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GE and IRENA sign collaborative agreement at COP27 to support the global climate change agenda

GE (NYSE:GE) signed a framework agreement with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to collaborate on a plan which will support both climate change and energy security.  The agreement was signed by Francesco La Camera, Director-General of IRENA and Roger Martella, Chief Sustainability Officer of GE at the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC … Continue reading GE and IRENA sign collaborative agreement at COP27 to support the global climate change agenda

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Agenda for Global Industrial Decarbonisation

The industrial sector is the second largest emitter after power generation, accounting for more than 30 per cent of global emissions and almost 40 per cent of global energy consumption. The target of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5° Celsius remains out of reach without substantial industrial sector efforts to reduce emissions. Given the scale … Continue reading Agenda for Global Industrial Decarbonisation

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IRENA and World Meteorological Organization Join to Promote Clean Energy Transition

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) will work together to support the transition to renewable energy through tailored weather, water and climate services. A Memorandum of Understanding signed today at the UN Climate Conference COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh by IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera and WMO’s Secretary-General Prof Petteri … Continue reading IRENA and World Meteorological Organization Join to Promote Clean Energy Transition

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Continuing to Rise, When They Need to Be Falling Steeply

Interview with an Expert: IRENA Consultant Kelly Rigg COP27 has started amid growing global challenges. The Ukraine conflict, combined with the COVID-19’s long-term repercussions, has made it clear that the energy transition needs to be accelerated to address both the energy and climate crisis. As tens of thousands of delegates converged on Sharm el-Sheikh, IRENA … Continue reading Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Continuing to Rise, When They Need to Be Falling Steeply

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We face an abyss of irreversible climate consequences, says IRENA DG

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) kicked off its twenty-fourth Council meeting today in Abu Dhabi. The biannual two-day meeting, chaired this year by Uruguay, gathers more than 400 delegates from 108 countries to discuss the world’s energy transition ahead of the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sham el-Sheikh, Egypt. “We are staring … Continue reading We face an abyss of irreversible climate consequences, says IRENA DG

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Iberdrola seeks solutions to protect its power lines from climate change

The electricity company aims to avoid some of the faults caused in distribution networks by falling trees in forest environments The company has more than 1.1 million kilometres of transmission lines in the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Spain  Distribution lines are one of the pillars of the electricity system worldwide, and even … Continue reading Iberdrola seeks solutions to protect its power lines from climate change

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Green hydrogen has a leakage problem that may cancel out some of its climate gains

Hydrogen has emerged as the great white (or green) hope of the clean energy transition due to its potential use in decarbonising hard-to-abate industries like shipping, steel production, and even transport. These sectors are tricky to electrify. Cargo ships for example, can’t necessarily recharge battery supply in the middle of the ocean, and cutting emissions … Continue reading Green hydrogen has a leakage problem that may cancel out some of its climate gains

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ACP Statement on Biden Executive Climate Actions

Ahead of President Biden’s announcement of new climate actions today, Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association, issued the following statement:  “The American Clean Power Association applauds actions to be announced today by President Biden that will advance the American offshore wind industry. Offshore wind is a ripe opportunity to employ tens of … Continue reading ACP Statement on Biden Executive Climate Actions

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What Comes Next: Supreme Court Limits EPA’s Authority to Regulate Carbon, Highlighting Need for Swift Congressional Action on Reconciliation Bill to Meet Climate Goals

There has been a lot of concern around last week’s Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia v. EPA. Now that the dust has begun to settle, ACP thought we would provide some deeper analysis.   Heather Zichal, ACP’s CEO, expressed that ACP was “deeply disappointed” with the ruling. Here’s why: The ruling severely limits the power … Continue reading What Comes Next: Supreme Court Limits EPA’s Authority to Regulate Carbon, Highlighting Need for Swift Congressional Action on Reconciliation Bill to Meet Climate Goals

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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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