Tag Archives: Climate Change

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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The Climate Law is encouraging but the energy transition needs to accelerate to deliver climate neutrality by 2050

Today the European Commission proposed a ‘Climate Law’ enshrining in legislation the goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050. The proposal is an important step in the right direction. The draft law also explicitly mentions a more ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 50 to 55% by 2030 to be proposed by September. And … Continue reading The Climate Law is encouraging but the energy transition needs to accelerate to deliver climate neutrality by 2050

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Sea level rise to cause major economic impact in the absence of further climate action

Rising sea levels, a direct impact of the Earth’s warming climate, is intensifying coastal flooding. The findings of a new study show that the projected negative economy-wide effects of coastal flooding are already significant until 2050, but are then predicted to increase substantially towards the end of the century if no further climate action on … Continue reading Sea level rise to cause major economic impact in the absence of further climate action

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Vestas to become carbon-neutral by 2030

For Vestas, the reality of the climate crisis is at the centre of their business. In more than 40 years of pioneering and leading the wind energy industry, Vestas has worked with customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by driving the transition to replace carbon-based energy generation with renewable energy. Now, Vestas is excited to … Continue reading Vestas to become carbon-neutral by 2030

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Trump leads climate denialism and mocks wind energy

He says that if she had won “the corrupt Hillary” the country would be full of wind turbines. It has been during a rally in the state of Pennsylvania, one of the most supporters of its policies and where steel companies are the major emitters of polluting gases. Faced with an audience delivered, the president … Continue reading Trump leads climate denialism and mocks wind energy

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WindEurope at COP25: This is how wind energy can help deliver a climate-neutral economy

On 10 December WindEurope’s Iván Pineda spoke at the EU Energy Day side event of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) in Madrid. He spoke on a panel discussion: “Towards an energy system based on 100% renewables.”  Pineda was clear: “The number one objective is to fully decarbonise the power sector – … Continue reading WindEurope at COP25: This is how wind energy can help deliver a climate-neutral economy

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Wind energy is the energy with the greatest potential to combat climate change

Wind energy prevents the emission of 26 million tons of CO2 / year in Spain. Thanks to the 26 million tons of CO2 that the wind power avoids per year, the electricity sector is the only sector that has managed to reduce its emissions compared to 1990. The wind turbines avoided, in 2018, the import … Continue reading Wind energy is the energy with the greatest potential to combat climate change

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IRENA at COP25

IRENA will be present at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) that takes place in Madrid, Spain from 2 to 13 December 2019. Together with a wide range of partners, IRENA will ensure through a series of high-level events, panel discussions and initiatives, that renewable energy is at the highest level on the global agenda … Continue reading IRENA at COP25

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Hope or disaster at stake in Madrid climate talks

The decisions taken at climate change talks that started on December 2 in Madrid will define whether we take a path towards hope or a path towards disaster, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said. At a buzzing and colorful conference center in the Spanish capital the 25th Conference of the Parties, got underway, with policymakers … Continue reading Hope or disaster at stake in Madrid climate talks

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African Development Bank takes the continent’s climate agenda to COP25 in Spain

The Bank is playing a leading role in guiding progress on climate change on the continent. The Bank has doubled its total climate change commitment to $25 billion between 2020 and 2025. The African Development Bank (http://www.AfDB.org) will on Monday kick off a campaign to plead the continent’s case at the world’s leading climate change … Continue reading African Development Bank takes the continent’s climate agenda to COP25 in Spain

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Energy companies call for a more ambitious 2030 climate target for the EU

Today, in an open letter to European Environment and Climate Ministers, Ørsted and six other European energy companies support a carbon-neutral EU by 2050. These companies also ask the EU to increase the 2030 target for greenhouse-gas reduction to at least 55%. It is crucial that the EU speeds up the implementation of green energy solutions now … Continue reading Energy companies call for a more ambitious 2030 climate target for the EU

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IRENA to Encourage Renewable Energy Ambition at COP25

IRENA will be present at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) that takes place in Madrid, Spain from 2 to 13 December 2019. Together with a wide range of partners, through a series of high-level events, panel discussions and initiatives,  IRENA will ensure that renewable energy is at the highest level on the global agenda of … Continue reading IRENA to Encourage Renewable Energy Ambition at COP25

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The world has the solutions to solve the climate crisis

Replacing fossil fuels with green energy is the main lever to combat climate change, says energy company Ørsted in a new white paper. The power sector is key to decarbonising energy, and the green technologies needed to speed up climate action and keep global warming below 1.5ºC are already here. Almost 75% of global emissions … Continue reading The world has the solutions to solve the climate crisis

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Wind energy company Siemens Gamesa encourages science to stop climate change

The CEO of wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa encourages students to opt for science to curb climate change, during the presentation of a report on the benefits of wind energy.This new report highlights the social, health and economic benefits that the momentum of renewable energy would entailAccording to Markus Tacke, students’ lack of interest in … Continue reading Wind energy company Siemens Gamesa encourages science to stop climate change

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New York Independent System Operator’s carbon pricing proposal would be an economic win for New York

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) applauded the New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) proposal to incorporate the social cost of carbon into the wholesale price of electricity. Today, NYISO released a new study which concludes that, “A carbon price in NYISO’s competitive wholesale power markets can help deliver New York’s clean-energy transition in faster, … Continue reading New York Independent System Operator’s carbon pricing proposal would be an economic win for New York

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