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Germany want to accelerate the transition to wind energy and solar

As Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine continues, American oil and gas producers are hoping the European market will pivot toward them to replace Russian gas. But some in Europe, and specifically Germany, are eyeing a different path: rapidly accelerating toward 100 percent renewable energy. Whether Europe and the world can successfully meet Paris Agreement targets … Continue reading Germany want to accelerate the transition to wind energy and solar

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GWEC’s response to ‘final warning to humanity’ in Sixth Assessment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today released its Sixth Assessment Report – ‘Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability’. In response to the report the Global Wind Energy Council has issued this comment.  Ben Backwell, GWEC CEO, said: “Today, the IPCC issued a final warning to humanity. The latest release of the … Continue reading GWEC’s response to ‘final warning to humanity’ in Sixth Assessment Report

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The climate impact of aviation

Airbus and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) are expanding their cooperation in research on climate protection in aviation. Under an agreement signed by Nicole Dreyer-Langlet, Airbus’ VP Research & Technology Representative, Germany, and Markus Fischer, DLR Divisional Board Member Aeronautics, future joint projects will focus, in particular, on emission … Continue reading The climate impact of aviation

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Iberdrola will reach 900 MW in battery storage, with the UK and Australia its mains markets

Located at the Abadiño TS, where it evacuates the Oiz wind farm, it has a guaranteed storage capacity of 3.5 MWh and will be installed by Ingeteam. It joins the project of the first wind storage system with batteries in the country, in the Elgea-Urkilla wind farm (32 MW) in Araba. Iberdrola is moving forward … Continue reading Iberdrola will reach 900 MW in battery storage, with the UK and Australia its mains markets

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Iberdrola enters with the highest score in the most prestigious climate change indicator, the CDP

Iberdrola has received a new global accolade for its commitment to decarbonisation. The company has been included in the world’s most prestigious climate change indicator, the CDP, with the highest score. The group chaired by Ignacio Galán has been included in CDP’s A List 2021, completing the journey through disclosure, awareness, management and, finally, environmental … Continue reading Iberdrola enters with the highest score in the most prestigious climate change indicator, the CDP

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Waiting for the world to have its climate change moment

Everyone’s climate change moment is different. For those who haven’t had theirs yet, it’s the moment when you become viscerally aware, and almost fearful, that our planet is warming too fast and the consequences will be devastating. For Statkraft CEO Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, that moment came in 2010, when the warnings of scientists and environmental experts … Continue reading Waiting for the world to have its climate change moment

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Accelerating the Global Energy Transition for a 1.5°C Future

“Placing priority on the people most affected, opens an opportunity to transition from an economy focused model of development into an integrated model that considers the wellbeing of the people and planet”, said Passy Amayo Ogolla from SDG 7 Youth, setting the scene at the opening of this COP26’s Energy Action Event in Glasgow. Under … Continue reading Accelerating the Global Energy Transition for a 1.5°C Future

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We have the technology, social consensus and financial resources, but we need to be faster when it comes to decarbonisation

Iberdrola group chairman Ignacio Galán took part in The New York Times Climate Hub meeting organised in the context of COP 26 which is currently taking place in Glasgow. The panel discussion dealt with the most urgent questions of our time: How can we adapt and prosper on a warming planet? During the interview, Galán … Continue reading We have the technology, social consensus and financial resources, but we need to be faster when it comes to decarbonisation

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Equinor has entered into an agreement with Eni to sell a 10% interest in the Dogger Bank Wind Farm C project in the UK

Equinor continues to capture value from the world class offshore wind asset obtaining an equity consideration of around GBP 70 million. Eni has also entered into an agreement to purchase a 10% interest in Dogger Bank C from project partner SSE Renewables on the same terms. Once the transaction is complete, the new overall shareholding … Continue reading Equinor has entered into an agreement with Eni to sell a 10% interest in the Dogger Bank Wind Farm C project in the UK

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American Clean Power Statement on 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)

American Clean Power Association CEO Heather Zichal released the following statement on the COP26 conference taking place in Glasgow this week. “COP26 is critical, both because of the urgency of climate change and the opportunity to grow jobs, economies, and quality of life everywhere by solving it. Science tells us the world needs to reduce … Continue reading American Clean Power Statement on 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)

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COP26: Will the world step up to the climate challenge?

