UNEP says door will close on 1.5°C warming limit unless countries raise their ambition before 2020.
Articles by Simon Evans
The estimated 1,273 GWh of power generated by solar during July was two-thirds higher than the 778 GWh output from coal in May 2016, highlighting the major changes going on in the UK electricity system.
The UK could adopt solar, electric vehicles and batteries much faster than expected just a year ago, according to the National Grid.
Onshore windfarms offer the cheapest form of new electricity generation in the UK, says the chief executive of industry group RenewableUK, as long as they are at windy locations.
Oil major Shell has for the first time sketched out what it thinks it would take for the world to avoid 2C of global warming.
The 2016 BP energy outlook, published this week, shows the oil company’s views on the shape and direction of energy demand over the next 20 years have barely shifted.
Indonesia would not increase its emissions over the next 15 years and pledges to decarbonise its economy “in a phased approach”.
After late night coalition talks, Angela Merkel’s German government has abandoned a planned levy on the oldest and dirtiest coal plants.