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January 2021

The Coalition for Energy Savings appoints new Secretary General

Upscaling the residential sector with on-bill financing schemes offers flexibility– new report

Slovakia struggles to keep pace with rapidly transforming car sector

Electric vehicles granted grace period to avoid Brexit tariffs

UK Government sets ‘rigorous’ new targets for green building revolution

U.S., EU kickstart renewed climate change cooperation with first call

Biden's return to Paris pact just a first step for U.S. climate action

Big U.S. oil drillers have federal permits to mute effect of any Biden ban

Legal bid to stop UK building Europe's biggest gas power plant fails

‘Gas is over’, EU bank chief says

Don't rely on direct hydrogen use to decarbonise buildings, broad coalition of stakeholders tells the EU

French citizens want better homes. Why are politicians standing in their way?

West Poland subregion aims to be first in the country to hit net zero

Revival of Trans Europe Express 'key to EU's carbon neutrality'

Reformed trade rules can help to save the climate

Nissan, Sony and other major Japanese firms call on government to ramp up clean energy deployment

Czech health minister backs coal mining phase-out ‘as soon as possible’

Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced

Energy EN+ Group vows to achieve net zero emission aluminium and energy production by 2050

EU should set a joint and ambitious standard for climate finance

2020: The year that coal power took a hit

As floods hit Borneo, Indonesia urged to boost climate action under Paris accord

Biden to cancel $9bn Keystone XL pipeline's permit, says source

Shift to renewable energy eases key environmental burdens, EU says

Brussels postponed green finance rules after 10 EU states wielded veto

EU sees carbon border levy as 'matter of survival' for industry

Biodiversity protection must be included in all EU policy, says Greens

The UK has some of the least energy-efficient housing in Europe – here’s how to fix this

Denmark leads EU on deployment of zero-emission buses: report

France's Total quits top U.S. oil lobby over climate policies

Renewables firm dishes out free EV chargers with solar and energy efficiency projects. Will this propel the energy transition in cities?

Biden will need to undo rule before setting strong standards

'Carbon-neutrality is a fairy tale': how the race for renewables is burning Europe's forests

American Petroleum Institute chief promises to fight Biden and the Democrats on drilling, tax policy

'Science Moms' campaign seeks to make climate change personal for Americans

Carbon capture and storage won’t work, critics say

Public subsidies for new gas boilers are wrecking the climate

Countries adapting too slowly to climate breakdown, UN warns

South Korea 2050 net zero pledge spurs renewables investment

China pushes technical solutions in race to meet climate goals

Rising heat forces big growth in electricity demand

Rising heat forces big growth in electricity demand

BlackRock holds $85bn in coal despite pledge to sell fossil fuel shares

Airlines join NGO calls for tougher EU biofuel regulations

US greenhouse gas emissions fell 10% in 2020 as Covid curbed travel

Businesses and consumers will decide whether the EU Green Deal works

French draft climate law criticised for weakening ambition of citizens’ assembly

Climate chaos batters global insurance industry

China launches world’s largest carbon market for power sector

Africa's leap to clean energy seen needing policy change, investment

IEA warns of post-pandemic emissions rebound

Most Europeans plan to curb flying, eat less meat for climate, EU poll says

World Bank to invest $5 bln in 11 African countries

New tool to monitor energy transition progress of French regions

Positive ‘tipping points’ provide fresh hope for climate, study says

Portugal makes deal on EU climate law ‘big priority’ of its six-month presidency

Dangerously hotter cities await 2100’s residents

2020 was hottest year ever in Europe

Power flows with UK ‘less efficient’ since Brexit, EU says

EU price on pollution hits record high in early 2021

2020 was a wild ride; opportunities await in 2021

Guest post: How to ‘fairly’ share emissions from goods traded around the world

Many scientists now say global warming could stop relatively quickly after emissions go to zero

December 2020

How coronavirus made 2020 the year of the electric bike

IEA: Coal expected to rebound in 2021, future of coal will be decided in Asia

‘Buy Clean’ policies have promise, but we first need to know which products are low-carbon

