eceee news index

September 2023

Ahead of COP28 climate talks, fossil fuels increasingly under fire

EU bank chief warns against ‘Colonialism 2.0’ as green transition progresses

Industrial carbon capture: Only for truly ‘unavoidable emissions’

China opposes ‘not realistic’ global fossil fuel phase-out

Number of public transport users rising in Germany in first half of 2023

Europe’s power industry warns ageing grids put green goals at risk

Rishi Sunak announces U-turn on key green targets

France to seek minimum price for flights in Europe

Solar-powered looms boost income and safety for India’s silk weavers

Sunak’s net zero U-turn is so toxic that it’s united Greens and car manufacturers against him

Asia is driving two-thirds of new oil and gas development

Berlin considers slashing electricity tax by 95% to boost heat pump uptake

EU reaches deal banning ‘climate-neutral’ product claims

Euro 7 pollution standards for cars “effectively killed off” by Spanish EU Presidency proposals

Climate action must respond to extreme weather driving health crisis, says WHO

France is EU’s first importer of ‘Russian nuclear products’: study

U.S. Inflation Reduction Act: one year on, a summary of impressive progress in the energy transition

Europe’s shipping emissions back to pre-pandemic high

What to know about New York’s climate ambition summit

Electricity market reform and the gathering CfD storm

European governments shrinking railways in favour of road-building, report finds

France used 10% less electricity last winter – three valuable lessons in fighting climate change

Leak: EU may become as hooked on China batteries as it was on Russian energy

People who work from home all the time ‘cut emissions by 54%’ against those in office

Startups with electric vans race to fill demand for zero-emissions delivery

German construction minister rejects EU plans to increase energy efficiency in old buildings

China urges EU to ensure new carbon tariff complies with WTO rules

G20: Time to boost energy efficiency and decarbonisation

UN Climate Ambition Summit seeks 'quantum leap' on emissions cuts

How urban heat islands are making cities dangerously warm

Divided EU Parliament adopts weakened stance on electricity market reform

Parliament backs law to boost green aviation fuels in EU flights

Young people to take 32 European countries to court over climate policies

New fossil fuel projects ‘very unwise economic risk’ says global energy chief

IEA: Stronger international cooperation in high emissions sectors crucial to get on track for 1.5 °C climate goal

Paris climate goals require immediate oil demand downturn: Study

Small and profitable: Why affordable electric cars in 2025 are feasible

Climate activists kick off rallies against fossil fuel in week of action in New York

Von der Leyen outlines ‘next phase of European Green Deal’, with heavy industry focus

EU lawmakers pass bill hiking renewable energy targets

Why India is rebuffing a coal-to-clean deal with rich nations

Call for a European green industrial policy

News Corp gasses up ‘green’ fossil fuels in a series on future energy – but does it pass the sniff test?

G20 stops short of fossil fuel phase out as 'dark cloud' looms

Every hour European governments lose out on €4 million in aviation taxes

World Bank spent billions of dollars backing fossil fuels in 2022, study finds

Heat pumps twice as efficient as fossil fuel systems in cold weather, study finds

Four more bodies found after Greece storm, raising toll to 15

G20’s Delhi Declaration falls predictably short on climate

Small islands slam ‘endless’ climate talks at landmark maritime court hearing

US sets new record for billion-dollar climate disasters in single year

Macron: G20 conclusions on climate ‘insufficient’

Q&A – Germany agrees phaseout of fossil fuel heating systems

Key issues at stake as EU electricity market reform nears finishing line

Positive energy neighbourhoods: Building a resilient and inclusive Europe

UK’s net zero ambitions at risk after ‘disastrous’ offshore wind auction

What high heat in the classroom is doing to millions of American children

Pro-nuclear MEPs defy EU Parliament on electricity market reform

Experts warn of ‘Denialism Comeback’ ahead of November’s global climate talks

‘Biggest clean energy disaster in years’: UK auction secures no offshore windfarms

How to improve the climate and energy governance rules

Two in five homeowners in Germany say they can’t afford climate-friendly renovations

