eceee news index

May 2019

EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: Guidance for public officers – Navigating new requirements for renovation strategies

EU elections: Will 2019 be the year of climate action?

'I feel empowered and scared': pupils speak before climate strike

2020 candidate John Delaney pitches vastly unusual climate change plan

Young people have led the climate strikes. Now we need adults to join us too

Fuel economy gains, now at risk, reduce cost of summer road trips

What if we covered the climate crisis like we did the start of the second world war?

Canada is betting on climate failure

Surfing the Green wave? Climate party hopes ride high in EU vote

British lawmakers demand their pension fund divests fossil fuels

Much shorter working weeks needed to tackle climate crisis – study

Climate ambition hangs in balance as Europe votes

Trade associations lag behind companies on climate action – report

New report: labelled products highly estimated

Climate progress is key to reinvigorate European project

Youth spell out five demands to tackle climate breakdown

Carbon farming can slash CO2 emissions

For existing homes, energy efficiency often has a better return on investment than solar

EU renewable electricity hopes get welcome jolt

Women bring light to remote villages on islands of Zanzibar

Ethiopia starts rationing electricity for homes and industries

Size doesn’t matter. Quality should be central to EU budget

Greenpeace activists block entrance to BP HQ demanding an end to oil exploration

Climate change efforts set for disappointing EU summit in June

Brazil reverses decision to cancel Latin American climate week

E.P.A. plans to get thousands of pollution deaths off the books by changing its math

Gas storage vies for central role in EU quest for carbon neutrality

Don’t despair about the climate emergency. Coal is not the future

Two-fifths of Americans say climate change will influence their vote in 2020 election, according to poll

Revealed: air pollution may be damaging ‘every organ in the body’

EU beats the zero carbon drum

We all smell the smoke, we all feel the heat. This environmental catastrophe is global

Car giant plumps for carbon neutrality

How is a carbon dividend better than a carbon tax?

Coalition's climate policy has allowed heavy industry to increase emissions by nearly a third

EU national climate plans well below par, study reveals

Glasgow aims to be UK’s first net-zero city

Lake Chad not shrinking, but climate is fuelling terror groups: report

Brussels transport gets overhaul, courtesy of teenagers

ULEZ cuts number of worst polluting cars in central London

Europe’s 2019 wildfires already exceed last year’s blazes

Prepay: Saving electricity and money or going without?

The Guardian view on the Australian election: vote on the climate emergency

Think tanks table key point plan for German climate cabinet

Tax carbon, not people: UN chief issues climate plea from Pacific 'frontline'

Trump's interior secretary: I haven't 'lost sleep' over record CO2 levels

Cooking 'may turn homes into toxic boxes of air pollution'

Energy sufficiency in buildings: A new concept paper from eceee's sufficiency project

IEA: Low-carbon spending must ‘more than double’ to meet climate goals

Deep retrofits: Financing needs to play a critical role

Germany’s AfD turns on Greta Thunberg as it embraces climate denial

Australian islanders to lodge landmark UN complaint on climate change

Merkel sends first strong message for climate neutrality by 2050

UN agency meets to tackle pollution and emissions by ships

Netherlands ready to start taxing air travel

We've run out of elections to waste – this is the last chance to make a difference on climate change

Factcheck: How electric vehicles help to tackle climate change

Most French parties agree on carbon tax at EU’s borders

Gas storage in the energy transition

Leaked European Commission study on aviation taxes

Joe Biden would be a disaster for climate change

Trump buildings face millions in climate fines under new New York rules

‘More than 2,000’ mothers and families march through London demanding urgent climate action

UN Sec-Gen warns world 'not on track' to limiting temperature rise to 1.5 percent - TVNZ

Matt Hancock launches study into 'deadly poison' of air pollution

As English fans get set to cross Europe, anger rises at football’s carbon bootprint

Interview with German Economic Minister Peter Altmaier

Is UAE leading the way for concentrated solar power in the Gulf?

