eceee news index

November 2019

G20 heads in the wrong direction on climate action

Banks taking only ‘superficial’ climate action, study reveals

Murder of Indonesia palm oil activists shows growing threat, rights groups say

Indigenous leader calls for EU action against firms over Brazil deforestation

EU plots climate deal with China

Sinking suburban "home" drifts down Thames in watery climate protest

Qantas joins IAG in pledge to slash emissions to counter climate change

Climate change deniers’ new battle front attacked

Climategate 10 years on: what lessons have we learned?

Worried by climate change, EU moves to end fossil fuel funding

Biogas plant that will fuel the transport sector in UK gets the go-ahead

Questions raised over UK's state-backed fund for electric car charging

Dense, well-planned cities are part of a sustainable future, says Singapore minister

'Greta Thunberg effect' driving growth in carbon offsetting

Residents told to leave homes as downpours bring floods across northern England

Fed sees climate change shaping economy, policy

‘No way around electrification,’ BMW says

Europe needs to double electricity share to meet climate goals – EU official

Nine EU countries urge new Commission to tax aviation more

New TV test method underpins world-leading European energy policy

Metals are Europe’s climate compass. Here’s why

New Zealand passes law aiming for net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Renewable fuels will not solve aviation's climate dilemma - industry experts

Our food system is broken. Here’s how we fix it

Climate finance climbs but 'tectonic' shift urged to meet needs

Budapest declares climate emergency, teases carbon-neutrality

Selling electricity to neighbours: Technically feasible, but not in practice

Green cement? Captured carbon may fuel new markets and help climate

Half of China’s investment in Kazakhstan is in oil and gas

Majority of UK public back 2030 zero-carbon target – poll

Towards a more sustainable Europe: the potential of standards

Death by dirty cooking

Italy to put sustainability and climate at heart of learning in schools

Macron takes dig at Trump over climate pact exit: ‘I deplore some choices’

London police ban on Extinction Rebellion was unlawful, court finds

Sea levels set to keep rising for centuries even if emissions targets met

US Paris Agreement withdrawal prompts new thinking on how to exert pressure

‘Sector coupling’: The EU energy buzzword no-one can actually pin down

GM’s siding with Trump administration reveals a lack of commitment to clean, efficient vehicles

Bangladesh seen as climate threat by boosting coal reliance

UK launches £315m new tech fund to help industry cut emissions

Southeast Asia’s dependence on fossil fuel subsidies ‘like crack cocaine’

Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists warn of ‘untold suffering’

China targets individual behaviour with 'green living' campaign

Most countries' climate plans 'totally inadequate' – experts

No fly zone: I didn't catch a plane for a year and saved 19 tonnes of Co2

IEA: Time to act as global energy efficiency progress drops to slowest rate since start of decade

Carbon-neutral flying already technically feasible, says German transport expert

Red alert for blue planet and small island states

EU’s new list of energy projects includes 32 gas facilities

US airlines attack Germany’s planned air ticket tax

Oil and gas majors must cut production by a third to meet climate targets: report

Carbon levy should fund cleaner shipping fuels, say top executives

Indian capital banishes some cars in hope of clearing the air

Climate action needs better products

I applaud Bristol for banning diesel vehicles. But why not ban all private cars?

High time we start taking renewable electricity seriously as a transport fuel

Merkel wants Germany to have 1 mln electric car charging points by 2030

Shale gas fracking wasted ‘millions of taxpayers’ cash’, say scientists

Fracking halted in England in major government U-turn

Climate change, pandemics, biodiversity loss: no country is sufficiently prepared

Greenhouse gas emissions from diesel vehicles cancelled out cuts from renewable energy

Puerto Rico poised to benefit from energy efficiency, but opponents get the facts wrong

Madrid to host UN climate summit after Chile pulls out

Uncertainty over UN talks must not delay climate action, green groups say

ANALYSIS: Chile urged not to lose environmental steam after cancelling UN talks

OCBC is now coal-free: Singapore bank drops out of final coal project

Greenhouse gas emissions from diesel vehicles cancelled out cuts from renewable energy

IEA call for proposals to speed up global action on energy efficiency

October 2019

Tesco announces major plans to source power directly from wind and solar farms in the UK

Can Southeast Asia quench corporate thirst for renewable energy?

