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January 2023

EU buildings directive in turmoil amid push for hydrogen heating

Global carbon emissions forecast cut due to Ukraine war and Biden, says BP

New wind and solar are cheaper than the costs to operate all but one coal-fired power plant in the United States

The time to scale-up energy storage in southeastern Europe is now

#Exxonknows: Why the oil giant is really taking Europe to court

Key French MEP pitches low-carbon ‘weighting’ for EU renewables target

Poland to likely make wind turbine installation even harder

Worst London air pollution in six years as home fires burn

What’s stopping small businesses going green? Cash

When will we hit peak fossil fuels? Maybe we already have

Achieving Biden’s climate goals requires timely White House review of energy efficiency rules

Extreme weather forces unprepared Europe to focus on climate adaptation

The Guardian view on carbon offsetting: a model with dangerous flaws

From calories to climate: Are carbon labels for food and drink about to go mainstream?

With Russian gas gone, coal makes EU comeback as ‘traditional fuel’

Europe could end reliance on Chinese Li-ion battery cells by 2027 – forecast

Just 7% of global banks’ energy financing goes to renewables, new data shows

Insulating the economy: why the EU must aim high on its buildings directive

Tallinn begins one-year stint as ‘European Green Capital’

EU launches debate on electricity market reform amid rising consumer bills

Revealed: how US transition to electric cars threatens environmental havoc

South Africa’s women need the energy transition to work for them

German transport minister rejects autobahn speed limit after report shows climate benefits

What’s the key to climate action? Better communication

German environment minister hopes to phase out biofuels from 2030

Exposed: How EU countries use firewood to bloat their renewable energy stats

Low-carbon jobs fell after Cameron’s kibosh on ‘green crap’ policies – study

Extreme warming ahead even as worst-case scenarios grow ‘obsolete’

‘No miracles needed’: Prof Mark Jacobson on how wind, sun and water can power the world

France, Germany aim for ‘common roadmap’ on clean hydrogen

As US-EU trade tensions rise, conflicting carbon tariffs could undermine climate efforts

Energy saving policies could put lives at risk as global heating intensifies: study

Wood banks emerge as vital source of heat while US gas bills still on the rise

The climate crisis threatens economic stability – why are central bankers divided?

How to cut climate-changing emissions? Recycle buildings

This is an era of plentiful, cheap, renewable energy, but the fossil fuel dinosaurs can’t admit it

Exxon’s predictions about the climate crisis may have increased its legal peril

1 in 3 activities labeled green in EU Taxonomy are bad for the planet, new alternative Taxonomy shows

Need for speed as EU launches debate on electricity market reform

Report: Renovating EU houses could save 44% of energy for heating

‘Ridiculous’: Greta Thunberg blasts decision to let UAE oil boss chair climate talks

'They want to silence us': Uganda cracks down on anti-oil protests

‘Super-tipping points’ could trigger cascade of climate action

Airlines to invoke EU freedoms to challenge green restrictions on short-haul flights

Renewables projected to soon be one-fourth of US electricity generation. Really soon

Italian politics threatens to torpedo EU buildings directive

EU Commission announces ‘Green Deal Industrial Plan’, but no fresh money

'Very little capital' going into climate adaptation in emerging Asia: study

Atmospheric dust may have hidden true extent of global heating

UK private renters ‘could save £570 a year if ministers act on energy efficiency’

Banks still investing heavily in fossil fuels despite net zero pledges – study

UK Government sets out plan to make smart EV charging ‘the norm’ by 2025

Growing demand puts EU electricity grid under pressure

In Davos, activists warn against climate inaction and greenwashing

A new EU electricity market design for a decarbonised energy system

Climate activists vow to take to streets to stop fossil fuel extraction

Energy crisis has become manageable, can be overcome by 2024 - German minister

Let’s face reality. Fossil fuel interests have destroyed the Cops – we need something new

EU climate chief defends oil CEO’s appointment as COP28 boss

45% renewables target ‘is ambitious but feasible’, says EU climate chief

Britain is a net electricity exporter for first time in 44 years

Backlash as UAE oil boss picked to lead COP28 climate summit

Germany announces ‘acceleration’ of smart meter rollout

Austria commits to significant renewables boost

Swedish government frees up legislation on nuclear expansion

Fossil fuel producers must be forced to ‘take back’ carbon, say scientists

UK could face ‘banking crisis worse than 2008’ if City fails to prepare for fossil fuel collapse

