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  • Reallocating between 10% and 30% of global fossil fuel subsidies to clean energy projects would be enough to fund a transition to clean energy, according to a new report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).The report asserts that fossil fuel subsidies – which total $372...

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  • Vehicle transport should be a simple sector to decarbonise. New models of electric vehicles (EVs) are constantly being introduced, and charge points are appearing across major European cities. But is electrification a silver bullet solution? Jennifer Johnson looks at some alternative technologies.

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  • The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released a new guidance paper updating how the UK’s climate change regulations, emissions trading and energy labelling would be affected in the event of a no deal Brexit – a scenario which Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused...

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  • The proportion of UK electricity from renewable sources continued to rise during 2018, reaching a record 33% of the total – up by 4% from the 2017 figure – as the amount of renewable generating capacity increased to reach 44 GW. This is perhaps the most dramatic change in UK energy patterns over the...

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  • In a recent paper published in Nature, a team of climate scientists have developed a new framework to reconcile disparities in different global carbon budgets to better understand them and more accurately inform climate policy.The study, Estimating and Tracking the Remaining Carbon Budget for String...

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  • The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, and former Vice President Al Gore have announced the winners of New York's first comprehensive offshore wind solicitation. The project will see the construction of two offshore wind farms in Long Island waters, with a combined capacity of 1.7 GW. Contract...

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  • The keys for the ‘new safe confinement’ structure erected at the site of the former Chernobyl nuclear power station were symbolically presented to Ukrainian authorities on 10 July.The event marked completion of the latest effort to secure the facility’s fourth reactor, which was destroyed in the 198...

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  • Targets are not results – while the UK government has legislated to deliver net zero emissions by 2050, it must now show it is serious about acting on its legal obligations to both tackle and prepare for a changing climate, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in two new reports: Reducing UK e...

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  • The government has announced a £5mn fund to help the financial sector develop ‘green’ home finance products – such as green mortgages that give customers discounted payment rates once they have upgraded the energy rating of their home. It has also announced a new £10mn Whole House Retrofit comp...

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  • Nine companies have secured £26mn of government funding, along with industry backing, to advance the rollout of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects in the UK. After many delays, the development of a significant UK carbon capture sector could have begun.The government sees the dev...

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