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February 2019

Majority of European firms have no CO2 reduction targets

Postponement of buildings commission irks German real estate industry

EU foreign ministers back UN call to raise climate ambition

Ireland’s democratic experiment lays the ground for stronger climate action

Balearic Islands target 100% renewables, inspiring 26 EU islands

Indonesian presidential hopefuls vow energy self-sufficiency via palm

Is Russia behind climate change protests in EU? ‘Definitely yes’, says Ukraine

Regulatory flaws in Clean Energy Package, part 2: Can bad legislation deliver good regulation?

India proposes more than $12 bln of pollution-reducing incentives

Early rain as Arctic warms means more methane

A California coalition is tackling one of the hardest, unsexiest parts of climate policy

Gas must be ‘completely’ decarbonised by 2050, says UK think-tank

Renewable energy will be world’s main power source by 2040, says BP

New JRC report: One-stop-shops for energy renovations of buildings

Analysis: BP’s outlook for fossil fuels could be undermined by slowing energy demand

Electric cars now cheaper than petrol or diesel alternatives, report finds

French students starting to mobilise against climate inaction

My generation trashed the planet. So I salute the children striking back

The beacon of sustainable finance in Europe must not lose its flame

Energy independence increasingly important to Germans

Macron unveils Franco-German plan to give electric battery industry a jolt

World is halfway through its hottest decade

Ireland has third worst record on fossil fuels

Energy service agreements: Potential big kid in town?

The impact of polluted air on life expectancy

Ireland needs new oil and gas fields to ease reliance on Brexit UK, say drillers

EU renewables on the up, but 2020 target looms large

The tiny Swiss company that thinks It can help stop climate change

Labour to set out plans to decarbonise UK and fulfil green jobs pledge

Green New Deal: Can this plan pushed by some Democrats really work?

Swedish shipping industry prepares to go fossil-free by 2045

Irish energy industry calls for new links to Europe amid Brexit fears

Europe agrees sales targets for ‘clean’ buses in cities

The repression of environmental activists fuels climate change

Rwanda’s ambitious plan for clean and efficient cooling

Climate change seen as top threat, but U.S. power a growing worry - poll

Aviation risks undercutting EU’s new renewables rules

Cañete sees gas as ‘a bridge’ to reach EU’s clean energy goals

Scottish Government revives £10m tidal energy fund

Trusting the accountant: How emissions reporting is set to change

Drax begins capturing carbon in ‘world first’ pilot

European Commission classifies most palm oil fuels as unsustainable

The repression of environmental activists fuels climate change

We have a rare chance to make our electricity system fair again, but we need to act fast

France tables 2050 carbon-neutral law

UK pupils to join global strike over climate change crisis

In land-scarce Southeast Asia, solar panels float on water

Roses are red, but they might not be green

Energy from greenhouse gases is possible

Energy consumption continues to rise in Europe: Eurostat

New report: Energy performance increasingly important for the value of buildings

Growing nuclear waste legacy defies disposal

US plans to rescind light bulb standards would cost $100 per household each year

Emerging opportunities help commercial buildings optimize energy use

Seven take-aways from the Green New Deal launch

Trump State of the Union speech: what climate change experts say

Met Office: global warming could exceed 1.5C within five years

DOE lighting rollback proposal will cost consumers billions

Russia reviews ratification of Paris Agreement

Grid operators propose thousands of kilometres of new lines to meet green energy needs

German backlash against EU air pollution limits 'lacks evidence'

‘Shocking’ failure to cut emissions from biggest-polluting sector in UK as others improve

A third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2100

Ireland must become low-carbon economy sooner, says Central Bank chief

Is climate change far worse than we realise?

Climate change: UK CO2 emissions fall again

New JRC report shows increased energy consumption for transport and tertiary sector

Clean cut: Pure Planet drops prices for green energy customers

EPA chief says agency, California ‘far apart’ on car emissions

Germany’s coal phase out plans must accelerate to meet Paris goals

Greece vows €35 billion investment for energy transition

Swansea tidal lagoon plan revived – without government funding

Europe's most deprived areas 'hit hardest by air pollution'

UNEP chief: EU should aim for 55% CO2 reduction by 2030

Legal obstacles no barrier to introducing aviation fuel tax in Europe, say experts

David Wallace-Wells on climate: ‘People should be scared – I'm scared’

Mean, lean and green: Finding a new path for sustainable finance

'What about the plug?' Australia's electric car infrastructure stalled by policy paralysis

New analysis: Member States must do more to meet 2030 EU energy efficiency target

Boom in cruise holidays intensifies concern over 'emissions dodging'

Brussels mulls free public transport for all

No-deal Brexit to leave UK without green watchdog for two years: report

BP pledges to align its business with global climate goals

New study highlights large 2050 energy savings potentials

Are auctions forecast to be the primary policy mechanism driving utility-scale renewable electricity capacity expansion?

To burn or not to burn – Juncker’s palm oil conundrum

January 2019

Romania keeps giving state aid to coal even as it holds EU presidency

Smart thermostats prove their worth, leading the way to smarter homes

EU revises energy efficiency targets in view of Brexit

Road to nowhere: why Australia lags behind in electric vehicle revolution

Electrification and efficiency: crafting an enduring relationship

‘End of the road’ for UK citizens’ climate case rejected by appeal court

European colonization of Americas killed so many it cooled Earth's climate

European Parliament votes for much greener cohesion policy

Brighter, safer, more efficient: How LEDS are changing public spaces

Eight charts show how ‘aggressive’ railway expansion could cut emissions

Renewable energies chip away at coal power, stats show

Analysis: How far would Germany’s 2038 coal phaseout breach Paris climate goals?

