Transformation is picking up speed in the power sector, but urgent action is required in heating, cooling, and transport.
This year’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report GSR reveals two realities: one in which a revolution in the power sector is driving rapid change towards a renewable energy future, and another in which coolingCTCNheatingpowerRenewablesTransport Read More
The EU is raising its target for the amount of energy it consumes from renewable sources, in a deal lauded by the bloc’s climate chief as a hard-won victory for the switch to clean energy.
Energy ministers agreed a binding renewable energy target of 32% by 2030, up from the previous goal EUMiguel Arias CañeteRenewables Read More
Twenty-four million new jobs will be created globally by 2030 if the right policies to promote a greener economy are put in place, a new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) says.
Action to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius and as Deborah Greenfieldgreen jobsILORenewablessustainable economy Read More
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 8 May 2018 — The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 per cent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). According to the fifth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review, Dr. Rabia FerroukhiIRENAPVRenewableswind Read More
UN Climate Change News, Bonn, 2 May 2018 – Organizers of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) taking place this September in San Francisco have today provided new evidence of how cities, states, regions, businesses and investors are taking climate ambition to the next level. In this way, they are helping to build Bonnbusinessclimate actionclimate changeGrowthRenewablesTalanoa Read More
Every so often it’s helpful — and by helpful I also mean traumatic, so buyer beware — to pull the lens back and take a look at the big picture on climate change and what’s necessary to avert its worst consequences.
In the journal Nature, journalist Jeff Tollefson recently offered that magisterial overview of coalEmissionsFossil Fuelsgashydronuclearoilparis agreementRenewablesTollefson Read More
Increasing the speed of global renewable energy adoption by at least a factor of six – critical to meeting energy-related emission reduction needs of the Paris Climate Agreement – can limit global temperature rise to two degrees, according to the latest edition of the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) long-term 2050CO2EmissionsEnergyIRENARenewables Read More
Solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before in 2017.
The world installed a record 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity, far more than the net additions of any other technology – renewable, fossil fuel or nuclear.
Solar power also attracted far more investment, at $160.8 billion, up energy transitionErik SolheimFossil FuelsNils StieglitzRenewablessolar Read More
New Zealand will no longer offer new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday
"The whole world is going in this direction," Ardern said. "We all signed up to the Paris agreement that said we're moving towards carbon-neutrality, and now we need to act on it."
The ban only affects future #keepitinthegroundArderngasNew ZealandoilRenewables Read More
Global energy demand rose by 2.1% in 2017, more than twice the previous year’s rate, boosted by strong global economic growth, with oil, gas and coal meeting most of the increase in demand for energy, and renewables seeing impressive gains.
Over 70% of global energy demand growth was met by oil, coalelectricityEmissionsEnergy EfficiencyFossil FuelsIEAnatural gasRenewables Read More