energy

China on course to hit wind and solar power target five years ahead of time

Beijing strengthens its position as the world leader in renewable energy with more solar capacity than the rest of the world combined. According to a survey, China is strengthening its position as the global leader in renewable energy and may even surpass its own lofty energy goals. According to a report by Global Energy Monitor, […]

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How one Indian village is lighting the way in green energy drive

India’s MANIPUR The remote community of Hengbung, located in northeast India’s Himalayan foothills and frequently pounded by severe winds and landslides, is used to experiencing protracted power outages. The village’s difficult environment, which is mountainous, difficult to access, and crisscrossed by streams, is now proving to be an opportunity to guarantee the community’s access to

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It would take less than 3% of Big Oil’s profits to clean up methane emissions

“There is just no excuse” for the rise in methane emissions last year, IEA director says. Oil companies and governments have pledged to slash methane emissions in recent years, but so far have little to show for it. Emissions of this potent greenhouse gas by the fossil fuel industry continued to climb in 2022, the International Energy Agency

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Burning forests for energy isn’t ‘renewable’ – now the EU must admit it

The EU’s classification of wood fuels is accelerating the climate crisis. Next week, a key vote can change that Next week the future of many of the world’s forests will be decided when members of the European parliament vote on a revised EU renewable energy directive. If the parliament fails to change the EU’s discredited

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African nations expected to make case for big rise in fossil fuel output

Exclusive: leaders expected to say at Cop27 they need access to their oil and gas reserves despite effect on global heating Leaders of African countries are likely to use the next UN climate summit in November to push for massive new investment in fossil fuels in Africa, according to documents seen by the Guardian. New

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African nations expected to make case for big rise in fossil fuel output

Exclusive: leaders expected to say at Cop27 they need access to their oil and gas reserves despite effect on global heating Leaders of African countries are likely to use the next UN climate summit in November to push for massive new investment in fossil fuels in Africa, according to documents seen by the Guardian. New

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Environmentalists join forces to fight ‘carbon bomb’ fossil fuel projects

Coalition of lawyers, journalists and campaigners challenge climate-busting mega projects exposed in Guardian investigation A coalition of environmental lawyers, investigative journalists and campaigners has launched a group to challenge the “carbon bomb” fossil fuel projects revealed in a Guardian investigation. After a meeting in May, more than 70 NGOs and activist groups from around the

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Wind and solar generated a record 10% of the world’s power in 2021, report shows

The world generated a record 10% of its electricity from wind and solar in 2021 and clean sources accounted for 38% of total power supply — even more than coal. That’s according to a report published on Wednesday by Ember. The independent climate think tank found that 50 countries were generating more than 10% of

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Greta Thunberg aims to drive change with ‘The Climate Book’

LONDON — Climate activist Greta Thunberg has compiled a handbook for tackling the world’s interconnected environmental crises, with contributions from leading scientists and writers. Penguin Random House announced Thursday that “The Climate Book” will be published in Britain in October. It contains contributions from more than 100 academics, thinkers and campaigners, including novelists Margaret Atwood

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