eceee news index

July 2019

As fuel prices rise, firewood rustlers vex rural Kenya

Could climate change spark a financial crisis? Candidates warn Fed it’s a risk

Climate activists disrupt British cities with 'summer uprising'

Emission-busting aviation taxes gain ground, despite airline pushback

In Norway, Oslo leaders are creating a ‘car-free city center.’ Could Boston be next?

China greenhouse gas emissions soar 50% during 2005-2014 - govt data

'Just a matter of when': the $20bn plan to power Singapore with Australian solar

In a moment of urgency, put energy efficiency first

How to fix Eastern Europe’s problem with 2050 climate neutrality

AIIB faces climate protests at annual meeting in Luxembourg

We were already over 350ppm when I was born

Arctic wildfires emitted as much CO2 in June as Sweden does in a year

Why we are far from imposing a tax on kerosene

It can’t be left to Europe’s cities to clean up noxious air

Massachusetts bills aim to promote efficient appliances, net-zero housing

Electric cars could form battery hubs to store renewable energy

Latest DOE actions on appliance standards will cost consumers and increase carbon emissions

World's major cities to face 'unknown' climate conditions by 2050

Rich Asians seeking sustainable investment opportunities

Heavy rain, floods in China force evacuation of nearly 80,000

EU Commission nominee backs 50% carbon cut by 2030, fails to win Greens’ support

Europe ‘could get 10 times’ its electricity needs from onshore wind, study says

The Guardian view on the climate emergency: a dangerous paralysis

UK not prepared for rising temperatures, warns CCC

Thousands of schools and universities declare 'climate emergency'

European airline chiefs push back against flight shaming, carbon taxes

Climate crisis: can councils deliver on bold promises to cut emissions?

European solar thermal market sees slight increase

Analysis: How Trump’s rollback of vehicle fuel standards would increase US emissions

France to impose green tax on plane tickets

German coalition divided over carbon pricing

Quarter of world's biggest firms 'fail to disclose emissions'

EU clarifies funding scope for CO2 capture technology

Russia readies to ratify Paris Agreement, warns about renewables ‘absolutism’

IEA unveils global high-level commission for urgent action on energy efficiency

Most big CO2 emitting firms not on track for climate goals -report

David Attenborough: polluting planet may become as reviled as slavery

European Greens demand action on climate as condition to approve EU top job

Keep climate teaching real and honest

Building circular and climate-neutral buildings for Europe

British Gas and SSE to purge petrol and diesel from fleets by 2030

The Vatican and UN Environment bring faith organizations together to “care for our common home”

It's high time to create a World Carbon Bank

UN Climate Fund to make funding green projects easier

Climate protesters arrested outside Swiss banks

Life-threatening rains pound U.S. capital; White House basement offices leak

Fossil fuel exports make Australia one of the worst contributors to climate crisis

One climate crisis disaster happening every week, UN warns

Brazilians reject Bolsonaro’s nuclear plan

Enough of the climate nightmare. It’s time to paint the dream

Saudi row over 1.5C science raises frustration with UN consensus model

'Biggest compliment yet': Greta Thunberg welcomes oil chief's 'greatest threat' label

Germany’s coal phase-out bill to be ready by end 2019

Green NGO did not misuse funds, top German court rules

Climate change fingerprints were all over Europe's latest heat wave, study finds

Governments and firms in 28 countries sued over climate crisis – report

National Trust to divest £1bn portfolio from fossil fuels

Tree planting 'has mind-blowing potential' to tackle climate crisis

A ‘jigsaw’ approach to protecting the environment

Malawi storm survivors place hope in solar power to switch on 'new life'

Cost-benefit analysis does not work well for wicked problems like climate change

Shipping heavyweights at risk of missing climate targets

EU top jobs leave big climate questions

Official EU petition calls for minimum carbon price

Renewables the only way to go

The world has ‘two business cycles’ left to meet Paris goals

African ministers lobby UK for control of climate aid

GE’s multi-billion dollar mistake

Gas and oil firms reclassified under non-renewables on LSE

Without climate action, economic growth 'will be reversed', economist warns

UK to put climate crisis and environment at the heart of overseas aid

Are London’s bankers the pioneers of green financing?

Climate change made June heatwave ‘at least 5 times more likely’, scientists say

While the government is in denial, the states are making staggering progress on renewable energy

Finnish PM calls for ‘heroic act’ to solve climate crisis

Rising heat stress could cost 80 mln jobs by 2030 - UN

Will Germany block the EU’s sustainable finance drive?

G20 stalls on fossil fuel subsidies despite calls for climate action

How much global warming is fossil fuel infrastructure locking in?