Global warming is exacerbating global economic inequality: Study

UOB is Singapore’s third bank to quit coal power lending in a month

Bosch pledges to be carbon neutral by 2020

Low carbon cows

Brazil's Bolsonaro fires 'militant' head of climate change action group

Today, the EU has used up nature’s budget for the year

European left eyes transatlantic Green New Deal

Juncker insists 2030 climate target is EU’s top priority, not 2050 plan

Renewable revolution: Danish isle eyes fossil fuel-free future

New Zealand youth ‘in frontline’ of fight against climate change: UN chief

Malaysian minister: ‘Palm oil is a deal-braker for EU-ASEAN trade relations’

Young republicans aren’t going along with Fox on the Green New Deal

I have felt hopelessness over climate change. Here is how we move past the immense grief

Climate change is a key priority for Sibiu summit on Future of Europe

Environment Agency warns flood threat may force UK communities to abandon homes

Virginia’s improved efficiency offerings model success for the Southeast

EU nations are living far beyond the Earth’s means, WWF warns

US breaks from Arctic consensus on climate change

Diesel tax perks should be slashed, says new study

Activist Greta Thunberg ignites climate action among European students

New Zealand targets agricultural emissions in climate change bill

EU must withdraw carmakers’ ‘license to pollute’ as data shows new cars meet limits

In the US, Marijuana growers turn to energy efficiency

Germany, Italy, Poland snub call for net-zero carbon EU by 2050

As the left wakes up to climate injustice, we must not fall into ‘green colonialism’

Portland’s cutting-edge tool for home buyers gains momentum in other US cities

Britain passes one week without coal power for first time since 1882

US is hotbed of climate change denial, major global survey finds

The simple, yet elusive, key to fighting the climate crisis

Carbon neutrality by 2050 makes sense

Time’s nearly up: so, what has Juncker’s commission done to advance the green agenda?

Washington commits to 100% clean energy and other states may follow suit

Tony Abbott bet me $100 the climate will not change in 10 years

How the International Monetary Fund is waking up to the financial risks of the climate crisis

UK is first country to declare state of climate emergency

Climate advocates split over shipping speed limits

We, the climate generation, demand the G7 set an example

Cut emissions and poverty, not trees, by letting locals manage forests

Modelling that shows Labor’s climate policy could cost billions is ridiculous

UK goes more than 100 hours without using coal power for first time in a century

Egypt expects giant solar park to be fully operational in 2019

Renewable energy surpasses coal in the US for first time ever

Green Climate Fund must take risks in warming fight, says new head

Amsterdam to ban petrol and diesel cars and motorbikes by 2030

24 hours for more sustainable todays and tomorrows

French government makes progress on energy and climate bill

German corporations divided on carbon price

Scotland’s new emissions target urges a rethink in plans to cut aviation taxes

Biodiversity crisis is about to put humanity at risk, UN scientists to warn

New in-store label for window coverings will give shoppers a clear view of energy savings

After Extinction Rebellion, Australian politicians are on notice – change is coming

Business groups herald ‘new dawn for climate change action’ as landmark report published

We can't save the planet with half measures. We need to go all the way

UK advisors publish recommendations for net-zero emissions by 2050

Why we need more than just the EU carbon market to tackle industrial pollution

Human impact on climate is 100 years old

‘This report will change your life’: what zero emissions means for UK

Too many sheep in Wales to aim for net zero emissions, Climate Change Committee says

ACEEE says Mahalo to Hawaii for leadership on efficiency legislation

Your gas stove is bad for you and the planet

The hounding of Greta Thunberg is proof that the right has run out of ideas

April 2019

Fossil fuels outbid by renewable revolution

The young people calling time on climate change in Asia Pacific

Karmenu Vella on circular economy: ‘Nothing to gain from waiting’

Scotland and Wales declare climate emergencies

EU citizens insist jet fuel must be taxed

Why are taxpayers subsidising the oil and gas companies that jeopardise our future?