Chill out the easy way: science can cool you down

WA court challenge launched against huge Burrup Hub gas project

Climate risks to health set to worsen inequity, harm children

Japan to mull bolder emissions target, carbon pricing scheme next year - vice minister

Energy utilities prepare to deliver new 2030 climate target

Biden unveils diverse team tasked with ambitious climate agenda

Windfarms in Great Britain break record for clean power generation

Spain looks to China for cooperation on renewables but worries about overreliance

Product design policy will be key to circular economy, EU says

From Paris to Glasgow: the EU must drive climate action at home and abroad

Time for a global Green New Deal

EU court backs broader definition of tools to rig vehicle emissions tests

INSIGHT-Climate change turns up the heat on ad industry

Few major economies investing in nature-friendly COVID-19 recovery, index finds

Shift in Chinese energy investments set to help Greece reach climate targets

Shell faces Dutch court in case testing how Paris climate goals apply to businesses

EU agrees its green transition fund will not support natural gas

How to talk climate? Engaging all EU citizens in the climate discussion

Bundestag passes amendments to Germany’s renewable energy act

Hurt by COVID-19, transit needs public confidence and increased funding

Ella Kissi-Debrah's mother calls for Clean Air Act in wake of landmark ruling

Planet-warming emissions from buildings put climate goals at risk

Major US pension fund plans fossil-free future

Armed with proposals, young climate activists hunt decision-making power

EU shifts energy infrastructure funding away from gas, into electricity grids

Top UK court overturns block on Heathrow's third runway

Pakistan signals coal power exit, in potential model for China’s belt and road

Energy Charter Treaty reform reaches milestone, with little progress to show

Why the hydrogen bubble could burst in Europe’s face

Reactions: Deal on EU’s 2030 climate target is a big step, but won’t close the gap to 2050

Energy efficiency: Secret ingredient that can make Turkey’s energy transition a success

EU countries agree to ‘rapidly upscale’ hydrogen market

US to hold world climate summit early next year and seek to rejoin Paris accord

Britain proposes domestic emissions trading scheme from Jan 1

Putting sustainability on the menu in food manufacturing

The Renovation wave should kick-start a just healthy building transition in Europe

Energy Charter Conference: a ministerial without ministers

Ship ‘coffee breaks’ not enough to avoid EU carbon charges

UN climate summit registers new carbon-cutting pledges

As Taiwan models net zero scenarios, campaigners push for 2050 target

Europe's banks have a way to go on sustainability - BlackRock study

Countries signal greater climate ambition but ‘step change’ needed on road to Glasgow

Pope commits Vatican to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

World still warms in 2020 as greenhouse gases fall

Latin America’s electric bus transition is irreversible

10 myths about net zero targets and carbon offsetting, busted

EU seeks 2030 climate deal by delaying decision on details

Poor nations call for more financial support to cope with climate impacts

Rich nations break promise, little climate finance for South Asia

Christine Lagarde must change course to a green coronavirus recovery

Deal on EU’s 2030 climate target ‘within grasp’

ANALYSIS-Despite slow start, Paris climate accord 'alive and kicking' on fifth birthday

Financing must grow to meet climate goals: New analysis updates the data

The climate crisis should be at the heart of the global Covid recovery

Brazil's updated climate plan seen lacking credibility as forests shrink

EU seeks competitive edge from green batteries

Celebs call for more women on UK's male-dominated UN climate summit team

EU bets on blue hydrogen ‘to break chicken-and-egg problem’

UK energy networks get go-ahead to invest in green revolution

Which technologies should be in the EU’s climate action toolbox?

The Paris agreement five years on: is it strong enough to avert climate catastrophe?

Carbon emission cuts in Europe were achieved by the poorest: report

Denmark and Norway team up to build world’s largest hydrogen ferry

Scientists warn of 'critical oversight' in EU green finance rules

Drylands hit harder by poverty than richer regions

E-fuel would be wasted on cars while it’s badly needed to decarbonise planes and ships – study

Pollution inquest: Did a 9-year-old girl die from toxic London air?

