transforming the whole economy’, financiers warn

COP24 diary – day #4

Major cities can fight climate change and make billions: researchers

The US must act now on climate or pay heavily later

UN chief urges leaders to inject momentum at 2019 climate summit

Luxembourg to become first country to make all public transport free

The Guardian view on climate change: too much, too soon

'Brutal news': global carbon emissions jump to all-time high in 2018

Carbon emissions from advanced economies set to rise in 2018 for first time in five years, reversing a declining trend

German anti-coal demonstrations: ‘We’re running out of time’

Macron suspends fuel tax hike in face of ‘worst protests since 1968’

Macron’s U-turn on eco-tax rise gives green lobby fuel for thought

India races ahead to achieve emissions control targets

'Our leaders are like children,' school strike founder tells climate summit

Analysis: Which countries have sent the most delegates to COP24?

How to make a carbon tax popular? Give the proceeds to the people

Regions ahead of COP24: You can count on us

Macron threatens to scupper EU-South America trade deal over climate

Is your holiday energy use naughty or nice?

'We are last generation that can stop climate change' – UN summit

The 'climate diaspora' trying to save the Paris agreement from Trump

To beat back climate change, the EU must help China – and itself

David Attenborough: collapse of civilisation is on the horizon

World Bank to invest $200bn to combat climate change

Too young to vote, children strike, protest and sue for climate action

Thousands march peacefully in Brussels against global warming

Portrait of a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe

Climate leadership collapse leaves UN chief with a daunting task

Is Asia’s media reporting the real causes of air pollution?

November 2018

Climate Weekly: G20 lukewarm on climate change

EU’s Cañete warns gas pipelines risk becoming ‘stranded assets’

Windy weather carries Britain to renewable energy record

Emerging cities could attract $29 trillion in climate cash

Making Horizon Europe a tool to truly achieve the Paris Agreement goals

“Long-term climate strategy need fast track mechanism for efficiency”

The world’s poorest countries know the Paris Agreement needs strong rules

More states opt to phase out oil production

eceee welcomes new board members

What a difference a week might make for Europe’s climate ambition

Governments leading world to disastrous warming: UN

EU’s 2050 climate plan sees ‘benefits of up to 2% of GDP’

Finance for climate action rising, but still ‘far to go’—analysts

Commission must not take its eye off the ball for decarbonisation by 2050

Why water will be the next battleground in the fight against climate change

Global food system is broken, say world’s science academies

Climate change already a health emergency, say experts

Brazil scraps plans to host UN climate summit

The sharing economy for energy is coming to Singapore

Tripled climate cuts needed to fulfil pledge

Climate-warming El Niño very likely in 2019, says UN agency

European NGOs: “EU’s expected climate strategy will not deliver on the 1.5° target”

‘Yellow vests’ spark EU debate about just transition to clean energy

Germany’s emissions fiasco – time to get priorities straight

New study: “People-centric renovation” can increase productivity up to 12%

New plane can show geoengineering works

Health effects of diesel 'cost European taxpayers billions'

Draft G20 statement waters down Paris climate commitment

EU slows down in race for renewables, energy efficiency

Big business backs EU climate neutrality goal

What will make a difference at COP24?

Vanuatu to sue fossil fuel firms for climate change

Shell: Switching to renewables in the 90s would have bankrupted us

Climate change 'will inflict substantial damage on US lives'

Climate cash for developing world set to meet U.N. 2020 goal

Tory MPs demand net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

Smart meters rollout labelled a 'fiasco' as consumers face extra £500m bill

When it comes to saving energy, there’s no place like home!

New survey shows businesses planning to increase spending on improving energy efficiency

Girl power! India’s ‘solar gal pals’ light up rural homes

Swap gas boilers for hydrogen or miss emission targets, UK told

Climate-heating greenhouse gases at record levels, says UN

For a fair and efficient energy transition: Time to end regulated tariffs for electricity

Race for lithium illustrates EU drive for ‘strategic’ raw materials

Marshall Islands first nation to submit new, binding climate targets

UN environment chief resigns amid ‘CO2 hypocrisy’

Cities of the future: the ultimate design challenge

China’s Belt and Road Initiative will make or break global climate fight

The need to act now to avoid catastrophic climate change

China glacier melt speeds up in 'wake-up call' for world - Greenpeace

EU’s Sefcovic: Real risk that ‘raw materials become the new oil’

Hungary wants end to coal power by 2030

Climate impacts will seldom strike singly

Strong rules for Paris deal can spur global climate action

Delivering on clean energy research and innovation

10 countries demand net-zero emission goal in new EU climate strategy

Managing rebound: New eceee report at eceee's new sufficiency web site

Smart meter installations 'need to hit 30 a minute'

Dutch government to appeal landmark climate ruling, again

Integrated national energy and climate plans: transport decarbonisation options for Member States

Palm oil ban on the ropes as Commission weighs options

Dead fish to power cruise ships

Air pollution levels ‘forcing families to move out of cities’

Spain will switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050

Societies must take care of those ‘menaced’ by green shift—officials

Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change, study finds

Trumpian cuts on the cards for EU climate research?

Satellites spot waste heat to save fuel

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