Methane: Europe’s chronic climate blind spot

Labour calls for UK to be first nation to declare climate emergency

Australian election 2019: What the manifestos say on energy and climate change

BusinessEurope warms to Macron’s EU carbon tariff idea

Why Greta Thunberg is now my go-to girl

German government warming towards carbon tax - paper

Less coal, more solar, say citizens of Belt & Road countries

Nicholas Stern: ‘The world cannot go net zero unless China does’

Brazil states forge ahead in climate change fight despite Bolsonaro ambivalence

Mozambique ‘faces climate debt trap’ as Cyclone Kenneth follows Idai

The Guardian view of UK’s climate responsibility: zero emission target needed

Man-made crisis: toxic masculinity drives climate change, say UK artists

Greta Thunberg's train journey through Europe highlights no-fly movement

Zero-emission EU industry ‘within reach’ but costly, study says

'I'm no longer alone': readers on how the climate movement has affected them

Report finds World Bank’s coal divestment pledge not stringent enough

Energy-efficient building codes are a cost-effective foundation for rooftop solar

What EU innovation policy can learn from professional cycling

Climate change is at the heart of the Future of Europe

New York City bans inefficient glass skyscrapers, WA state to end coal

The Guardian view on Greta Thunberg: seizing the future

The Greta Thunberg effect: at last, MPs focus on climate change

To stop global catastrophe, we must believe in humans again

'You did not act in time': Greta Thunberg's full speech to MPs

It's time for nations to unite around an International Green New Deal

EU official: ‘Renewables could supply almost 80% of heating and cooling by 2050’

ACEEE debunks the myths behind the Ohio bill that would gut efficiency programs

On-bill financing gains ground but faces barriers to wider adoption

We are not yet doomed: the carbon cutters determined to save the world

Earth Day since the 70s: A founder's tale

Don't throw money for heat decarbonisation out of the window

Norway and electric vehicles – a successful combination

Clean energy transition ‘is a social policy issue’, Poles insist

Will there be a minimum price on carbon in Germany? And how?

How to spur home energy upgrades? Persuasive assessment reports

Forget Brexit. Why the next hundred days can be decisive for EU climate action

Green machines? Flying taxis could slash emissions for long journeys

Fiscally-conservative Democrats have declared war on the Green New Deal

Climate crisis: today’s children face lives with tiny carbon footprints

Is ridesharing the key to AV success? We talk to an expert

Battery manufacturers of Europe unite!

The Coalition government's newfound war on electric cars is very strange

Efficiency reduces energy burdens for low-income multifamily households

Commission to tease carbon tax and nuclear treaty overhaul

Electric cars: separating the facts from the propaganda

Google meets Commission to discuss data access in energy markets

An Energy Union 2.0?

ExxonMobil misled the public. Now they’re trying to mislead the European Parliament

Development-bank climate funds seek new dollars, as competition heats up

Fiat Chrysler to pay Tesla for CO2 emissions credits

CO2 levels pass 3-million-year record

Londoners support charging 'dirty' drivers, says air pollution study

'The perfect storm': hydrogen gains ground on LNG as alternative fuel

London prepares for launch of ultra-low emissions zone

How climate change is pushing Central American migrants to the US

Why the Guardian is putting global CO2 levels in the weather forecast

Puerto Rico sets ambitious new energy efficiency targets

Top German carmakers charged with blocking clean emissions technology

‘Historic breakthrough’: Norway’s giant oil fund dives into renewables

Half a degree may make heat impact far worse

Fight against climate change and poverty will fail without overhaul of global financial system, says major UN report

‘Europe will have at least ten gigafactories’, says battery boss

11 EU countries snub Romanian Presidency’s gas declaration

Pennsylvania weighs legislation that could deliver +30K jobs

Eickhout: Next step for Europe is a ‘Green New Deal’ for industry

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