Trump dismisses need for climate change action: ‘We have the cleanest water we’ve ever had, we have the cleanest air’

Paris clamps down on older diesel cars

Heatwaves hurt the poor most: time for an EU plan

Alaska's heat wave fuels dangerous smoke, melts glaciers

Brussels ministerial shows US still isolated on climate change

French police criticised for using pepper spray on climate protesters

June 2019

‘Revolutionise the world’: UN chief calls for youth to lead on climate

Hotter than Death Valley: Europe burns, sweats in record heat

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez met Greta Thunberg: 'Hope is contagious'

G20: Theresa May urges countries to raise climate ambitions

Green groups in Asia rally for Japan to quit coal

Japan is leading on business climate engagement. Will ambitious policies follow?

Which energy storage technology is going to power Australia’s future?

EU leftists demand ‘climate emergency’ Parliament committee

Why electric vehicles alone cannot solve tomorrow’s mobility issues

Meet generation Greta: young climate activists around the world

EU takes stock after climate deal disappointment

Doctors call for nonviolent direct action over climate crisis

New UN environment chief seeks fair deal for all in climate fight

UK accused of ignoring obligations on aviation emissions

UK's biggest carbon capture project is step-change on emissions

UN report on 1.5C blocked from climate talks after Saudi Arabia disputes science

Europe’s airports target carbon-neutrality by 2050, planes not included

Why I’m climate striking against Fox News on Friday

It’s time to change the climate disaster script. People need hope that things can change

Japan waters down G20 climate commitment ahead of leaders’ summit

Sefcovic points to trade as next priority for EU climate diplomacy

France says final G20 communique must mention Paris climate change agreement

France returns to top of global green bond ranking

Pursuit of profit won’t solve climate crisis

New Danish government puts climate change centre stage

POLL-Americans demand climate action (as long as it doesn't cost much)

US generates more electricity from renewables than coal for first time ever

Shell is not a green saviour. It’s a planetary death machine

Super funds and investors with $34tn urge leaders to speed up climate action

UK action on air pollution works but far more is needed, study shows

‘Climate apartheid’: UN expert says human rights may not survive

Despite climate pledges, G20 coal subsidies rise, say energy researchers

Wealthy countries resist global tax on carbon offsets

The Earth’s climate is paying for our addiction to plastic

French nuclear to suffer after exclusion from EU’s green investment label

EU countries urged to see ‘opportunity in climate change’

Can China make its city streets more walkable?

German Greens are on the rise. But the nation is divided

The Energy Charter Treaty, a case study of ‘business as usual’ in the energy sector

Wind industry urges Germany’s government to stand firm regarding 2050 climate-neutrality

Self-styled presidential ‘climate change candidate’ would wean U.S. off fossil fuels

The Brief – Poland’s failure to think big

Guest post: Planned growth of UK airports not consistent with net-zero climate goal

Four countries have declared climate emergencies, yet give billions to fossil fuels

Thunberg proved 'we are not alone', say young Indonesian tree planters

No end to coal in Pakistan

Police arrest 70 climate change protesters outside New York Times

With far-north temperatures rising, Alaska tundra fires proliferate

Is this the best way yet to tell the global warming story?

Himalayan glacier melting rate has doubled—and this could affect 800 million people in Asia

EU ‘in full solidarity’ with Cyprus over Turkey drilling

Teachers want climate crisis training, poll shows

Politicians must find solutions for the climate crisis. Not outsource it to us

Next Commission urged to launch ‘aviation package’

Zero carbon electricity overtakes fossil fuels for first time in the UK

The Coalition for Energy Savings welcomes EU recommendations on NECPs

EU Commission documents reveal fund that pays coal lobby staff

Central European countries block EU moves towards 2050 zero carbon goal

A changing climate puts Europe’s energy sector at risk

EU climate deal falls at summit, four countries wield the axe

Green new deal for housing will ease climate and social crises

ADB not yet ready to quit coal

South Korea fires up on renewables, to close more coal plants

Only eight EU countries plan to phase out coal by 2030

Europe’s youth want climate action. Elected leaders should give it to them

What oil companies knew: the great climate cover-up

Emissions need to be halved to avoid 3C warming - scientists

Banks to include CO2 emission measures in shipping loan decisions

Affordable Clean Energy Rule misses chance to slash carbon emissions

To enable Europe’s clean energy future, we need to buckle up and couple up

EU carbon market is having a hard time being effective

Trump ditches sole climate rule that aimed to reduce coal plant pollution

Researcher: Lowering electricity taxes is cheapest way of meeting EU climate goals

Two-thirds of Britons want faster action on climate, poll finds

EU expert group drives sustainable finance’s mainstreaming two steps ahead

UK set to host COP26 in partnership with Italy

What happens to environment journalists is chilling: they get killed for their work

UK climate plan unclear, says European commission

Climate crisis raises risk of conflict

Keep your cool this summer with tips from SmarterHouse

National energy and climate plans will not meet targets, EU warns

18 EU countries now support 2050 carbon neutrality goal

Over 11 million people employed in the renewable energy sector, declares IRENA

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

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