Every year, Future Earth, the Earth League, and the World Climate Research Programme collaborate on a report that summarizes the most important developments in climate science during the previous 12 months. This year’s report, entitled 10 New Insights In Climate Science 2020, was prepared by a consortium of 57 leading researchers from 21 countries.
Creating millions of jobs in energy efficiency schemes is the fastest way to restore prosperity and cut climate heating.
While electric vehicles (EVs) are very slowly taking over the world, most people still drive gasoline and diesel powered vehicles, known as internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. While we cannot bring them to carbon neutrality via greater efficiency, we can reduce their carbon footprint with how we drive.
Many future power systems will be governed by variable and intermittent generation from renewables. Operators will therefore need to maintain the reliability and efficiency we all expect, while integrating the low-carbon technologies we all want. Viable storage and other flexibility options will be crucial.
Since the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change in 2015, global momentum to tackle the climate crisis has been building.
Solar is expected to account for 60% of new renewable capacity additions by 2025 as it records stable growth in 2020.
Some of the world’s largest insurers and pension schemes are warning companies they invest in not to finance, insure, build, develop or plan new thermal coal plants or face sanctions, including possible divestment.
A new study has shown global carbon dioxide emissions fell by 8.8 per cent in the first six months of this year, the biggest ever drop for a first half-year period, due to the effects of coronavirus-related restrictions.
Governments have already announced $11.8 trillion in fiscal stimulus in response to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, more than three times the amount spent in response to the Great Recession of 2008-09. While most of it will prioritize healthcare and direct support to the unemployed, about 30% of stimulus packages are being spent in sectors that impact the environment.
As global temperatures rise and demand for air conditioning and refrigeration soars, all countries must adopt common-sense initiatives to make cooling more efficient, less emissions-intensive, and more affordable for consumers. Without rapid action, runaway climate change will be far harder to prevent.
According to the International Energy Agency’s Key World Energy Statistics report, just released China continues to be the world’s largest producer of renewable power from wind as well as solar photovoltaics.
An investor group managing more than US$16 trillion has launched the world’s first step-by-step plan to help pension funds and others align their portfolios with the United Nations sponsored Paris Agreement on climate change.
According to forecasts contained in Carbon Trust’s new Floating Wind Joint Industry Project’s (JIP’s) second phase summary report an estimated 70 gigawatt (GW) of floating wind could be installed across the globe by 2040,.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released new data that shows coal-fired power generation has suffered the most in COVID-19’s effect on energy use, while renewable energy use continued to surge.
Where developers struggle to raise funds, crowdfunding platforms can help clean energy projects get off the ground. But what are the risks involved in such investments, and what should individuals look out for before committing their money?
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has urged world countries to drive a doubling of renewable investment this decade, helping reverse a flatlining aggravated by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Renewable energy is making rapid inroads into the market, but fossil fuels still wield enormous global influence.
The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. By serving essential workers in health care, emergency services, food services, and other sectors, public transport has become a service not just for some people but for all urban residents.
The coronavirus pandemic is a preview of the types of global health threats that will emerge as the planet becomes hotter, and how it is tackled has implications for dealing with climate threats as well, health experts said on Tuesday.
The world’s wind power capacity grew by almost a fifth in 2019 after a year of record growth for offshore windfarms and a boom in onshore projects in the United States and China.