Energy

Global fossil fuel production will soon thwart Paris Agreement climate targets, report warns.

A new report estimated that global fossil fuel production by 2030 would be 120 per cent over Paris Agreement targets.

China's appetite for coal power returns despite climate pledge.

Capacity rose by 42.9GW in 18 months, far outpacing global efforts to cut use of fossil fuelChina’s growing appetite for new coal-fired power stations has outstripped plant closures in the rest of the world since the start of last year, data shows...

Bill Gates backs startup using sunlight to create 1,000C-plus heat.

Heliogen uses mirrors to concentrate solar energy that can power heavy industryBill Gates is backing a new venture which aims to turn sunlight into a source of heat exceeding 1,000C that could help replace fossil fuels.The world’s richest man is j...

Renewable energy: climate crisis 'may have triggered faster wind speeds'.

Windfarms could be able to generate more energy due to phenomenon, says reportThe global climate crisis could lead to more renewable electricity being generated by spurring faster wind speeds for the world’s growing number of windfarms, according ...

Methane emissions from coalmines could stoke climate crisis – study.

Millions of tonnes belched into atmosphere as policymakers overlook threat, researchers findThe methane emissions leaking from the world’s coalmines could be stoking the global climate crisis at the same rate as the shipping and aviation industrie...

Growing demand for SUVs 'could negate electric car benefits'.

Global energy watchdog issues warning in climate forecast for the next two decadesThe world’s thirst for oil will continue to grow over the next two decades, with climate-damaging emissions climbing until at least 2040, the global energy watchdog ...

'Death of a river': the ruinous design flaw in a vast Amazon rainforest dam.

Operator faces choice of weakening 14km barrier or potentially devastating a biodiversity hotspot The biggest hydroelectric project in the Amazon rainforest has a design flaw that poses a “very serious” threat to human life and globally important ...

Global investment in cutting greenhouse gases fell by 11% in 2018.

Climate mitigation effort ‘cancelled out’ by outlay on fossil fuels finds CPIInvestment in greenhouse gas emission reduction fell last year despite the growing urgency of the climate crisis, and the benefits of outlays were cancelled out by invest...

Trump has green-lit a wider mission to secure Syrian oil, raising legal questions.

Under the new plan, troops would protect a large swath of land controlled by Syrian Kurdish fighters.

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Campaigners try again to stop Norway drilling for oil in Arctic.

Activists take government back to court, saying plans violate people’s environmental rightsClimate campaigners are taking Norway’s government back to court to oppose its plans to open the Arctic for oil drilling despite a public commitment to tack...

Trump could kick off process to withdraw U.S. from Paris climate pact this week

Experts say the withdrawal by the United States, the second biggest climate polluter and world’s largest economy, will hurt efforts to fight global warming.

Labour plans to make 27 million homes energy efficient.

Party claims Warm Homes for All would allow low-income households to apply for grants for renovationLabour is claiming to have drawn up plans for the biggest overhaul of housing since the second world war, with a plan to instal loft insulation, do...

Jeremy Corbyn decries fracking suspension as election stunt.

Labour leader’s comments come after minister suggests halt may only be temporaryCalls are growing for the next government to make the suspension of fracking in England permanent after a minister suggested the halt to exploration may only be tempor...

Fracking banned in UK as government makes major U-turn.

Victory for green groups follows damning scientific study and criticism from spending watchdogThe government has banned fracking with immediate effect in a watershed moment for environmentalists and community activists.Ministers also warned shale ...

Sparks fly after roadworks leave power pole in middle of Newcastle street.

Ausgrid hits out at council for widening Foundry Street and moving the kerb during the electricity distributor’s live work banNewcastle residents have been left confused after a series of events led to a power pole seemingly installed in the middl...

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Trump’s proposal for U.S. companies to develop Syrian oil faces hurdles: experts

Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, the two largest U.S. oil companies operating in the Middle East, declined to comment on the President's remarks.

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Renewable energy to expand by 50% in next five years - report.

Energy agency says solar power will drive faster than forecast growth in renewablesGlobal supplies of renewable electricity are growing faster than expected and could expand by 50% in the next five years, powered by a resurgence in solar energy.Th...

Leading car in World Solar Challenge bursts into flames.

NunaX car of Dutch team catches fire 250km before finish of 3,000km Darwin to Adelaide raceThe leading car in the World Solar Challenge has caught fire and withdrawn from the race a little more than 250km from the Adelaide finish.The NunaX car of ...

Concerns as EU bank balks at plan to halt fossil fuel investments.

Last-minute lobbying forces delay to ambitious move by European Investment BankThe European Investment Bank (EIB) has balked at a proposal to halt new investments in fossil fuels, raising concerns that Germany and other nations are plotting to wat...

How vested interests tried to turn the world against climate science.

For decades fossil fuel majors tried to fight the consensus – just as big tobacco once disputed that smoking killsRevealed: top UK thinktank spent decades undermining climate scienceIn 1998 a public relations consultant called Joe Walker wrote to ...

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Oil firms to pour extra 7m barrels per day into markets, data shows.

Projected production surge in next 12 years to be led by Shell despite climate crisisWhy we need political action to rein in the fossil fuel industry – video explainerThe world’s 50 biggest oil companies are poised to flood markets with an additio...

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Fossil fuel firms' social media fightback against climate action.

Industry funds ‘grassroots’ resistance to tougher rules while touting green credentialsFires, explosions and toxic mud: Front Range residents fight a fracking boomOil and gas companies are spending millions of dollars on campaigns to fight climate...

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Corbyn and Sanders vow to crack down on fossil fuel firms.

UK and US politicians pledge to rein in big oil in light of Guardian climate change investigationHalf a century of dither and denial – a climate crisis timelineWhy we need political action to tackle the oil, coal and gas companies - video explaine...

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Half a century of dither and denial – a climate crisis timeline.

Fossil fuel companies have been aware of their impact on the planet since at least the 1950s Continue reading...

Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions.

New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangersThe Guardian today reveals the 20 fossil fuel companies whose relentless exploitation of the world’s oil, gas and coal reserves can be directly lin...

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