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China to cut energy intensity, but no consumption cap

Today 12:00pm - China will cut energy intensity but has stopped short of setting a cap on energy use in its new development plan.

OECD contender backtracks on climate scepticism

Today 12:00pm - An Australian former minister widely criticised by environmentalists has made it to the final two contenders to lead the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development

EU clashes over ‘net’ 2030 climate target

Today 12:00pm - Lawmakers have denounced a “loophole” in the European Commission’s proposed climate target for 2030 and pointed the finger at the EU executive for its hard negotiation style over the EU climate law.

Eco-homes becoming hot property

Today 12:00pm - Smart, low-carbon homes were once the preserve of one-off grand designs, but now Britain has up to 30,000 projects in the pipeline.

Oil lobby killed carbon prices. Now it supports them?

Today 12:00pm - Twelve years ago, the American Petroleum Institute ran an ad in the print version of the Washington Post. “If you like $4 gasoline,” it read, “you’ll love the House Climate Bill.”

Bank of England gets green remit

Thursday - The Bank of England’s remit has been changed to include a duty to support the country's net-zero carbon ambition.

Climate change could put insurance out of reach

Thursday - Millions of Australians could be left uninsured as the effects of climate change put increasing pressure on the financial system, the industry’s regulatory body has warned.


Dying oil companies leave millions in cleanup costs

Thursday - When Weatherly Oil and Gas filed for bankruptcy in February 2019, the company was walking away from several hundred Texas wells.

Big Food eyeing China's growing flexitarian market

Thursday - The alternative protein market in China is positioned to continue its rapid growth in the coming years, driven by the rise of flexitarianism in the country.

Fertiliser execs position ammonia as a battery for hydrogen

Wednesday - Ammonia has until now been used chiefly in the fertiliser industry as a way to return nitrogen to the soil. But it also has potential in boosting renewables – both as a replacement for hydrogen in...

Climate legal cases on the rise in Asia

Wednesday - Asian governments and industries have increasingly been facing legal action for climate change-related harms over the past two years, a report by a United States-headquartered law firm has revealed.

Get rid of coal by 2030, Guterres tells nations

Wednesday - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on wealthy nations to end coal use by 2030 so the world can meet its goals to curb global warming, urging G7 nations to make that...

TEN YEARS AGO...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, the Prime Minister’s chief science adviser was calling for more spending on science to protect the economy and society against risks like climate change.

Teens take their climate crisis plea to court

2 Mar 21 - Eight teenagers and an octogenarian nun are in Australian court today to launch what they hope will prove to be a landmark case – one that establishes the federal government’s duty of care in...

Banks should publish green yardstick, says authority

2 Mar 21 - European banks should publish a “green-asset ratio” as a core measure of their climate-friendly business activities, says the European Union's banking watchdog.

China’s dirty covid-19 recovery

2 Mar 21 - Official Chinese government figures show energy, steel and cement consumption rose in 2020, pushing emissions up as Beijing is expected to reveal its 2025 targets.

IMF and World Bank will push G20 over climate

1 Mar 21 - The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are vowing to step up efforts to combat climate change by looking more closely at climate-related financial stability risk and using...

Climate pledges a long way from 1.5deg, UN warns

1 Mar 21 - Updated plans to reduce emissions barely make a dent in the huge cuts needed to meet global climate goals and the United Nations is calling for redoubled efforts.

Study reveals Airbus' huge emissions legacy

1 Mar 21 - Planes sold by Airbus in 2019 and 2020 will produce well over a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide during their lifetimes, according to landmark first estimates of the aerospace manufacturer’s...


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