Climate adaptation finance to Africa must increase tenfold, research shows

Parliament raises recycling goals in EU Critical Raw Materials Act

Heat denial: influencers question validity of high temperatures

African leaders call for new global taxes to fund climate change action

Summer 2023 was hottest on record, EU scientists say

US hydrogen rules could decide fate of EU’s electrolyser industry

Climate policy focus now shifting to implementation, EU says

MEPs back targets to onshore EU battery supply chain

A wolf in sheep’s clothing: why Africa should shun carbon markets

US: States can help low-income residents with rebates for energy upgrades under new federal guidance

Australia has highest per capita CO2 emissions from coal in G20, analysis finds

Climate crisis could contribute to a global food shortage by 2050, US special envoy on food security warns

Is Ecuador's Amazon oil ban a threat to fossil fuels in Latin America?

Demand flexibility: a key challenge for EU electricity market reform

UK could quit ‘climate-wrecking’ Energy Charter Treaty, minister announces

German parliament to greenlight controversial heating law on Friday

How will the US cope next summer when it could be even hotter?

African leaders at odds over climate plans as crucial Nairobi summit opens

F-gas revision: far more than a climate victory for Europe

Poland to establish energy transition ministry

Sustainability takes back seat in auto industry sourcing decisions - survey

UAE pitches itself as Africa’s carbon credits leader

Dutch grant more fossil fuel subsidies than previously thought

The balance between expanding renewable projects and feeding India’s population

Why the EU’s 2050 climate neutrality target is 10 years too late

Lack of ‘bankable’ climate projects hurting Indonesia's energy transition

EU considers watering down ‘CO2 neutrality’ standard for eFuels

Australia records warmest winter caused by global heating and sunny conditions

Parks and gardens hold key to cooling overheated cities

India sees hottest, driest August since records began

Africa climate summit is vital moment for continent to take charge

August 2023

Idalia to boost Florida apartment insurance costs further

France calls for minimum price on European flights

Heat or eat? How efficient buildings today can save lives tomorrow

eceee’s GA elects new board members. President and vice-Presidents appointed

Onshore wind is poised to grow, and move away from boom and bust cycles

The people of Ecuador just made climate justice history. The world can follow

France threatening to fly solo on electricity market reform

Grid readiness for HDV charging

EU’s use of fossil fuels for electricity falls 17% to ‘record low’ in first half of 2023

As climate disasters rise, New York tests fast insurance payouts

Loss and damage fund must deliver climate justice to affected communities

Commission proposes controversial candidate to head EU climate action

How fossil fuel subsidies are hurting the energy transition

Why a European Central Carbon Bank would help stabilise EU climate policy

Poland files lawsuit against key EU climate policies

Dramatic climate action needed to curtail ‘crazy’ extreme weather

Planned state support means heat pumps pay off even in inefficient buildings – WWF

EU, US green steel showdown: How to decarbonise trade

French energy regulator: Nuclear alone not enough for carbon neutrality

No 10’s Ulez stance reverses ‘decades of clean air progress’, says Sadiq Khan

German shipbuilders call for support for billion-euro investments needed for offshore wind expansion

How climate change will hit snow levels across Europe’s ski resorts

West must use COP28 to reverse climate neglect of Africa, or face new era of violence

Hundreds more rapid charging points installed in UK to help drivers go electric

How to stay cool without air con – and help take some heat off the planet

IKEA and GOGLA announce strategic partnership to help the off-grid solar sector

The world is burning. Who can convince the comfortable classes of the radical sacrifices needed?

Cooking the books: cookstove offsets produce millions of fake emission cuts

100 days to COP28: Can it deliver climate action?

Dutch to nominate Foreign Minister Hoekstra as EU Commissioner

Hawaii wildfires expose need for resilience in a polycrisis world

German energy industry allays supply fears for coming winter – media

Solar and windfarm investment is drying up – and Australia needs a wake-up call on the future of the electricity grid

China bans Japanese seafood after Fukushima wastewater release

US Utility scorecard: Energy efficiency efforts stagnating amid climate crisis

Fossil fuels being subsidised at rate of $13m a minute, says IMF

EU puts Maroš Šefčovič in charge of climate policy

Global uranium demand boost raises questions of supply security

Strong signal from investors for Philippines firms to focus solely on growing renewable energy portfolio: IEEFA

Why the EU should ban climate neutral claims now

Massive economic pain for Australia if temperature rises exceed 2C, intergenerational report predicts

100 days to COP28: Can it deliver climate action?