EU climate deal unlikely without breakthrough on budget, envoy says

Czechs eyes coal phase-out by 2038

Time to step up: 5 years on from Paris

EU to target 30 million electric cars by 2030

Trump administration declines to tighten soot rules, despite link to Covid deaths

U.S. green groups say honeymoon is over, turn up heat on Biden

UK urged to follow Denmark in ending North Sea oil and gas exploration

Is South Korea on the right path to carbon neutrality?

Denmark agrees deal to have 775,000 electric cars by 2030

IEA: Covid crisis deepens energy efficiency slowdown, intensifying need for urgent action

UK plans to slash carbon emissions 68% by 2030 – how banking, building and borrowing can help

Oil and gas firms urged to work towards net zero British North Sea

EU proposes ‘transatlantic green trade agenda’ in wake of Biden’s election

EU opens door to gas and nuclear in search for deal on 2030 climate target

IEA: Energy efficiency plays notable role in global economic recovery packages

China’s environment ministry floats ‘ban’ on coal power investment abroad

Feeling the heat? Scientists warn of climate shocks to global health

‘Complete overhaul’ of buildings needed to meet EU’s 2030 climate goal

1% ‘super emitters’ responsible for over 50% of aviation emissions

Dubai heads backwards to its clean energy future

World Bank helps developing countries’ wind spurt

Humanity is waging war on nature, says UN secretary general

Coal, oil and gas production to blow climate targets despite pandemic dip, report warns

Pressure mounts on Britain to update its UN climate target

While coal premiums soar, insurance groups still supports oil and gas

Australia endures hottest spring ever, with average temperatures more than 2C above average

Europe’s green opportunity

November 2020

China eyes 60 GW of hydropower on Tibet's Brahmaputra river - state media

Fixing EU carbon market crucial to airlines ‘building back better’

Energy: A critical raw material in its own right?

Scottish homes to be first in world to use 100% green hydrogen

Shell in court over claims it hampered fossil fuels phase-out

Europe on track to smash its 2020 climate goal, EEA says

Italian and German trains hitch up to hydrogen bandwagon

What is the real cost of green hydrogen?

Parliament backs consumer’s right to repair in push towards circular economy

Youth activists demand damages for climate victims at virtual ‘mock Cop26’

Rein in advertising to help tackle climate crisis, report urges

Green recovery after COVID-19: Last chance for V4 to climate transition?

New Zealand's Ardern set to declare climate emergency

Beer maker backs India solar desalination plant to boost water, jobs for women

EU Commission backs global hydrogen market with euro as its key currency

Brussels approves German hard coal exit tender

Climate and energy in China’s 14th Five Year Plan – the signals so far

EU needs mandatory targets and means to save energy

Greece to spend big part of EU recovery funds on green, digital projects

EU says it could be self-sufficient in electric vehicle batteries by 2025

EU ombudsman criticises BlackRock contract

EU green finance rules at risk of deviating from science

EU drafts deal to upgrade 2030 climate change target next month

Climate-busting plane pollution revealed by new EU study

Waste not, want not: Dutch students build electric car from recycled material

UK aid budget cuts undermine trust ahead of Cop26 summit, experts warn

Pacific nations lead on climate. We must now do the same for nature

Spain offers $89 mln green energy aid to Balearic, Canary islands

Steelmakers call for ‘Green Deal’ to counter Chinese dumping

G20 stimulus plans favouring fossil fuels

John Kerry named as Joe Biden's special climate envoy

Climate crisis: CO2 hits new record despite Covid-19 lockdowns

EU, UN-led pact commits oil and gas firms to tackle methane emissions

Solar energy on track to power London rail link by 2022

Pipe dreams leave U.S. energy firms caught in climate trap

Not just emissions: why a green recovery from Covid-19 means more jobs

European governments failing to protect citizens from air pollution, data reveals

Covid-19: Can Asean make sustainable recovery a reality?

UN shipping body approves Arctic heavy fuel oil ‘ban’, delayed for a decade

Billionaire UK investor aims to force hundreds of companies to act on climate