The new-build ‘homes’ where energy scientists play God with the weather

Sweden announces discovery of Europe’s biggest deposit of rare earth metals

Exxon Accurately Predicted Global Warming, Years Before Casting Doubt on Climate Science

Warm 2022 makes the past eight years hottest ever recorded

Zimbabwe looks to public to provide solar power amid energy crisis

Finland’s wind power capacity increased by 75% last year

Oil majors investing 8 times more in biofuels than hydrogen

EU should agree remaining climate laws by summer, Sweden says

Why do traffic reduction schemes attract so many conspiracy theories?

US: Study identifies states with best opportunities to cut costs and emissions by updating building codes using federal climate funds

December 2022

Steel industry united in opposing bloc’s carbon border levy

Stage set for fight over EU’s 2030 renewable energy target

Tackling emissions of buildings from cradle to grave

Can Europe's new Social Climate Fund protect poor from rising carbon cost?

Carbon farming explained: the pros, the cons and the EU's plans

EU’s emissions continue to fall despite return to coal

Speed, simplicity and focus: How the EU can make a success of the competitive sustainability ‘race to the top’

Poland introduces €43 gas price cap to protect consumers

Emissions trading and carbon pricing: Recapping a busy week for green policy in the EU

Spain allowed NO2 levels to exceed limits in Madrid and Barcelona, EU court rules

Buying time for proper electricity market reform

Vietnam struggles to quit coal as renewable energy faces hurdles

New report showcases the far-reaching benefits of energy efficiency

How can China contribute to climate ‘loss and damage’?

Brussels planning digital push to green the EU’s construction sector

Biden administration plans regulation that would only allow LED lamps from 2023

Big oil is behind conspiracy to deceive public, first climate racketeering lawsuit says

Climate-conscious Indians tap carbon credits for greener fun

UK's Rwanda asylum plan criticised for ignoring climate threats

EU seals deal on gas price cap after months of wrangling

Energy Efficiency Journal announces special issue on policy responses to the current energy crisis

Most EU countries sceptical about 45% renewable energy goal: document

EU approves CO2 tax on heating and transport, softened by new social climate fund

Nuclear fusion ‘holy grail’ is not the answer to our energy prayers

Climate goal of 1.5C is ‘gasping for breath’, says UN head

Agriculture and fisheries evade EU’s new CO2 price

Europe’s car industry must look to the future, not the past

EU coal consumption, production to temporarily increase – then fall

UK and EU sign offshore renewable energy agreement

Indonesia’s new climate plan: Slow progress but change imminent

Here's how Asia Pacific's biggest cities might look in 2100

Toxic fumes are comin’: Truck pollution will double over Christmas

Four steps to make India’s energy transition less painful

Pressure mounts on EU to maintain ambition on biodiversity at COP15

Open letter: Energy efficiency needs a long-term strategy for climate, security, solidarity and prosperity

Climate Home’s five must-read climate change stories from 2022

Deal struck on EU plan to finance Russian fossil fuel exit

EU Commission OKs Germany’s new billion euro EV charging scheme

Parliament backs EU plan to accelerate renewables permitting

After developing country walkout, ministers arrive to rescue nature talks

Strong action on methane will mean more EU energy security

Austria to use €500 million in windfall taxes to help struggling households

Electricity generated by burning native Australian timber no longer classified as renewable energy

Richest people in UK ‘use more energy flying’ than poorest do overall

Commission President: EU Sovereignty Fund will be proposed in summer

German govt earmarks €1.8 billion in aid for households heating with pellets and oil

Children of India's burning coalfields dream of a fire-free future

Why burning primary woody biomass is worse than fossil fuels for climate

Still no major progress toward ‘peace pact with nature’ at COP15

Green industry: G7 sets out terms for global ‘climate club’

EU seals agreement on world’s first carbon tariff

Climate adaptation must be transformational, not just fighting fires

Biomass drives wedge in EU Parliament over renewables permitting rules

EU could face gas shortage next year, IEA warns

The Energy Charter Treaty is on life support with little chance of revival

EU aims for quick deal on carbon border levy

‘Like an oilwell in your back yard’: Irish people turn to cutting peat to save on energy bills

Breakthrough in nuclear fusion could mean ‘near-limitless energy’

US: EPA finds no progress in vehicle efficiency as automakers sell more big models

EU passes law to make electric car batteries cleaner

Germany sets renewable power record in 2022, but is off-track for 2030 target

Finding the antidote to climate anxiety in stories about taking action

Will digital labelling drive up consumer recycling?

