Tag Archives: Climate Change

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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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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