Chile cancels APEC trade summit and major climate gathering after riots

EU to assess five critical minerals in low carbon quest

Climate emissions from tropical forest damage 'underestimated by a factor of six'

Homes destroyed, hundreds more evacuated as Los Angeles wildfires spread

Climate change could leave southern Britain ‘unable’ to support crops

Natural gas to be ‘substantial part’ of Singapore’s energy mix for next 50 years

What’s next after lighting? Regional leaders offer diverse responses

Climate crisis affects how majority will vote in UK election – poll

Climate crisis: business leaders say cost to taxpayers will spiral unless new policies introduced

In Chile's Atacama Desert, a cautionary tale for bold renewable energy vows

Climate change could put development goals beyond reach, UN official warns

It’s time to scrap the Energy Charter Treaty

Catholic church denounces ‘attacks’ on Amazon people and forest

Climate crisis – here’s what the experts recommend we do

Rising sea levels pose threat to homes of 300m people – study

Murray Energy files for bankruptcy as U.S. coal decline continues

EU should revise fiscal rules to free up spending on climate - advisers

Farmer to sue German government over failure to tackle climate change

'The climate doesn't need awards': Greta Thunberg declines environmental prize

How to make the Green Climate Fund a better force for change

Technology will not save us from climate change – but imagining new forms of society will

‘Living laboratory’: New Dubai city pushes for green revolution in the desert

Thousands told to evacuate as Los Angeles wildfire spreads to more than 500 acres

French financial sector poorly accounts for climate risks, says Bank of France

Super-rich fuelling growing demand for private jets, report finds

A lightbulb moment for nuclear fusion?

Wait eight seconds longer for your kettle – and cut your carbon bill

Nearly half of UK adults have defeatist attitude to personal climate impact, poll claims

Russian draft climate law gutted after industry intervention

As rich countries slow walk green finance, Putin offers Africa an alternative

Green Climate Fund replenishment fails to fill hole left by Trump’s US

Dirty air is the killer poisoning us all while the government just spouts hot air

The real reason some scientists downplay the risks of climate change

Swiss politics goes Green with a capital G

Offshore windfarms 'can provide more electricity than the world needs'

Glacial rivers absorb carbon faster than rainforests, scientists find

How can China tame waste and emissions from e-commerce and freight?

SUVs second biggest cause of emissions rise, figures reveal

France loses diesel pollution fight in EU court

EU regulator clears UK’s billion-pound power back-up scheme

Honda speeds up plans to electrify car models in Europe

How well are we tracking the health impacts of energy efficiency programs?

The environment could be the big winner of Canada’s election

EU legislators split over 2020 budget, risk climate funding delays

Oil and gas giants spent 250m on EU lobbying since 2014: green groups

EU coal power plants incurred €6.6 billion losses in 2019, study reveals

We are letting banks off the hook for financing environmental destruction - that must change

No-deal Brexit could add £bns to UK energy costs

Organic farming produces more carbon emissions because it takes up more land, study finds

Emmanuel Macron’s war on climate activism

Amazon rainforest 'close to irreversible tipping point'

Safety and environmental campaigners lining up against SUVs

Bioenergy, forestry sectors jump on EU’s green finance bandwagon

First 100% electric black cab for 120 years launches in London

UK capacity market déjà vu: A solution that’s still in search of a problem

Messianic Perry preaches nuclear to sceptical Europeans

Neste join forces with Fortum for new clean energy agreement

These celebrities cause 10,000 times more carbon emissions from flying than the average person

Australia is the only country using carryover climate credits, officials admit

How green is your bond? EU battle lines drawn on investment rules

What is the real cost of cheap Russian gas?

