Critics have argued renewable energies could come with high hidden greenhouse gas emissions that would negate their benefits to the climate. A new study shows the opposite is true.
IEA says coal will be used to provide access to electricity to just 16% of those without electricity now, while renewables will account for at least 60%.
Offshore wind auction results means that these projects are close to being subsidy-free, helping shift the conversation from renewables being expensive, towards how cheap, variable zero-carbon power can be integrated into the UK grid.
Since UK announced plans to ban petrol and diesel sales from 2040, the shift to electric cars has attracted a lot of negative media coverage.
On the roof of a waste incinerator outside Zurich, the Swiss firm Climeworks has built world’s first commercial plant to suck CO2 directly from the air.
Offshore wind farms have been blamed by conservative media in the UK for the deaths of three whales – despite not a shred of evidence.
UK CO2 emissions fell by 5.8% in 2016, a drop that, according to new analysis, comes from a record 52% drop in coal use.
EU countries should close all of their coal plants by around 2030 if they wants to stick to the Paris Agreement on climate change.
UNEP says door will close on 1.5°C warming limit unless countries raise their ambition before 2020.
The UK’s solar panels generated more electricity than coal across the past six months combined.