Vattenfall recently committed to the 1.5 degree target as one of the few leading energy companies taking this critical step. Now it’s time for the countries in the COP 26 climate summit to agree on similar actions to limit climate change in line with the Paris Agreement. COP26 is a long-awaited and crucial moment in … Continue reading COP26: Will the world step up to the climate challenge?

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Point of no return or opportunity to consolidate a new path?

Opinion article by Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio S. Galán, published in ‘Expansión’ on August 19. A few days ago, the sixth report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was published. It was based on 14,000 research articles, involved 234 scientists from 65 countries and incorporated 78,000 comments. Thanks to advances in climate science, … Continue reading Point of no return or opportunity to consolidate a new path?

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World climate report – climate change intensifies weather and climate extremes

ntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a new report – AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis.Human activities are largely responsible for global warming and climate change.Unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius will be beyond reach.DLR scientists contributed to the new … Continue reading World climate report – climate change intensifies weather and climate extremes

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American Clean Power statement on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report

Heather Zichal CEO of the American Clean Power Association (ACP) issued the following statement after the IPCC released its Sixth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. “The extreme weather events we are witnessing around the globe show that climate change is well underway and accelerating. Climate change is a global threat that … Continue reading American Clean Power statement on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report

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Less cement makes climate-smart concrete

Vattenfall has developed a climate-smart hydropower concrete with less cement content that can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by around a quarter. The first major structures have recently been built on-site at Lilla Edet power station in Göta älv. Cement production generates large carbon dioxide emissions. So a reduction in the cement content of construction concrete … Continue reading Less cement makes climate-smart concrete

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IRENA and China Sign Landmark Co-operation to Address Climate Change

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China (MEE) have today agreed to extend existing co-operation on energy transition. The joint work will center-stage the acceleration of renewable energy development as central climate solution, enabling China’s pledge to peak emissions before 2030 and achieve … Continue reading IRENA and China Sign Landmark Co-operation to Address Climate Change

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Debrief: What do all these new climate pledges mean for renewables?

The Leaders Climate Summit promised to be a big moment on the (so far virtual) road to COP26. With global leaders setting out their updated NDCs and climate strategies ahead of the Glasgow-bound conference in November, it’s fair to say that global climate ambition has never been higher. Now that the dust has settled, it … Continue reading Debrief: What do all these new climate pledges mean for renewables?

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Door to 1.5°C Still Open Says Francesco La Camera Following Biden Leaders Summit on Climate

The door is still open to achieve the 1.5°C goal by mid-century but the priority now is to move away from pledges and firmly towards implementation, said Francesco La Camera, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). His comments were made in the aftermath of the recently concluded Leaders Summit on Climate hosted by … Continue reading Door to 1.5°C Still Open Says Francesco La Camera Following Biden Leaders Summit on Climate

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Biden’s climate summit could mark a new beginning

On Earth Day, the world’s political leaders gathered at US President Joe Biden’s climate summit. If the world’s three largest economic blocs agree on the importance of carbon pricing, the summit will send a strong signal across the world. Opinion piece by Statkraft CEO, Christian Rynning-Tønnesen The period leading up to the UN Climate Change … Continue reading Biden’s climate summit could mark a new beginning

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American Clean Power Association Applauds Biden Administration on Successful Leaders Summit on Climate

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?today issued the following statement at the close of U.S. Climate Action Week and the Biden administration’s successful Leaders Summit on Climate. “This has been a groundbreaking summit for climate action, shining a light on the growing global marketplace for clean energy. The Summit showcased a powerful global demand signal … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Applauds Biden Administration on Successful Leaders Summit on Climate

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