eceee news index

June 2019

18 EU countries now support 2050 carbon neutrality goal

How a Finnish engineering firm is greening the shipping industry

U.N. chief calls on EU to raise 2030 climate goal to 55%

We must transform our lives and values to save this burning planet

Time to send in the emergency climate responders

Two Greenpeace activists arrested as it sends ship to join BP oil rig protest

Europe wants to replenish UN Green Climate Fund

Which countries have a net zero carbon goal?

Norway wealth fund gets green light for fossil fuel divestment

The internet of energy has arrived, Scottish start-up claims

Germany seeks to jolt its stalled wind industry with new offshore plan

Pope Francis declares 'climate emergency' and urges action

Newer forces are altering the HVAC market

Four policies to shift the needle to net-zero emissions

Transforming Europe’s Power System: How best to manage the system?

Swedish battery maker secures $1bn funding for Europe’s first ‘gigafactory’

EU leaders to aim for final climate deal ‘in early 2020’

Cargill cuts CO2 emissions from shipping fleet in green push

From tipping cascades to exponential curves: 5 things we learned at Ecosperity 2019

Here are six ways we have slashed US energy use by a fifth

U.S. Pentagon emits more greenhouse gases than Portugal, study finds

China can’t wean itself off overseas coal

Japan sets carbon neutral goal with focus on capturing emissions

EU should not raise 2030 climate target, says Juncker

Urban consumption accounts for 10% of global emissions

Climate change threat to world peace, study warns

As an academic, should I worry about my conference carbon footprint?

UN Environment official attacks agency’s own carbon offsetting policy

IEA develops pathway to ambitious 1.5C climate goal

Eurelectric boss: Rooftop solar will be as common as having a fridge

The problem with billionaires fighting climate change? The billionaires

It's cheap to tackle climate change – but that isn't the reason to do it

DOE refuses public hearing on a proposal that could gut US appliance standards

Atmospheric carbon levels are leaping. We can't afford more years like this

Carbon emissions from energy industry rise at fastest rate since 2011

Scotland and Wales place hopes in battery power

Theresa May commits to net zero UK carbon emissions by 2050

Energy-efficiency plays a pivotal role in Africa’s energy balance

Steel giant ArcelorMittal targets carbon neutral European operations by 2050

Government 'funding fossil fuel-burning plants abroad'

Barclays commits to 100% renewable energy by 2030

Beyond renewables: How to reduce energy-related emissions by measuring what matters

Greenpeace activists halt BP's North Sea oil rig

New rules give households right to sell solar power back to energy firms

White House tried to stop climate science testimony, documents show

Ex-BP boss John Browne: ‘It’s going to take a long time to take oil and coal out of the energy system’

UK scientists warn raw material output must surge to match EV growth

Michael Bloomberg to spend $500 million to close coal plants

German lawyers advise against Dieselgate class action suit

Mobilisation needed for climate-related disasters

Whichever way you spin it, Australia’s greenhouse emissions have been climbing since 2015

No 10 denies claim by chancellor that emissions target will cost UK £1tn

5 under-recognised impacts of air pollution

Brexit has distracted us from the climate disaster awaiting us. Britain must step up

EU leaders keep saying climate is a priority. Here’s something they can do

Australia’s emissions rise again, putting Paris climate promise in doubt

How the EU wants countries to tweak transport policy

It is absurd to question whether we can afford to keep our planet liveable

eceee Summer Study conversations: Kitchen discussion needed

Europe’s largest solar plant unveiled amid Spanish renewable rebirth

Connecting the dots to enable climate leadership at all levels

Biden unveils $1.7 trillion climate plan to end U.S. carbon emissions by 2050

Sufficiency entering the Dragon’s Den at eceee Summer Study

The Brief – Finland’s time paradox

Public concern over environment reaches record high in UK

Air pollution kills 7 million people a year, says UN on World Environment Day 2019

Finland pledges carbon neutrality on eve of EU presidency

10 facts about air pollution on World Environment Day

Germany wants UN Security Council more involved in mitigating climate crisis

Electric cars will save four EU countries over 4 billion a year

Climate becomes top priority in EU’s 2020 budget

Compound heat waves have double impact

Luxury cruise giant emits 10 times more air pollution (SOx) than all of Europe’s cars – study

Canada launches Climate Action Incentive Fund

Latest data shows steep rises in CO2 for seventh year

Thousands could perish annually in US if global heating not curbed, study finds

Dutch government proposes minimum price for CO2 emissions from 2020

Coal-dependent Chile vows to eradicate fuel by 2040

eceee Summer Study opens with an exciting blast of hope

Airlines scramble to overcome polluter stigma as 'flight shame' movement grows

Big Pharma emits more greenhouse gases than the automotive industry

From mowing messages to marches, UK's youth protest Trump's climate stance

Finland to be carbon neutral by 2035. One of the fastest targets ever set

May 2019

Communities around Australia are taking clean energy into their own hands, the Indi win built on that

Startups strive to recycle emissions for ‘new carbon economy’

Labour would force firms to fight climate crisis or lose contracts

Climate change or climate crisis? To really engage people, the media should talk about solutions

Germany extends electric vehicle support scheme until 2020

Merkel in Harvard: World must do all ‘humanly possible’ on climate change

Could snow be the next source of clean energy?

Great Britain records two weeks of coal-free electricity generation

Japan’s government must exit coal

Rewiring the global energy sector

Cannabis and indoor agriculture can slash overhead costs with energy efficiency

Global warming: Human activity is the cause

There's a climate crisis – but Trump's cabinet continues to backtrack on science

Four energy storage projects that could transform Europe

Poland under pressure to ‘walk the talk’ on coal phase-out

Nigeria to issue green bond of up to 15 bln naira - debt office

EU plans first satellite fleet to monitor CO2 in every country

Policy continuity and concerns in Indian elections

Electric buses put Chile on the path to a healthier tomorrow

Australia’s vote for coal won’t matter if Chinese demand falters

Merkel’s coalition in crisis talks after EU vote debacle

European trade policy seen going greener after EU parliament vote

South African carbon tax finally becomes law

Europe hit by green wave

France's greens make strong gains in European Parliament vote

Greens seek to leverage EU wins to push climate agenda

The power switch: tracking Britain's record coal-free run

European cities target net-zero carbon buildings by 2050

In a jam: how traffic slows urban economies

No more climate change: it’s now a crisis

Timmermans: A green candidate in the red corner

Latest global school climate strikes expected to beat turnout record

Labour is right: it’s crucial that children are taught about climate breakdown in school

We’re stepping up – join us for a day to halt this climate crisis

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

Climate ambition hangs in balance as Europe votes

The top 1% income earners are mostly responsible for climate change, but not the 1% you are thinking of

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

European court throws out climate lawsuit, saying plaintiffs are not unique

Three ways businesses can lead the transition to a low carbon economy

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’

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