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BARCELONA, June 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Climate change is an "existential issue" for humankind, and stepping up efforts to keep warming to globally agreed limits is urgent, the UN climate chief said on Monday, calling on governments to make progress at talks in Bonn.

Read more: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/un-urges-countries-climate-emergency/

In a move that will certainly improve the country’s energy security Australia’s largest integrated battery and solar farm has been officially opened in the north of the southern state of Victoria.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/61314/australias-energy-security-improves-with-largest-solar-and-battery-farm/

Singapore could host in two years one of the largest floating PV plants seen worldwide under plans unveiled this week by a national water utility.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/singaporean-water-utility-in-push-for-50mw-plus-floating-pv

What makes cooling such a hot topic when it comes to climate change? This year’s #Innovate4Climate summit will look at the problem and potential of sustainable cooling.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/videos/what-you-need-to-know-about-sustainable-cooling-and-climate-change/

In the first quarter of this year, China added 5.2 gigawatts (GW) of installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity, according to the National Energy Administration. The figure is a drop from the 9.65 GW in the same period of 2018,

Read more: https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2019/06/china-adds-52-gw-of-photovoltaic-capacity-in-q1-2019.html

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) renewable energy is already the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world, with global technology costs having fallen to a record low last year.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/61157/irena-global-renewable-energy-now-cheaper-than-fossil-fuels/