German importers “insufficiently prepared” for EU carbon border tax – consultancy

Q&A: A legal scholar calls the ruling in the Montana youth climate lawsuit ‘huge’

Costly gap: Germany to fall significantly short of EU climate targets

Mediterranean is becoming a tinderbox: EU must focus on climate, not migration

New EU carbon tariff: German industry slams bureaucratic burden

What are the environmental costs of AI?

Zero-degree line at record height above Switzerland as heat and fire hit Europe

Sparking Europe’s new industrial revolution

The ‘no jet’ set: actors back campaign to cut climate impact of ‘celebrity riders’

Tens of thousands evacuated as Tenerife wildfire burns out of control

US: With planning, heavy industry can use wind and solar power

India government sets emission limit for hydrogen to qualify as ‘green’

Rising temperatures mean more air conditioning which means more electricity is needed – rooftop solar is a perfect fit

The climate crisis is here now, experts warn, as death tolls from summer disasters mount

UK Government distribute nearly £4 million in funding for green AI innovations

Brussels cheers 90% filled gas storages across Europe

How is the Inflation Reduction Act helping the U.S. fight climate change?

Corporate climate action accelerated in 2022, with an 87% increase in companies setting targets

Buildings directive: German NGOs pressure Berlin to back obligatory renovations

‘We are facing dependence on China’: EU battles to support green industry

July 2023

Energy poverty on the rise in Europe, statistics show

The local dimension of the EU’s transition to renewable electricity

Gas boiler lobby trying to delay UK’s heat pump plans, leak shows

Flying in Europe up to 30 times cheaper than train, says Greenpeace

Extreme weather: the climate crisis in four charts

German industry hails EU Parliament position on electricity market reform

Spanish EU Presidency draws criticism on carbon capture technology

German industry hails EU Parliament position on electricity market reform

India's coal mining bet stumbles as wary banks weigh rising risks

EU and Argentina strike gas, hydrogen & renewables deal

EU deal on F-gases delayed by dispute on heat pumps, timeline

Frans Timmermans steps down from EU’s climate leadership

Leading Nasa climate expert says July likely to be hottest month on record

Portugal announces withdrawal from Energy Charter Treaty

Lawmakers reintroduce nuclear in EU’s net-zero industry list

Dozens of oil & industry lobbyists attended secretive shipping emissions talks

How can China cut emissions in its fast-growing express delivery industry?

Why are heatwaves getting worse?

Leaked UK government plan to protect against climate heat ‘very weak’

Energy industry uses whale activists to aid anti-wind farm strategy, experts say

Government report shows Germany set to miss 2045 climate neutrality target – media

Europe should cap ‘luxury’ energy use to meet emissions targets, study says

Kerry rejects “climate reparations” but praises loss and damage fund

Cerberus heatwave threatens new record temperatures for Europe

EU to push for fossil fuel phaseout ‘well ahead of 2050’ at COP28

Costs of ‘Euro 7’ truck pollution rules overestimated, study finds

Parliament vote boosts EU green product rules, leaves out online sales

UAE’s Cop28 president plans “brutally honest” climate summit

Parliament adopts position on EU’s green construction product rules

Will the voluntary carbon market survive mistrust and regulation?

Every hour European governments lose out on €4 million in aviation taxes

Germany to ramp up the decarbonisation of Buildings Heating from Jan 1st 2024. How?

US should reach minerals deal with EU this year, official says

EU countries give final greenlight to new battery production rules

IEA says critical minerals supply could pull close to demand by 2030

61,000 Europeans may have died in last summer’s heatwaves, experts say

Pacific “mixed feelings” after compromise on shipping’s climate goals

US faces week of dangerous weather with flooding and heatwave alerts

Spain floats options for EU electricity market reform

WHO Europe countries repeat pledge to address climate change health impacts

UK should quit ‘climate-wrecking’ energy treaty, say official advisers

EU should triple size of high-speed railway network – Deutsche Bahn report

Poorly insulated homes proving a hard sell in Germany with prices dropping

France announces more financing for energy renovations

UK: Labour’s plan to insulate more homes ‘would create 4m job opportunities'

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