The World Bank announced its plan to discontinue its financing of upstream oil and gas projects in 2019. The announcement came at the One Planet summit and on the two-year anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement.
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Canada’s Prime Minister and China’s Premier committed to champion the transition to a competitive, low-carbon economy and society, recognizing that the environment and the economy go hand-in-hand.
The members of Eurelectric have unanimously agreed to a Vision Declaration that commits them to an ambitious program of making all electricity generated in Europe carbon neutral by 2050.
As Burgos and Falconer see it, the city of Boise, Idaho Power and the Sierra Club are all on the same page when it comes to supporting clean energy.
50 cities and towns across the United States have now committed to transition to 100 percent clean, renewable sources of energy like wind and solar.
A total of 34 GW (gigawatts) was brought online in 71 emerging markets in 2016, up 54% from 22 GW in 2015 and well up on the 3 GW brought online in 2011.
The Powering Past Coal Alliance already consists of 20 countries, with hopes to expand to 50 members over the next year.
The British government is to champion innovation in the clean energy sector as one of the country’s four main economic drivers aimed at overall long-term growth unveiled in its Industrial Strategy document on Monday.
They are creating a regulatory structure to put in place a new £400 million Charging Investment Infrastructure Fund.
Rio Tinto Group, the world’s second-largest miner, has been steadily backtracking from coal to focus on better assets.
This year, at the annual COP23 climate conference, Denmark renewed its pledge to end its reliance on coal for the purposes of producing electricity by 2030.
“With the planning round now approved, we are laying the foundation for making Volkswagen the world’s No. 1 player in electric mobility by 2025,”
The UK and Canada have launched a global alliance of 20 countries committed to phasing out coal for energy production.
One of India’s leading private power generation companies, Tata Power, has reported a huge jump in profit from its renewable energy division.
A new report published earlier this month has revealed that New Yorkers overwhelmingly want the ability to choose their energy supplier, clean energy, and want more renewable energy in New York’s electricity mix.
Oxo-degradable plastics are being produced and sold in many countries, with society being led to believe they safely biodegrade in nature
European Union negotiators agreed to overhaul the region’s cap-and-trade program, approving a plan to bolster carbon prices and adjust the emissions market to more ambitious climate goals in the next decade.
Syria’s decision brings to 197 the number of nations signed up to the landmark 2015 pact on global warming, the first in more than 20 years of UN negotiations to bind both developed and developing countries to a clear limit on temperature rises.
The main goal of the satellite is to increase the accuracy of forecasts for storms, hurricanes, and cyclones that originate in the oceans.
Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise.
A new deal calling for further cooperation in the offshore wind energy sector has been signed by the US and Denmark, thanks to a fairly positive view of wind energy within the Trump Administration, according to recent reports.
Fiji has become the first emerging market to issue a sovereign green bond, raising 100 million Fijian dollars, or US$50 million, to support climate change mitigation and adaption.
The resolution, unanimously approved by the legislative body, tasks the city with developing a plan by December 2018 to wean itself off fossil fuels.
The already booming renewable energy sector in the United States will see a sharp drop in costs thanks to improvements in efficiency and technology, the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
That leaves Syria as the only nation never to have signed on; the US joins war-torn Syria as one of only two nations currently opposed the agreement.