Tag Archives: Climate Change

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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American Clean Power Association Statement on U.S. Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target for 2030

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?today issued the following statement after the U.S. announced its 2030 nationally determined contribution (NDC) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Today’s announcement is an ambitious north star for where we need to go, and our industry is proof that we can get there in a way that grows our economy. … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on U.S. Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target for 2030

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Wind energy industry unites to address climate emergency ahead of COP26

Leading wind energy corporates and associations from around the world have today launched the Global Wind Energy Coalition for COP26. Convened by the Global Wind Energy Council (“GWEC”), the voice of the global wind industry and RenewableUK (“RUK”), the wind energy trade association for the UK, the Global Wind Energy Coalition will carry out a … Continue reading Wind energy industry unites to address climate emergency ahead of COP26

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EU Member States increase 2030 climate target to 55 %

Statkraft, Europe’s largest provider of renewable energy, highly welcomes the EU leaders’ endorsement of a binding 2030 target to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 % against 1990 levels. “I am very happy that the European Council has agreed to increase the EU 2030 climate target to 55 % emission reduction. This … Continue reading EU Member States increase 2030 climate target to 55 %

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RWE’s targets in line with the Paris Agreement

More than a year ago, RWE set itself a target – to be carbon neutral by 2040. Initially, this mainly focused on direct CO2 emissions from power generation. Now, RWE has expanded this goal by extending its climate protection targets to all activities and greenhouse gas emissions of the Group. Specifically, this means that RWE … Continue reading RWE’s targets in line with the Paris Agreement

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Leading Renewable Players Urge Governments to Re-align Recovery Measures with Paris Agreement

With the Paris Agreement celebrating its fifth anniversary this week, all eyes are on the world’s governments to urgently scale-up climate action. In a renewed call to action, over 100 leading renewable energy players, as members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Coalition for Action, urge governments to correct course. By placing a renewables-based … Continue reading Leading Renewable Players Urge Governments to Re-align Recovery Measures with Paris Agreement

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New Belgian Government set to reinforce wind energy commitments

Belgium now has a new Government. Prime Minister Alexander de Croo’s administration strongly supports the European Commission’s proposed emission reduction target of at least 55% for 2030 and has hinted at beefing up the country’s climate and energy ambitions. Tinne Van der Straeten from the Greens (Groen) is appointed as the new federal Energy Minister. … Continue reading New Belgian Government set to reinforce wind energy commitments

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Energy agencies’ analysis concludes extreme, climate-related heat wave and a lack of planning were the primary causes of California’s August power outages

The American Wind Energy Association of California (AWEA-California) released this statement today on behalf of Director Danielle Osborn Mills, following the release by the CAISO, CPUC, and CEC of their preliminary root cause analysis of the August 14th and August 15th rolling blackouts: “The root cause analysis provides a thorough overview of the causes of the … Continue reading Energy agencies’ analysis concludes extreme, climate-related heat wave and a lack of planning were the primary causes of California’s August power outages

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European CEO Alliance emphasizes cross-industry collaboration to fight climate change

Members agree at first meeting: “We support the EU Green Deal. The climate targets are feasible, with sustainable growth and future-proof jobs ahead”. Iberdrola and 11 leading European companies collaborate on decarbonization of economy and society.Investments of over €100 billion underpin members’ decarbonization roadmaps.Member companies represent all key industry sectors, over €600 billion in annual … Continue reading European CEO Alliance emphasizes cross-industry collaboration to fight climate change

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Climate change: China aims for ‘carbon neutrality by 2060’

China will aim to hit peak emissions before 2030 and for carbon neutrality by 2060, President Xi Jinping has announced. Mr Xi outlined the steps when speaking via videolink to the UN General Assembly in New York. The announcement is being seen as a significant step in the fight against climate change. China is the … Continue reading Climate change: China aims for ‘carbon neutrality by 2060’

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“We welcome the European Union’s climate ambition to continue to move firmly towards climate neutrality”

Iberdrola chairman, Ignacio Galán, has valued the European Commission review regarding the emission reduction targets (from 40 % to 55 %) for 2030. Galán welcomed “the European Union’s climate ambition to continue to move firmly towards climate neutrality”, and said “this new ambition still represents a unique opportunity for Spain that we have to take … Continue reading “We welcome the European Union’s climate ambition to continue to move firmly towards climate neutrality”

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Siemens Gamesa’s climate targets verified by Science Based Targets initiative

In 2018, the company was the first renewable energy manufacturer that committed to the SBTi and reaffirmed its commitment by becoming a signatory of the United Nation’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign in late 2019. Siemens Gamesa runs entirely on green electricity in Spain, Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom – countries where the company … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa’s climate targets verified by Science Based Targets initiative

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