Bioenergy with carbon capture distracts from real climate solutions

The EU needs to invest its way out of the energy crisis

‘Burn everything’: Poland chokes on the smog of war

Why delay in phasing out nuclear power is dividing German village

Siemens, Unilever, Maersk and DFDS join business coalition calling for 2035 deadline for zero-emissions trucks in EU

UK coal mine approval sparks global fury and hypocrisy claims

Which countries are ‘particularly vulnerable’ to climate change?

The EU’s Carbon Removal Certification Framework: political leadership or voluntary hurdle?

US: Finally, some good climate news: The biggest wins in clean energy in 2022

Austria green lights new strategy to reduce resource use

Global nature pact in doubt as COP15 talks seek breakthrough

Lawmakers agree to restrict EU carbon tax to flights within Europe

US climate action may slow after mixed midterm results

EU agrees new law to kick deforestation out of supply chains

The EU needs a whole-life carbon roadmap for buildings

How Western Balkan countries can decarbonise their power systems and save money

Wood-energy sector worried by EU attempt to limit biomass use

US Scorecard: Leading states cutting costs for residents with energy efficiency, but more progress needed

Here’s the exciting COP27 breakthrough no one is talking about

Most UK universities failing to hit carbon reduction targets

EU agrees new law to kick deforestation out of supply chains

EU chief flags concerns about Biden’s ‘buy American’ climate plans

Campaigners push EU-backed ‘renovation loan’ to decarbonise buildings

Stop burning trees to make energy, say 650 scientists before Cop15 biodiversity summit

To reach zero-emission goal, Uber urges drivers to purchase EVs

Long-awaited EU rules on renewable hydrogen expected next week

We won’t stop biodiversity loss without transforming food systems

Packaging makers ‘still concerned’ about reuse targets in new EU law

Germany needs fossil gas for more than a decade alongside renewables expansion – McKinsey

£18bn project to link UK to huge wind and solar farm in Sahara delayed by a year

Partners launch nationwide initiative to accelerate energy upgrades for affordable housing

Indian farmers turn to solar-powered fridges to fight food waste

‘Unparalleled in the world’: Australian grid operator maps path to 100% renewables

Car companies are now bundling EVs with home solar panels. Are customers going to buy?

Women leaders are the key to sustainable climate solutions

Gas crisis driving heat pump boom in Europe, IEA says

Fossil fuel recruiters banned from three more UK universities

EU Global Health Strategy lacks ambition on climate change, says expert

EU Commission wants farmers, landowners to lead carbon removal push

EU Commission greenlights ‘unsustainable’ hydrogen plan

November 2022

In world first, EU legislators agree to price shipping emissions

Giving up on 1.5C climate target would be gift to carbon boosters, says IEA head

‘A form of self-destruction’: Japan weighs up plan to expand nuclear power

EU carbon market reform ‘progressing at snail’s pace’ ahead of final talks

EU promises investment in African energy in post-summit meeting

Black Friday’s ‘enormous environmental impact’ sparks a green backlash

EU battery watchers brace for tsunami of secondary legislation

Evidence grows of forced labour and slavery in production of solar panels, wind turbines

Post-COP27, Philippines lawmakers mull first-of-its-kind climate accountability bill

Czech organisations warn of homelessness surge amid energy crisis

Mediterranean region aims to lead the way in circular economy push

Here’s how to get private finance into climate action

Water as part of the climate solution

No 10 set to allow new onshore wind projects in England in U-turn

Revamping the EU’s climate leadership with transition finance

Africa-EU partnership post-COP27

The climate vulnerable are starting to roar

Paris and Berlin set aside differences on ‘renewable’ vs ‘low-carbon’ hydrogen

Rich nations have promised to pay for the climate crisis – but will they?

Dutch minister slams Commission’s ‘flawed’ price cap proposal