Tag Archives: Climate Change

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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Building Partnerships for Progress at New York Climate Week

The UN Climate Action Summit and New York Climate Week provided compelling reasons for an urgent and renewed call to action around climate change, and parties from many corners delivered. For IRENA, the week brought new opportunities to shape the energy transformation, mitigate climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through a series of … Continue reading Building Partnerships for Progress at New York Climate Week

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Small Islands Delivering Bold Solutions to Climate Change at High-Level Event

For small islands, climate change is already a reality. Rising sea levels and storms of increasing severity are not distant threats. These phenomena are today’s reality for the 65 million people who call small islands home. They have done little to contribute to global warming, but the fate of these 50 countries is now entirely … Continue reading Small Islands Delivering Bold Solutions to Climate Change at High-Level Event

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Wind energy, CO2, climate change and SF6 in perspective

A recent article on BBC News about sulphur hexafluoride gas – or SF6 – says that its use is rising as an ‘unintended consequence of the green energy boom’. The BBC article is based on a study by Cardiff University about the British electricity network. The article says that an increase in the use of … Continue reading Wind energy, CO2, climate change and SF6 in perspective

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Climate Investment Platform Targets Increase in Flow of Capital to Clean Energy Projects

Green Climate Fund, IRENA, SEforAll and UNDP launch partnership to advance low-carbon energy transition and raise climate ambition. In response to country needs to mobilize low-carbon, climate-resilient investments, a new global public good announced today will aim to increase the flow of capital in developing countries to meet climate ambitions. The Climate Investment Platform (CIP) … Continue reading Climate Investment Platform Targets Increase in Flow of Capital to Clean Energy Projects

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Renewables Can Lead the World’s Response to Climate Change

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will deliver a clear message to policy makers, civil society leaders and business decision makers in New York during the 74th Session of the UN Assembly and the Climate Action Summit next week. The Agency will reinforce the fact that limiting climate change within the 11-year time frame specified … Continue reading Renewables Can Lead the World’s Response to Climate Change

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Europe’s progress on renewable energy depends on getting National Energy & Climate Plans right

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson highlighted the importance of the 2030 National Energy & Climate Plans at a Florence School of Regulation event on 12 September on the energy priorities for the next European Commission. Dickson said that Europe’s progress on renewable energy deployment over the next decade will be determined by the National Energy and … Continue reading Europe’s progress on renewable energy depends on getting National Energy & Climate Plans right

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IRENA and UN Climate Change Join Forces to Accelerate Renewables as Climate Solution

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) are jointly ramping up efforts to fight climate change by promoting the widespread adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy. The new strategic partnership builds on a long history of cooperation that aims to ensure a low-carbon climate-resilient world in line with the Sustainable … Continue reading IRENA and UN Climate Change Join Forces to Accelerate Renewables as Climate Solution

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IRENA Urges for More Climate Ambition through Renewables

IRENA presents renewable energy roadmap to address climate change and deliver jobs, economic growth and sustainable development at high-level UN Climate Meeting The tools required to meet the decarbonisation goals of the Paris Agreement exist today, and are technically feasible and economically attractive. This central message is being presented by IRENA at the UN’s Abu … Continue reading IRENA Urges for More Climate Ambition through Renewables

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European Commission calls out EU countries on insufficient renewables ambition, lack of policy measures in their National Energy and Climate Plans

The European Commission today released its assessment and recommendations on the EU-28 countries’ National Energy and Climate Plans for 2030. These Plans aim to drive investments into the energy transition and ensure that Europe meets its collective 2030 target of 32% renewable energy. As they stand the Plans will not allow Europe to deliver on … Continue reading European Commission calls out EU countries on insufficient renewables ambition, lack of policy measures in their National Energy and Climate Plans

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WindEurope calls on EU countries to make National Energy & Climate Plans their investment brochure for wind energy

European countries’ National Energy & Climate Plans are meant to be their energy transition roadmap to 2030. But the draft versions of the Plans need significant improvements if the EU is to deliver on its 2030 renewable energy target. Speaking at an event hosted by the European Climate Foundation alongside representatives of the Spanish Government, … Continue reading WindEurope calls on EU countries to make National Energy & Climate Plans their investment brochure for wind energy

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Why offshore wind energy is essential to the fight against climate change

16 May marked the opening of European Maritime Day (EMD) 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. The two-day event is the annual EU meeting point on maritime affairs and blue growth, focusing on entrepreneurship, research, innovation and investment to transform traditional maritime sectors and boost emerging technologies and value chains.  With the eyes of the world focused on the ongoing climate … Continue reading Why offshore wind energy is essential to the fight against climate change

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Draft National Energy & Climate Plans won’t deliver 32% renewables target

Europe’s draft National Energy and Climate Plans are insufficient to deliver the EU’s 32% renewables target for 2030, according to analysis released today by WindEurope at its annual event in Bilbao. The analysis shows that some EU countries are pledging to deploy good volumes of wind in their Plans. But the Plans are badly lacking … Continue reading Draft National Energy & Climate Plans won’t deliver 32% renewables target

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#FridaysforFuture: Young people are right. Time for a new culture and for 100% renewable energy to save the planet

Stefan Gsänger, Executive Committee Member of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform Global100RE, and Ruslana, Ambassador for Global100RE, declare on the occasion of today’s worldwide #FridayforFuture demonstrations: “Young people in more than 100 countries around the world are demonstrating today for our future. They are deeply concerned that climate change will destroy the earth and … Continue reading #FridaysforFuture: Young people are right. Time for a new culture and for 100% renewable energy to save the planet

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India projected to be on track to achieve its Paris climate change agreement target

India, which is successfully pushing its aggressive policy of adding renewable energy to its energy profile, is projected to be on track to achieve its target set under the historic Paris climate change agreement, a top US energy expert has said. Testifying before a Congressional Committee on Paris Climate Agreement Commitment, an energy expert from … Continue reading India projected to be on track to achieve its Paris climate change agreement target

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Climate Model funded by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation shows how we can solve the Global Climate Crisis

Two-year scientific collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney, German Aerospace Center and University of Melbourne produces unique regional pathways to stay below a 1.5°C temperature rise by transitioning to 100% renewable energy and implementing natural climate solutions. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report warned in October 2018, the planet must … Continue reading Climate Model funded by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation shows how we can solve the Global Climate Crisis

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COP24 outcomes do not reflect the urgency of the global climate threat

The 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recently concluded in Katowice, Poland. While scheduled to run from 2 to 14 December, negotiations finally extended to the evening of Saturday 15 December.   Over the course of the two weeks of the COP, several issues relevant to climate … Continue reading COP24 outcomes do not reflect the urgency of the global climate threat

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Highlights from Katowice: wind energy the dominant power generation technology for net-zero emissions

The 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is currently ongoing in Katowice, Poland.   This COP is taking place under the Polish Presidency and focusing on three macro areas: technological development, the transition of coal regions, and the objective of climate neutrality. This week, WindEurope spoke … Continue reading Highlights from Katowice: wind energy the dominant power generation technology for net-zero emissions

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Northern inspiration for action on climate change

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut is a remote hamlet on the northwestern shores of Hudson Bay. There are no roads connecting it to neighbouring communities. There are no trees. The average annual temperature is well below freezing. It’s a uniquely beautiful and challenging environment that complicates even the little things – like turning on the lights. Rankin … Continue reading Northern inspiration for action on climate change

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