Exxon, New York prosecutors face off in climate change fraud trial

Climate change hampers progress on fighting epidemics: Global Fund

As climate impacts hit, cities are still struggling to prepare, researchers warn

‘Green’ jobs see slight rise in Germany

UK to use finance meant for green energy to support fracking in Argentina

ANALYSIS-Shippers shine torch in every corner as pressure to cut CO2 grows

Climate change – ‘the cause of our lifetime:’ Opening remarks from EER

Climate leadership from developing countries

Renewable energy to expand by 50% in next five years - report

SUVs are driving more emissions growth than heavy industry, aviation or shipping

Leading Australian engineers turn their backs on new fossil fuel projects

Warming forces world of ice into retreat

Our buildings are making our children sick

UK airline industry calls on government to spur sector to net-zero

Going overboard? Shipping rules seen shifting pollution from air to sea

Companies slow to disclose financial costs of climate change - report

Energy aid neglects 'health emergency' fuelled by dirty cooking

7 smart innovations from Southeast Asia to speed up the energy transition

Each European uses four bathtubs of water a day for electricity

Greens surge in Swiss election as climate change worries come to the fore

A crude performance: Semi-naked climate activists protest BP art sponsorship

How to explore the world without harming it: Guardian climate pledge 2019

World’s second floating wind farm sets sail for Portugal

Morocco energy boss: We need to build electricity bridges between Europe and Africa

Shifting to sustainable investment is not ‘pie-in-the-sky’

Greens furious as EU pours €130m into Polish LNG terminal

These three circular economy principles can help combat the climate crisis

Thunberg rally in Canada's energy heartland runs into oil and gas counter-protest

In birthplace of the U.S. revolution, a climate rebellion takes root

India builds homes to resist climate-linked floods

Canada’s climate change election – cheat sheet

Europe’s largest floating solar plant opens in France

EU fails to set tougher climate targets before December U.N. conference

Exxon and oil sands go on trial in New York climate fraud case

Is climate change responsible for the conflicts we’re seeing around the world today?

Cocaine traffickers fuel climate change

Climate-change protesters disrupt London rush hour, angering commuters

Indonesia's new green fund urged to focus on rainforest protection

Velux CEO: ‘If you want the most energy efficient home, live in a cave’

Australia spends billions planting trees – then wipes out carbon gains by bulldozing them

Poland wants fresh EU money to back climate neutrality goal

Southeast Asian conglomerates to pump US$30 million into renewable projects in Myanmar

Today, I aim to get arrested. It is the only real power climate protesters have

1 in 3 children live in unhealthy homes, warns ‘alarming’ report

Can carmakers steer away from climate catastrophe?

Trump wants to erase protections in Alaska's Tongass National Forest, a storehouse of carbon

Flights of fancy: 10 ways to imagine our way out of the climate crisis

Little progress made in tackling air pollution in Europe, research says

Nursing mothers stage climate protest against Google in London

UN rights experts criticise London climate protest 'ban' before court hearing

'It's a crisis, not a change': the six Guardian language changes on climate matters

Gas industry storms into EU green finance taxonomy debate

First announcement – Industrial Efficiency 2020 in Gothenburg, Sweden

How a revolution in climate science is putting big oil back on trial

Concerns as EU bank balks at plan to halt fossil fuel investments

The melting Arctic is fertile ground for businesses. But continued oil exploration poses an ethical dilemma

EU parliament unfazed by trade fight over palm biofuel phase-out

Government says it will go ‘further and faster’ to cut emissions following poor progress report

Green opposition wins Budapest mayoral election in blow to Orbán

French MP: ‘We try to bring method to the madness of building renovation’

Central heating boilers 'put climate change goals at risk'

Rise of renewables may see off oil firms decades earlier than they think

Analysis: UK renewables generate more electricity than fossil fuels for first time

Juncker Commission stalls EU climate bank in starting blocks

Extreme heatwaves pose spreading threat

Rescue workers battle mudslips, waist-high waters in typhoon-hit Japan

Climate change activists target London's financial district

Healthy homes: ‘The biggest health and business opportunity of a lifetime’

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