Ending new oil, gas and coal developments is not enough to reach net zero by 2050, according to new research. Instead, already built fossil fuel projects must be decommissioned early if climate change is to be limited to 1.5°C.
Human activity has caused irrevocable damage to the climate, causing hundreds of billions of dollars of economic damage and threatening water and food supplies to millions of people.
The European Commission has set 2027 as its target date for ending Russian energy imports, warning it would require €300bn of fresh investment and that new short-term spending on fossil fuel infrastructure would be needed.
Digitisation of agriculture is already helping farmers to respond to climate change and raise production, according to the BioSense Institute in Serbia’s Novi Sad.
The European Commission is considering raising its renewable energy target for 2030 to 45% in new green plans to be published later in May.
The war in Ukraine has interrupted grain exports from the country and could create a global food crisis as vulnerable wheat importing countries in Africa and the Middle East face shortages and rising prices.
Renewables are again set to break global records in 2022, with 320 GW of new capacity forecast to come online and new solar projects in China and Europe driving growth.
Kosovo, which relies heavily on coal power generation, is preparing to leapfrog entirely over natural gas power, straight to renewable energy.
Behind India’s soaring temperatures lie a healthy appetite for cheap Russian fossil fuels, lukewarm enthusiasm for a fast reduction in CO2 emissions and not enough investment in climate adaption
Fintel Energija and MK Group signed a memorandum of understanding with PowerChina on the €340mn Agrosolar project in Kula.
Central and Southeast Europe's largest integrated recycling group set to expand to meet surging demand for recycling and sustainable products in the region.
Total global coal power capacity under development declined by 13% in 2021 to 457 GW, a record low, with the number of countries building coal plants falling from 41 in 2020 to 34 in 2021.
New offshore wind additions in Europe are forecast to bread the 4-GW barrier for the first time in 2020, more than double the additions seen in 2021.
Prime Minister Janez Jansa says developing Slovenia's energy resources has become even more important since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Rich countries must reduce oil and gas output by 74% by 2030 and fully by 2034 in order to keep the world on track for 1.5°C and give poorer oil-reliant countries longer to replace their income from fossil fuel production.
The global wind industry posted its second-best year ever in 2021, posting 12% growth and adding 93.6 GW of new capacity onshore and offshore, bringing the global fleet to 837 GW.
Wind and solar accounted for a record 10.3% of global electricity consumption in 2021, after solar generation rose by 23% and wind grew by 14%.
The move was motivated by both environmental concerns and – more urgently – the need to reduce fuel consumption at a time when prices have risen sharply, sparking a series of protests.
The EU stands a good chance of replacing 100% of its gas imports by 2025 without resorting to coal or new gas import infrastructure.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has pushed the questions of decarbonisation and energy security up to the top of the political agenda as governments scramble to find alternatives to Russian oil and gas.