Energy-short Pakistan moves to power up solar manufacturing

Filling potholes cuts pollution

EY consultant: Europe is lagging behind in power grid digitalisation

U.S. midwest freezes, Australia burns: this is the age of weather extremes

German coal phase-out criticised but welcomed on whole

China’s coal plants haven’t cut methane emissions as required, study finds

Arctic region experiencing its warmest century in over 115,000 years

Germany can end coal power much earlier than 2038

Smart meter woes hold back digitalisation of EU power sector

Carbon pricing and digital tax find traction in Davos

Turning diesel to ink in India

Faraday Grid nets £25m investment from WeWork founder

Climate change is cooking salmon in the Pacific Northwest

Tens of thousands protest in France, Belgium over climate crisis

What’s in the German coal commission’s final report?

Looking on the bright side of climate change, think of all the money corporations can make

Could offshore wind soon prove cheaper than its onshore cousin?

Germany to move ahead quickly on implementing coal exit

Economic success has unthinkable price tags, 16-year-old climate activist tells Davos

Time to shift focus to existing environmental laws, says new UN report

New BPIE study: How can policy innovation help decarbonize the building stock in Europe?

Scientists call for artificial trees to fight climate change

‘Worrying’ rise in global CO2 forecast for 2019

Arctic nations bet on ‘blue economy’ to reconcile climate, development goals

Can Asia unlock the capital needed to tackle climate change?

How to ramp up energy efficiency investment for Europe’s net-zero emissions future

Teenage activist takes School Strikes 4 Climate Action to Davos

France reopens carbon tax debate that fuelled ‘yellow vest’ protests

Junk fossil fuel plants and stay below 1.5°C

Why people in the US south stay put in the face of climate change

Post-COP24 stocktake praises Katowice rulebook, ‘Cañete’s baby’

US off track to reach climate goals as oil and gas production expand

‘Energy sobriety’: A disruptive notion catching on in France

After the COP: Where next for climate action?

Car companies aren’t even trying to sell electric cars

UK has biggest fossil fuel subsidies in the EU, finds commission

David Attenborough and Prince William take world leaders to task on environment

Americans’ climate change concerns surge to record levels, poll shows

Analysis warns of lack of progress on 2020 global emissions target

Climate action barometer: 12 charts explain where we are today, and where we need to be in 2020

This one measure can get the world back on track to meet its climate targets

EU at risk of missing 2020 energy efficiency targets: Lessons for 2030

Decarbonisation is flawed, says development expert on why business won’t save the world

New mobility is coming to a city near you – will it be sustainable?

Carbon pricing dropped from new Franco-German treaty

Spain brings fresh impetus to climate fight after lost decade

Nuclear sunset overtakes fading dreams

How Orkney leads the way for sustainable energy

How to stop the climate crisis: six lessons from the campaign that saved the ozone

Lightbulb moment: ‘I pay just £14 a year – and you can too’

Can social sciences and humanities re-energise efficiency? Films and presentations available from eceee policy seminar

Battery boom aids climate change battle

The Brief – The future is theirs… unless we destroy it first

Palm oil no longer considered ‘biofuel’ in France

Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals

See you in court, citizens tell governments on climate change

Nuclear power can be green – but at a price

New study finds coffee under threat from climate change

Under fire, France’s ‘King Macron’ surveys nation on climate policy

Free public transport is great news for the environment but it’s no silver bullet

BNEF: Global clean energy investment ticks down, but deployment levels keep climbing

Melbourne becomes first city with all council infrastructure powered by renewables

Nepal’s hydropower boom needs strategic assessment and public oversight

Andrew Wheeler: Trump's EPA pick says climate change 'not the greatest crisis'

MEPs agree to fund ‘chimera’ nuclear fusion project

ACEEE honors outstanding utility energy efficiency programs

Barclays in deep water over new climate policy

Brazil downgrades climate diplomacy in Bolsonaro shake-up

‘Merkel deceived us on climate’, says Germany’s Energiewende godfather

Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change – study

UK’s clean air drive undermined by Brexit, campaigners say

EU climate plan no-shows submit excuses instead

Climate action: Seeds of hope for 2019

Watch how air pollution moves across Europe

UK failed to enforce EU air quality standards – what will happen after Brexit?

Antarctica's annual ice loss six times greater than 40 years ago, Nasa research shows

Warming may mean sea levels 30 cms higher

New air pollution plans improve on EU rules, government claims

UK revealed as EU champion of fossil fuel subsidies

President Trump can't stop U.S. coal plants from retiring

Ladakh will soon be home to world's largest solar plant

Who should be 2019’s climate champion?

Swedes top climate change resisters’ league

China seen as ‘absolute winner’ of clean energy transition

Seven EU nations miss climate and energy plan deadline

Government shutdown raises fears of scientific data loss, climate research delays

EU needs clean vehicle procurement rules to boost e-mobility in cities

The ultimate power couple: Energy management and data technologies

Solar households to be paid for excess power after UK government U-turn

Departing World Bank chief leaves climate job unfinished

Greece gives investors another week for coal plant bids

Carbon emissions up as Trump agenda rolls back climate change work

U.S. top court rejects Exxon in climate change document dispute

Alstom unveils new hydrogen train in the UK

As Lahore chokes on winter smog, Pakistan moves to cut air pollution

Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second

Apple moves Denmark from cows to clouds

France to advocate multilateralism to address inequality at G7

Dutch eco initiative halves energy bills in first UK homes

World leaders face test of climate commitment in 2019

Biogas in Germany: Maintaining momentum

London's ultra-low emission zone: good or bad idea?